Walked by the Sunset on Sunday night and it was closed, with the windows papered over and a liquor license application notice. Since they already have a liquor license (or at least used to), that makes me wonder if it’s being sold and/or turned into a different bar.
Please tell me the Sunset is not going to become another pretentious bar for the bridge-and-tunnel set.
They just emailed me a crappy “teaser video” about their remodel.
I’m sure the cozy, Chinese decor will be ripped out and replaced with the soul-less concrete floor, brick, artisan light fixture, and exposed beam shit-show de jour.
Upon re-opening, i’m sure the din of douchebags will be too loud in there to hear yourself think.
Finally, a place on Ballard Ave to get plastered without the annoyance of live music competing for your imbibing attention. Maybe they’ll install big screen TVs and show football games for an original touch.
edit: I see they’ve still got music scheduled on their website this month, September and October. http://sunsettavern.com/
I like the videos. The dog is a great symbol for the place – a little old and rickety, but still living large.
What I get from it is
1) they aren’t going to give everything away just yet. It’s a teaser.
2) they are celebrating the legacy of the place, so expect that to be respected.
3) it’s not just a clean up, there will be some upgrades such as the separate lounge area.
4) they are only closed for seven weeks, so it can’t be a massive overhaul.