Wisteria Tavern

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Wisteria Tavern
Location 3808 North 12th Avenue
Established 1935
Owner Terry Abbott
Slogan Oldest bar...awesome beer.
Hours of Operation Daily: 3:30 PM-3:00 AM
Phone number (850) 433-9222
Website http://www.wisteriatavern.com/

The Wisteria Tavern is a bar located on 12th Avenue near the tree tunnel; in continuous operation since 1935, it is Pensacola's oldest extant bar. Wisteria is currently owned by Terry Abbott.


According to the tavern's official history, it began operation as "a grocery and supply store sometime in the late 1920’s to early 30’s" and eventually became a gathering place for those who hunted or fished in what is now the Cordova Park area. Its history as a bar is dated from 1935, when Wisteria was issued a "beer only" liquor license by the State of Florida.


Though the parcel on which Wisteria stands is zoned residential, the City of Pensacola allows the bar to operate under a grandfather clause. According to Wisteria, "the conditions allow operation at the current maintained state with no increases in the size of the building or changes in the configuration of the business."

External links[edit]


  • "About Us". Wisteria Tavern. Retrieved on 11 December 2008.