What can be more satisfying than slurping down a cold briny oyster? How about scoring them at happy hour prices?
We all know that freshly shucked oysters can be expensive so we searched high and low for L.A.’s best oyster deals. From Koreatown to Hermosa Beach to Santa Monica and DTLA, we got you covered with at least one oyster happy hour spot for all seven days of the week.
And once you get familiar with the list the only left to do? Get eating!
Rundown starts (in no particular order) after the jump.
1. MessHall Kitchen
On Tuesdays, Los Feliz’s MessHall prices their oysters at just $1 and they don’t stop there, Messhall tacos are also just a buck! Order a $5 draft beer to wash it all down.
Delphine’s Raw Bar Mondays is an all night seafood feast! From 5:30pm to 10:00pm you can order $1 chilled shrimp, $1 east coast oysters, $2 west coast oysters, $2 crab claws, $5 lobster rolls and the list just keeps going. Bar specials like sangria and rose are just $5.
3. Santa Monica Seafood
One of the best seafood markets around. Santa Monica Seafood serves up a variety of $2 oysters in their cafe at the bar Monday through Friday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Other happy hour items include crab cakes, fritto misto and ceviche for around $5.
4. Tipple & Brine
Downtown Sherman Oaks’ Tipple & Brine dedicates Mondays to oysters! At just $1 a pop get your fill from 4:30pm to close in its bar, patio, and lounge area.
5. EMC Seafood & Raw Bar
Koreatown’s EMC is a seafood hotspot drawing it’s crowd with their deal on happy hour oysters modestly priced at $1 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm daily. Don’t worry about quality here, their oysters are super fresh! Happy hour draft beer and wine are also be on special for $5. EMC also has a reverse happy hour which runs Sunday through Thursday from 10:00pm to close.
6. The Churchill
The Churchill’s oyster special happens every Wednesday from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, choose from a variety of oysters based on market availability that day for just $1.
7. Onyx Lounge
DTLA’s Onyx Lounge has a killer $1 food menu for happy hour with oysters, scallops, mussels, fries and more. Beers are $4 and well drinks and wines are $5 from Wednesday through Friday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and all day on Tuesdays.
8. Blue Plate Oysterette (West Third Street)
It’s Oyster Hour Monday to Friday 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Blue Plate Oysterette in West Hollywood. The oyster deal is six oysters your way grilled, fried or on the shell for $10. Drinks on special include $6 beers, wines and sangria.
On Mondays Barbrix offers three types of oysters for $1 at the bar from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. You might want to come early this night is so popular they sometimes run out of oysters!
10. Faith & Flower
Faith & Flower’s Social Hour menu offers $1 oysters with pink peppercorn mignonette Sundays through Thursdays from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Additional menu highlights include $8 cocktails and $5 kimchi deviled eggs.
11. The Hungry Cat
The Hungry Cat in Hollywood serves up half priced oysters all day on Mondays and during happy hour which happens Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.
Freshly shucked $1 oysters at Herringbone every Monday through Friday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in their bar and lounge area with drink specials starting at $5.
13. Cerveteca DTLA
Cerveteca in the Arts District in DTLA has a excellent raw bar with daily $1 happy hour oysters from 4:00pm to 6:00pm with the addition of $5 specials on food like street style dogs, tacos and chicken wings. IPA’s are $5 and PBR Tall Boy cans are $3 on happy hour too.
14. Cliff’s Edge
Hidden off the bustling streets of Sunset in Silver Lake is Cliff’s Edge. Thursday’s is oyster night from 7:00pm to close with oysters priced at $1! There are usually two to three types of oysters to choose from.
15. Holy Crab
Holy Crab has half off Chef’s choice oysters and drafts from 5:00pm to 8:00pm every Monday through Fridays.
16. Día de Campo
$1 Chef’s choice of oysters happen every Tuesday at Día de Campo from 5:00pm to 7:00pm during Bandito Power Hour. The happy hour menu also includes dishes like crispy brussels sprout nachos, bean and cheese pupusa, a delicious mahi bowl and more.
17. Bar Marmont
On the third Thursday of every month Bar Marmont serves a couple different kinds of oysters at cost, which usually means about $1.50 each.
What do you think is the best oyster happy hour in Los Angeles? Did we miss your favorite spot? Let us know in the comments below!