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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ainsworth Park
111 E. 18th St., nr. Park Ave.; 212-673-2467
How about some oysters with your sports? Slurp down $1 Blue Points while checking out a game on one of 65 (!) televisions. And don’t forget your alcohol: Paige Amber Ale and Bud Light will run you a mere $4 while Wódka Vodka and Alibi Whiskey cocktails are dangerously priced at $6.
Hours: Mon.– Wed., 5 p.m.–7 p.m.

42 W. 48th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-262-6200
Long Island Blue Points for a buck are available to patrons of this Italian chophouse all week long. Try them with a craft beer and heaping plate of homemade pasta.
Hours: Daily, 5 p.m.–7 p.m.

S Prime
35-15 36th St., nr. 35th Ave., Long Island City; 718-707-0660
In addition to half-price drinks at this Long Island City steakhouse you can now score $1 Malpeques at their happy hour, which is also available on Saturdays.
Hours: Tue.–Fri., 4 p.m.–9 p.m.; Sat., 4 p.m.–7 p.m

Manhattan Inn
632 Manhattan Ave., at Nassau Ave., Greenpoint; 718-383-0885
The more you eat the more you save at this Greenpoint haunt, where Blue Point oysters are $1.50 until you hit six, and then it’s $1 until you can eat no more. Wash them down with draught beer and well drinks for $3.
Hours: Mon.–Fri, 5 p.m.–8 p.m.; Sun., 11 p.m.–2 a.m.

The Bedford
110 Bedford Ave., at N. 11th St., Williamsburg; 718-302-1002
Located—where else—on Bedford Ave., this somewhat hidden gem is serving up bivalve values in addition to their Happy Hour drink specials and Tavern Menu. Stop by weeknights for $1 Blue Points on the half shell with Bloody Mary cocktail sauce and mignonette, or $1.75 Grilled Charleston Style oysters with shallot herb butter.
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 4 p.m.–6 p.m.

Marco Polo Ristorante
345 Court St., at Union St., Carroll Gardens; 718-852-5015
The happy-hour selection isn’t limited to just raw oysters ($1.50) at the Carroll Gardens restaurant’s new raw bar. Stop by after work for $1.75 Oysters Rockefeller, $2 shrimp cocktail, $1 clams, $4 arrancini, and $6 polpettine di vitello, veal meatballs with tomato sauce and basil.
Hours: Mon.– Fri., 5 p.m.–7 p.m.

MP Taverna
31-29 Ditmars Blvd., nr. 33rd St., Astoria; 718-777-2187
The happy hour at the new Astoria branch of Michael Psilakis’s Greek Tavern happens only at the bar, but includes $1 market-available oysters and beef sliders topped with caramelized onion and house-made whipped feta.
Hours: Daily, 3 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

See Also:
2012’s New Oyster Happy Hours

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