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.
The building is considered a vernacular Victorian and was built some time between
1898 and 1900. It was moved to its current location in 1910. The house was a
residence until 1984. At that time it was remodeled to operate as a restaurant. First the
house operated as the Terrance House Restaurant, followed by Long Wong`s,
Giovanni`s, then TJ`s BBQ.