When mulling over which bar to check out in Huntington Beach, if the lounge at the Hyatt isn't near the top of your list, you're missing out, especially if you would rather avoid the sandy-footed board-short crowd so common to Main Street establishments. Here, you can enjoy a quiet drink within merlot-colored walls housing leather, high-back chairs. Warmth comes from a roaring fireplace; massive saucer-shaped chandeliers hover overhead. Red Chair features a signature drink menu and offers a moderate wine and bottled-beer selection (sorry, no draft). If you plan on parking on the hotel property, valet is your only option-but the bar validates parking for up to three hours.
There are three reasons to go to a swanky hotel bar: well-crafted cocktails, no crowds and stiff pours. The Red Chair Lounge, inside the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach, may be walking distance from... More »