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The latest in oyster happy hours.

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Littleneck
288 Third Ave., nr. Carroll St., Gowanus; 718-522-1921
The Gowanus clam shack has done away with their “Rhode Island Meets Long Island” special, but their current deal is just as great: $5 brews with accompanying bivalves—"shucker's choice"—at $1 apiece.
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 5 p.m.–7 p.m.

Hillside
70 Hudson Ave., at Water St., Vinegar Hill; 718-522-7957
Venture to Vinegar Hill House’s intimate 30-seat wine bar for a deal that goes down easy: half a dozen East Coast oysters with a house stout or glass of muscadet for a mere $10. Also available on Sunday.
Hours: Tue.–Fri., 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.; Sun., 3:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

The Greenwich Project
47 W. 8th St., nr. Macdougal St.; 212-253-9335
The new West Village spot (from the owners of the similarly named Mulberry and Vinatta Projects) goes all out with their cocktails, but they keep things simple with their happy-hour deal: alternating East and West Coast oysters for $1 every weeknight.
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 5 p.m.–7 p.m.

The Dalloway
525 Broome St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-966-9620
The cozy downstairs of this Soho drinkery is where you can find a deal Virginia Woolf would no doubt approve of: $1 oysters (Beausoleils, Kumamotos, "whatever's fresh") alongside $5 beers, $6 wines, and $10 specialty cocktails.
Hours: Daily, 5 p.m.–7 p.m.

Preserve24
177 E. Houston St., at Allen St.; 646-837-6100
The L.E.S. restaurant that doubles as a dreamy art installation designed by sculptor Brian Goggin is also artful when it comes to its deal: $1 Blue Points and Malpeques with $3 draft beer and $6 wine.
Hours: Mon.–Fri, 5 p.m.–8 p.m.

Leadbelly
14 Orchard St., nr. Canal St.; 718-852-5015
This one's for the romantics, as this candlelit oyster bar from the Fat Radish crew gives excellent opportunity to explore the aphrodisiac qualities of bivalves. Splurge on your date with a daily special of $1 oysters, $3 beers, and $6 cocktails.
Hours: Daily, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

Mazelle
247 Starr St., nr. Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick; 347-425-7675
Every day for $1.50 at this Bushwick restaurant and bar you you can slurp something seasonal (it's currently Montauk Pearl), sip $5 specialty cocktails and take $1 off everything else booze-related. There's also a $5 beer and shot deal, and should you want to sip more than you slurp, the drinks happy hour extends 'til 8 p.m.
Hours: Daily, 4 p.m.–7 p.m.

Crave Fishbar
945 Second Ave., nr. 50th St.; 646-895-9585
With a new oyster bar upstairs, the midtown east restaurant had no choice but to host a happy hour. All of the bivalves on the menu (about ten to twelve varieties) are $1 and will taste especially delicious when complemented by $5 Dogfish Head beer, $7 glasses of select red, white, and sparkling wines, and half-price bottles of sparkling wine.
Hours: Mon.–Fri, 5 p.m.–7 p.m.


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