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Otto's Shrunken Head

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Address: 538 E. 14th St., between Aves. A and B, New York City, NY
Phone Number: +1 212-228-2240
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Fun little tiki bar

Stopped by for a couple of drinks. Place was busy, bar staff friendly and a punk/rockabilly playing in the back room. Cool selection of cocktails - choose to have your drink in a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
Charmalion
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a couple of drinks. Place was busy, bar staff friendly and a punk/rockabilly playing in the back room. Cool selection of cocktails - choose to have your drink in a tiki mug or regular glass, then either keep your mug as a souvenir or return it for a $6 refund. And just a reminder to take ID... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Great dive tiki bar, with DJ in front and live music in the back. Must try the German Chocolate Cake drink! Incredible drink you won't be able to stop thinking about. Important note: bar only accepts CASH

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Strong drinks. Affordable tiki mugs. Live music. Great bartenders. This place rocks. Spend a little time to appreciate the decor while you're here.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

As a bit of a fan of Tiki bars it was great getting to check out one in NYC. Cool grungy vibe and cocktails in cool tiki mugs you can keep

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Thank Rebecca M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Cool dive bar Close to manitobas for a pub crawl Sunday night had 4 bands - free to watch in small room, hat goes around at end Friendly owner Beer reasonable, cocktails more expensive Worth a visit

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Every time I'm in NYC, I go to Otto's at least once, if not several times. I love it! Supercool bar with vintage tiki decor. Drinks are awesome!! Try a frozen pina colada. It's just good and not at all like sickeningly sweet versions I've had elsewhere. Then there is the music!!! A great mix of punk, rockabilly, vintage surf... More 

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Ringwood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I went to see one of the last Tiki Bars in NYC on a Saturday afternoon. After a long hot hike from the bus station (I skipped the subways) it was great to get a cold tropical cocktail in a tiki mug. The place was busy which surprised me as the neighborhood was quite. The bartender was great and helped... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Strong cocktails in great glasses that you can keep for an extra $5, cool decor, great music and live bands on a Sunday. One of my favourite bars in New York.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

They had an Elvis Birthday Bash with a lineup of 4 bands back to back. Sweet! We got there about 8 and hopped right to the bar. Fun tiki inspired strong drinks, almost to pretty to drink and decent tap list. Bartender was busy but super friendly, an easy place to make friendly connections. All kinds, young and old, we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Went to see my boyfriends band perform. Not a place I would have gone, but pleased I did. The drinks are strong and there is an entire Tiki bar culture I knew nothing of. Cash only but there us an ATM if you need it. Lots of personality in a small place.

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