New List of Oyster Happy Hours?
- likaluca May 4, 2009 05:12 AM
After a fairly exhaustive search of CH--looks like we are well due a new list of Oyster Happy Hours in NYC. Especially with all of the so-called "recession specials". Has anyone happened upon any good ones. Anyone want to reiterate a tried and true spot that offers the elusive dollar oyster?
I just noticed that Wombat in Wburg, the Australian spot down the street from my apartment, has $1 oysters on Monday.
142 Mercer St.; 212-431-7676
Monday-Friday, 5-7 p.m.: All hands on deck! The yacht-like surroundings may be swank, but the bar/lounge's popular happy hour is perfect for the hoi polloi. Despite the crowds, servers do a good job of hustling out $1 oysters ("from Fire Island"), $7 shrimp cocktails (three jumbo specimens), $7 crispy calamari (a nice tangle with smoky chili dipping sauce) and $8 fried oysters (four tempura-battered nuggets). Skip the $7 cocktails -- they taste overwhelmingly of sour mix -- and opt for a $5 bottle of beer.
Any updates or recent experiences with this anyone? I adore raw oysters; the more briney the better. Lemon and hot sauce or mignonette and slurp away. Darn it; now I have a hankering and the closest thing to an oyster right now are my pearl earrings. (Not as delicious).
Weather Up on Vanderbilt Ave in Brooklyn has oysters for $12 a dozen (I think $8 for 1/2 dozen) and fried chicken for 5 pieces for $8 on Thursdays and Sundays. The cocktails and chicken are better than the oysters though.
City crab has a nice dollar oyster happy hour, and half off on certain domestic drafts at the bar. It’s a good deal and the oysters are always fresh in my experience.