The Palace Bar first opened its doors in September 1877. Although Whiskey Row was known for its many saloons,
The Palace was much more than a fancy “watering hole.”
Men came in to check for notices of work available; it served as an election central for several area political races and cattle spreads; and mineral claims were bought and sold over the bar. The Palace is still the oldest frontier bar in Arizona and the most well-known and historic restaurant and saloon in the state.