Happy Hour at Zadies Oyster Bar

There's no shortage of oyster happy hours in the city but for a truly great experience I highly recommend heading to Zadie's, Chef Marco Canora's cozy little spot in the East Village.

From 5:00-7:00 Monday thru Friday a selection of drinks are offered for half price including a choice of red, white, sparkling, fortified, cider or beer and a rotating daily oyster.  On my last visit I enjoyed a wonderful Melon de Bourgogne paired with some creamy Big Rock Petite oysters from Massachusetts.

In addition to the incredible happy hour Zadie's boasts seven different oyster preparations including baked, steamed, pickled, fried and poached.   Each style comes with a variety of toppings and there are also larger plates like Crab Cake Sliders and Clam Chowder for those looking for more than just slurping bivalves.

Save room for a little something sweet at the end; each meal closes out with an oyster shell filled with salt water taffy.

413 East 12th Street between 1st and Avenue A
New York, NY 10009