Thankfully, Rocker@Squaw – located at the Village at Squaw Valley – is a casual and lively restaurant that has partnered with regional farms and suppliers to bring you the freshest, sustainably sourced products, all for an affordable price.
Add a fried egg to the Rock Your Own Burger at Rocker@Squaw — Photo courtesy of SquawAlpine
This restaurant and sports bar is on the smaller side, fitting about 50 people. But the visitors and staff at the tables and at the bar with the large TVs are friendly and lively. There are also a few chairs outside on the deck, where you can watch the village visitors.
The decor is stylish, while integrating local wood and natural elements. The menus are even printed and displayed on blocks of wood.
The menu at Rocker@Squaw is seasonal and features both vegetarian and meat items, like their Chipotle Black Bean Burger ($14) and the Rock Out Your Own Burger ($15) with cheese, avocado, mushrooms or even a farm fresh fried egg on top.
Other items include their delicious Pulled Pork Sandwich or BBQ Chicken Sandwich ($14) served with fries, onion rings or a salad.
Rocker@Squaw's decor is a hip Tahoe mix — Photo courtesy of SquawAlpine
Their nachos ($13) are a popular pick and include a pile of queso sauce, pinto beans, pickled jalapeño, lime sour cream, baked cheddar, salsa and guacamole. Add smoked chicken for only $3.
Other seasonal greens include a Butter Leaf Salad with mustard dressing and the Wild Arugula Salad with strawberries, grapes and goat cheese. Both go for $13.
Rocker's bar also features seasonal signature cocktails, like the Fresh Squeezed Blood Orange Margarita ($12) with fresh squeezed lime, blood orange puree and agave nectar, served in a mason jar with a salted rim and a lime wheel.
Other drinks from the bar include the Shane McConkey ($10) with Seagrams vodka and Red Bull. The drink is served in a commemorative glass, and $6 of the proceeds are donated to the McConkey Foundation, which gives back to local organizations.
The bar also serves various regional beers on tap and a nice selection of California and European wines.
The Village at Squaw Valley has several other restaurants, too, including the Auld Dubliner Irish pub, Fireside Pizza Company and Mamasake Sushi & Sake. The village also has a nice range of retail shops, including the Wanderlust yoga studio.
During both summer and winter, the Village at Squaw Valley holds various special events like Bluesdays Tuesdays, with free blues music.