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The Shrunken Head, Grand Rapids , MI (restaurant)

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Name:The Shrunken Head
Street:59 Commerce Ave.
City:Grand Rapids

Opening early summer 2015. Tiki Bar with a twist. Bamboo Ben style! http://www.shrunkenheadgr.com/

This will be interesting. :D


Good news indeed. I hope it will have a classic cocktail menu. We really need a proper Tiki bar here in Michigan again.

Here is a link to a local article about the bar with a shoutout to Bamboo Ben.

every shrunken head bar needs shrunken head swag lamps !!

Hey Ben, when does the build begin? We are long overdue for a good Tiki bar up here.

I'm a little worried. Shrunken Head seems to have disappeared from Facebook, Twitter, the web... What's going on?!?!?

Aloha Grand Rapids Tiki Freaks,

It's on hold for a bit. The owner is concentrating on his other bars Hop Cat for now. Maybe next year.


Bamboo Ben
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I build Tiki Rooms for you! Just ask around :wink:

[ Edited by: RevBambooBen 2015-04-14 22:05 ]

Heart. Broken.

That's ok. The Hukilau Lounge is closer and cheaper. I've been waiting for a good bar around here for so long another year won't matter much.

This is why it got put on hold.... :wink:


But maybe after all the stress of opening all these bars he'll need a place to Escape again :wink:

Try Stella's in G.R. its owned by the same owner of Hop Cat. The burgers are to die for. Cool little dive!

Stella's is fine, but it ain't a tiki bar!


I get the feeling we may not see a decent tiki bar around here for long time. But I hope I'm wrong.

If anyone is in the area, on September 15, I will be giving a "Brief History of Modern Tiki Culture" at San Chez restaurant. It's part of an evening of Pecha Kucha presentations. More info at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pechakucha-gr-vol-10-tickets-18428449990

San Chez has great food, great mojitos, and wonderful sangria!


Looks like we may have to wait even longer for a tiki bar in GR. They are converting an old railroad warehouse into another Hop Cat location here in Kalamazoo.

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