Many hotel bars these days opt for a techno beat and follow the latest cocktail fads. The bar at the Big 4 at The Scarlet Huntington instead chooses a more classic ambiance, with an old school wooden bar lined with green leather stools. Here, the bartenders have decades of experience pouring perfect martinis and Manhattans—and there is also, this being California, an impressive selection of the best wines from Napa, Sonoma, and the state’s other leading wine regions. It is hard to imagine many complaints about the Big 4 restaurant or bar. Perhaps the only possible one is that a meal doesn’t provide enough time to take in the fascinating collection of memorabilia that decorates the space. Order a drink, or two, and you can leisurely study the antique prints and maps that illuminate California’s colorful history.