Happy hour is good, but a happy hour that includes oysters is even better. On the half shell, fried, or however you take them, there is a restaurant in New Orleans that will serve them the way you like. In honor of the 2019 New Orleans Oyster Festival, we've rounded up 8 oyster-filled happy hours in the city to experience when the clock strikes 5.
Seaworthy: Stop by this CBD eatery Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. for half-off oysters and glasses of wine, as well as discounted beer and specialty cocktails. seaworthynola.com
Elysian Seafood: St. Roch Market is home to Elysian Seafood, where you can enjoy 6 oysters for $6. The offer is available on weekdays from 4 to 6 p.m. and everyday from 9 p.m. to close.
Superior Seafood: For inexpensive oysters, visit the St. Charles staple daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Oysters will cost you 50 cents each and the drink deals vary from half-off house wine bottles to 2 for 1 frozen mojitos.
Cavan: Half-off glasses of house wine, local beers, and house spirits pair perfectly with the $1 raw oysters offered at the Magazine Street mansion.
Gallier's Restaurant and Oyster Bar: Everyday from 3 to 6 p.m., Gallier's offers happy hour with a plethora of deals. Order a dozen raw oysters for $10 and $5 appetizers including an oyster trio and BBQ shrimp and grits.
The Blind Pelican: Oysters at The Blind Pelican are cheap, but you must order a drink to participate in the deal. Each day from 4 to 8 p.m., raw oysters are 25 cents, a dozen chargrilled oysters are $10, and mixed drinks are 2 for 1.
Basin Seafood: Start the week off with an oyster-centric happy hour at Basin. From 3 to 10 p.m., raw oysters are offered for only 50 cents.
Pascal's Manale: For old-school vibes and prices, head to Pascal's during happy hour for oysters and drinks offered at half of the price. The deal runs weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. at their stand-up oyster bar.