It's ironic that National Oyster Day lands smack in the middle of summer, a season when oysters were not traditionally meant to be eaten. But isn't it wonderful to live in a world where safe and delicious oysters are available year-round? And in a city where $1 oysters are available every day of the week? We thought National Oyster Day was as good an excuse as any to update our list of where to find $1 oysters in L.A. Enjoy!
$1 oysters from 5 to 8 p.m. daily during happy hour. 8933 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (323) 332-6445, bar10weho.com.
$1 oysters daily during happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. There's also a late-night happy hour beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, during which time oysters are $1.50 each. 3500 W. Sixth St., Koreatown; (213) 351-9988, emcseafood.com.
Herringbone Santa Monica
Chef’s choice of freshly shucked oysters for $1 during oyster hour, daily 3 to 7 p.m. 1755 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica; (310) 971-4460, herringboneeats.com.
$1 oysters every day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Little Tokyo. 136 S. Central Ave., downtown; (213) 628-3902, facebook.com/pg/OystarsLA.
Technically Sawyer's happy-hour oysters are $12 for six, but that price includes a glass of beer or wine, so we figure it counts. Daily from 4 to 6 p.m. 3705 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake; (323) 641-3709, sawyerlosangeles.com.
$1 oysters during happy hour, which runs Monday to Friday, 5 to 7 p.m. 3760 Wilshire Blvd., Koreatown; (213) 365-1077, terracottala.com.
Faith and Flower
From 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, get $1 oysters at the bar. 705 W. Ninth St., downtown; (213) 239-0642, faithandflowerla.com.
Upstairs at the Ace Hotel
From noon to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, the rooftop bar at the Ace Hotel downtown serves $1 oysters plus a rotating selection of drink specials. 933 S. Broadway, downtown; (213) 623-3233, acehotel.com.
$1 oysters at the bar on Monday, with three varieties to choose from, 6 p.m. to midnight or whenever they run out. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. you can also get half-price wines by the glass. 2442 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake; (323) 662-2442, barbrix.com.
The cocktail bar shucks $1 oysters every Monday from 7 to 11 p.m. 7321 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (323) 876-5839, harlowebar.com.
The Hungry Cat
The Hungry Cat serves $1 oysters every Monday from 4 p.m. to close. 1555 Vine St., Hollywood; (323) 462-2155, thehungrycat.com.
$1 Oyster Mondays showcases mix & match seasonal varieties from 5 p.m. to close or while supplies last. Available at both the Hermosa and Manhattan Beach locations. 1209 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach; (310) 545-5810. 418 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach; (310) 372-8467, eatrockefeller.com.
Dia de Campo
$1 oysters Tuesday, 5 to 6 p.m. 1238 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach; (310) 379-1829, diadecampohb.com.
$1 oysters all night long on Tuesday, as well as $1 tacos and $5 draft beer. 4500 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Feliz; (323) 660-6377, messhallkitchen.com.
Pearl's Sunset Strip
$1 oysters on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until they run out. 8909 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 360-6800, pearlssunset.com.
Every Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m., Wildcraft serves $1 oysters. 9725 Culver Blvd., Culver City; (310) 815-8100, wildcraftcc.com.
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$1 oysters on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m., and all night at the bar. 3626 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake; (323) 666-6116, cliffsedgecafe.com.