A friend of mine just transferred jobs from New York City to Newport Beach. As part of his cultural adaptation, he's searching for a bar that serves real cocktails in addition to standard wines and beers. He's not looking for dives with heavy booze but interesting bars with a more diverse mix of cocktails. He misses the post work bar scene in Manhattan.
Any chowhound recommendations for real cocktails in the OC coastal areas?
Thanks for your help.