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Tiki Bars in New York:
Otto’s Shrunken Head, New York – An East Village tiki bar with punk rock sensibilities, a signature tiki mug and early ’60s photo booth.
The Polynesian, New York – Upscale tiki lounge near Times Square with stellar cocktails — but beware sticker shock!
More Tiki in New York:
The Tiki Resort, Lake George – Hosts of the annual tiki event — Ohana: Luau at the Lake in June
Gone But Not Forgotten:
Lani Kai, New York – Julie Reiner opened this “modern tropical” cocktail lounge in late 2010 and it closed about two years later.
PKNY (Painkiller) – This modern tiki bar on the Lower East Side merged a romanticized vision of the South Seas with nostalgia for the grit of 1970s New York. It opened in May 2010 and shuttered in July 2013.