"If you are lucky enough to drink wine by the sea … you are lucky enough."
That is the motto of SeaLegs Wine Bar, a new hip spot in Huntington Beach. "By the sea," in this case, means just a few blocks up the street.
This attractive and inviting newcomer features a two-story wall of wine fronted by a row of crystal chandeliers over the bar, which might give you the impression that this place is really swanky, but as handsome as it is, it's still very casual.
Dining options include a nice menu of small plates and one or two specials for the evening. You can hang out with a glass of wine, partake of a tasting flight, have a small bite or put together a meal of small plates. Sit at the bar, in the dining area or in the cozy lounge.
This variety of choices makes SeaLegs the latest go-to spot in H.B., but high energy and lots of wine makes for a loud crowd.