Food & Drink

Seattle’s Best Oyster Happy Hours

Published On 12/01/2015 Published On 12/01/2015

Anchovies & Olives

Capitol Hill

This celebrated Mediterranean spot from local super-chef Ethan Stowell normally slings a seafood-/pasta-heavy menu highlighted by things like some of Seattle’s best crudos, but Sunday through Thursday from 5-6pm -- and again from 10pm to close -- it hosts an Oyster Power Hour, which features oysters of the day for $1.50 each, and differs from the power hour you did on your 21st birthday in that you’ll actually remember what you’re shooting this time.

Elliott's Oyster House- Seattle

Elliott’s Oyster House

Downtown

Seattle’s quintessential waterfront eatery may be a bit touristy, but it boasts a very progressive happy hour from 3-6pm on weekdays: oysters are $1.50 the first hour, $2 the second, and $2.50 each during the last hour. There’s also stuff like fish tacos and oyster stew for just three bucks.

MistalKitchen

Mistral Kitchen

Downtown

This ambitious contemporary eatery has a two-and-a-half-hour happy hour every day starting at 4pm (only available in the bar/lounge on Friday and Saturday) that includes signature cocktails for $8, food like wood oven-roasted Manila clams, and… surprise!... oysters on the half shell w/ the chef’s accompaniments for $1.50.

Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Shuckers

Downtown

In addition to snacks like spicy popcorn shrimp and salmon sliders, this seafood joint inside one of Seattle’s swankiest hotels offers up three to five of its eight oyster varieties weekdays from 3-5pm for $1.50 each.

Taylor Shellfish Farms

Taylor Shellfish Farms Oyster Bar

Queen Anne (& other locations)

Each one of these three Seattle spots boasts slightly different menus/happy hour options: at the newest one you’re in for an excellent Bloody Mary, spicy house-pickled garnishes, and $1.50 Shigoku oysters from Willapa Bay Monday through Friday from 4-6pm.

The Walrus and the Carpenter

The Walrus and The Carpenter

Ballard

One of Seattle’s most lauded restaurants (from one of its most-lauded chefs), the Walrus doesn’t mess around when it comes to happy hour, it just knocks $1 off all its oysters -- and it's got a lot -- for an hour starting at 4pm, Monday through Thursday.

Monsoon Seattle

Monsoon

Capitol Hill

Every day at both the Seattle and Bellevue locations, this Vietnamese-inspired eatery offers up raw oysters on the half shell for $1.50 from 3-5:30pm, along with things like steamed dumplings, marinated pork belly, and more.

Courtesy of Miyabi 45th

Miyabi 45th

Wallingford

So, it’s not technically a happy hour, but it should make you very happy to know that in addition to its outstanding soba, on Tuesdays, M45 offers oysters for $1 all night.

Flying Fish (Official Page)

Flying Fish

South Lake Union

Not only is it a stop on, like, the best public transportation-based bar crawl ever, but FF is also the place to go for daily $1 oyster deals from 3-6pm and 8:30pm-close. Limit two dozen per person. Seriously.

Salted Sea: Seafood & Raw Bar

Salted Sea

Columbia City

This new-ish seafood spot in South Seattle serves up boldly flavored, Vietnamese-influenced dishes, but forget all that. It also boasts two nightly happy hours -- one from 3-5pm and a late-night one -- where Minter Sweet oysters w/ cilantro lime mignonette are just a buck.

Local 360

Local 360

Belltown

Perhaps better known for its occasional bacon happy hours, this upscale comfort food restaurant only serves foods sourced within 360 miles, so guess how far the $1 oysters w/ mignonette it serves every day from 3-6pm come from?

Blueacre Seafood

Blueacre Seafood

Downtown

This monument to non-mammalian proteins boasts one of the single best seafood lineups in a pretty seafood-obsessed city, which could come in handy, but only if you somehow miss its daily 3-6pm happy hour featuring Pacific oysters w/ pink peppercorn mignonette for $1.50.

Rock Creek

RockCreek

Fremont

RC serves a selection of seriously next-level ocean-going eats that rotates depending on what's fresh and includes a take on a classic called Oyster Brock-A-Fella that usually goes for $13, but is just $5 during two daily happy hours from 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight.