Panama Joe’s (PJ’s) is now open in Long Beach

Address: 5100 E 2nd St, Long Beach CA 90803

VANROOY DESIGN: PANAMA JOE’S NOW OPENVanrooy Creative Group, a unique design firm based in Southern California, started in 2007 by Christine and Jerry Van Rooy; designers, critical thinkers, makers and curators of details inspired by roaming the globe, all the things machined, and the beauty of nature. The team is in charge of creating of memorable environments, integrating interior architecture and industrial design. Whether it’s a boutique hotel, custom club chair or personal submarine, our approach to design travels far and wide to bring a unique sense of style and engaging experience to every project.

Their newest opened project is Panama Joe’s in Long Beach. A 5,100SF restaurant/bar inspired by Panama and the California beach culture with Hacienda style architecture interiors.

Vanrooy used natural materials like white washed woods (sandblasted existing historical wood and refinished it with a natural sunbleached finish) and plaster walls; with an overall color palette of white & natural woods with light grey walls with bronze accents and bright, open, Southern Central American beach enviroment achieved with Palecek chairs, custom booths, butcherblock tables, Spanish chandeliers, LED theatrical lighting, brass metal accents and Panama inspired wall coverings.

The restaurant serves Mesquite mexican broiler and fresh coastal flavors cuisine, seating a total of 100 in the bar, 68 in the main dining and 14 in the VIP/private dining room. As well as 30 in their interior patio and 16 in their exterior patio, space that is open up to the exterior facing 2nd street, creating an indoor outdoor enviroment throughout.