The 56 Best Oyster Happy Hours in NYC, Sorted by Neighborhood

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Mermaid Inn | Cole Saladino/Thrillist
Mermaid Inn | Cole Saladino/Thrillist

If your wallet can't handle high raw bar prices, but you 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.

The Wayland

Alphabet City

The deal: $1 oysters, $5-6 oyster shooters
When: Mon-Fri from 4-7pm

MP Taverna


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


The deal: A rotating list of $1.50 oysters; $2 oysters all day Sunday
When: Mon-Fri from 4-7pm

Pier A Harbor House

Battery Park

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

oysters on ice
Grand Army

Grand Army Bar

Boerum Hill

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



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

Marco Polo Ristorante

Carroll Gardens

The deal: $1.50 oysters
When: Daily from 4-7pm


The deal: $1 Blue Points, jumbo shrimp cocktail, little neck clams
When: Monday all night long

raw oysters
Cull and pistol

Cull & Pistol Oyster Bar


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

Strong Place

Cobble Hill

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



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


East Village

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

The Mermaid Inn

The deal: $1 East Coast oysters, $5 beer, $7 wine, $8 cocktails
When: All night Monday; every day from 5-7pm

Bait & Hook

The deal: $1 oysters, $3 fish tacos
When: Daily from 3-7pm

The Dead Rabbit

Financial District

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

raw oysters at Live Bait NYC
Live Bait NYC

Live Bait


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

Barn Joo

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



The deal: $1 oysters and $5 draft brews
When: Wed-Fri from 5-7pm

raw oysters on ice
Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. 

Greenpoint Fish & Lobster


The deal: $1.50 oysters 
When: Mon-Fri from 2-6pm

El Paso


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

White Oak

Hell's Kitchen

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


The deal: $1 oysters
When: Daily, 7-10pm


Little Italy

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

Oysters on the half shell
Essex Restaurant


Lower East Side

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

The deal: $1
When: Every day from 5-8pm and all day Monday

Bar Belly

The deal: $1.50 select oysters
When: Daily from 5:30-7:30pm

The Ten Bells

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

Grey Lady

The deal: $1 oysters, $5 draft beer, $8 wine, $9 well drinks
When: Sun-Fri from 4-7pm; Monday all night

Sel Rose

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

Domaine Wine Bar

Long Island City

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

oysters on the half shell, seaweed
Docks Oyster Bar

Crave Fishbar

Midtown East

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

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

Grand Central Oyster Bar

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

Pennsylvania 6

Midtown West

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

The Liberty

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

Swift Hibernian Lounge


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

raw oysters with lemon at John Dory Oyster Bar
The John Dory Oyster Bar

The John Dory Oyster Bar


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 12-7pm 

L&W Oyster Co.

The deal: $2 oysters, $5 draft beer and house wine
When: Daily from 5-7pm

Bearded Lady

Park Slope

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

Brooklyn Crab

Red Hook

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

Little Town oysters
Little Town

Lure Fishbar


The deal: 6 oysters for $12, 12 oysters for $24, 18 for $36; $10 cocktails
When: Mon-Fri from 5-7pm

City Crab Shack

Union Square

The deal: $0.99 oysters 
When: Mon-Thurs from 3:30-6:30pm

The Tangled Vine

Upper West Side

The deal: $1 oysters, $5 beer, $8 wine
When: Weekdays from 5-7pm, weekends from 3-5pm

The Mermaid Inn

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

raw oysters and crab legs at Greenwich Project
Greenwich Project

Bell Book & Candle

West Village

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


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

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


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

Mermaid Oyster Bar

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


The deal: $1 oysters
When: Daily, 4-8pm

Jeffrey's Grocery

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

raw oysters on the half shell from desnuda

The Bedford


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


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

Maison Premiere

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

St. Mazie

The deal: $1.50 oysters and discounts on drinks
When: Daily from 6-8pm

Extra Fancy

The deal: $2 select oysters
When: Sun-Thurs from 12am-2:30am

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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.