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.
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.
Daily from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. – close
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weekdays from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
686A Washington Ave
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.
Weekdays from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m
722 Nostrand Ave
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.
Weekdays 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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.
Daily from 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
31-29 Ditmars Blvd.
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.
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.