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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302 Reviews

Feb 17, 2023 by Z6398MNgaryr

Nice piece of history while visiting historic district

A lot of interesting woodwork that comprises the bar at the oldest running saloon in Florida. Tin work in the ceiling accents the woodwork. Located one block up from visitors center in the historic...

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Feb 16, 2023 by Ripchen

Nice old “local”

Tin ceilings and great wood carvings. Friendly bartender. Nice drafts including Guinness, lots of liquors. Worth the look whilst quenching your thirst

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Jan 26, 2023 by D2Nole

Tired disrespect of history

What an unfortunate way to treat a historic icon. This place hasn’t been kept up for quite a while. The bar boy didn’t want to be troubled to tell customers there was no table service, even while he...

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