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Florida’s old­est bar is ar­guably

The Palace Sa­loon, dat­ing back to 1903. At that time, Fer­nan­d­ina, a ma­jor shipping port, was over-run by bawdy sailors look­ing for a good time. The Palace be­came an up­scale al­ter­na­tive for ship cap­tains, of­fi­cers and yachters. A glass of beer was 5 cents and a bot­tle of whiskey was $1.25. To­day, its tile mo­saic floor, em­bossed tin ceil­ing and el­e­gant ma­hogany and oak bar re­main, but you’ll have to pay more than a nickel for your drink.

The Palace Sa­loon

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