Happy birthday, Manifest! Hard to believe that it’s been six years since the Chinatown club, headed up by young entrepreneur Brandon Reid, opened its doors on Hotel Street, promising a haven for the eclectic, artistic and intelligent. Over time, it’s also evolved into a banging hip-hop club and espresso bar, with one of the best whiskey selections in town and a full range of stiff, top-quality cocktails made by award-winning bartenders. Manifest’s success appears to be a result of being good at many things, and not just one.
Saturday’s anniversary party was themed “Casablanca,” and at least a few guests came dressed in ’40s attire. The party started at 7 p.m. with live music by The Bentos, an acoustic performance by Matt Melendez, comedians Ray Lamay & Easten, and later on in the night, #Superhandsome DJs SSSolution, Jon C and Delve. Here’s to six saucy years, and many more!