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< -----  2008 - the former Bottle Cap Inn, now Eglise Evangelique des Pelerins (Haitian church) - burned to the ground on 7/4/12
12-MAR-2008 Courtesy of Dario Mercado

< ----- 2008 - the former Bottle Cap Inn, now Eglise Evangelique des Pelerins (Haitian church) - burned to the ground on 7/4/12

1293 NW 119 Street, Miami, Florida


Thank you to Dario Mercado for sending this current image of the former Bottle Cap Inn.


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Sharon Viscount 11-Jun-2013 17:57
I could not agree more with the way this City handles a lot of things, not to mention this special place. Not only was the Bottle Cap Inn historical, it was rich with history and had over 1 million bottle caps not only nailed in the walls, but everywhere else too. These bottle caps alone would be worth big bucks now, and word had it that veterans from I think WW1 helped build this, as it was therapeutic for them. This restaurant was one of a kind and unfortunately, now only a memory. Great food, great memories - nothing like the good old days.
Guest 20-Oct-2012 08:42
One thing that really aggravates me as a Miami native is the way Miami (Like Vegas) has no care in the world for its historical landmarks. I understand demographics change and Hatian immigrants are probably not interested in the story of the BottleCap Inn and 1950s Miami..but the local County government and municpalities don't have a care in the world either and that hurts the most.
Ray 07-Jul-2012 00:24
For those who find this page first, hit 'previous' to read about the sad news.
Donna Wheeler 22-Aug-2011 22:22
Seeing this photo makes me very sad.
Guest 01-Jul-2011 16:41
Was a bartentender there when Tommy & Doris were there had a blast!!!!
Charles Knight 17-May-2011 00:39
Went to whatever it had become in 1980. It was a world class dive at that point.
bob h. 23-Oct-2010 13:03
I would have paid dearly for one of those chairs or stools.
Guest 23-Jul-2009 04:17
OMG! The Bottlecap was blocks from our home and our dad's favorite watering hole. We spent lots of time there as kids. They had pretty good food too, it wasn't just a bar.
Ron 25-Feb-2009 22:29
Wow. That is sad. I remember riding by this place with my dad on numerous occassions in the 70's, We used to go to a small seafood restaurant called Mr. C's on 119th.
Lee Martines04-Aug-2008 19:22
This really makes one think 'what became of all the interior features of the Bottle Cap Inn'?
Sometimes progress seems to move backwards. It's a sad comment on current day Miami.
Guest 03-Aug-2008 18:04
Why would someone take a famous history building like that and ruin it? Tearing up one of Miami's landmarks and turning it into a boring, disgusting building is a crime. This makes me sick to my stomach.
Guest 14-Mar-2008 20:48
This is too sad for words!!!