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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.


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.

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
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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