The Palace Saloon

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

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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290 Reviews

Oct 17, 2021 by Eaglepack

Great Fun

We couldn't pass up the opportunity to have a drink or two in the oldest bar in Florida. The bartender was friendly and chatty. we were going to just have beer, but they have a pirates punch that was...

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Oct 12, 2021 by Joel W


Stopped in for a drink while in town. The bartenders were very good and give a great history of Florida's oldest continuous bar. good selection of draft beers

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Jun 05, 2021 by mlazzarini98

Threat of Bodily Harm by Staff

Long story short, they turned off the lights 15 minutes before close and ordered “Get Out!” Then one of the security (5min before close) came and individually ordered us out. As I walked out right...

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