This led to the forming of the Petroleum Club of Long Beach. In the years following, many doctors, lawyers, and other businessmen also began to join the Club due to it’s great social activities. These early activities included the 1959 MISS UNIVERSE CONTEST.
The Club began in 1955, by using the second floor of Rickarts’ Restaurant on Atlantic Avenue. Discovering quickly that the Club needed larger facilities, the current property was purchased and construction began September 25, 1957. The Grand Opening Party was held on May 17, 1958 with Master of Ceremonies none other than RUDY VALLEE.
The Petroleum Club features two rooms for dinner dances. The Grand Ballroom, which seats up to 400 guests with a permanent 25′ x 40′ dance floor, and the Terrace Room, which seats up to 200 guests with a permanent 20′ x 30′ dance floor. We also feature two meeting room which will accommodate under 40 guests.
One of our special features here at the Club is the Olympic size swimming pool. The reason this pool is a special is the specially designed shallow end which starts at only 1.5 feet. With this shallow end from 1.5 to 3 ft. in depth, this creates a perfect area for small children to play and enjoy the pool safety.
We are not only a private membership club but are also able to cater outside events such as Weddings Receptions and Ceremonies, Birthday Parties, Business Meetings / Luncheons / Dinners, Poolside BBQ, Pool Parties. Our catering staff has years of experience handling such events. We have two families in which all three of their daughters have had their wedding receptions here at the Club.
The Club offers:
- Lunch served between 11:30 am and 2:00 pm Monday thru Friday
- Dinner served 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm Thursday and Friday
- Monthly Theme Dinner Dance or Entertainment
- Active Women’s Club meeting 1st Tuesday of month
- Children’s Christmas Party
- Duplicate Bridge
- Other special events throughout the year
- Family Night Dinner and children’s activities held monthly
3636 Linden Avenue Long Beach, CA 90807 Office (562) 427-7966 Fax (562) 427-0726
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