Sunset is Open (Again) on Ross Avenue

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Inside the front room/patio at the new, new old Sunset

The new, new, old Sunset is back. And this time it has gone tiki-style. Wednesday marked the grand re-reopening of the bar on Ross Avenue, this time with Free Range Concepts owners Josh Sepkowitz and Kyle Noonan and celebutender Lucky Campbell heading up the bar program. According to the bar's swanky new website, Sunset Lounge is a "neighborhood bar with a Bohemian ambiance highlighted by sounds of southern California and an Austin artistic twist."

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The menu is scrawled on a large mirror
The drink menu (aside from a respectable number of wines and beers) is packed with rum-based cocktails like caipirinhas, Bahama mamas, rum runners and even a punch bowl ($25) that's perfect for sharing with your favorite beach bum. Most are between $8 and $10. Order the right one (hint: try the zombie or the Bahama mama) and yours just might come out in a fancy glass with an umbrella. Close your eyes and you could, maybe, just maybe be in Baja. No? Keep drinking. OK, how does Barton Springs sound?

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Chicken tinga tacos
The food menu is small but packed with Caribbean flavor. And simple: whitefish ceviche, guacamole, plantain chips and dips, three types of tacos and marinated veggie "street snacks." Better still, nothing's more than seven bucks, and we're not even talking happy hour yet.

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Whitefish ceviche at Sunset
But while we're on the subject of cheap eats, in celebration of the third incarnation of Sunset, Sepkowitz and Noonan have instituted a $3 happy hour seven days a week from 5-7:00 p.m. All food and most drinks are $3 during this time, so you can get three times as wasted, I suppose. Or if you're me, eat three times the guacamole. Just an idea.

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Caipirinha at Sunset
On our visit we sampled the guacamole, chicken tinga tacos, plantain chips and the ceviche. Oh, and a caipirinha for good measure. And even though it's only day two of this threequel, it was pretty packed. So perhaps the third time will indeed be the charm for this bar that keeps coming back for more.

Sunset The Third (not it's actual name, by the way) is located at 3030 Ross Ave.

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Sunset Lounge

3030 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX

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7 comments
gabbahey
gabbahey

Wow, haven't been there since it changed over to Sunset from Passport (04-05)... When did they start serving food? 

J_A_
J_A_

I've had some fun times at Sunset Lounge.

mavssam
mavssam

rum-based cocktails like caipirinhas...fail

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

I erased a 4000+ word comment (diatribe) because it was ugly; and I can picture my dear old mom telling me "to be nice".

"celebutender Lucky Campbell".......REALLY?  Do you know how impractical that sounds?  Just asking.

ps-I also erased the snide comment about Fast Eddie and his hat. 

-fooddick out

reds2001
reds2001

2013!  It is under new ownership, and they built out the kitchen. 

foodbiatch
foodbiatch

@mavssam Don't mind me, I was drunk on caipirinhas when I wrote that. ;)

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@kergo1spaceship hey at least you deleted it.  I have had several of my diatribes deleted by either a moderator o r the crazy comment system ate it

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