2 Door Tavern

Known Name(s)

Tu-Dor Tavern (Secondary)
2 Door Tavern (Primary)


1513 Springwood Ave. Neptune, NJ (Secondary) (1955)
1512 Springwood Ave. Asbury Park, NJ (Primary) (1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955)

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Physical Status



Unclear street numbering make it difficult to pinpoint the location of 1512 Springwood – now West Lake Avenue – in Neptune, though it appears that the lot is now empty.

The extant cinder-block building at 1511-1513 Springwood Avenue – now West Lake Avenue – in Neptune may be the structure that housed the Tu-Dor.

Detailed History

The 2 Door – sometimes spelled Two Door or Tu-Dor – was a longtime institution on Springwood Avenue. The bar was listed in The Green Book from 1938 through 1955 as in Asbury Park, though the address on Springwood was technically in Neptune.

In 1953, Irving Kurinsky, the owner of the bar, who was a Jewish immigrant from Poland, applied to transfer the liquor license from 1512 to 1513 Springwood, across the street. At that time, 1513 Springwood was home to Palm Gardens, which was listed in The Green Book as well. The two establishments were successful in switching locations and transferring their licenses. The bar, as the Tu-Dor, then was listed at the new address in 1955 (see entry for 1513 Springwood Avenue).

Sources: Polk’s Asbury Park City Directory, 1940, 1950, and 1954; “Bar Transfer is Considered;” Asbury Park Press; 4 February 1953; “Irving Kurinsky,” Asbury Park Press, 2 December 1981.


J. Shaffer

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