The bar, located on busy Fourth Avenue between 8th and 9th Streets, offers a stylish haven for lovers of craft beer and fine wine.
Tucson's Fourth Avenue is home to Ermanos Craft Beer and Wine Bar — Photo courtesy of Ermanos Craft Beer and Wine Bar
The interior blends industrial chic with vintage sophistication, creating a relaxing and welcoming ambiance that's ready-made for drinking and socializing. There are exposed brick walls, a skylight and tables crafted from re-purposed wood.
Seating options include a group-friendly communal booth, bar seating, private nooks and a patio.
For serious beer aficionados, Ermanos offers a carefully curated selection of local and regional craft brews.
The beer menu is constantly being updated, but some popular picks include the Borderlands Horchata Cream Ale from Borderlands Brewery in Tucson; the Dragoon Saison Blue from Dragoon Brewing in Tucson; and the Sonoran White Chocolate wheat or rye beer from Sonoran Brewing Company in Scottsdale.
Ermanos provides (almost) real-time updates of their current beer menu on their website, so guests can take a peek to see what's on tap before heading to the bar.
For oenophiles, Ermanos is also a sophisticated wine bar, featuring a thoughtful selection of whites, reds and a California rosé. The wine selection features bottles from around the world, plus a handful of Arizona wines.
In addition to being a beer and wine bar, Ermanos is also a cozy gastropub serving lunch, happy hour, dinner and late-night bites. Many dishes feature seasonal, local ingredients, and everything on the menu is made from scratch.
For starters, there's a fresh farmer's soup that changes seasonally, as well as a farmer's salad made with a blend of raw and cooked veggies.
A popular lunch or dinner bite is the gourmet grilled cheese, made with five different cheeses and a homemade sweet and tangy onion jam.
Another house specialty is the Zip Burger, which comes topped with a special "zip sauce" made from butter, herbs, soy sauce and Worcestershire.
Shareable tapas-style small plates include succulent chicken "lollipops," flatbread topped with chorizo and Mexican cheese and potato gnocchi with herbs and cheese. Ermanos also offers a smaller menu of late-night eats that is available until 11:30 p.m.
Another highlight at Ermanos is the Tasting Room, which features 10 draft beers and six wines on tap that are only available in the Tasting Room. The room can be reserved for private parties or group events.
Ermanos is the brainchild of brothers Mark and Eric Erman – the name of the bar is a play on the Spanish word hermanos ("brothers") – who plan on hosting live music and special tasting events at the venue.