Fox's Sherron Inn to close in South Miami after 69 years

Fox’s Sherron Inn, a landmark lounge at 6030 S. Dixie Hwy. in South Miami, is set to close at the end of July after 69 years in business.

The bar and grill — known for its generous pours of liquor, its Tuesday and Thursday prime rib specials, and its late-night walk-up window — opened in 1946. An electrical fire in 1982 shut it down temporarily, but Fox’s was soon back on its feet.

After the dimly lit Fox’s was named one of the best local bars in America in 1988, a Miami Herald writer went in to soak up the scene (and a few martinis): 

“Fox’s is a place defined by shadows and silhouettes, a place where it is necessary to get physically very close to someone before you can confirm that person’s identity. ‘It’s a great place for people who want to be alone and romantic,’ bookkeeper Lourdes Rosado said. ‘In fact, you often won’t even know who it is you’re with in here.’ “

News of the closing was first noted in a tweet from Chat Chow TV.