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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283 Reviews

Mar 24, 2020 by maryfoil

So much fun!!

We visited Palace Saloon on Leap Day(Feb 29), and it was such a fun day! Everyone is singing, drinks are great, service is friendly...we will definitely be back!

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Mar 09, 2020 by Maryfoil25

So much fun!

It was my first time to Amelia Island, and the Palace Saloon was the first place we went. We were greeted by the entire bar when we walked in,and you become friends with everyone there. Great music...

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Mar 02, 2020 by STampa-Brandon

Oldest Bar in Florida

It's exactly what you would expect from a bar that bills itself as the oldest in Florida. It has a fun atmosphere and the live music was really good.

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About Amelia Island

Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.