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The best oyster happy hours in NYC

Slurp down bivalves at these year-round oyster happy hour deals.
Oyster Happy Hour NYC
Enjoy fresh oysters in celebration of National Oyster Day at one of New York's oyster happy hours. Photo: Getty Images

There's nothing like some mouth-watering oysters to hit the spot, but at $2 to $3 a pop, they can really add up. Thanks to oyster happy hours, you can get your fill of briny deliciousness for a bargain. Here are some of our favorites across Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. 

Manhattan

Mermaid Inn
Daily from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Upper West Side
570 Amsterdam Ave.
$1 East Coast oysters

With three locations in the East Village, Upper West Side and the West Village, the Mermaid Inn is known for its top-rated seafood. In addition to the $1 oysters, they also offer $5 beers, $7 wines and $8 cocktails.

Terroir Tribeca
Daily from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. - close
Tribeca
24 Harrison St.
$1.25 select oyster

This wine bar is worth a stop in because of its relaxed and happy atmosphere. Between their oyster happy hour deals and a large selection of wines, everything from sherry to beer to riesling, you'll be happy as a clam. Order their hazelnut hummus bruschetta with toasted bread if you need something more solid to accompany the mollusks. 

Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant
Monday - Wednesday 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Midtown East
89 E 42nd St.
$1 Blue Point oysters

Slurp oysters and drink $5 beers at this classic venue in one of New York's biggest transportation hubs. Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant has been serving up fresh seafood for almost a hundred years.

El Paso
Sunday - Tuesday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Harlem
1643 Lexington Ave.
$11 for a half-dozen oysters and a Dos Equis

¡Arriba, arriba! El Paso's friendly atmosphere paired with fresh seafood makes for an awesome oyster happy hour. While you’re there, enjoy their delectable tacos and guacamole.

Brooklyn

Bearded Lady
Weekdays from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Prospect Heights
686A Washington Ave
$1 oysters

This neighborhood bar offers a casual place to drop by after work for some happy hour bivalves. Pair your shellfish with one of their delicious cocktails, such as the Ginger Prince with aged rum, lime juice, seltzer, ginger and thyme syrups, or the Good Manners, with cava, bourbon, mint, cucumber and cane syrup.

Super Power
Weekdays from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m
Crown Heights
722 Nostrand Ave
$1 oysters

If you’re in the mood for a tiki bar, Super Power is the spot in Crown Heights. Pair your oysters (dealer's choice) with a strong cocktail served in a coconut or fishbowl to get the full experience.

Maison Premiere
Weekdays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Williamsburg
298 Bedford Ave.
Most oysters $1.25 - $1.50

Maison Premiere is a breezy combination of the best elements from New York, Paris, and New Orleans. This popular bar and restaurant is known for having 30 different varieties of oysters, depending on market availability. Sit in their outdoor garden complete with iron tables and don't miss their replica of New Orleans' Absinthe fountain.

Queens

MP Taverna
Daily from 3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Astoria
31-29 Ditmars Blvd.
$1 oysters

Check out this chic, two-floor restaurant if you’re looking for a Mediterranean hang in which to satisfy your oyster cravings. After your oyster appetizer, enjoy some classic Greek options like lamb meatballs and souvlaki.

Domaine Bar a Vins
Daily from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Long Island City
50-04 Vernon Blvd.
$1 oysters

Domaine Bar a Vins also offers a half dozen oysters and a glass of wine for $12, with 40+ wines for you to choose from. Don’t miss their live jazz performances every Thursday.