Ring the bell

December 9th On a late Saturday night in Midtown Manhattan we’ll kick-off our first get-together party.

RUSSIAN SAMOVAR

Only those with class shall enter. Class is a term we use loosely.

December 9th On a late Saturday night in Midtown Manhattan we’ll kick-off our first get-together party.

SPEAKEASY PARTY STARTS IN

PROMINENT VENUE

MID-MANHATTAN

This venue was owned by many famous people ranging from Frank Sinatra to a Nobel Prize winner. It has been featured in movies and TV shows. Read More

GREAT MUSIC

LIVE PERFORMERS

Prepare for great live performances from various mega-talented guests who will make sure that this party you will remember for a long time. Read More

MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE

MULTIPLE ROOMS

Imagine a party where you can plunge into a loud and crazy speakeasy in the main room or have a great conversation at a dapper and classy lounge upstairs. Read More

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

GET-TOGETHER
PARTY

It will be an affair of the cocktails, fanfare, and live music. In the spirit of prohibition, apart from the infamous Samovar Virtuosos, we added more remarkably talented performers and entertainers to the party with more live music, singers, dancers, performers, and more.



About the VENUE

The party will take place @ the legendary Manhattan venue located at W. 52nd Street. This place was a real speakeasy, a top-notch jazz club, Frank Sinatra’s favorite hangout, and a social club & piano lounge.

There is a reason why New York Times called this place a “Social Club”. Liza Minnelli casually played the white grand piano, Marcello Mastroianni would stop-by for a drink, Nicole Kidman pretended that she was a writer…

It’s discrete upstairs lounge with a separate entrance and a private dining room has hosted countless private parties for celebrities ranging from athletes to designers and from rappers to opera singers.

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Remarkable History of Remarkable Venue

1920’s

The real-deal Speakeasy

Ninety years ago, there were hundreds of illegal drinking spots in New York, and the speakeasies – which were often just a hidden room with barely drinkable booze – were mostly run by gangsters.

While many of today’s incarnations will disappear as quickly as they’ve popped up, some of the infamous night spots of the prohibition era have stood the test of time, making an unforgettable mark on the fabric of New York.

1960’s & 1970’s

Jilly's Saloon - Frank Sinatra’s favorite place

Owned by Jilly Rizzo, it was the place where Sinatra drank at least three or four nights a week when he was in town. Jilly was Sinatra’s closest friend, his right-hand man, and his bodyguard.

Apart from being Sinatra’s throne room, Jilly’s was most famous as the spot where mobsters have thrown Johnny Carson down a flight of stairs and then, decided to murder him for flirting with the wrong woman. Read More

1930’s & 1940’s

3 DEUCES Jazz Club

In its heyday from 1930 through the early 1950s, 3 DEUCES hosted such jazz legends as Miles Davis, Harry Gibson, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Nat Jaffe, Marian McPartland, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Louis Prima, Art Tatum, Fats Waller, Trummy Young, and many more.

Following the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, 52nd Street replaced 133rd street as "Swing Street" of the city. The blocks of 52nd Street between Fifth Avenue and Seventh Avenue became renowned for the abundance of jazz clubs and lively street life. Read More

1986 - Present

Russian Samovar

The Restaurant was founded on May 24, 1986, which is also the birthday of of the Nobel Prize winning poet Joseph Brodsky, who was the owner of the restaurant.

1990’s Russian Samovar is a little Russian island one block away from Broadway, where culture and tradition stay untouched. Joseph Brodsky opened the restaurant in partnership with a great entrepreneur Roman Kaplan and famous ballet dancer Michael Baryshnikov. The restaurant then already

had an interesting history: Frank Sinatra owned the place in the past. He had many personal concerts there and often spent time with his friends at this restaurant.

2000’s Keeping its charming tradition to be a favorite place for bohemian New Yorkers, Samovar became a home for famous singers, actors, poets and writers. For the last 15 years Russian Samovar has been a place for theater performances, poetry reading and social functions. Read More

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