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



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Decor 6.9
Drink Quality 6.6
Drink Selection 6.8
Mood 6.9
Music 5.6
Service 7.5
Tikiness 6.7
Tilt 7.1
Vibe 6.7

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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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Jackievonspanks is a regular at Otto's Shrunken Head.
April 19, 2016, 9:10 AM
I absolutely love Ottos! It's technically not a traditional tiki bar but a little more on the punk and psychobilly side of the spectrum.
TikiTravis has visited Otto's Shrunken Head.
April 2, 2016, 3:51 PM
I was there in June of 2015, and it was an anniversary party for the bar itself, so my one and only experience included lots of people, a live surf rock band from Japan, and lots of great tiki vibe. I want to go back when there isn't a special event to feel what the "true" place is like...
tabuzak is a regular at Otto's Shrunken Head, and is usually there Third Wednesday of the month.
July 19, 2014, 5:33 AM
The Exotica quotient is up with Primativa in Hi-Fi doing every third Wednesday of the month.
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