Swallows Inn

★★★★☆
  • 31786 Camino Capistrano

    San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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  • 949-493-3188

About Swallows Inn

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Monday To Sunday From 07:00 AM To 02:00 AM

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Well known for its historical Mission, San Juan Capistrano is also home to the infamous Swallow's Inn. The Los Angeles Times voted the Swallow's Inn as `one of the 10 worst bars in America??. An institution for at least 65 years, the Swallows Inn, is a fun place to spend an hour or two, or six! At any given time you??ll lible to find cowboys, bikers, surfers and truckers.

No Cover Charge. Must be 21 or over!

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★★★★☆

Well known for its historical Mission, San Juan Capistrano is also home to the infamous Swallow's Inn. The Los Angeles Times voted the Swallow's Inn as `one of the 10 worst bars in America??. An institution for at least 65 years, the Swallows Inn, is a fun place to spend an hour or two, or six! At any given time you??ll lible to find cowboys, bikers, surfers and truckers.

No Cover Charge. Must be 21 or over!

Pros: Western Funk

Cons: Pricy drinks, especially when the band is playing

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I've been going to the Swallows Inn for 30 years and recommend everyone visit at least once. Yes it is a "cash only" establishment, so be prepared if you want to drink or have something to eat (NOTE: food not available at all times of the day). Tuesday night karaoke is fun even if you don't sing; $1.50 delicious tacos available! Saturday afternoons really "rock" (the band is usually rock or blues); evening bands Thursday through Saturday are Country/Western. Cowboys, bikers, surfers, business people, you name it, they are there! Come on down!!!

2
★★★★★

I've been going to the Swallows Inn for 30 years and recommend everyone visit at least once. Yes it is a "cash only" establishment, so be prepared if you want to drink or have something to eat (NOTE: food not available at all times of the day). Tuesday night karaoke is fun even if you don't sing; $1.50 delicious tacos available! Saturday afternoons really "rock" (the band is usually rock or blues); evening bands Thursday through Saturday are Country/Western. Cowboys, bikers, surfers, business people, you name it, they are there! Come on down!!!

Pros: EVERYONE Welcome

Cons: Can be loud and crowded (depending on the day and time)

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So the drinks aren't cheap, and they don't take credit cards, and you will get hit on by over the hill cowboys, but you don't want to miss this place!

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★★★★☆

So the drinks aren't cheap, and they don't take credit cards, and you will get hit on by over the hill cowboys, but you don't want to miss this place!

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You can wear cowboy boots and hat, but lots of people wear shorts, t-shirts and sandals. Great music, great food and the best drinks in town, NOT for the faint of heart, but not to be missed if you're looking for a good time.

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★★★★★

You can wear cowboy boots and hat, but lots of people wear shorts, t-shirts and sandals. Great music, great food and the best drinks in town, NOT for the faint of heart, but not to be missed if you're looking for a good time.

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Word of caution - their Long Island Ice Teas are Potent!!! ;) My husband had about 2 or 3 because he said he couldn't taste the alcohol. The next morning he swore he never remembered going in Swallows Inn! He did have a good time though - he was with me....

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Word of caution - their Long Island Ice Teas are Potent!!! ;) My husband had about 2 or 3 because he said he couldn't taste the alcohol. The next morning he swore he never remembered going in Swallows Inn! He did have a good time though - he was with me....

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This is a place that you must visit if you want to get a feel for the local action. NOT a place you would go if you are looking for nice quite place with comfortable furnishings. I would call it more a lively watering hole, with plenty of noise going on. The only drawback; you need to bring cash with you, they don't take credit cards. A trip to the back patio and a $2.65 usage charge, and I had the cash to pay the bar tender for the drink I had already started. I will return when I have my boyfriend with me and want to just hang out casually.

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This is a place that you must visit if you want to get a feel for the local action. NOT a place you would go if you are looking for nice quite place with comfortable furnishings. I would call it more a lively watering hole, with plenty of noise going on. The only drawback; you need to bring cash with you, they don't take credit cards. A trip to the back patio and a $2.65 usage charge, and I had the cash to pay the bar tender for the drink I had already started. I will return when I have my boyfriend with me and want to just hang out casually.

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