Best bar to wonder why no one's buying the frilly drink but you (2008)

Otto's Shrunken Head

Whenever ripping into a Pabst with our bare teeth gets a little tiresome, we like to head over to tiki bar Otto's Shrunken Head for a few of its indulgent cocktails. Something always strikes us as peculiar when we sip on our big fruity drink with the plastic monkey hanging off the glass: Why are we the only ones sipping on a big fruity drink with the plastic monkey hanging off the glass? It makes us a little sad, because owner Steve Pang clearly takes great pains to go beyond the Scorpion Bowl—adding original creations like his glow-in-the-dark Pang's Punch and dessert drinks like the German Chocolate Cake (a liquor-laced milkshake that sips like a sweet Wendy's Frosty). But the imaginative drink list never gets much play from the punk-loving regulars, who opt for the same old tuff-enuff shots of Jack and bottles of Bud. To this we say: You know, real punks are risk-taking, mai-tai-pounding hellions. Nothing says I'll pee in your dead skull like the extra cocktail umbrella.

Location Details

538 E. 14th St.
New York NY 10009
212-228-2240