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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189 Reviews
Mar 24, 2017 by jallen6329

Palace bar

If you come to Fernandina beach you have to stop and see the mayor! Can't miss it the pirate is at the door.

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Mar 22, 2017 by sansa31

Oldest bar in Florida, why not?

This bar is fun especially if they have music on the weekend. Watch out for the PUNCH... one is enough.. I say do before dinner have a drink , acmire the tile and architecture of the bar and then...

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Mar 15, 2017 by bestfamilyadventures

Oldest Bar in Florida

Stop in for a drink, smells like smoke. Old town location. Get your picture taken out front. Street Parking.

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