Bell Book & Candle
141 W. 10th St., nr. Waverly Pl.; 212-414-2355
Daily, 5:30 p.m.–close
The “rooftop-to-table” restaurant also stays local with its happy hour: East Coast Beau Soleil oysters are $1 all night at the bar. There is also an additional special $1 oyster, announced daily, every night at the family dinner.
298 Bedford Ave., nr. S. 1st St..; 347-335-0446
Mon.–Fri., 4 p.m.–7 p.m.
This absinthe and oyster spot boasts twenty kinds of oysters at $1 a pop during their happy hour. The deal is offered throughout the whole restaurant, but sidle up to the bar for a good view of the absinthe fountain, a replica of the one at the Big Easy's great Olde Absinthe House.
The John Dory Oyster Bar
1196 Broadway, at 29th St.; 212-792-9000
Daily, 5 p.m.–7 p.m.
$15 buys you choices: a half-dozen oysters (like the New York–centric Naked Cowboys from Long Island) or clams along with a glass of champagne or a pint of oyster stout ale.
The Tangled Vine Wine Bar & Kitchen
434 Amsterdam Ave., at 81st St.; 646-863-3896
Mon-Fri, 5 p.m.–7 p.m., Sat, 3p.m.–5p.m.
Start your night with a rotating cast of East Coast options for $1, paired with a bar-snack special; it's currently their veal and ricotta meatballs for $4 each. There are also off-the-menu wine specials from $6 to $8 a glass.
21 W. 17th St., nr. Fifth Ave..; 212-691-8888
Mon.–Fri., 5 p.m.–7 p.m
The townhouse restaurant serves up $1 Blue Points at the bar. Wash it down Cane and Ebel Red Rye draft for $5 or a $7 Shark Bite cocktail made with Champagne, passion fruit puree, and cassis.
The Mussel Pot
174 Bleecker St., nr. Sullivan St.; 212-260-2700
The whimsical mollusk menu isn't the only star of this joint. Slurp down seven East and West Coast oyster varieties for $1.50 a pop, and half-price select mussel pots. Beer, wine, and cocktails are half-price, too.
511 E. 5th St., nr. Avenue A; 212-687-3641
Daily, 5 p.m.–7 p.m.
This American bistro's daily happy hour special scores you 6 oysters–from a selection including the salty Massachusetts Wellfleet–and a glass of muscadet for $20.
110 Bedford Ave. at North 11th St., Williamsburg; 718-302-1002
Daily, 4p.m.–6 p.m.
$1 Blue Points (down from the usual $1.50), $1 off all draft beers and a $6 special seasonal cocktails will keep you coming back to this cozy Williamsburg joint. Also you can also order edibles off the Tavern menu, which includes items like chickpea fries, kale chips, pickled veggies, homemade kielbasa, and tacos.