The Sunset Tavern

4.0 out of 5 stars
based on 2 Reviews
5433 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 784-4880


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Paid via…

  • Cover?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • No pay at all?: No (1 vote)  
  • Free food?: No (1 vote)  
  • Free drinks?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Paid to play?: No (1 vote)  

Business practices

  • Books local acts?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Books out-of-town acts?: Yes (1 vote)  


  • Piano?: No (1 vote)  
  • Piano in tune?: No (1 vote)  
  • Keyboard?: No (1 vote)  
  • Drumset?: No (1 vote)  
  • Keyboard amp?: No (1 vote)  
  • Guitar amp?: No (1 vote)  
  • Bass amp?: No (1 vote)  
  • Direct box?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • PA system?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Sound person?: Yes (1 vote)  

The room

  • Stage?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Backstage/Green Room?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Space for dancing?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Primarily background music?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Serves Food?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Liquor License?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Capacity: 50-300 (1 vote)  

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Reviews from musicians



4 Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars   


What can you say, it's the Sunset! The joint itself is moody in an awesome way. I've always had good experiences with the staff. Sound guy and stage is always spot on. It's tough to do weekends unless you can really pack them in because it's a well known and respected venue, but I feel they do very much appreciate the local music scene and are willing to work with bands to help them get exposure.

4.0 out of 5 stars   


Don't play a weeknight. Country/rock/pop groups do well here on the weekends. Cover bands do well too. Alternative/metal/electronic do not do well here. Not unless it's a group with a serious following. The original backstage area has been converted into additional seating for the restaurant so load in can be a bit more hectic. Good sound guy.