This building was originally constructed in the 1920's/30's by Frank
Globin and named "Globin's Al Tahoe."
was a Gas Station, Grocery Store, Bar & Restaurant. It also
featured hotel rooms upstairs.
major notice was the fact that Globin's friend, heavy weight boxing
champ Max Baer, trained for his fight against Max Schmeling here.
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.
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
1965, South Lake Tahoe became incorporated as a city.
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.)
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.
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.
is featured downstairs with live entertainment or Disc Jockey. Ask
for a calendar of events.
downstairs can also be reserved for private functions such as weddings,
receptions, parties, etc.
Rojo's has the only basement in South Lake Tahoe because of its
early construction and the water table of the Lake.
hope you enjoy Rojo's food and hospitality. We invite you and your
friends to join us again soon!
& Erika Hansen