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“Relaxed and Elegant”

Sheffield's at The Palace
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Owner description: Sheffield’s at The Palace has a concentration on Classic Craft Cocktails, Craft Beers and Wine in an elegant, non-smoking atmosphere. VIP areas are available upon request.
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Sheffield's is a totally separate section of the Palace Saloon that does not allow smoking and has a much more refined and elegant feel than the rest of the Palace. The bartenders there are crafting the drinks instead of slinging things together. I watched the bartender there throw some fresh cut limes and lemons and some sugar into a glass and start muddling it together with some water and asked what he was making. His response was that he was making a margarita and didn't like to use the pre-made sour mix. Another bartender was going through the list of whiskeys and bourbons with a customer with the knowledge of a patient instructor. The end result being a customer who felt like they'd learned something as they enjoyed their special drink.
The atmosphere in Sheffield's is that of old money turn of the century guilded age decor with a stamped tin ceiling and lots of wood and brass. There are two very large televisions and an absolutely huge ceiling fan betraying the antique feel but they seem to fit somehow, and the fan is very nice when the room gets crowded on Saturday nights.
They have live music Wednesday through Saturday starting in the early evening. It's a nice place to relax before your dinner reservations or even right after dinner for an digestif.
You might have guessed by reading this review that I've been there a few times. It really is my favorite bar in Fernandina Beach and I'm glad to tell you about it.

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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Visited the Palace the past couple of Saturdays in a row after finding my new favorite bartender on the Island! Patrick is very friendly and personable. He remembered what I drank and name each time I returned. I was very pleased with my service and will be back to see him! Always great to have a cute guy behind the bar !

Thank jaxgirl1989
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Happened to walk into Sheffield's by accident. Once I entered the establishment, I was taken aback by the brick work and the layout of the bar. It exuded true class. The bar was empty for a weekday afternoon which made it enjoyable for taking in the setup of the bar. The vodka martinis were the best I have ever had and the live piano music which started at 6 PM was the icing on the cake. If you want a nice place to relax and leave the hustle and bustle, escape to Sheffield's. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Shipdriver75
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

great place with an unbelivable cocktail selection. Bartenders were very knowledgeable and guided me on some great drinks. Had some new Gin called NOLET'S Silver that i must find when i get home. They had a piano player that was apparently one of the contestants on American Idol and he brought the house down. Overall great unexpected surprise for this quaint town.

Thank 15Travel
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

We meandered into the Palace (said to be the oldest saloon in Florida) next door, only to be repelled by the smoke! Fortunately, adjacent to the Palace is Sheffield's.

Hess at the bar was great. A wealth of local knowledge and quite the talented mixologist as well! very enjoyable experience and quite simply just a darned great place for a drink. Great atmosphere, great music, great location, this place has it all!

Thank marlinchaser3
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