Has anyone gone in to the Sundown Tavern on 85th and 8th Ave in awhile? Remember the blacked out windows, seedy characters and over-all disgust? Granted they did have the 4$ dollar or so steins then, but when weighing the pros and cons the cons list ran off the page. NOT ANYMORE! I live in the area and had friends in from out of town when as luck would have my car broke down. They wanted to go get some drinks so we had to hoof it. Honestly if it wasn't so cold I probably wouldn't have gone there but as proximity would have it. That's where we ended up. And thankfully so because my local pub is now somewhere I like to go. I don't know if they have new ownership or just pulled their heads out of their butts but this place is a a completely different Sundown. They have hard liquor now, a kitchen with a unique menu compared to any I have seen at any bar in Seattle. Pulled Pork Sandwiches (very good) BBQ ribs, a chicken dinner, a great potato salad a bunch of other things I can't re-call at the moment but most sounded appealing although half were adorned with the bbq sauce and lots of it (it's really good though) but eating ribs at a bar is a bit too messy for me. Not a good look on anyone. No more blackened windows, a younger crowd and much better bartenders, most anyway. Friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Who knew? Nice Job Sundown.
Pros: Great service, Excellent beer prices and tasty food. Alcohol, too of course.
Cons: Needs some work, wobbly tables, kinda slow needs more party goers.