Today was an exciting day for Gar Woods & Riva Grill. We sold our 2 Millionth Wet Woody and gave away some great prizes including a trip for 2 to Puerto Rico!
Take a look at this fantastic article (below) about Lake Tahoe (just voted the best Lake in America by USA Today's reader survey). To view the full article online and read more about Where to Eat (Gar Woods of course!) ... click here.
Polar Bear Swim is coming up on March 3rd. If these guys can do this, you can handle a short swim in Lake Tahoe! (Sign up forms are under events!)
Dispatch does not actually fire until about :55 seconds into the movie. What you hear before that is a 28' Garwood in front of her with a V-12 Scripps Motor. The noise prior to the firing is the oil pressure pump.
1931 Gar Wood Triple Cockpit Runabout
Gar Wood 33-foot triple cockpit runabouts are considered some of the finest runabouts produced by the famous boatbuilding firm in Marysville, MI. Elegant and powerful, these crafts were offered with either a Scripps V-12 or a Gar Wood Liberty V-12 engine and were capable of exceeding 50 mph.
Manufactured in 1931, the runabout has a 650-horsepower, 12-cylinder Rolls Royce engine. Named Dispatch, she is owned by Tom and Maurine Turner of Carnelian Bay, CA. Her Lake Tahoe berth is next to Turner's Gar Woods Grill and Pier Restaurant.
Video by Steven Martini
"The Longer You Stay, The More You Win"-- Gar Woods annual winter Friday Night Apres Ski event is back for the 2011-2012 season! North Shore Nights takes place every Friday in the bar from 6:30-9:30 pm immediately following Happy Hour. Local resorts as well as retail and liquor sponsors have partnered with us once again to offer awesome prizes, raffled every 30 minutes, including: Lift Tickets, Porter's Gear, Big Mack Charter Fishing Passes, Gift Certificates, Native Eyewear, Lakeview Threads Logowear, Snowbomb Tahoe Gold Cards & Swag- and a Grand Prize every week (usually a Snowboard, but it could be Skis, a Toboggan, or maybe even a new Ski Jacket)! Raffle tickets are earned with each purchase made in the bar and it's easy to rack them up with $5 Fish Tacos, $8 BBQ Chicken Quesadillas, weekly Sponsor Specials, $4.25 Draft Beers, and $5.25 Wet Woods. Live music starts at 8:00 pm, but come early for a warm seat by the fire. The only rule is "if you win it, you wear it"! The photos tell the story best... We look forward to seeing you on Fridays at Gar Woods!
Don't miss Gar Woods' 22nd Annual Polar Bear Swim at 2:30 pm on Saturday, March 3rd! Each year hundreds of spectators line the pier and deck to watch hardy souls brave the frigid waters of Lake Tahoe. Participants swim approximately 250 yards in 39 degree bone chilling water before returning to Gar Woods Bar to minimize their pain. With any luck there will be hot tubs to warm their bodies after the swim. Free appetizers are provided to all following the swim and the event is capped off with a hugely popular raffle in the bar.
Great article from Mountain Magazine about popular ski town drinks. The Wet Woody is mentioned in the right hand column below! You can also click here to access the online article. (NOTE: If you go to the webpage link, to read about the Wet Woody you must scroll down and click "See more ski town beverages for your drinking pleasure.")
Click on the link or image below and scroll to 18:25 to check us out on GolfChannel.com
With fall in the air and Halloween just around the corner, employees, friends and family gathered in the Riva Room on October 27th for our annual Pumpkin Carving event. The party is always much anticipated and includes something for kids of all ages... ghoulish snacks, goblin punch and of course, Wet Woodys and Rombauer for the adults. We also usually also get to enjoy a World Series game and this year did not disappoint as we were treated to the classic Game 6 with the amazing St. Louis comeback! (It almost topped the San Francisco Giants victory we witnessed on this night in 2010!) We love the Wet Woody pumpkin carved by bartenders Brendan and Chantel!