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Sunset Restaurant - 14 Reviews - 1420 NW Market St, Seattle, WA - Bars, Pubs & Clubs Reviews - Phone (206) 782-7310

Sunset Restaurant

1420 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 782-7310
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I've always kept my bowling desires on the down low. It was such a geeky thing to do, and Alex and I were somewhat embarrassed that we had bought our own bowling shoes. Imagine ...


I use to go here a lot when I was under 21 to go bowling and hang out with friends but its is always busy on Fridays and weekends. There are a lot of places that are better like ...

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Did you know that bowling is IT in Seattle 4/19/2006

I've always kept my bowling desires on the down low. It was such a geeky thing to do, and Alex and I were somewhat embarrassed that we had bought our own bowling shoes. Imagine my surprise when I walked into Sunset Bowl on Saturday night to find it absolutely CROWDED with people. It seemed more like a club than a bowling alley. With a bar and restaurant attached, people were gussied up and partying away. I even saw people hitting on each other. Like attractive people. At a bowling alley?! I don't get it. Our group waited about an hour and a half for the lane before we finally gave up. But not before having some embarrassing fun in the little arcade. more

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Ok Bowling, Stay out of the Arcade 12/22/2005

Sunet Bowl is pretty much a dive. Its a lively place to have some drunken bowling and karaoke fun with friends on a weekend. It can take awhile to get a lane on busy nights, so show up earlier, put your name down on the list for a lane, and snack on some fries in the cafeteria while you wait. Just stay out of the arcade, the machines are all broken and will take your money. Plus, they have signs up everywhere that say "play at your own risk, no refunds" and don't make any effort to put signs up when games are broken and stealing people's money. At any rate, the games in there are pretty lame, but they have Dance Dance Revolution Extreme if you're up for some dancing. more

Good fun, decent prices 12/17/2005

Located at 15th Ave NW and NW Market Street in Ballard, across from Safeway. Decent lanes and not always crowded. At least a decent crowd goes there. Avoid Fri/Sat nights if you don’t want to be around youngsters and teenagers. Prices are nice and they have a large variety of leagues you can join, if that’s your interest. Affordably priced snack bar and drinking bar. Some video games as well. Fun for the whole family. Keep eye out for buy-one-get-one-free coupons on the back of your Safeway receipt. more

Fun Bowling 10/22/2005

Sunset Bowl is located on the corner of NW Market St & 15th Ave NW in Ballard, just over the Ballard Bridge and on the left-hand side of Safeway. There are always tons of people here, which makes it more fun. Weekend nights is "Bowl in the Dark' or some such thing, where they turn off the lights and the pins and balls glow in the dark. This is mostly attended by teenagers and the like. This is a really fun place to go, especially if you live in the boonies of Seattle, like Ballard and Crown Hill. Tons of fun, lots of people, lots of fun and not expensive at all! more

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Crowded - yes, but fun 10/17/2005

I used to go to Sunset whenever I got the itch to bowl even though I lived in Capital Hill. It's the total kitsch 70's decor with a greasy spoon diner, small dark bar with bowling pin Bud and all the normal accoutrements. The crowd there is pretty mixed, but definitely tend to be on the younger hipster side. Nonetheless, its a fun place with a great atmosphere. If they didn't build a bowling alley onto the Garage in Cap hill, I would probably still go there. more

As good as bowling gets! 10/3/2005

I'm no bowler but bowling suddenly becomes palatable at Sunset bowl. Sunset bowl is open 24 hours a day and you will find all types here.. The place is pretty huge as far as bowling alleys and it surprisingly clean! The atmosphere is great and the only problem tends to be the line you may find yourself waiting in to bowl (this is key on weekends). If you like bowling or not give Sunset bowl a shot! I enjoyed it and that is saying alot! more

Smoky and a Bit Grimy, but Decent 8/20/2005

Sunset Bowl is smoky and a bit grimy, but overall it's a decent place to bowl. The best deal is on Sunday, when you can rent the lane for a reasonable cost and have a whole group bowl for not much money. The lanes also tend to be less crowded and smoky at that time so it's a great time to bring kids. more

There are better 8/19/2005

I use to go here a lot when I was under 21 to go bowling and hang out with friends but its is always busy on Fridays and weekends. There are a lot of places that are better like Kenmore and Skyway. If you prefer to wait instead of actually bowling, you should come here but other wise do not. The drinks at Skyway and Kenmore are also cheaper and if you want to gamble there are casinos in those two also. Oh yeah...Very expensive more

Fun, crowded, a good time 8/19/2005

Sunset bowl has been a good place to visit in Ballard for some time. With a group of friends it can be a great and memorable evening. On the flipside, the environment is incredibly smokey, the prices aren't cheap and the parking is ridiculous. Overall a good time and worth spending a few bucks. Word of advice, plan ahead. On Fri/Sat the wait can be quite extensive. more

A great weekend activity with the gang! 8/18/2005

I'll be honest. I'm no bowler. I am a rec bowler only and bowl maybe twice a year. For me its not something I take seriously. I don't think I've ever broken 175. With that said, I'll tell you that I really like Sunset Bowl. Yes, its sort of like every other bowling alley in the world, but at least its clean and the people working there were nice. They also have a pretty decent arcade. Those are definitely in short supply nowadays! So, they have nice people there, clean facilities, lots of available balls to use, oh...and the shoes were clean too. A+! more

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Classic Bowling Alley feel 8/17/2005

Man, Remember watching "the Big Lebowski" and instantly wanting to go bowling? No? Well then go watch "the Big Lebowski" and you'll understand. Sunset Bowl is just that classic bowling alley scene, the smells, the people, the cheap (as in quality not price) beer (not including the Mac & Jacks). This place is great! Seriously, bowling lost something when every hippster started going when ever they thought it would be ironic or something but at Sunset there's none of that (well except on friday and saturday nights.... damn). Go! Bowl! Have Fun! more

Bowling in Ballard 8/17/2005

If want a simple, yet fun night out, I recommend going retro by going bowling. Sunset Bowl is a blast (from the past) where you can drink, bowl, have a good time, and get in a round of Dance Dance Revolution. Located in the heart of Ballard, it's just blocks from some mighty tasty restaurants (some of which I have already reviewed) so you can make a night of it. I suggest grabbing a group of friends, have a few cocktails, and show off your prowess in the bowling alley. If nothing else, you will have a lot of laughs! more

Good Times for All 8/16/2005

Sunset Bowl is a great place to bowl, whether out with friends for a few beers and frames, with family, or you're in a league. They have great specials on food and drinks, which are a must when knocking down some pins. There is also something called Rockaroke which must be seen. And I do believe it's open 24 hours for those who feel a jones at 4 am after a few too many drinks. more

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Bowling, karaoke and drinks in Ballard area 8/3/2005

Cheap games, lots of lanes, I've never had to wait for a lane here. The bathrooms are a little skanky, but not too bad. Drinks are cheap and sometimes a good karaoke night can be had as well. Be sure you get your song requests in early or you might miss out altogether. There are ample busses that go here, and you'll be glad even if you don't live nearby because you'll save money. The service isn't remarkable, but that's bowling for you. more
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  • Neighborhoods:

    Ballard, West Woodland