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Jun 9, 2011 07:26 AM

Oyster happy hours?

Now that summer is here, I'm obsessed with finding oyster happy hours in Manhattan. Can anyone recommend good ones?


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  1. McCormick used to have dollar oyster specials for happy hours, not sure if still around.

    I know Thalia has them, walked by and saw the sign.

    828 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10019

    1. Mermaid Oyster Bar in Greenwich Village

      Mermaid Oyster Bar
      79 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

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      1. re: kathryn

        Mermaid Inn is the best I've found with a rotating list of oysters. Essex, Belcourt, L'orange Bleue and Lure also have oyster happy hours worth mentioning, though they are usually limited to Malpeques or Bluepoints. Bobo just started an oyster happy hour and while their fried oysters are delicious, the raw oysters were improperly shucked with shards of shell tainting the meat.

        Mermaid Inn
        96 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

        Lure Fishbar
        142 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012

        84 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

        181 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014

        L'Orange Bleue
        430 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

        120 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002

        1. re: JungMann

          Can you tell me little bit more about the happy hour at Bobo, time, etc? Their website doesn't seem to have any info on happy hour...

          181 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014

          1. re: Monica

            Happy hour is 5-7 in either the bar or garden. $1 oysters, $5 beers and rosé. Fried oysters are $6 per order of 3 iirc and are a better option over oysters. When I was there, raw oysters ran out for a time (after about an hour of happy hour).

          2. re: JungMann

            I didn't know The Mermaid Inn had oyster happy hour! We've been longing for a good spot with oyster happy hour nearby since The Neptune Room's demise. Lure has filled in some of the void, but I was hoping I could find one closer to home. Very cool.

            1. re: uwsister

              Check out AGED as well - they were doing oyster happy hours in March and may still be doing them.

              2398 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

        2. I have not gone there personally but I heard 10 bells in the LES has a really great oyster happy hr special.

          1. Mara's Homemade has had an oyster special (50 cents each???) in the past. Check out their site.

            Mara's Homemade
            342 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003

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            1. re: Motosport

              OUCH!! I just read that Mara's closed up and moved to Syosset LI.

            2. I believe John Dory's oyster bar has half dozen oysters and a drink for $15 from 5 to 7pm.

              The John Dory Oyster Bar
              1196 Broadway, New York, NY 10001

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              1. re: Monica

                Concur! Oysters are great and the drink choice is a pint of beer or a glass of cava.