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Best Oyster Happy Hour


Just south of the madness that is the Bedford L stop sits 1920s New Orleans–themed Maison Premiere, which boasts one of the greatest oyster selections in the entire city. The list runs about 20 deep, with shells from beds located everywhere from Maine to New Zealand and an emphasis on hard-to-find East Coast varietals. Normally, these mollusks are about $3 each, but from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and weekends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Maison holds a $1 oyster happy hour featuring a few of its recent finds. It’s best to get there early; the line often forms before the doors even open. Grab a stool at the horseshoe-shaped bar or find a seat in the splendid backyard space, and pair an order of a dozen to a cocktail.

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