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Address: 31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2654
Phone Number:
+1 949-493-3188
Today
08:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 02:00

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Best bar in town.

If you want to have fun with the locals, listen to great music and dance-- this is the place to go. I have been going here for years and the crowd is always great.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Arlette C
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San Juan Capistrano, California

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to have fun with the locals, listen to great music and dance-- this is the place to go. I have been going here for years and the crowd is always great.

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Dana Point, California
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on a rainy Saturday after a visit to the Mission and stayed for a couple of hours. Cool mixed age crowd and fantastic band. Millertime Boogie were fantastic. Perfectly executed Santana, Johnny Cash, Doors, ZZ Top and a few classic county songs. These guys are pros and you will know every song they play. Ice cold beers and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Had to visit this as my names sake and have a beer. The Staff were great and met some fantastic locals who are regulars at Swallow's. Wouldn't recommend taking children in as a little risqué particularly in the men's loo. Will definitely make it a point to spend longer here next time and look to see a couple of the... More 

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Lake Elsinore
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Swallows Inn is "The" place to go when in San Juan Capistrano. Live bands playing the best Country Music, awesome dance floor, full bar, with great servers and excellent bartenders. Music is awesome and loud. Bar is always crowded with friendly, upbeat people from near and far. Great place to go by yourself or with a group. A guaranteed good... More 

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Thank mwandot
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755 reviews
245 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Even though this is a definite bar, they do have a simple lunch and breakfast menu. It's run separate from the bar and like the bar, its cash only. But great Mexican and huge portions at very reasonable prices.

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Dana Point, California
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We heard so much about this place that we decided to stop in one day. WOW. We just stood there looking at all the STUFF hanging on the ceiling and on the walls. Be ready to be shocked because some of it is pretty riskay. We had a drink and decided to come back at night to see how this... More 

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The O.C., California
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273 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

An institution in San Juan Capistrano. Fun, loud, a place to say you have been. Pick your visiting time wisely depending on your temperament. The latter in the evening, the more the affects of alcohol on the patrons can become apparent. Not dangerous for the most part, but definitely more boisterous.

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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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50 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

I visited a friend in Cali he explain this was the bar used in the movie Heartbreak ridge with Clint Eastwood .. Real cool place cold 2 dollar beers

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Crystal Lake
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Swallows Inn is a great bar with local flavor! Great place for happy hour in the heart of San Juan Capistrano.

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755 reviews
245 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Great Machaca as well as the fried eggs. First time in 40+ yrs I had a breakfast there. Amazing , but make sure you ask for no salt. Of course, it's not about the food, because it's a great saloon. Just go and have fun

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