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Swallows Inn

31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2654
+1 949-493-3188
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The definitive "Dive Bar"

a great local spot to go hang out and have a few drinks with friends. Nothing fancy just good... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Marc B
,
San Juan Capistrano, California
Travel back in time

Want to know what it was like to go into a drinking establishment from the past? This is the place... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
CoastalPicRick
,
San Juan Capistrano, California
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31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2654
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+1 949-493-3188
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

a great local spot to go hang out and have a few drinks with friends. Nothing fancy just good drinks and reasonable prices .

Thank Marc B
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Want to know what it was like to go into a drinking establishment from the past? This is the place, it as old-time charm - yet serves a great a great drink. The entertainment act that appear at the Swallows Inn are terrific - go...More

Thank CoastalPicRick
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you want some country dancing and some eclectic people and food then this is your spot. Always pretty easy going, very fun atmosphere, and not just for bikers or cowboys, or just young people. All types are always welcome here it seems

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is a fun place to visit when in the area. Usually have some pretty good live music. It's a locals hangout.

Thank Carol B
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We actually went with our adult son last Tuesday for their famous "Taco Tuesday". We had our excellent tacos, a margarita, also very nice, and then later a beer. It was just busy enough, music was playing and there was a very pleasant atmosphere. The...More

Thank Johnkinder
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Went there several times this past week... Cowboy dancing on Thurs. nite, good crowd, fun (live) music considering SJC is a beach town... Very much enjoyed Pedro's cooking on Taco Tuesday, very tasty and inexpensive, 2 dollar tacos and 2 dollar Bud Light on draft......More

Thank Valentin R
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

The quintessential local cowboy bar turns upscale and multi-cultural. Classic rock in the afternoons and line dancing and two stepping in the evenings. Really a hoot!

Thank oscarrobb
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

If you like the "old west" and atmosphere this is the place to go. Always have country western music band and dancing no matter what time we go. If you decide to grab a bite the comfort food they offer for a quick meal is...More

Thank lyndabelle1
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

This place brought me back to my early California days. It was great to hear some good Rock 'n Roll and watch folks dancing. It turned out to be a nice unexpected discovery. Just stopped in for a quick beer.

Thank LVRoadWarrior
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The bartender here robbed me and asked the bouncers to escort me out. I paid for drinks and she basically served everyone else all her friends. When I asked for my drink she became very hostile towards me. When I asked for my money backed...More

Thank Damian C
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Jeff W
22 January 2018|
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Response from CoastalPicRick | Reviewed this property |
The link for their daily schedule of events shows that the 24th is Karaoke night. You can check up the daily schedule of events by going to Google and put in "Swallows Inn Schedule"
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