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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286 Reviews

Sep 17, 2020 by LT_Dallas

Fun Bar and good drinks

This is the oldest bar in Amelia Island and has a lot of fun history everyone is eager to share. We tried several different drinks and ALL good with friendly bar servers

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Sep 07, 2020 by LuvHaribo

WAY too loud

Stopped in to wet our whistles and the place is so small and loud we had to leave. Mind you, it was barely noon. Two tables were being so loud we couldn't stand it. They were talking to each other...

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Aug 04, 2020 by 626tracyn

Your Best Bet for Nightlife Right Now

Thanks to COVID, Palace Saloon is one of the few places open in the Historic District after 9PM right now. I figured it would be kind of a tourist trap, so I just stopped in for one drink on the way...

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