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Oyster-Shooter Hour

Happy hour doesn't have to mean just beer and well drinks anymore. Here's where (and when) to get cheap mollusks to go with your bubbly this summer.

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Slurp away.  

Ed's Lobster Bar (View Menu)
222 Lafayette St., nr. Spring St.; 212-343-3236
Fri.–Sat., 11 p.m.–midnight
East Coast oysters, including Peconics and Beau Soleil, are $2, but for pre- (or post-) trysts we like deal No. 2: a dozen oysters and two flutes of house Champagne for $40.

Lelabar
422 Hudson St., at Leroy St.; 212-206-0594
Wed. and Sat., 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
This cozy wine bar hawks its market oysters for a buck a pop.

Five Points (View Menu)
31 Great Jones St., nr. Lafayette St.; 212-253-5700
Daily, 5 p.m.–6 p.m.
The day's batch is cut from $3.50 to $2 apiece, but the martinis are half-price at $5.

Fish (View Menu)
280 Bleecker St., at Jones St.; 212-727-2879
Daily
This combo is apparently what they're known for: six Blue Point oysters or six clams with a glass of wine or beer for $8.

Essex (View Menu)
120 Essex St., at Rivington St.; 212-533-9616
Mon. and Thurs.
Drinks are half off only between 6 and 9 p.m., but oysters are $1 all night long.


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