New York Tiki Bars

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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 Happiest Hour, New York

Zombie Hut, Brooklyn

Jade Island, Staten Island

King Yum, Fresh Meadows

More Tiki in New York:

Tasting Table New York

NY Tiki Bars Featured on Tasting Table – Foodie newsletter Tasting Table published a round-up of “old-school tiki spots” in New York.

The Tiki Resort, Lake George

Gone But Not Forgotten:

Exterior of Lani Kai in New York

Lani Kai, New York – Julie Reiner opened this “modern tropical” cocktail lounge in late 2010 and it closed about two years later.

Mural at PKNY

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.


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