Bar and restaurant revivals are few and far between in Miami, where it’s typically out with the old and in with the new. That was seemingly the fate of Fox’s Sherron Inn, South Miami’s beloved dive that closed rather suddenly on July 31, 2015. Now, nearly seven years to the day, the Lost Boy & Co. team (Lost Boy, Tropezón) is bringing it back.
According to Eater Miami, the historic establishment, which first opened doors back in 1946, has been restored and revamped to include much of its original furnishings like the wood-paneled walls, plush red leather booths and black-and-white floors that match the awning hanging over the bar. Chris Hudnall and Randy Alonso, the duo behind the hospitality group, were so committed to Fox’s retro aesthetic that they went as far as to commission artwork to replicate what previously hung in the space, like the famous plane painting, among other works.
Known as being the “darkest bar in Miami,” Fox’s latest iteration is just as dim with only the glow of red lights to illuminate your meal. As for what’s for dinner, expect more of the same dishes you enjoyed way back when, such as a prime rib, fried chicken, a clam sandwich and french onion soup. Classic martinis and Manhattans will still be served alongside new additions courtesy of the experienced bar team. “We’ve kept the beverage menu as authentic and straightforward as possible,” says Hudnall. “Everyone has memories of the martinis so we’ve made sure to keep them Fox’s way—strong, cold and badass.”
Plus, Fox’s will introduce the adjacent Sherron Inn Liquors, selling wine and spirits to-go. The liquor store and upstairs event space/tasting room will open later this summer, while Fox’s Sherron Inn is slated to open this Friday, July 29. Save us a seat?