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The 7 Best Oyster Happy Hours In Manhattan

August 20, 2012 12:33 PM

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Oyster happy hours offer an after work aphrodisiac we just can’t refuse. Slurp down a handful of Blue Points, Beausoleils and West Coast oysters for only $1 each. Add in drink deals and the occasional cheap clam special and you’ll find some of the happiest happy hours in NYC. By Sarah Shaker.

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Desnuda

122 E. 7th St
New York, NY
212.254.3515

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Already on our last for some of summer’s best bites, this cozy East Village wine bar and cevicheria offers $1 oysters on Sunday, 2 p.m. to close and Monday, 6 p.m. to close. Snack on their free truffle popcorn while you sip on wine, awaiting your oysters to be freshly shucked.

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BLT Fish

21 West 17th St
New York, NY
(212) 691-8888

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$1 Blue Point oysters and $1 littleneck and top-neck clams are available Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wash your raw bar delicacies down with $5 select draft beer and $7 shark bite cocktails, because you should celebrate Shark Week right!

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Essex Restaurant

120 Essex Street
New York, NY
(212) 533-9616

They may be known for having one of the best boozy brunches in NYC, but it’s their $1 oysters, available all night long Sunday through Thursday at Essex, along with half-priced drinks from 5-8pm, that will keep you coming back and staying tipsy.

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Lure Fish Bar

142 Mercer St
New York, NY
212-431-7676

This Soho seafood restaurant offers $1 littleneck clams and $1.50 oysters daily from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Stop by their happy hour for cocktails, small plates and mingling with your fellow good-looking New Yorkers.

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The Mermaid Inn

568 Amsterdam Ave.
96 Second Ave
New York, NY
(212) 674-5870

This seafood restaurant with East Village and Upper West Side locations shines with a Cape Code vibe in NYC. East Coast oysters are $1 and West Coast oysters are $1.75 daily from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Don’t miss out on their other menu specials, such as Sunday’s Lobsterpalooza.

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The Mermaid Oyster Bar

79 MacDougal St.
New York, NY
212.260.0100

The sister restaurant to The Mermaid Inn, this West Village oyster bar offers East Coast oysters for $1 and West Coast oysters for $1.75 daily from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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The Ten Bells

247 Broome Street
New York, NY
(212) 228-4450

$1 oysters are available everyday from opening until 7 p.m at The Ten Bells. This intimate Lower East Side bar is known for their small plates as well, including a large cheese selection.

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Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.
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