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Oyster happy hours in Melbourne

Fill yourself with the aphrodisiac of the sea for chump change

Written by
Rushani Epa

If you're reading this, then we assume you adore oysters. There's not really much middle ground with these tasty treats of the sea. And if there's one thing that unites oyster enthusiasts, it's the joy of being able to eat them by the dozen and have change to spare for a great glass of sparkling on the side. 

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Where to get cheap oysters in Melbourne

  • Shopping
  • South Melbourne

The Oyster Bar by Aptus Seafood at South Melbourne Market offers the freshest oysters straight from the ocean. It's not a happy hour situation, either – they're serving those $1.30 oysters from the early hours right into the evening. If you're feeling extra opulent, purchase a dozen for $15 and rest easy knowing they're sourced directly from farmers – expect Coffin Bay oysters from South Australia or Blackmans Bay oysters from Tasmania. Plus the bar offers lemon, hot sauce, vinegar and other sauces to dress up those briny morsels. 

  • Bars
  • Melbourne

Head to the sky at Transit Bar's notable rooftop and take advantage of $2 oysters and petite cocktails priced at $8 from 3pm-close on Wednesdays and Fridays.

  • Restaurants
  • French
  • East Melbourne

East Melbourne's French brasserie and wine bar Hemingway's Wine Room is offering posh punters the chance to spend an opulent two hours every Wednesday between 5pm and 7pm knocking back $2 oysters with mignonette and lemon with $15 glasses of Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Champagne NV. Looking for something different? There's sparkling sake or prosecco available by the glass too.


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