Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

The Hermosillo / Highland Park Brewery

Your Rating: None
The Hermosillo / Highland Park BreweryThe Hermosillo / Highland Park Brewery
BA SCORE
4.08/5
Exceptional
1,291 Ratings
The Hermosillo / Highland Park BreweryThe Hermosillo / Highland Park Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

5125 York Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90042-1715
United States

(323) 739-6459 | map
thehermosillo.com

Notes:
No notes at this time.

Added by thehermosillo on 06-05-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
117
Reviews:
174
Ratings:
1,291
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.35/5
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
73
pDev:
10.57%
 
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Place Reviews | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by bigjoe786:
Photo of bigjoe786
4.07/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of Giulia
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of BeachwoodHops
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of SusanP
4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jtk21351
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of wilymobastardo
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ghostman25
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Frosty11161
4.76/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Great place to drink decent beer, eat spectacular food, and people watch, be it inside the bar or by the windows.

Don't forget to tour the brewery in the back! I always play that joke on friends their first time there. Barrel warehouse is the best.

 249 characters

Photo of hoyagus
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of crob3888
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of shoegaze
4.74/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Sev
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

this place is top notch. might be the most well rounded brewery in Los Angeles. They always have plenty of styles to offer and their west coast IPAs are the best I've ever had. The service is great, the location is great - if you haven't been yet, do it. do it now.

 269 characters

Photo of JayORear
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

This is a frustrating review to write, in that I so much want it to be even better than my rating, which is pretty damn high. The vibe is perfect: a historic East side L.A. gentlemen's club, with lots of room for sitting and standing, and beer and food copiously flowing. There's a bartender who started calling me by name after my very first time going, and always remembers, no matter how long it's been since my last visit. And the (HPB) beer has steadily improved since they started brewing, to the point where it's probably in the top two L.A. proper breweries. My dings against quality and selection might seem minor, but they're important enough that I end up not going quite as much as I might otherwise.

First, taplist-wise, there's sometimes a strange imbalance between styles; I've been more than once when the majority of beers were saisons/wilds, which I appreciate, but which I rarely eat with pub food. Other times, there are barely any hoppy beers, or some preponderance of beers that I'm really not that into. I think they could learn from Cellarmaker in SF, a brewer that really keeps a balanced, intriguing list at all times. Second, the food: much of it is quite good, but there seems to be a conscious effect to avoid anything resembling "traditional" pub food, and when it comes close, it's either weirdly oversized or undersized. The grilled cheese sandwich could feed a family of four, and the papas nachos (which are awesome) are only served as a "snack size," when they could easily be a bigger entree. Again, I'm comparing to another brewery with food, Tired Hands, which has this aspect nailed. On the one hand, they have the "house-cured charcuterie plates," but they've also got a simple goddamn burger with fries. (BTW, TH also nails the balanced taplist thing.)

If it seems like I'm being hard on the Hermosilio, it's only because they're *this* close to being truly, not almost, great. Balance that taplist and offer more basic grub on the food menu, and I'll be there once a week, instead of once a month.

 2,042 characters

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of duceswild
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AleHunter805
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of HaoleToYouToo
4.9/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BoredRocks275
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of leodarko
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Mista_Carta
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of bouncepass
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Pretty awesome little brewery, while still pretty new - this brewery turns out some interesting, delicious beers. Inside they have about 10 in-house beers and two outside offerings. The beers are projected onto a wall using one of those old projectors they used to teach math with the dry erase markers. On a sunny day, it's hard to discern the projection. The place can get busy - but the service is chill and attentive.

 421 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
The Hermosillo / Highland Park Brewery in Los Angeles, CA
Brewery rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,291 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.