Otto's Shrunken Head

New York, NY
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538 East 14th Street
New York, NY
Opened in 2002
Daily 2pm-4am
(212) 228-2240

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Otto's Shrunken Head



by 99 people



Everyone You
Decor 6.9
Drink Quality 6.4
Drink Selection 6.8
Mood 6.9
Music 5.9
Service 7.5
Tikiness 6.8
Tilt 6.9
Vibe 6.5

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Humuhumu’s description

Otto's Shrunken Head is a tiki-meets-punk bar on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Live music acts play regularly in the back room. The music styles range from rock to metal to exotica, and it's often loud. The front entry of the bar has cases filled with tiki mugs and knick-knacks. Over the bar is a row of pufferfish lamps. There are carvings by Wayne Coombs and Crazy Al. Drinks are served in mugs that are available for sale, including a custom shrunken head mug.
In late 2010 a fire damaged the back room of Otto's, but repairs were able to be made swiftly.

How to find it

Otto's is on E 14th, between Avenues A and B.


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Corbin has visited Otto's Shrunken Head.
May 18, 2017, 5:52 AM
Otto's is a weird tiki bar. It's like a cross between a tiki bar and New York punk rock. Lots of tattooed ladies in leather jackets and guys in denim. But the staff is nice and quick, the drinks are okay and the mood is great. If you ask, and it's a slow night, they will even make you something special to suit your particular tastes. Worth a visit.
tikiwithray has visited Otto's Shrunken Head.
April 13, 2017, 3:36 PM
I think the best way to describe Otto’s Shrunken Head is simply this: imagine if the punk rock band the Cramps owned a Tiki bar! Here is my full write up....
TabbieWolf has visited Otto's Shrunken Head.
March 29, 2017, 11:17 AM
Is tiki punk a thing? Because this place is that. Definitely more bar than anything, with live music in the back. Tiny hole in the wall place with bamboo on the bar and blowfish lamps.

Food: Not applicable; this place is truly just a bar
Drinks: Huge selection - because yeah, it's just a bar! Lots of tiki classics and bartender's specials. Would definitely go back to try more.
Tiki Mugs: Some custom to location, drinks served in, and purchasable!
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