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Bonnie’s Capistrano Bar improves exterior with new signage, updated facade

Bonnie’s Capistrano Bar at 1503 S. 13th St. has been in business since 1974. Now that this neighborhood bar is over 42 years old, it was time for an upgrade.


The bar now has a outdoor new sign and upgraded facade, giving the old bar a new look.

Improvements to the facade began at the end of 2015. The new signage was just installed last week.

What do you think of the new-and-improved Bonnie’s?

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11 Responses to Bonnie’s Capistrano Bar improves exterior with new signage, updated facade

  1. ERIC March 17, 2016 at 10:46 am #

    Looks great. Looked cooler without the new sign. There is a nice stone on the building front that says “Bonnies”, which they might have considered using as the signage instead of the hanging sign to keep with their under-the-radar vibe. Either way, the update makes the block look better. Nice job.

  2. Lizziehopes March 17, 2016 at 12:08 pm #

    It looks great. I wonder if it is still like walking into a smokebox though. I went in once before the reno–it actually tasted like tabacco when you walk in and the smoke was so thick, I didn’t even stay to get a beer.

  3. Tommy March 17, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

    Looks great, now they just need to buy a new smoke eater.

  4. Marc March 17, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

    This would be my go-to neighborhood spot if it was non-smoking.

  5. Frank March 17, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

    Here comes the hipster signage. There go the low prices.

    • Parking Police March 18, 2016 at 9:52 am #

      Hipster signage? If anything was going to draw in hipsters, it would have been the old sign.

  6. Lou_100x March 18, 2016 at 10:40 am #

    New facade and signage. Pfft… a bar full of hipster’s smoking cigarettes? No thanks.

  7. Beans_ March 18, 2016 at 10:52 am #

    ^^^Bunch of whiners. Concerned about hipsters and ciggs… New sign is dope, and nothing will change. Your dainty reservations make you a different breed of hipster.

  8. Lou_100x March 21, 2016 at 8:42 am #

    “new sign is dope” – self identifying cigg smoking hipster.

    not really sure how I can be a “new breed” if I was drinking beer at the POPE when it was Big Ralph’s.

    • Parking Police March 21, 2016 at 9:42 am #

      Different doesn’t mean new

  9. Ian March 21, 2016 at 2:42 pm #

    I miss that ticket window. But it makes the block look better.

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