The Wine Down Lounge is a cool little wine bar smack dab in the middle of Long Beach. It is a bit rough to find parking here but there is a lot behind the building that was not that full but it did cost a few bucks.
I wanted to come in for a drink while I was in downtown and a glass of wine sounded awesome. I went ahead and had a couple of glasses and had some good conversation with some people out on the patio. The wine that I was drinking was the Coquelicot, “Black Oak Vineyard” Syrah, 2008.
The set up inside is pretty cool and there is a chalkboard on the wall that tells you what is on the wine menu. There is a loft inside and it is interesting to see how they managed the space located around the stairs.
The outside patio was awesome and very spacious I spent most of my time out here. I met Jonathan Rosenson who runs the place and he was very cool an enjoyable to talk with.
Overall this is a great little place to grab a glass and shoot the breeze.
Written by Louie Baur.