The Brand Spanking New Bar Called Zigmund’s in #Bridgehampton

Zigmund’s hits all the high notes—and even offers weekly karaoke. Read more on the bar that’s redefining the phrase “Hamptons hotspot”


Eric Lemonides and Jason Weiner, the owners of Almond in Bridgehampton and Manhattan and L&W Oyster Co in the Flat Iron district, have launched a new bar close by named Zigmund’s, at the former Fresh space at 203 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike. The restaurant officially opened Tuesday night.

Mr. Weiner described the vibe as a free and easy summertime feel. “The inside itself has warmth and conviviality that will translate well into the winter months,” Mr. Weiner said. They plan to keep the restaurant open year round, featuring a lit fireplace during the winter.

The Brand Spanking New Bar Called Zigmund’s:
Karaoke, Octopus and Happy Bartenders
Mysteries surround the newly opened Zigmund’s bar on the Sag-Bridge Turnpike like compost at the base of a fruit tree. Here’s what we know based on in-person reporting by Edible. Yes, it is open 7 days a week. Happy hour is every day from 5 to 7 p.m. ($5 beers, wine and lamb chops). Yes, lamb chops (lollypop-size) and octopus are important parts of the menu. So is yogurt and peaches, a nod to co-owner Eric Lemonides’s Greek heritage. They are spinning “retro sounds” on Saturday nights. And, finally, and perhaps most importantly, there is karaoke every Tuesday night at 9 p.m.

What else do we know about this old, masterfully restored building that has seen the cooking chops of Todd Jacobs in recent years and was rebooted in the 2000s by writer Bruce Buschel as South Fork Kitchen? Decades ago, scores of locals will remember this spot as the Wild Rose, a place where farmworkers, artists, derelict coeds and live-music-loving residents went to eat, drink and be merry.

As they say in the old country, mazel tov. We hope to see you there.

Did someone say après beach? Cake by the ocean!

Leos, welcome! Zigmund’s celebrates its first August birthday.
Bring the whole gang.

And, yes, there is Karaoke. Apparently, also some rare sightings of the rare art of Scary-oke. Let’s just say, if you have to ask, you don’t know.

Summer ain’t over till the fat lady sings—and we’re not talking about her performance on Karaoke Tuesday. So, drive, catch a train or jump on the Jitney.
We’ll meet you at Zigmund’s.