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Sundown Tavern: A Ruston Landmark

October 15, 2018Written by: Tori Ward

Sundown Tavern is a quaint, local restaurant located at 111 E. Park Ave in Ruston, La. Loved by locals and visitors alike, Sundown is a landmark restaurant that's had a presence in Ruston for 40 years. 

Outside of Sundown

Atmosphere: 
Sundown Tavern, known in this area for its live music, is a quaint little restaurant/bar in downtown Ruston that has an atmosphere all its own. The restaurant is dimly lit and complete with eclectic décor that pulls in local influences. The inside is split into two sections with tables and booths in the front for dining and a bar area in the back of the restaurant. If you feel like having a beer, playing pool, throwing darts or listening to some great live music, then the bar at Sundown is your spot. 

Quite arguably the best part of Sundown is its spacious outdoor patio. You can enjoy a meal outside with the breeze blowing and let the kids draw on the ground with sidewalk chalk. You may even catch a band playing out there on a pretty night. The patio is just downright charming with its fun and assorted decorations that have a homemade touch. 

The clientele at Sundown is just as eclectic as the décor. While the restaurant is definitely a family-friendly spot, you’ll also find college kids, professionals and everyone in between enjoying the local favorite. 

Sundown regulars say they keep coming back for the friendly service and unique atmosphere.

Sundown Patio

Menu at a glance: Sundown may not have an extensive menu, but they have southern favorites and they know how to cook them! Try one of their tasty appetizers, a juicy burger, a hot sandwich, a classic po-boy, or get creative and build your own sandwich. They also have great lunch specials that don’t disappoint. Locals say you can’t go wrong with their grilled chicken nachos, the Buster Burger or a turkey melt (pictured below.)

Turkey Melt at Sundown

A little something extra: Sundown is definitely one of the best spots in Ruston to hear local bands play several times a week. In fact, many talents from around the state got their start on the Sundown stage. You can always find out who’s playing at Sundown by following them on Facebook.

Sundown Tavern is open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-12 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. For more information on Sundown and other local restaurants, visit experienceruston.com.

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