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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295 Reviews

Mar 25, 2022 by marmie1a

Worth a stop

Since it is the oldest bar in FL we had to stop in. One bartender was very friendly and our service was good. She told us the history of the bar even tho she was very busy.

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Mar 03, 2022 by ChristinaPeebs

Best old fashioned in town.

Leslie makes one hell of an old fashioned. Great place to stop by with friends or meet some new ones! Everyone was super friendly!

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Mar 03, 2022 by bbbob84

Historical Saloon

We had stopped in earlier in the week hoping to have some drinks and an appetizer, but there is no kitchen. We returned before our vacation was over to have a nightcap. The bartender was prompt and...

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