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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267 Reviews

Jul 24, 2019 by lindarX5316AS

Good Spot for a Cold Drink

Billed as the oldest bar in Florida, the Palace Saloon is a good spot to get a cold drink on a hot day. It looks like it has a lot of personality with the tin ceiling and gorgeous wood bar. Maybe in...

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Jul 13, 2019 by Cheryl K

A must go

Unique place, friendly bartenders-a little pricey-Ordered a grey goose and a blue moon-$14.00 and no one was smoking, but you can.

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Jul 02, 2019 by timriordan

interesting bar

supposed to be the oldest in the state. great woodwork. good bar tending staff. just alcohol, no food. tried the signature drink (Pirate's Punch) and it was OK. Stick to the beer and liquor. Go for...

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