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Alt Mar 30, 2005 01:04 PM

Can someone tell me the hours and days for Happy hour at Hog Island? Also what are the happy hour specials? Aside from oysters, what else is good to order? Any particularly good selections on their wine list? Thanks.

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    nooodles RE: Alt Mar 30, 2005 01:06 PM

    Mondays and Thursdays

    Not exactly sure about the time, but I believe it's 4pm to closing (around 8pm).

    Sweetwater oysters are $1, other oysters are not discounted for happy hour. Beers are $3, wines are not discounted (to my knowledge).

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      thejulia RE: nooodles Mar 30, 2005 01:42 PM

      Actually, it was from 4-6 last time I went a few months ago... i'm not sure if they also do Thursdays, but they definitely do Mondays. Can anyone verify the Thursday claim?

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        Maoliu RE: thejulia Mar 30, 2005 02:35 PM

        Extract from the Ferry building newsletter in Feb 2005 ... "the Monday and Thursday happy hour specials from 4:30 until 7:00 pm feature $1 a piece oysters with beer priced at $2.50 a pint"

        Link: http://www.baycrossings.com/Archives/...

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          oakjoan RE: Maoliu Mar 30, 2005 03:58 PM

          Does Hog Island have raw clams as well?

          I'm not a fan of raw oysters (Oakjoan ducks as hundreds of shoes come flying toward her and covers ears from cries of "WHAT? YOU LOW CLASS SCUM WITHOUT TASTE BUDS!")

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      nja RE: Alt Mar 30, 2005 01:34 PM

      Their clam "chowder" is great. I didn't care as much for the oyster stew. But that could be explained by the fact that I'm a raw oyster man and rarely enjoy cooked oysters anyway: they have a slightly metallic and rich flavor that I found especially overwhelming in this stew. The grilled cheese sandwich has been highly recommended by several hounds, but I have yet to try it.

      Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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        Melanie Wong RE: nja Mar 31, 2005 01:04 AM

        I had the grilled cheese sandwich at an affair catered by Hog Island. Unbelievably rich, even though I had just a finger-size slice. It oozed butterfat causing me to leave greasy fingerprints all over the Riedel stemware. (g)

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          mofo313 RE: Melanie Wong Sep 26, 2007 08:34 AM

          Anyone have any updates to this? Never been and planning to go tomorrow.

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            baron45 RE: mofo313 Oct 11, 2007 10:15 PM

            Went today (Thursday) for happy hour and was surprised there was not a long wait. Anyways, Hog Island Sweetwater oysters are $1 each and the other oysters are not discounted. Happy Hr beers are $3.50 (choice of 4 different beers on tap) and there was one Sauvignon Blanc for $5.

      2. nianfong RE: Alt Apr 2, 2009 06:29 PM

        http://www.hogislandoysters.com/templ...
        straight from the source. Mon and Thu nights, 5-7pm, $1 oysters (sweetwater only or whatever they have on special), $3.50 pints of beer.

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