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Shuck Yeah!

The newest in oyster happy hours and specials.


Down the hatch.   

55 Irving Pl., nr. 17th St.; 646-896-1441
Mon-Fri, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
This Mediterranean restaurant in Gramercy Park began doing its weekday “Hour Under the Sea” in April. It’s actually two hours, from 5 to 7 p.m., where locally sourced and sustainable oysters are served for $1 a pop. Supplement them with small plates like soft-shell crab with broccoli rabe and grapefruit.

Angus Club Steakhouse
135 E. 55th St., nr. Lexington Ave.
Daily, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Midtowners looking for an after-work fix can swing by this steakhouse, which just recently began its oyster happy hour. Get half-price wine and beer, $1 oysters, and drink specials daily.

58 E. 1st St., nr. First Ave.; 917-639-3197
Sun-Fri, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
This cross between a French wine bar and a Japanese izakaya has a happy hour for seafood and non-seafood lovers alike. Find Japanese snacks like salt-and-pepper prawns ($7) and crispy pork belly with chile vinegar and tare dipping sauce ($7) alongside fresh oysters served with a fermented radish mignonette and water kimchee ($1.50). Top them off with $10 pours on all sake, wine, and cider and $1 off all bottled beers and canned sake.

Bistro Bagatelle
1 Little W. 12th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-488-2110
Mon-Fri, 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Head to Meatpacking for a new weekday “Sunset Menu” featuring $1 oysters, which rotates $8 cocktails and small bites including deviled eggs ($2 each) and avocado crostini ($4).

Bo’s Kitchen & Bar Room
6 W. 24th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-234-2373
Mon, 4:30 p.m. - close
Take a trip to the Big Easy on Mondays, when this jazz-inspired Flatiron joint offers $1 oysters, $5 pints of beer, $7 glasses of wine, and $10 specialty cocktails beginning at 4:30 p.m. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the beignet burger. Here, thankfully, the fried pastry comes without the powdered sugar.

Burke & Wills
226 W. 79th St., nr. Broadway; 646-823-9251
Mon-Fri, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat-Sun, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., daily, 11 p.m. - close
Sidle up to the bar at this Upper West Side Australian bistro for $1 oysters and two-for-one drinks. New to the menu is the late-night offer: $1 oysters beginning at 11 p.m.

The Camlin
175 Kent Ave., nr. N. 3rd St., Williamsburg; 718-384-4100
Mon-Fri, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
This Brooklyn wine-centric bar offers $1 oysters on weekdays, a weekly changing $7 cocktail, and $2 off wine by the glass and draft. Swing by for the late-night menu and be treated to the same $1 oyster special, as well as corn dogs, tater tots, and bacon-Mangalitsa mini-burgers. Yay, America.

The Clam
420 Hudson St., at Leroy St.; 212-242-7420
Mon-Fri, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
This West Village haunt has a “Happy As a Clam” special on weekdays both in the restaurant and on its 17-seat patio, offering oysters at half-price ($1.75). Try them alongside a new menu of bar snacks like stuffed clams ($14) and wash them down with a carafe of rosé or Riesling on tap ($25), or punch bottles to share for $30 including the Pamplemousse Punch (vodka, pamplemousse, grapefruit, rosé), which is as fun to say as it is to drink.

Crimson and Rye
198 E. 54th St., nr. Third Ave.
Mon, 4 p.m.- close
In the Lipstick building in midtown, the after-work crowd flocks to this craft-cocktail lounge on Mondays for the $1 oysters and half-price beer and draft-wine special beginning at 4 p.m. With an end time at closing, it might make it hard to get to that job the next day.

43 E. 20th St., nr. Park Ave.; 646-682-7105
Daily, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. - close
There are two chances to score deals on oysters at this Gramercy spot from David Waltuck, formerly of the pioneering restaurant Chanterelle. From 5:30 to 7 or 9 ’til close, get whatever oyster is featured on the menu for just a buck. Currently, it’s doing Doxbury oysters two ways, fried with cucumber, wasabi, and tobiko, or on the half-shell, with beet and sorrel mignonette. Mix and match and call it a night.

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