The Palace Saloon

117 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904-491-3332 | Toll free: 844-441-2444

Eat And Drink Historic District $:Up to $15 pp

Between 1880-1910, Fernandina's docks were among the busiest in the south. Basking in her heyday, she welcomed ships from the far corners of the globe. Of the many saloons that lined the lively streets of the harbour district - and there were over 20 at the time - only one bore the distinction of being the "Shipcaptain's Bar." and that was the Palace.  Originally constructed as a haberdashery in 1878, Louis G. Hirth bought the Prescott building in 1903 and replaced shoes with booze and named it the Palace Saloon.  

The Palace continues to bring folks together. Old friends still gather here rubbing elbows with passing ship's Captains and local well-to-do. And once news is swapped and formalities concluded, they get down to the more serious business of dustin' the sea spray off their jackets and enjoying the long-awaited shoreside beer. Go ahead, belly up to the bar, and as the bartender slides a mug of suds to you, the ghosts from ten decades past join in drinking to your health. 

Meals: N/A

Specialties: Craft beer, artisan cocktails, Pirate's Punch and Sunday special Bloody Marys.

Hours: Every day, 12pm - 2am

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235 Reviews

Jun 12, 2018 by Debra C

Drinking in history

Must do for any history buff. Circa 1903 the oldest bar in Florida. Incredible history. Founder of Anheuser-Busch helped the owner design the place. A local haunt of the Rockefeller & Carnegie. There...

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Jun 01, 2018 by familyoffive106

Fun Place

Fun atmosphere. Service was great and had a great time. Did not eat here but the bar and service were great. I am still trying to figure out what was in the punch, which you got to have. At...

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May 24, 2018 by Gator58

Historic Bar!

Stopped for a glass of wine in this the oldest bar, wonderful artifacts, good bartender. full service bar in the historic downtown.

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