This building was originally constructed in the 1920's/30's by Frank Globin and named "Globin's Al Tahoe."
It was a Gas Station, Grocery Store, Bar & Restaurant. It also featured hotel rooms upstairs. Of major notice was the fact that Globin's friend, heavy weight boxing champ Max Baer, trained for his fight against Max Schmeling here.
Later, Globin expanded and added bungalows and a pool in the back of the building. He also constructed a one-half mile long pier that extended out over the lake. At the end of the pier was a dance floor which was open during the summer months.
Much later, before the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics, Tahoe became more recognized a a winter vacation destination and more year 'round resorts sprang up, including Harvey Gross' Wagon Wheel and Bill Harrah's Resort. By 1965, South Lake Tahoe became incorporated as a city. In 1975, Rodger Wright and Joe Hansen (thusly ROJO's) purchased the business from the then owner of "Felix's." (Felix was a bartender for Frank Globin and was given the bar by Frank.)
Today, Rojo's is a Bar & Restaurant reflecting its original rustic Tahoe ambiance specializing in American Fare including Ribs, Chicken, Steak & Seafood as well as Pasta dishes. We have used the local weather-aged pinon pine and granite rock used in the mining and lumber industries of the day to create our unique rustic atmosphere of old Tahoe. Original photographs located in and around the dining room depict scenes of the area during the late 1920s and early 1930's. Dancing is featured downstairs with live entertainment or DJs.
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The downstairs can also be reserved for private functions such as weddings, receptions, parties, etc. Incidentally, Rojo's has the only basement in South Lake Tahoe because of its early construction and the water table of the Lake.
We hope you enjoy Rojo's food and hospitality. We invite you and your friends to join us again soon! - Joe Hansen