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Any Good Oyster Bar Happy Hour places in Seattle???

feysul Dec 27, 2011 04:54 PM

I am coming from Chicago for one night in Seattle. i am trying hard to find a good Oyster happy hour scene. Basically i am looking for great oysters cheap or cheaper.

I am alone so a fun place with a good people vibe would be nice.

Thanks for your help

  1. fuzzyboy Jan 13, 2012 05:09 PM

    Walrus is great and A&O was good, but not quite as fun.

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      sweetpotater Jan 11, 2012 10:27 AM

      I just saw that Bastille is starting a Hama Hama happy hour 4:30-6 Mon, Tue, Wed.

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        Aaaaargh Jan 10, 2012 03:37 PM

        can't comment on anywhere else but I'm a big fan of Elliott's. The staff is nice and the other happy hour food is pretty good. However, the oysters used to be 50 cents at 3pm and have now gone up to 75 cents; trying somewhere else with a better selection at $1 per oyster might be a smart plan.

        1. klsalas Jan 3, 2012 10:48 AM

          Taylor Shellfish Farm at Melrose Market was an exciting development because they are one of the best suppliers around. Elliott's and Flying Fish are the cheapest I think. You could have a couple quick rounds at one of those two and then move to another place like Anchovies and Olives or Walrus and the Carpenter. Anchovies and Olives up on Capitol Hill (around 15th and Pine) has $1 oysters on the half shell between 5-6 and between 10-11, what they call Oyster Power Hour. They typically have a few oyster choices (the last posted menu shows three) and $1 is about 66% off of the usual price of $3. Walrus and the Carpenter has happy hour from 4 (opening) to 6pm Sunday to Thursday. The oysters are, as I recall, 50% off from 4-5 and then 25% off from 5-6. Full market price is usually in the range of $2-$3. They do typically have at least 8 oysters available. Walrus and the Carpenter and Anchovies and Olives are two of my favorites and either would be a memorable place to move on to some dinner after oysters. I would point out though that W&TC does not take reservations and it is small. Get there at (or even a couple minutes before) opening to maximize your chance of getting a seat for happy hour.

          Check out this link in Seattle Metropolitan magazine for more options:

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            christy319 Dec 28, 2011 09:27 PM

            I can't believe we forgot to say Taylor Shellfish in the Melrose Market. $12/dozen, $4 shucking fee, waived between 2-4. Chowder too. Limited seating.

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              tsquare Dec 28, 2011 02:13 PM

              Flying Fish is also an option - tweets have included oyster of the day for HH at $0.50 each of late. And they have a pretty nice HH menu overall.

              1. RandyB Dec 28, 2011 01:34 PM

                I happened upon Blueacre Seafood (7th & Olive) by chance on a visit to downtown Seattle a couple of months ago. There was a sign board: "Happy Hour special: 3 oysters and a glass of bubbly $5."

                It was a very good deal. I am blanking on the oyster variety but they were fine, if not something special. Extra oysters were $1. The bubbly was St. Michelle sparkling wine (i.e., Champagne style). lt was a reasonable pour, too.

                3-6 pm.

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                  christy319 Dec 27, 2011 10:28 PM

                  It doesn't get any cheaper than Elliott's, as long as you're there at 3. And they are very good. You could start there and walk up to Shucker's or the Brooklyn after.

                  1. babette feasts Dec 27, 2011 08:50 PM

                    I like the Brooklyn. They also have only one HH oyster variety, but if you're lucky it's a good one. It's a convivial atmosphere, seems like I always end up talking to other bar patrons there.

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                      shaolinLFE Dec 27, 2011 06:30 PM

                      walrus and the carpenter would also be a good one as it is a fun environment

                      1. dagoose Dec 27, 2011 05:46 PM

                        The classic reply here is Elliotts, but it's not super awesome, since you only get one type of oyster on the HH. I prefer Shuckers, where all of their oysters (usually 6-10 local varieties) are $1 each. And the parmesan crisps on the bar are free and good.

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