Best oyster happy hours in Boston
Head to Ashmont Grill on Buck-a-Shuck Thursdays for $1 oysters. The deal starts at 5pm and lasts until they run out. The weekly selection varies, but the oysters are always fresh, and nothing’s better than enjoying bivalves on the breezy patio in warm weather.
This French bistro in the Leather District offers a weekly oyster happy hour in the bar area. From 3-7pm, Monday-Friday, the East Coast oyster of day is just $1 each. The eclectic and fairly-priced wine list provides the perfect complement.
Wood-grilled fare and globe-spanning culinary influences are on tap at this Somerville spot. A rotating selection of East Coast oysters complements the robust menu. From 5-6pm, Tuesday-Sunday, enjoy $1 oysters with mignonette and fresh horseradish. Pair with a glass of wine and one of La Brasa’s delicious spreads.
This stylish tavern is popular for patio dining in the warmer months and cozy comfort fare when it’s cold. For night owls who love oysters, Russell House Tavern offers $1 oysters — a rotating selection of both East Coast and West Coast varieties — nightly after 11pm. The special is available in the restaurant as well as on the patio.
This popular sports bar pays homage to the storied history of the Red Sox and throws a little Dropkick Murphys fandom into the mix. Every day there’s a different deal for the cost-conscious; Sundays feature $1 oysters, available all day until they run out.
Shabby-chic environs with Yankee touches and locally-sourced ingredients make this cozy Inman Square restaurant a popular place for a delicious meal. The raw section of the menu features daily oyster selections. Get them for $1 on Tuesday evenings from 5:30pm until they run out.
Red House has one of the best oyster deals around. Every day from 12-5pm and 9pm-close, fresh oysters are two for $1. A minimum of six oysters is required, but you’ll want a half-dozen anyway. Between 5pm-9pm, oysters are still just $1 each.
Whenever a late-night bivalve craving comes about, head to this welcoming Harvard Square spot for $1 oysters served with shallot mignonette and cocktail sauce, available nightly after 11pm. In warmer weather, get some oysters and wine while enjoying the sidewalk patio.
Coastally-inspired fare is on the menu at this Harvard Square restaurant. A daily selection of fresh oysters is served with pickled fennel mignonette and fish pepper cocktail sauce. From 5pm-7pm every Monday to Saturday, oysters are $1 at the bar. On Sundays, oysters are half price throughout the entire restaurant.
This seafood-focused Italian restaurant near the North End waterfront serves fresh, locally-sourced seafood. Oysters are fresh — the selection is based on what’s available locally — and available year-round. From 4-5:30pm, Monday to Friday, enjoy $1 oysters at the bar.
This historic cafe is known for cocktails and French cuisine in a romantic setting. From 4pm-6pm and 9pm-10pm, Monday to Friday, an East Coast oyster selection is available at the bar for $1. Clams are also $1, and shrimp cocktail is $1.50.
The Boston Public Market houses more than 30 New England artisans selling everything from fresh produce and prepared meals to handmade candles. On the first Sunday of each month from 11am-7pm, market vendor Red’s Best offers $1 Buck-a-Shucks. Oyster growers occasionally make an appearance to chat about their product while you slurp.