Directly across from the door to Rosie O’Grady’s is the entrance to Lili Marlene’s World War I Aviators Pub. Lili’s is a favorite gathering place for professionals, businessmen and ladies of Pensacola.
The bar and back bar of Lili’s came from the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago and dates from 1880. The famous “smoked filled room” of politics was located behind this very bar! The captain’s chairs and pub tables are from old
English pubs in London. The light fixtures came from a mansion in Atlanta.
The building that houses Lili’s and the room directly north were originally the Pensacola Printing Co., reputed to be the oldest print shop in continual operation in the U.S. and the original home of the Pensacola News Journal
newspaper. The big benches in Lili’s are from London. The big chairs are from the Supreme Court of Massachusetts. The beautiful pub mirrors are from Edinburgh, Scotland.