Built in 1925, the Manhattan Casino is significant for its contribution to entertainment and the culture in the African American community for more than forty years. Some of American music's most legendary performers played at the Manhattan including James Brown, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughn, Fats Domino and the Ink Spots. After the era of the big bands, the Manhattan Casino hosted dances featuring local artists; rock and roll and blues singers popular in the 1960's.
Sylvia’s Queen of Soul Food Restaurant™ St. Petersburg now occupies the ground floor of the Historic Manhattan Casino, and beginning November 9, 2013, the restaurant will serve savory soul food meals for lunch and dinner 7 days a week (Monday through Thursday 11 am to 10 pm; Friday & Saturday 11 am to 11 pm; and Sunday 11 am to 9 pm). Also enjoy Gospel Sunday brunches every Sunday at the Historic Manhattan Casino, as well as catering by Sylvia’s for events, large and small. For details and reservations please call 727-824-7221.
Visit the Official website at www.themanhattancasino.com for reservations, event, amenities and more information.