Pete's Bar, Neptune Beach, FL

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty BK 3030920

If you have ever visited our area for a period of more than one day, chances are good you have been to Pete's Bar.

Pete's is a Neptune Beach icon, and was mentioned by John Grisham in one of his books (sorry, I'm not certain which one).

Pete's Bar has been operating for 80 years on April 27th, and was the first bar to get a liquor license the day Prohibition ended.

Famous for cold beer, strong drinks, and early opening hours, Pete's has 25 cent pool tables, and is a cash only place - they don't take your credit cards!


Pete's Bar 80th Anniversary Party



Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 2:00pm to Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 2:00am

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Pete's Bar will be celebrating our 80th year in business on Saturday April 27 from 2 PM til close. Pete's received the first liquor license in Duval County the day Prohibition was lifted. Come celebrate with drink specials, entertainment and door prizes. Like us on Face book at PETE JENSEN.



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Carol Zingone is a full service Broker Associate proudly affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty in Atlantic Beach, FL.  I help buyers and sellers locally, regionally, and internationally.  With hundreds of happy buyers and sellers over the course of my career, I'm thrilled to help first time buyers, military buyers, seniors, investors, 1031 exchange properties, short sales and REO's.  I have spent hours honing my expertise, including the designations of: Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC) , Short Sales, Foreclosures, REO's, (SFR), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).  I pride myself on providing excellent expertise to all buyers and sellers. Search the MLS via  for Jacksonville and area listings!


Comments (6)

Caryl Dawson
Long & Foster Realtors - Gainesville, VA

Gee this sounds like a great place to visit.  I will have to take a trip down to your area some day and experience this well established establishment. It sounds like more fun than being in traffic. 

Mar 24, 2013 04:38 AM
Kevin Cavanaugh
Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty - Tappan, NY
Lic. Associate Broker, ABR, GREEN

Sounds like a pretty good place to spend a relaxing afternoon. Thanks and have a great day.

Mar 24, 2013 04:40 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Just Googled it and it looks like the book was The Brethren.  It's always cool when local places get national attention that way.

Mar 24, 2013 05:19 AM
Nicole Needham
Needham Realty - Winters, CA
SFR (530) 302-5478

Pete's bar is an institution !! Thanks for the history lesson, I had no idea about it's Prohibition history.

Mar 24, 2013 08:26 AM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Carol.  Pete's bar sounds like a blast from the past.

Mar 24, 2013 08:47 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Carol,

Sounds like Pete's Bar is an institution! Good to have fun places like this to go that are rich in history!

Mar 24, 2013 10:40 PM