Otto's Shrunken Head

Otto's Shrunken Head

Bar and Rock Club$$$$
Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village, New York
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    Has a stamp of approval from Village Voice and Men's Health Mag
    • Village Voice
    • Men's Health Mag
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    Adam R.
    "Buy a tikis mug & get the drink free."(6 Tips)
    "Stormy Skull is the best!"(2 Tips)
    Bill B.
    "The Mai Tai here is awesome, best Mai Tai ever actually."(4 Tips)
    Alex S.
    "Have a tiki drink, see your friends band, you’ll have a great time."(19 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon127 Tips and reviews
  • tiki mugs
  • stormy skull
  • live music
  • happy hour
  • casual
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  • Dave O.
    Dave OlversonOctober 1, 2012
    Can you handle the sugar challenge? Spend a day and go through every single specialty drink on the menu and level up with +3 diabetes!
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    Red & BrownAugust 21, 2015
    The OG of NYC tiki bars. Order whatever looks good, you can't go wrong. Bonus points for getting to take the mug home with you (if you want).
    Upvoted 2 days ago
  • John C.
    John CMay 8, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    The bartenders are great, and so are the drinks. Collect all the tiki mugs if you can: its a great excuse to try every drink they make. Good music too! And did i mention the great bartenders?
  • Andie S.heart icon on user image
    Andie SleemanDecember 14, 2016
    I freakin love this bar. The cocktails are fun. The atmosphere is odd & entertaining. I bring all NYC visitors here that want a uniquely New York experience.
  • Alex S.heart icon on user image
    Alex StillNovember 27, 2017
    One of the last OG East Village dives. Have a tiki drink, see your friends band, you’ll have a great time.
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    AllisonJanuary 1, 2015
    If you like dark & stormy's, try their version: the stormy skull! Little plastic monkeys that are added hanging off the side of your glass are a plus!
  • eme
    emeFebruary 21, 2015
    Laid back tiki bar with a punk rock/rockabilly/psychobilly crowd. They have a huge back room that they show movies in and give out free popcorn. Photobooth op too.
  • Edwin R.
    Edwin RamoranSeptember 4, 2012
    Father Vincent is at the door. Respect him and the Otto's staff and musical talent, and you will have the time of your life! Exotic drinks and tiki-decor cup takeaways are a real deal! Music reigns.
  • Anna H.
    Anna HyclakJune 26, 2013
    Tiki mugs are great for coffee, too, just sayin' (especially the Yorick-esque skull one). Steal 'em from the bar and take 'em home with you! Oh, and look out for the tattooed "Rebel of Wall Street."
  • NYC P.
    NYC PunkNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cool spot if you are local or passing through. The best times to go are on Thursday for Move Your Mule ska night or once a month of Fridays they have their rockabilly themed night.
  • Jim T.heart icon on user image
    Jim TaylorApril 9, 2015
    With live music, comedy and open mic nights in the back room, you can either come here for a show or come here to get your drink on in a cheap & fun fashion. Read more
  • Bond Street
    Bond StreetOctober 11, 2016
    "Otto’s is an important piece of New York that’s holding out; it’s the last bastion of something that’s truly New York to me." - Alyasha Owerka-Moore, Creative Director, Designer Read more
  • Nate F.heart icon on user image
    Nate FolkertFebruary 5, 2023
    piña piña is a very good piña colada mocktail
  • Meg L.heart icon on user image
    Meg LewisJuly 18, 2015
    Get the Pinky's Punch if you like surprises. Don't forget to visit the photo booth before you leave!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJanuary 28, 2011
    Grab a Singapore Sling and get your picture taken in the Photo Booth. Check out Cine Meccanica on Tuesday nights for trashy biker/classic car themed movies.
  • Steve L.heart icon on user image
    Steve LeVineJanuary 1, 2023
    The Tiki drinks, the music and the overall vibe are just plain fun!
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DuranJune 3, 2016
    Very helpful, trusting and amazing staff along with amazing cocktails in a sick dive with traditional little tiki heads!!!
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    ᴡ MezaAugust 12, 2016
    Fun cash only place that has amazing tiki glasses you can keep for $6!!
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 10, 2011
    Don’t leave this bar without ordering The Slice of Heaven. Only available for a half hour starting every Saturday night around 2:30 a.m., deep friend bacon and a shot of your choice. Nuff said, right?
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    ChristinaJuly 8, 2015
    Cash only. Otto's Octane is tasty and the bartender has a heavy hand. The place reminds me a lot of Bourbon st. in New Orleans
  • Harry R.heart icon on user image
    Harry RaymondFebruary 17, 2016
    Live music in the back. Embrace the weird and you'll have a good time.
  • Justinheart icon on user image
    JustinOctober 8, 2015
    The staff are lovely, the music selection is great, the drinks will knock you on your arse! Take home your tiki mug!
  • Harry R.heart icon on user image
    Harry RaymondFebruary 10, 2016
    This place is lovably weird. Live music and tiki drinks. Age of the crowd ranges dramatically.
  • Rudimus R.heart icon on user image
    Rudimus Radimus RamulusFebruary 17, 2014
    My NYC home base bar. Order my tiki creation (that is still on the menu) the Ruby Jewels. Ca-CAW! Ca-CAW!
  • Steff H.heart icon on user image
    Steff HindMarch 7, 2015
    Happy hour 6 - 8 bogof on well drinks and beer but make sure you ask for the happy hour deals.
  • Jaycob B.
    Jaycob BurnsApril 4, 2016
    Worth coming for just to buy one of their mugs
  • Trixieheart icon on user image
    TrixieNovember 30, 2012
    Have a Tiki Drink and get your picture taken in the real (not digital) vintage black & white photo booth.
  • Jeff S.heart icon on user image
    Jeff SolomonJune 18, 2018
    Old school photo booth in the back
  • Kelsey✨heart icon on user image
    Kelsey✨November 3, 2019
    Unique vibe, great tiki drinks, and live music in the back
  • Alex R.heart icon on user image
    Alex RobertsonMarch 1, 2017
    Tiki drinks ain't cheap but I love this place.
  • David H.heart icon on user image
    David HoltzApril 3, 2016
    The entire music scene in the back is such a the best way possible.
  • Laura G.heart icon on user image
    Laura GormanMarch 25, 2016
    fun place, great decorations, great little mugs that you can keep for five dollars!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 11, 2011
    Winner of Best Tiki Bar in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Stay for bacon and a shot at 2:30 AM Saturdays!
  • Eitan L.heart icon on user image
    Eitan LidergotSeptember 1, 2014
    Dive bar with live music, mixed drinks and cocktails. If you like tiki bars this place is for you.
  • Cindy C.
    Cindy ChinApril 22, 2012
    Definitely need to catch "No Name & a Bag of Chip"...the best stand up comedy show ever on Fridays - 2x a month. It's free with no drink minimum.
  • Michaelheart icon on user image
    MichaelJanuary 27, 2017
    Cozy tiki bar / dive with live music and fun staff.
  • DoubleDeuceheart icon on user image
    DoubleDeuceSeptember 14, 2016
    Come for the live music. Insist on any beverage that comes with a drink monkey.
  • Susan L.
    Susan LohDecember 29, 2011
    Live music kicks off around 9pm so if you're not a fan of hardcore punk rock, consider coming up with a Plan B.
  • Nora R.
    Nora RegisJune 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The bar I've been dreaming about existing/being able to go to since I was 14 and obsessed with the Ramones.
  • Alex F.heart icon on user image
    Alex FishJune 15, 2015
    The tiki drinks are hangovers in a glass...however, quite delicious
  • Peter N.
    Peter NAugust 19, 2011
    Awesome Tiki bar and great/horrible punk bands.
  • Ashley M.heart icon on user image
    Ashley MillerFebruary 28, 2016
    Come with friends and get the cocktails. They are fun!
  • Desiree F.heart icon on user image
    Desiree FriesonAugust 18, 2017
    The drinks are a bit pricey for a tikki bar.
  • Craig A.heart icon on user image
    Craig AustinApril 12, 2015
    Very interesting place. Not the same old standard EV drinking crowd. Unique drinks, too.
  • Lauren R.
    Lauren RasnakeJuly 20, 2013
    Best escape from the city ever!!! I felt a million miles away on a tropical island!
  • Genna
    GennaApril 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If and when you come order pang's punch it looks ridiculous and you will laugh when you get it but you won't be able to stop drinking them all night
  • Alyssa B.heart icon on user image
    Alyssa BereznakMay 23, 2015
    ok, obsessed with all the sweet ceramic glassware. drinks will get you right drunk too
  • Kelsey G.
    Kelsey GoldmanSeptember 9, 2012
    Late night Saturdays, Zofia is the one of best bartenders in the east village! stop in and see her!
  • Andy J.heart icon on user image
    Andy JiangMay 5, 2019
    Come at 3pm for a fun open mic with the one and only Jimmy Peoples!
  • Kate J.
    Kate JacobsJuly 23, 2012
    They have one of the few remaining old-school photobooths in the city. It's expensive, though -- $5!
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