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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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.
$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!
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.
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.
The Mermaid Inn
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.
The Mermaid Oyster Bar
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.
The Ten Bells
$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.
Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.