After undergoing a dramatic transformation from dive bar to high end brew-pub, Hermosillo at 5125 York Boulevard opened its doors in May to mostly positive reviews.
Formerly home to the , the interior of the Cape-Cod style building bears little resemblance to its past. Gone are paintings on the wall and the black lights, replaced with dark woods and exposed ceilings.
One vestige of the Hermosillo's past that remains is the iconic green lady that adorns the glowing sign outside the bar.
The menu has changed drastically as well. Hermosillo currently offers a dozen IPAs, brown and Scotch ales and other craft beers, which all range in price from $6 to $7. Hermosillo offers a small wine list, curated by Owner Ross Stephenson. The beer and wine list will likely rotate, Stephenson said.
He said patrons should also expect food to be served at Hermosillo at some point in the future. As of now, customers will be allowed to order-in.
Like the owners of nearby , Stephenson has also installed a new window in the building's facade, allowing more light into the bar.
Stephenson said reviews of the bar have been mostly positive, with first time customers taking well to its carefully curated menu. However, Stephenson admitted that some patrons of the former Hermosillo Club have balked at the new establishment's menu and prices.
What They're Saying:
I like the outward street view stools and the old school banquette seating and most importantly, the 12 tap beer list is pretty solid with Eagle Rock, Green Flash and Port (I had the 6th anniversary DIPA) pouring. And in a cool touch the list is beamed onto the wall via the overhead projector making for a cool twist on the beer list.
The crew from Covell is behind the overhaul of York Boulevard’s Hermosillo Club. You can still enjoy the neon-green bathing-suit-clad blonde who watched over the entry from the Club’s sign, but inside the bar wears a fresh new-old patina, replete with Mexploitation film posters and a list of excellent California craft beers projected onto the wall. The Mexican Bordeaux-style blend we tried smelled oddly of molasses, but we found a friend in the 2010 Louis Tete Brouilly Beaujolais ($10).