The place feels like the TV show "Cheers" looked like: very friendly owner and bartender (father-daughter combination). The bartender Heather is not only very skilled with mixed drinks, but also very friendly and a cheerful presence all evening long. Sometimes you'll find a second bartender, Monica -- also a sweetheart. It's on the upscale side for Big Bear, which I like, relaxed and a friendly, safe atmosphere.
Some nights there is music. The father, a former professional singer, has been known to join the band for a few tunes.