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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275 Reviews

Nov 15, 2019 by mledauphin_1961

Ok bar

The Palace Saloon in Fernandina Beach is a permanent fixture here. Traditional bar in a dark setting. Try beer selections. A bit dingy for my taste. Good bar service.

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Nov 08, 2019 by mccharles229

Good for a beer only

Being the oldest continuously operating bar in Florida we had to visit. It was very nice inside and decided to treat ourselves and ordered Makers Mark Bourbon. The drink was barely a shot and were...

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Nov 08, 2019 by Mary M

Florida's Oldest Bar

The Palace Saloon is known as the oldest bar in Florida. Locals told us it used to be primarily a bar for those working in the Shrimping industry but now is primarily a tourist attraction. The...

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