The 16 Most Historic Southern Bars Worth Traveling For

Spend an evening soaking up the ambiance and history of a century-old venue, where patrons just like yourself sat enjoying a brew hundreds of years prior. While some of these bars may have changed ownership, functioned as a different business or even closed their doors for a time, each of these establishments embraces its rich history and traditions while providing an authentic experience for every patron that walks through the door.

No. 3 - The Palace Saloon - Fernandina Beach, FL

Florida’s oldest bar, The Palace Saloon was established in 1903 and served as the harbour district’s only “ship captain’s bar.” The bar was an elegant one, with mosaic floors, rich mahogany fixtures, a lengthy 40-foot bar and gorgeous murals on the walls. The legendary Palace Saloon kept its doors open during prohibition by providing patrons with items like gas, ice cream, wine and near beer. Today, guests still enjoy a classy atmosphere with happy hour Monday-Friday, Man Up Mondays and Ladies’ Night on Thursdays.

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