In today's day and age, it's unusual for a small start-up restaurant to be run by a local couple with no prior experience. In addition to providing good food and drinks, at fair prices, we have endeavored to revive the spirit and multiple roles that this historic venue has provided to the Springs community since 1934. A BIG thank you to all of our customers ( and future customers! ) for allowing us to make a dream come true. You can read about the history of our beloved location below.
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The Springs Tavern
EAST HAMPTON, NEW YORK
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A Tavern has been operating, more or less continually, at this location since 1934. Originally opened as The Jungle Inn, the bar was operated by owner Pete Federico and his wife, Nina, who managed the kitchen duties in the back. Because Fort Pond Boulevard was largely undeveloped with a particularly dense population of old-growth trees, Pete thought it resembled a jungle, hence the name. Over time Pete Federico became known as Jungle Pete as the bar grew in popularity and later changed the name to what all the locals called it anyway, Jungle Pete’s.