The Palace Saloon

117 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
904-491-3332   |   http://www.thepalacesaloon.com/

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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. 

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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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Sep 08, 2018 by SunnyFlorida2015

More for locals than travelers

Stopped in because it's the 'oldest bar in Florida.' We didn't find it that intriguing. It's clearly a local watering hole and the bar tender was more interested in spending time at the end of the...

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Sep 06, 2018 by daynimo

Historic but not worth the trip

Stopped by as it was mentioned as the oldest bar in the area but was disappointed by the lack luster atmosphere and basic drinks. No wow and not worth a trip back.

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Aug 26, 2018 by muleiscool

Great Watering Hole!

We were staying on a resort on Amelia Island and went to visit the charming old town section of Fernandina Beach for an afternoon. I had read about the Palace Salon being the oldest bar in Florida...

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