Neighborhood: Despite periodic relocations, the Sundown has always inhabited Ballard.

Description: A decades-old institution marked by its fiercely devoted following of retirees.

Controversial new management policies: Unwilling to continue the Sundown's long-standing 6 am opening, the new management currently opens the doors at 9 am.

The resulting uproar: Feisty geriatrics waiting pointedly in the parking lot at daybreak and, in extreme cases, tapping the windows.

Happy hours: Daily 9 am–2 pm.

Happy-hour drink specials: $2.50 domestic pints, cans, or bottles (Bud, Rainier); $3 microbrew pints (Sierra Nevada Monorail Ale, Blue Moon Belgian White); $3 wine.

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