The Palace Saloon

117 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
904-491-3332   |

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About The Palace Saloon

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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262 Reviews

May 12, 2019 by ridge06

Oldest Saloon

Fun place to hang and listen to live music. Very unique atmosphere. Stopped in for a drink. Right in the main area.

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May 04, 2019 by SharonB2

Cool place to see

We stopped in here during the Shrimp Festival. The ceiling is really cool and so is the floor tile, brass bar rail, and the bar itself. It’s just one big room and they only serve drinks - it’s a real...

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Apr 29, 2019 by rzm1949

Go to say you've seen it, but don't expect hospitality

We arrived around 4:30PM on a Monday. There were about a dozen patrons. We started to take the remaining 2 stools at the bar, but apparently one was being saved for a man who walked in behind us...

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