The building that today houses the Tides Tavern was built by Axel Uddenberg in 1910 and served the area as a general store. Located next to the “Peoples’ Dock,” the town’s only public ferry landing, it was called the West Side Mercantile. From that time until the present it has had a series of owners and has been several businesses.
Run down and in a state of disrepair, the building was bought by Peter Stanley in 1973. After an extensive and ambitious rebuilding project, the Tides opened its doors to the public on Saturday, June 2, 1973.
The Tides Tavern offers the greatest house-made food and the finest beverages in the western hemisphere, but only to persons over 21 years of age. Please be prepared to show I.D.