Mermaid Oyster Bar New York

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Mermaid Oyster Bar – Happiest of happy hours

The best oyster happy hour in New York City goes to the Mermaid Inn & Oyster Bar. There are three locations spread out over Manhattan (Upper West Side, Lower East Side, Greenwich Village), but the Greenwich location is the preferred (albeit smallest) choice. Happy Hour is normally 17:00 – 19:00 daily here, but Monday it’s All. Night. Long. $ 1 oysters and clams, half priced cocktails, reasonable house wine and beer. Mermaid Oyster Bar is truly the happiest of happy hours.

The fun doesn’t stop at happy hour. Forget the complimentary “after dinner mint.” Mermaid gives cute little chocolate puddings and a fortune fish with the check. Unwrap, place on your hand and see where your love life stands. Or just do what I do, chuck the fish and eat the pudding in one spoon full. By this time, I’ve already had a few drinks anyway.

The Greenwich location is quite small so reservations are recommended or arriveĀ in between 17:00 – 18:00. The after work crowd swarms in after 18:00.

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Details about this spot



79 Macdougal St., New York

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Opening Times

Mon 17:00 - 22:00, Tue - Fri 17:00 - 22:30, Sat 16:00 - 22:30, Sun 16:00 - 22:00


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)