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Old 09-28-2014, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Because you love drinking, you love history, and of course, you love the history of drinking, we’ve tracked down the oldest bar, tavern, or pub in each of the 50 states… and Washington, D.C.

https://www.yahoo.com/travel/the-old...176755662.html
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:18 AM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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I was surprised to see that I have actually been to the oldest bar in Indiana. The Knickerbocker Bar in West Lafeyette was originally started in 1835. While it seems to have undergone a couple of restorations, it is still a very nice place to have a drink and enjoy a personal taste of history.
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:03 AM
 
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Very cool find. Thanks John!
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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I have issues with the Florida listing. Half the bars in Key West claim provenance back to the 1800s. They can't ALL be lying. St. Augustine may have been founded first. But Key West was the richest per-capita city in the US for much of the 19th century. Some of these old places have been bars forever. A name change does not invalidate their status.
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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Cool article but The Uptowner is not the oldest bar in Milwaukee. Close, but it's not.
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:46 AM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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I have issues with the Florida listing. Half the bars in Key West claim provenance back to the 1800s. They can't ALL be lying. St. Augustine may have been founded first. But Key West was the richest per-capita city in the US for much of the 19th century. Some of these old places have been bars forever. A name change does not invalidate their status.
If I understand the article, the name can change but the location must always have been a bar! For example, if the bar became a haberdashery for a year then went back to being a bar from that point on, the date it was originally established would no longer be valid.
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Cool article but The Uptowner is not the oldest bar in Milwaukee. Close, but it's not.
a couple other oldest bars in Wisconsin...

Nielsen' Bitters Pub Wisconsin Public Television

The Monarch Public House - The Monarch Public House and Tavern
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:43 PM
 
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I've been to Bitters Pub but no, I didn't join the club. I did however see a really young girl who was there w/her parents down a shot like a champ. I was impressed. I was thinking of this one: Puddler's Hall
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Because you love drinking, you love history, and of course, you love the history of drinking, we’ve tracked down the oldest bar, tavern, or pub in each of the 50 states… and Washington, D.C.

https://www.yahoo.com/travel/the-old...176755662.html
I read them all! Not only did I learn that my state's oldest bar is in Sewell, I had no idea there even is a town in New Jersey called Sewell. And I have lived in this state for 56 years. Now I'm gonna hafta go there.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:45 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I have issues with the Florida listing. Half the bars in Key West claim provenance back to the 1800s. They can't ALL be lying. St. Augustine may have been founded first. But Key West was the richest per-capita city in the US for much of the 19th century. Some of these old places have been bars forever. A name change does not invalidate their status.
Scoop, just my opinion, but I wouldn't worry about it too much. No doubt there is a Key West drinking establishment that *could* rival the Palace, but Key West has *plenty* of interesting history going for it, without the distinction of having Florida's oldest bar.

Amelia Island has indeed been settled since 1562. While the Palace Saloon only dates as a bar back to 1903, it was built in 1878, and during the Gilded Age, north Florida did have its share of well-to-do visitors. The Palace has been able to continue all that time, even during Prohibition.
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