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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299 Reviews

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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Dec 09, 2022 by papa60bear

Just one drink - so there's that

Strong, tasty rum punch. 12 or so draft beers that run the gambit from popular domestics, Guinness, and a few local craft breweries. Comfortable bar stools for sure. We stopped because, well, you...

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Oct 31, 2022 by SharonB2

Great stop

A really cool place - oldest bar in FL! There’s a pirate at the front door that you can take a picture with. The drinks are tasty and the service is good. There’s a long bar you can sit at and some...

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