Sydney is a heavy-hitter when it comes to super-fresh seafood and on the shucking front, well, we low-key serve up some of the best damn oysters around.
This slippery seaside delicacy can set you back a pretty penny (especially if you're hoping to knock back more than one or two), but happily—plenty of Sydney's greatest oyster haunts drop prices for an hour or two once a week so you can indulge your oyster obsession.
Here, you'll find where to score oysters for as little as a $1, discounted champagne and spritz to pair them with and one-off dressings like smokey soy truffle. These are Sydney's best oyster happy hours.
Taking the crown for oyster steals this month is Fratelli Fresh—who will be dishing out dollar oysters (yes, just $1) every single day for the month of March. All you need to do is order a minimum of six oysters and a drink, though there is no maximum order if a half dozen won't satisfy your shellfish hankering.
Fratelli is also serving $1 scoops of gelato (16 flavours, including black forest, cookies and cream, tiramisu, Nutella and passionfruit and raspberry sorbet) and $10 spritz too.
When: Sunday 1 March - Tuesday 31 March
With $1 Sydney Rock oysters every Thursday night, let The Tilbury set you up with the perfect way to start your weekend celebrations. Dubbed "Oyster & Champagne Thursdays", you’ll be in for freshly shucked oysters by the dozen on the deck and a glass (or bottle) of Chandon.
When: Every Thursday from 6pm
The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room
The Morrison's oyster hour includes fresh, top-quality oysters for just $1.50. Hosted every Wednesday evening, if you book a dinner seating for 6pm you'll skip the queue too.
When: Every Wednesday 6pm - 7pm
The Bucket List
If you're keen to match some salty, sandy beach views with your dozen oysters, The Bucket List's all-day Friday happy hour is a safe bet. The drop in prices includes spritz and oysters (a match made in heaven). Oysters are just $2 and Sofi spritz is $10 from open to close, making it a fine way to finish off the working week.
When: Every Friday, 11am - 12pm
Champagne and oysters. Name a more iconic duo—we'll wait. Every Thursday, the legends over at The Roosevelt in Potts Point drop 20% off champagne along with $1 oysters.
When: Every Thursday
Riley St Garage
Riley Street Garage is your pit stop for a round of $2 oysters six days a week. Choose from the classic natural Sydney Rocks oysters or step it up with their smokey soy truffle oysters. Grab yourself a $5 beer on tap too, you deserve it.
When: Monday to Saturday 5pm - 6pm
Whether you're an oyster lover, fanatic or connoisseur of all things bivalve, you're sure to have yourself a shuckin' good time at Manly Wine. The crew here churns out $1 oysters every Wednesday and if you’re here with your mates, you’ll definitely want to wash these down with the house sangria.
When: Every Wednesday, 5pm
This beautiful cocktail bar is tucked inside the Four Seasons Hotel, and while its seasonal cocktails and whisky collection are world-class, you’ll want to make sure you’re also across its oyster affairs. Every Tuesday night, you’ll find oysters for $1.50 each and flutes of Louis Roederer champagne for $15.
When: Every Tuesday, 5pm - 9pm
Eau De Vie
This 1920s-influenced bar with moody lighting, glass cabinets, leather seats and craft cocktails is probably one of the best date-night spots around. Aside from its epic old-school vibe though, Eau De Vie also turns up your Thursday night with $1 shucks of the good stuff (oysters are limited though so you’ll want to get in early).
When: Every Thursday
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