If you can't stomach high raw bar prices, but still need your fix of cheap oysters and beer, you'll be happy to learn that many of the city's best places for oysters offer a buck-a-shuck or half-dozen deals. These spots have you covered after work, before going out, or just because it’s a Wednesday and you want some damn good oysters at a damn good price. With happy hours all over the city, there are plenty of cheap, delicious bivalves to choose from, no matter what neighborhood you’re in.

Alphabet City

The Wayland

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The deal: $1 oysters, $6 oyster shooters
When: Mon-Fri from 4-7pm

Astoria

MP Taverna

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The deal: $1 oysters
When: Daily from 3-6:30pm

Mar's

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The deal: A rotating list of $1.50 oysters; $2 oysters all day Sunday
When: Mon-Fri from 5-7pm

Battery Park

Pier A Harbor House

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The deal: $1 oysters
When: Daily after 12am

Grand Army

Boerum Hill

Grand Army Bar

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The deal: $1 oysters
When: Mon-Fri from 5-7pm

Bushwick

The Narrows

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The deal: $1 oysters
When: Every day 'til 7pm

Tutu's

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The deal: $1 oysters
When: Daily from 4-7pm

Carroll Gardens

Marco Polo Ristorante

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The deal: $1.50 oysters
When: Daily from 5-7pm

Kittery

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The deal: $1 Blue Points and $1 jumbo shrimp cocktail
When: Mon-Fri from 5-7pm

Cull and pistol

Chelsea

Cull & Pistol Oyster Bar

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The deal: $1 oysters
When: Mon-Fri from 4-6pm

Cobble Hill

Strong Place

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The deal: $1 oysters and two-for-one drafts
When: Daily from 4-7pm

Dumbo

Atrium

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The deal: $1 oysters (only at the bar) and $8 cocktails
When: Mon-Fri from 5:30-7pm

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East Village

Upstate

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The deal: Six Blue Points and a beer for $12
When: Daily from 5-7pm

The Mermaid Inn

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The deal: $1 East Coast oysters, $5 beer, $7 wine, $8 cocktails
When: All night Monday; Tues-Sun from 5-7pm; weekends in the summer from 4-7pm

Bait & Hook

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The deal: $1 oysters, $2 fish tacos, $6 pinot/merlot/well drinks
When: Daily from 3-7pm

Black Market

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The deal: $1 oysters and drink specials
When: Mon-Fri from 5-7pm

Edwin & Neal's Fish Bar

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The deal: $1 oysters
When: Daily from 5-7pm

Financial District

The Dead Rabbit

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The deal: $1 Blue Points and specially priced Pernod absinthe cocktails in the Parlour
When: Mon-Fri from 5-7pm

Live Bait NYC

Flatiron

Live Bait

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The deal: $1 oysters and daily drink specials
When: Mon-Fri from 4-7pm

Barn Joo

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The deal: $1 East Coast varieties, $4 draft beers, $5 house wines, $6 sangria, and $7 specialty cocktails
When: Daily from 4-7pm

Gowanus

Littleneck

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The deal: Shucker’s choice; $1 oysters and $5 draft brews
When: Mon-Fri from 5-7pm

Gramercy

Millesime

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The deal: $1 East Coast oysters at the upstairs bar
When: Mon-Sat from 5-8pm

Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. 

Greenpoint

Greenpoint Fish & Lobster

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The deal: $1.60 oysters with purchase of a drink
When: Weekdays from 2-6pm

Harlem

El Paso

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The deal: Half-dozen oysters and Dos Equis for $11
When: All day, every day

Hell's Kitchen

White Oak

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The deal: $1 oysters 
When: All day, every day

Thalia

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The deal: $1.50 oysters (minimum half-dozen order) and half-priced drinks at the bar and lounge
When: Oyster deal runs every day from 8pm-close; cocktail happy hour Sun-Fri from 3-6pm and 8-10pm

Little Italy

Onieals

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The deal: $1 oysters
When: Monday-Friday from 4-7pm; Wednesday all night

Essex Restaurant

Lower East Side

Essex

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The deal: $1 oysters and half-price drinks
When: Mon-Fri from 5-8pm; Thurs from 5pm-12am; Sun from 6-10pm

Hill and Dale

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The deal: $1 oysters and $5 draft pints, $6 well cocktails and select wines, $7 bartender specials
When: Every day from 5-8pm and all day Monday

The Leadbelly

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The deal: $1.50 select oysters and daily drink specials
When: Daily from 5:30-7pm

The Ten Bells

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The deal: $1 oysters and $15 carafe of wine
When: From opening 'til 7 every night of the week

Grey Lady

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The deal: $1 oysters, $5 draft beer
When: Daily from 4-7pm

Fool's Gold

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The deal: Six oysters from the daily selection and a happy hour drink for $12
When: Mon-Fri from 4-7pm

Schiller's

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The deal: $1.50 oysters, food specials, margarita pitchers, frozen drink specials
When: Mon-Thurs from 4-7:30pm; Friday from 4-6pm

Sel Rose

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The deal: A buck a shuck (that’s $1 per oyster)
When: Mon-Thurs from 5-7pm; Fri-Sun from 4-6pm

Long Island City

Domaine Wine Bar

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The deal: $1 oysters, or a half-dozen oysters and a glass of wine for $12
When: Daily from 5-7pm

S Prime

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The deal: $1 oysters
When: Mon-Fri from 5-8pm

Docks Oyster Bar

Midtown East

Crave Fishbar

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The deal: About a dozen varieties from the East and West Coasts are $1 each
When: Daily from 5-7pm

Docks Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

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The deal: "Oyster du jour," usually four types for $1, $7 wine, $4 beer
When: Mon-Fri from 3-7pm

Grand Central Oyster Bar

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The deal: $1.25 Blue Points, $5 brews
When: Mon-Wed from 4:30-7pm and Sat from 1-5pm

Midtown West

Pennsylvania 6

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The deal: $1 select oysters at the bar
When: Mon-Fri from 5-7pm

The Liberty

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The deal: $1 oysters 
When: Daily from 4-6pm and 10pm-12am

NoHo

Swift Hibernian Lounge

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The deal: Half-dozen oysters and a pint of Guinness for $12
When: Tues from 5pm-midnight

The John Dory Oyster Bar

NoMad

The John Dory Oyster Bar

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The deal: $2 chef's choice oysters; $5 oyster shooters (tequila or gin); and bartenders choice $5 beer, $6 tap wine, $10 cocktail
When: Mon-Fri from 5-7pm; Sat-Sun from 12-3pm and 5-7pm

L&W Oyster Co.

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The deal: $1 oysters, $6 draft beer and house wine
When: Daily from 5-7pm

Park Slope

Bearded Lady

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The deal: $1 oysters; $2 off draft beer, $1 off alcoholic drinks (except frozen drinks) 
When: Mon-Fri from 2-8pm for oysters; 5-8 pm for drinks

Red Hook

Brooklyn Crab

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The deal: $1 oysters, $3 draft beer
When: Mon-Tues, all day

Little Town

SoHo

Lure Fishbar

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The deal: 12 oysters for $6, 24 oysters for $12, 36 for $18; discounted select house cocktails; $6 select drafts
When: Mon-Fri from 5-7pm

Union Square

City Crab Shack

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The deal: $0.99 oysters 
When: Mon-Fri from 3:30-7pm 

Little Town NYC

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The deal: $0.99 East Coast oysters
When: Mon-Fri from open 'til close

Upper West Side

The Tangled Vine

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The deal: Chef’s choice oysters for $1, $5 beer, $8 wine
When: Weekdays from 4:30-7pm, weekends from 3-6pm

The Mermaid Inn

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The deal: $1 East Coast oysters, $5 beer, $7 wine, $8 cocktails
When: Daily from 5-7pm

Greenwich Project

West Village

Bell Book & Candle

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The deal: $1 oysters (at the bar only); $5 drafts, $4 off house cocktails
When: All day, every day

Fish

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The deal: “Red White and Blue Special” -- six Blue Points plus a PBR or house wine for $9.99
When: All day, every day 

Greenwich Project

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The deal: $1 oysters, half off cheese plates and wine flights
When: Mon-Fri from 5-7pm

Lelabar

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The deal: Market oysters for $1.50 each
When: Wednesdays and Saturdays from open until they sell out

Mermaid Oyster Bar

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The deal: $1 East Coast oysters, $5 beer, $7 wine, $8 cocktails
When: Monday all day; Tues-Fri from 5-7pm; Sat & Sun from 4-7pm

Virgola

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The deal: These bad boys are $1 each
When: All day, every day

Jeffrey's Grocery

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The deal: $1.50 Blue Points
When: Weekdays from 4-6pm

Desnuda

Williamsburg

The Bedford

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The deal: $2 Blue Point oysters
When: Mon-Sun from 4-6pm in the restaurant, 4-8pm at the back bar

Desnuda

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The deal: $1 East Coasters, $5 beer, $7 wine
When: Every day from 6-8pm, as well as all day on Sundays and Mondays

Maison Premiere

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The deal: The selection changes frequently, but oysters usually start at $2.35
When: Mon-Fri from 4-7pm

The Saint Austere

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The deal: $1 oysters
When: Daily from 6-8pm, and after 8pm they're still only $2

St. Mazie

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The deal: Six oysters and a glass of sparkling wine for $12
When: Sun-Thurs from 6-8pm, Fri-Sat from 5-7pm

Extra Fancy

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The deal: $2 choice oysters, $1 clams
When: Sun-Thurs from 12-2:30pm

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Jane Asher is a former editorial intern at Thrillist who first tried oysters at a buck-a-shuck happy hour, and wouldn't eat them any other way. Follow her: @janemeredith.

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1. The Wayland 700 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009 (Alphabet City)

From a duo that spent many years bartending, cooking, and consulting in the restaurant business, The Wayland is a live-music cocktail bar in the heart of Alphabet City that aces the neighborhood watering hole game. Connected to the bar is a kitchen that specializes in small plates like raw (or fried) oysters, pork belly BLTs, and fried mashed potatoes. The cocktails reflect a DIY approach, with hours of prep work just to produce house-made radish, spiced apple, and key lime-flavored bitters.

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2. MP Taverna 31-29 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105 (Astoria)

Chef Michael Psilakis’s MP Taverna Astoria serves variations on the kind of Greek fare that's been satisfying hungry bellies for decades, but with a fine dining twist. On the menu at this double decker restaurant are classics like lamb meatballs and souvlaki, salads, small plates, and mezze platters, and fresh caught seafood dishes. The chic space adds a level of swankiness to your meal.

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3. Mar's 34-21 34th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106 (Astoria)

The cozy digs at this Astoria oyster bar present the perfect location to catch up with friends over artisanal cocktails and classic New England-style seafood dishes. With ambient jazz music and nautical decor setting the scene, it's no wonder Mar's offers one of the area's most popular hip yet homey happy hours.

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4. Pier A Harbor House 22 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004 (Financial District)

From the team behind nearby Dead Rabbit cocktail bar, this megaplex in a historic Battery Park building houses separate bars and restaurants on each of its three floors, all of which offer breathtaking views of the New York Harbor. The first floor is home to a casual beer hall and oyster bar that's for group outings, while the more intimate second level includes a clubby cocktail bar and a steakhouse-like restaurant that pays homage to the Hudson Valley. The third floor, reserved for private events, is the most exclusive of the three.

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5. Grand Army 336 State St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Take the unpretentious attitude of a neighborhood bar, New York food and drink veterans, a cocktail-and-seafood focused menu, and the result is Grand Army in Boerum Hill. The team, which includes heavy hitters from Prime Meats, Rucola, Mile End, and Alder, delivers a reliable roster of oysters and out-of-this-world cocktails that, unsurprisingly, taste best at happy hour.

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6. Tutu's 25 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY 11206 (Bushwick)

This worn-in neighborhood restaurant and bar charms with a patterned stucco ceiling, vintage frames throughout, and a weathered red counter that'll make you feel like a regular as soon as you slam your first beer (although, guests here aren't apt to do that). It's known for its happy hour beer and burger combo, although crowds also flock to the sizable backroom for DJ-backed dancing.

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7. Marco Polo Ristorante 345 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 (Carroll Gardens)

This quaint Carroll Gardens restaurant serves up authentic, homestyle Italian fare in a white tablecloth restaurant that maintains Brooklyn cool through exposed brick and lifesize canvases throughout. Open since 1983, the red sauce joint offers a hearty seafood-heavy menu, as well as an approachable cocktail menu and plenty of picks for meat lovers.

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8. Kittery of Brooklyn 305 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Named after a costal town in Maine, Kittery sources crazy-fresh seafood from the coast of Maine to the Gulf of Mexico to create fried clams, clam chowder, and lobster rolls. The nautical theme is kept to a minimum indoors, but ocean blue accents and windows that swing open in the warmer months hint strongly at the connection. Though chicken and steak and other land-based fare might tempt, limit your order to those lauded seafood items: from lobster stew, to scallop ceviche, to a squid, shrimp, and lobster fry plate, you'll have plenty of options.

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9. Cull and Pistol 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011 (Tribeca)

Maritime freshness marries warm, houseboat comfort at this wood-and-steel-outfitted seafood restaurant in Chelsea Market, which comes from the same team behind neighboring Lobster Place. To get your fill, either pull up a stool at the seasonal raw bar, or sit down at one of the four-tops to a giant steel platter of mollusks. Either way, expect an after-work crowd (unless you visit at off-hours) and be sure to indulge in the house-made cocktail sauce.

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10. Strong Place 270 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 (Cobble Hill)

Darkened steel, exposed brick, and raw woodwork make up this rough & tough, appropriately named bar, where 24 taps change daily and soccer games are continuously on play at the front screens. And while the front remains a bastion of testosterone, the bar's rear functions as cozy date spot, with dim booths and a menu serving dainty bites like sea salt and malt vinegar fried chickpeas and seasoned rosemary fries catering to your polite, first-impression needs.

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11. Atrium 15 Main St, Brooklyn, NY 10012

Located in Dumbo, this contemporarily designed waterfront bar bar features Industrial lights hanging over a glossy bar, where technically skilled bartenders whip up cocktails matched to your tastes or offer you something from the 200+ wines selection. The food selection is on the heavier side, with homey mains like fried chicken and a black angus burger -- but maybe an apres-meal stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge is expected.

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12. Upstate 95 First Ave, New York, NY 10003 (East Village)

This East Village oyster bar, run by a husband-and-wife duo, is a neighborhood favorite with rare oysters paired alongside interesting craft brews. You can expect a wait, but the food and drink -- and the owners' adorable bulldog, BuckShowalter -- make it well worth the wait.

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13. Bait & Hook Seafood Shack 231 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003 (East Village)

This Union Square adjacent seafood shack tables New England style eats in a long, nautically-accented bar. While simple fish fare and nightly happy hour specials rule the menu, the oysters lobster mac 'n cheese proves a regular customer favorite, as does the greenery-surrounded outdoor seating.

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14. Black Market 110 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009 (Alphabet City)

This Alphabet City cocktail bar is known for three things: oysters, burgers, and cocktails. The insanely juicy burgers are made with Pat LaFrieda (best butcher in the city, hands down) patties and topped with a perfectly melted layer of American cheese. The craft cocktail menu is heavy on the gin, and the drinks probably taste best when paired with the $1 oysters at happy hour.

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15. Edwin and Neal's Fish Bar 345 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003 (East Village)

A delicious byproduct of the same people behind East Village seafood favorite Upstate, Edwin & Neal's offers an even more extensive raw bar and craft beer list, as well as innovative water-faring bites like buffalo frog legs that entice with their finger-smacking taste, if not their novelty alone. Best of all, the emphasis here is community, meaning oysters and locally-based draft beers are affordable to locals, and the tourist community.

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16. The Dead Rabbit 30 Water St, New York, NY 10004 (Financial District)

The Dead Rabbit is a cocktail sanctum, taproom, small-plates resto, and "grocery." This Irish-American-inspired duplex in the Financial District -- boasting vintage saloon-like vibes and decor -- will make you feel as if you've traveled back in time. The taproom, which is located on the ground floor, is a traditional Anglo-Hibernian pub, where you can order craft beers, bottled punch, and a variety of whiskeys. If you walk upstairs you'll find the parlor, with an ambiance equally as charming as the pub, but with a heavier focus on communal punch and cocktails. The small "grocery" is actually a corner in the taproom, where they sell an assortment of dry goods, but most notably Irish and British imports that are otherwise hard to find.

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17. Live Bait 14 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010 (Gramercy)

Strewn about with Christmas lights, fish paraphernalia, and furniture that cares not for your white linen clothing, Live Bait looks exactly like the beachside shack you frequented as a college student. The cajun seafood menu is a beer lover's delight, replete with grilled oysters, jumbo lump crab cake, crispy calamari, and other gut busters sure to appease your buzzing hunger. The crowd reads like a slightly classier St. Mark's dive bar crowd, which can perhaps be attributable to an oyster happy hour and decor that includes vintage baseball cards and a stuffed alligator.

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18. Barn Joo 893 Broadway, New York, NY 10003 (Flatiron)

Evoking both a hip Brooklyn nightspot and an actual barn, this hybrid Korean tapas restaurant, bar, and performance space fills the bottom floor of the Hotel Verite with a long, heavily wooded bi-level banquet hall. Shareable Korean eats liked fried dumplings and kimchee bacon pancakes dominate the menu, while picks like truffle mushrooms assert this gastropub's trendy likability.

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19. Littleneck 288 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Littleneck has great seafood, 'tails, and an awesome clam poutine that you HAVE to try. Their selection and cuisine is a seafood lover’s dream. Check out this rustic-casual clam shack.

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20. Millesime 92 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 (Midtown East)

Millesime is serving up some great oysters on the half shell and perfectly paired wines to go along with them. We are huge fans of their oyster happy hour, but you're going to have to check their website for an updated list of times and specials. It is definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.

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21. Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. 114 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

At Greenpoint Fish and Lobster Co., you can expect to find only the highest quality of sustainably sourced seafood. This narrow spot -- awash in white tile and blonde wood with a seating area surrounding a marble bar and open kitchen -- is nothing short of a seafood haven. Head to the market in the front and do some grocery shopping of your own, where you'll find plenty of options on the ice.

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22. El Paso Restaurante Mexicano 1643 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029 (Harlem)

This vibrant, south-of-the-border themed restaurant is known for its tacos, guacamole, and daily oyster happy hour. Three upper Manhattan locations allow for anyone to easily experience El Paso's authentic cuisine (made with fresh ingredients) and colorful, friendly atmosphere.

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23. White Oak Tavern 21 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10003 (Greenwich Village)

This cozy tavern on iconic Waverly Place is a great spot to catch a meal any time of the day: benedicts at brunch, a BLT midday, and pan seared salmon for supper are just some of the options in store. Also check out their ever-changing, inventive cocktail menu for a bit of buzz during your meal.

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24. Thalia 828 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019 (Hells Kitchen)

Situated in the heart of the Theatre District, this cavernous spot marries European ambience with New American fare, combined with a few eclectic twists: where the menu begins with Maryland crab cake and confit pork belly, it ends with sushi offerings and homemade pasta. Thalia’s wide reach likely accounts for its varied traffic: pre-theatre dinners, tourists en route to make traveling connections, post-work corporate folk talking shop over martinis and bottles of Bordeaux. For those who land somewhere in between, consider giving their formidable oyster happy hour a shot.

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25. Onieal's Grand Street Bar & Restaurant 174 Grand St, New York, NY 10013 (Little Italy)

Sporting an old New York ambience (wood-carved ceilings, a sprawling mahogany bar, and amber lighting throughout), Onieal’s brings a taste of post-Prohibition flavor in Soho. The menu offers refined takes on time-honored plates like penne alla vodka and Yellowfin tuna tartare, as well as a noteworthy oyster happy hour. The bartenders here will be happy to whip up an old favorite of yours, but we suggest you opt for one of the specialty cocktails like the Germain’s Julep, which adds a touch of St. Germain to the bourbon and mint original.

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26. Essex Restaurant 120 Essex St, New York, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)

Bivalves and brunch are the main draws of this airy bi-level spot in the Lower East Side. Essex is beloved by regulars for it’s formidable oyster happy hour (think Bluepoints, freshly shucked and irresistible with shallot mignonette) and ever-popular Sunday brunch, where guests can select any entrée (pro tip: regulars opt for The Aristocrat, a winning plate of crispy potato pancakes topped with house-cured salmon gravlax, finished with salmon caviar-kissed poached eggs and sour cream) and imbibe on unlimited mimosas, screwdrivers, and Bloody Mary’s for a mere $29.95 -- providing they did their homework and made a reservation, of course.

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27. Hill & Dale 115 Allen St, New York, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)

With a name that alludes to the process by which early vinyl records were made, this Lower East Side bar is an adage to the glory days of musical recording and pure Americana: vintage radios and phonographs stand resolute behind bottles of bespoke liquor, overlooking a geometric-tiled floor and Downtown Abbey-meets-SoHo speakeasy environs. If you’re not in the mood for delightful bites like the deviled eggs topped with pork belly or traditional heavy hitters like the buttermilk fried chicken, the daily oyster happy hour is spot-on satisfying (especially when paired with The Floozy, a whimsical cocktail of vodka, muddled strawberries and lime, garnished with an actual daisy).

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28. The Leadbelly 14 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)

From the folks at Fat Radish, this date night bar peddles in oysters-on-the-half-shell as the fare of choice to be appropriately washed down with artisanal cocktails like the Lost Weekend Getaway (rum, Cynar, pineapple, lime) or the Hecho en Casa (tequila, mezcal, celery, lime). Schmooze over the curved copper bar that charmingly matches the eclectic vintage suitcases lining the wall and, if you stay 'til the late hours, enjoy soul tunes spun by a DJ over a pair of turntables.

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29. The Ten Bells 247 Broome St, New York, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)

A small, intimate space offering up oysters and 20+ tapas alongside an impressive wine list, Ten Bells was practically made for a first date. Come at happy hour, when oysters are a dollar and carafes of wine are $15.

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30. Grey Lady 77 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)

Bringing a bit of Nantucket to the LES, Grey Lady excels at simplicity. The menu is limited in size but boasts rich flavor, offering New England classics like bacon-wrapped scallops, lobster rolls, and lest we forget: a solid oyster happy hour. When paired with a mixology-forward specialty cocktail or a summery glass of rosé, any venture in this cozy, subtly maritime-themed spot marks the beginnings of a good meal.

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31. Fool's Gold 145 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)

There’s nothing like a quintessentially New York dive (exposed brick, repurposed bourbon barrels for standing tables, Christmas lights year-round) that also doubles as high quality gastropub. Regulars rave over bar bites like the Sriracha peas, truffle popcorn, and gourmet tacos (pro tip: get the duck confit). The masses flock here on the weekends and Taco Tuesdays, but with a killer oyster happy hour -- 6 daily selections on the half-shell with any drink for a mere $12 -- Fool’s Gold makes for a good time any night of the week.

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32. Schiller's Liquor Bar 131 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)

Don’t let the name fool you: while Schiller’s is a destination for excellent craft cocktails, it’s worth noting that the kitchen is helmed by Chef Shane McBride of Balthazar fame. Regulars come to this bright bistro (think polished white-tiled walls, a Deco-embossed ceiling, with black and white checkered floors) for the juicy steak frites, succulently slathered with maître d’ butter, the booze-loving cocktails (pro tip: get the Jerry Thomas Manhattan) and the formidable oyster happy hour. If you were unable to snag a highly coveted reservation for brunch and dinner, caffeinate up: it’s also a decent late-night spot.

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33. Sel Rrose 1 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)

Oysters and inventive cocktails are the focal point of this industrial-chic, vaguely Parisian spot on the Lower East Side. Raw bar offerings include East Coast selections like Wellfleets, Moon Shoals, and Maine lobster, while French influences are obvious in larger plates like steak tartare and confit duck leg, all of which pair well with decadent cocktails like the champagne-based Lavender Piscine.

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34. Domaine Bar a Vins 50-04 Vernon Blvd, Queens, NY 11101 (Long Island City)

This intimate French wine bar in Long Island City is ideal for weekday date nights or post-dinner drinks. Its small, cozy setting is elevated by live jazz performances every Thursday that you won't want to miss. Another bonus? Weekday happy hour deals featuring oysters and wines-by-the-glass. Be sure to chat up the French expat bartenders -- if they like you, they may just help you out with the list of 40+ wines.

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35. S Prime 35-15 36th St, Long Island City, NY 11106 (Queens)

This luxurious, wood-laden Long Island City steakhouse boasts cuts of meat that are aged onsite for up to 60 days, a full raw bar, and an extensive wine list. You can get comfortable with your party in one of the large banquettes and, on weekdays, enjoy oyster deals at happy hour. Because S Prime is a steakhouse after all, be sure to order one of the beef entrées, like the 32-day wet-aged rib eye or the S Prime Burger with maple-glazed bacon, aged gruyere, tomato jam, and a side of house-cut fries.

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36. Crave Fishbar 428 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024 (Midtown East)

This nautical-themed Upper West Side restaurant (with a sister location in Midtown) is your one-stop-shop for everything seafood. Crave serves classic maritime dishes with a twist, like Southeast Asian-inspired lobster curry and house-made squid ink spaghetti with chopped shrimp. The raw bar features more than a dozen varieties of East and West Coast oysters that pair well with creative house cocktails or glasses of crisp white wine.

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37. Docks Oyster Bar 633 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017 (Midtown)

This nautically themed restaurant in Midtown serves an impressive array of seafood including shellfish platters, fried fish with steakhouse-style sides like creamed spinach and garlic-whipped potatoes, and sushi rolls. Docks’ deco-style interior provides a lovely, upscale setting to sip on Bloody Marys and mimosas during the weekend bottomless brunch, where you’ll find morning-appropriate plates like crab cake Benedict and lobster hash. Meanwhile, happy hour specials attract the post-work crowd for wines-by-the-glass and dollar oysters.

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38. Grand Central Oyster Bar 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017 (Midtown East)

Grand Central's landmark Oyster Bar has been around since 1913 and, despite losing business due to the decline of long-haul train travel, its reinvention around the mid-'70s revived it into what's now an award-winning American restaurant serving super-fresh, top-quality seafood. It also has an extensive wine list.

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39. Pennsylvania 6 132 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001 (Midtown West)

Pennsylvania 6's a two-floored, deco-tinged beer bar/bistro right near MSG that has distinguished itself from the menagerie of Irish pubs in the area by serving bivalves, lobster, and bistro standards like beer-braised short ribs. There are also craft drafts you won't be finding in tallboy form at Penn Station, and you can catch the game on several projection screens while you slurp down some oysters.

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40. The Liberty 29 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001

This luxurious, bi-level space in Midtown serves craft cocktails and modern American cuisine, like beef sliders, fig jam pizza, and mac & cheese bites, in a setting reminiscent of old New York. In addition to plenty of comfy leather chairs and candlelit banquettes, there's a 34ft-long granite bar where you can sip on an expertly made bourbon cocktail...or Natty Light. The Liberty’s Blue Point Long Island oysters on the half shell, served with ginger mignonette and a house cocktail sauce, are well worth a visit, too.

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41. Swift Hibernian Lounge 34 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003 (Noho)

If you're looking for an impressive selection of craft brews on draft, Irish whiskey, and single malt scotch, head to this dimly lit neighborhood bar in Noho. The draft and bottled beers are perfect for pairing with traditional pub food, like shepherd’s pie, chicken & sausage pot pie, and a reuben. Swift's dark and cozy interior will have you staying well into the evening.

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42. John Dory Oyster Bar 1196 Broadway, New York , NY 10001 (Nomad)

The second of April Bloomfield's restaurants in the Ace Hotel, John Dory Oyster Bar has all the pre-requisites of a great raw bar: shellfish platters, oysters from the East and West coasts, crudo, chilled crab, and cold-poached lobster. What really sets it apart from the rest of New York's oyster bars, though, is the decor. The dining room looks like a high-end seafood shack with fish wall art, cone shell door knobs, and a center shucking station.

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43. L&W Oyster Co. 254 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Flatiron)

A few blocks north of Madison Square Park, L&W Oyster Co. is a stylish spot that works for a quick corporate lunch, a swanky date night, or a mimosa-filled weekend brunch. While the menu changes often, you can always expect seafood-centric twists on American classics, like lobster BLTs, shrimp & grits, and mussels with house-made chorizo. The raw bar, stocked with both East and West Coast oysters, is a huge draw -- especially at happy hour.

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44. Bearded Lady 686A Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

This bright and colorful '50s diner-themed lounge in Prospect Heights serves elevated craft cocktails in a retro space. You'll find upscale bar bites on the menu to nosh on alongside your creative drink, including the must-try beer cheese and muffuletta, plus a popular happy hour with drink and oyster deals.

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45. Brooklyn Crab 24 Reed St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Make the trek out to Red Hook for authentic, crab-shack style seafood fare, picnic tables and all. Inspired by the seafood shanties of the Mid Atlantic coast, Alma restauranteurs Jamie Vipond and Matthew Bohner opened Brooklyn Crab to bring summertime vibes to the Big Apple all year round. Situated in a cozy spot overlooking the New York Harbor, Brooklyn Crab's killer views are just a drop in the bucket of reasons worth checking it out: the welcoming atmosphere, rotating seasonal menu options, patio deck, and solid happy hour deals aren't so bad, either.

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46. Lure Fishbar 142 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012 (Soho)

With its maritime decor, Lure may be the next best thing to cruising around on a real yacht in Manhattan. Located in the heart of SoHo, this subterranean space is decked out (pun intended) to look as if you’re actually dining below deck: curved leather booths, wood paneling, and warm lighting add to the ambiance, as do the circular windows that peek out onto the sidewalk to remind you that you’re still in New York. Expect creative cocktails and an array of seafood-centric dishes like lobster ravioli, horseradish-crusted halibut, and speciality house sushi rolls.

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47. City Crab Shack 10 E 16th St, New York, NY 10003 (Gramercy)

The sea foam green subway tile and nautical decor at this Gramercy joint are just playful enough for a restaurant that refers to itself as a crab shack, a name that usually conjures up cringe-worthy images of singing faux fish and netting abound. And the menu matches: fish, lobsters, oysters and crabs are so fresh they probably arrived that day, not long before they landed on your plate with coleslaw or gilled vegetables and a citrusy cocktail.

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48. Little Town NYC 118a E 15th St, New York, NY 10003 (Union Square)

From the team behind Village Pourhouse & SideBar, this brewhouse brings together flair from all of New York's neighborhoods right in Union Square. Under one roof This roof (with dark wooden accents, subway tiles, and butcher blocks tables), Little Italy's orchiette, Upper East's steak frites, and Murray Hill's BLT come together with fruity, borough-inspired cocktails and beers from every neighborhood and a few upstate breweries.

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49. Tangled Vine 434 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024 (Upstate)

Upper West Siders adore this sleek Italian restaurant for it fresh seafood, which occupies most of its menu along with the raw bar (read: cheap oysters at happy hour). Veal meatballs, crab cakes, and pan-seared red snapper pay just as much attention to flavor as they do presentation and detail, and they only come second to the winding wine list, which includes lengthy descriptions so even the novices will know what to order.

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50. The Mermaid Inn 96 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003 (East Village)

Escape from the East Village into this nautical New England fish shack where maritime chic decor complements the seafood-heavy menu. An oyster happy hour, which features $1 chef's choice oysters and littleneck clams daily, is the stand-out offering, but you'll want to camp out all day for the non-bivalve options like beer batter fish tacos, lobster rolls, and sides like Old Bay-seasoned fries and hush puppies. The kitchen saves the best for last, though: all diners get a complimentary cup of chocolate mousse for dessert.

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51. Bell Book & Candle 141 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014 (West Village)

A dimly lit, romantic dinner awaits in this reclaimed restaurant lined with candles and plush, royal blue booths. West Village's Bell Book & Candle stun in both aesthetic and culinary expertise, as made evident by the seafood-heavy menu, full of artfully presented dishes like spice-rubbed yellow fin tuna and chimichurri-marinated hangar steaks, sided by vegetables the likely picked form the rooftop garden earlier that day.

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52. Fish 280 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014 (West Village)

A little black and blue shack tucked away on Bleeker in Manhattan's West Village, Fish offers up much more than its name suggests. Trips to the raw bar will get you stuffed on oysters and lobster alone (and for cheap if it's during happy hour), but those that make themselves at home can feast on the grilled catch of the day, a fried clam sandwich, or a platter piled to the ceiling with king crab legs with a wine or beer from the handful they've got behind the bar.

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53. Greenwich Project 47 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011 (Greenwich Village)

No surprise for the Greenwhich Village, the Greenwhich Project puts out all the stops when it comes to its sleek, bright, preppy atmoshpere -- open brick walls, a shiny white granite bar, white leather seating, candles and flowers abound. With a raw bar (that's got insane happy hour deals), house-made pasta dishes, and a killer brunch menu slinging bloody marys with pork belly hash omelettes and lemon ricotta pancakes, this airy spot's guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest in your group.

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54. Lelabar 422 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014 (West Village)

A dark and intimate setting with tin and iron accents, an oval-shaped bar, and minimal seating for intimacy, this broody wine bar and restaurant in the West Village features a different special every day with a rotating selection of snacks and small plates like charcuterie boards, grilled fish and sandwiches, along with frequent happy hours rife with oysters and flowing with wines from all corners of the globe.

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55. Mermaid Oyster Bar 79 Macdougal St, New York, NY 10012 (Greenwich Village)

The Greenwich Village outpost of the Mermaid restaurants is like a chilled-out little brother to its older (and larger) East Village and Upper West Side siblings. The menu features a daily array of East and West Coast oysters, a raw bar that includes littleneck clams and yellowfin tuna crudo, and house hits like beer batter fish tacos and a reliable lobster roll. The long and narrow space includes a bar and outdoor seating.

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56. Virgola 28 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011 (West Village)

Like most of us, this Village spot only had a few hundred square feet to work with, but man did Virgola do it right. A dark, sexy, cozy interior lends itself perfectly to those seeking an unusual joint for a first or second date. The basic concept is oysters & bubbly, and there’s absolutely no reason to divert from that.

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57. Jeffrey's Grocery 172 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014 (West Village)

Jeffrey’s Grocery is a seafood-centric West Village restaurant known for its a) oyster bar and b) brunch. Fish makes its way into most of the dishes, like the poached shrimp omelette and fried clam roll on the brunch menu, and the lobster spaghetti at dinner. There are plenty of turf options too, like the raclette burger.

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58. The Bedford 110 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (Williamsburg)

The Bedford's one of Williamsburg's most lauded spots, with fresh, new-American fare and delicious 'tails. Their oyster happy hour is always the talk of the town, and you should absolutely stop by and check it our for yourself. See their website for updated specials and times.

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59. Desnuda 221 S 1st St, Williamsburg, NY 11211 (Williamsburg)

This Williamsburg outpost serves up traditional Peruvian ceviche, creative pisco cocktails, and signature gravity-bong smoked oysters. The main focuses at this date spot, however, are the daily oyster happy hours and extensive South American wine selection.

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60. Maison Premiere 298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

This cosmopolitan city-inspired oyster bar and cocktail den is a classy Williamsburg spot where you can enjoy a stocked raw bar, and lounge outdoors on its greenery-filled patio. We suggest bringing a first date here, as the swank and intimate atmosphere & delicious menu will be sure to wow them.

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61. The Saint Austere 613 Grand St, New York, NY 11211 (New York)

If you live in Williamsburg and have been in search of neighborhood bar to make your own, set your sites on Saint Austere. The space is intimate and upscale without being pretentious, and the dim lighting makes it a good spot for a date. The Italian tapas-style food menu features shareable plates like grilled octopus and broccoli rabe as well as larger, housemade pasta dishes. Make sure you order the creamy polenta with spicy sausage -- it’s the signature dish.

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62. St. Mazie 345 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Equal parts restaurant and bar, St. Mazie brings a New Orleans vibe to Brooklyn with oysters, bourbon cocktails, and live jazz. The downstairs supper club serves upscale comfort food among reclaimed wood accents and tea lights, and the overgrown garden out back is perfect for enjoying drinks and music -- particularly on Flamenco Fridays.

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63. Extra Fancy 302 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Williamsburg's Extra Fancy serves fried, grilled, and raw seafood, like fish & chips and lobster bisque fries, plus a notable secret sauce-topped burger. It's open late -- until 2am every night -- and its special late-night menu will have you covered should you ever get a midnight lobster roll craving. The brick-and-wood interior is reminiscent of a New England seafood shack, albeit a hipster one.

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