Oh oysters, how I love thee, let me count the ways! I adore oysters and have been a believer and supporter of oyster happy hour throughout NYC for many years now. Always though, always, they have the same oysters. Without fail it’s naked cowboys. Not that I have any problem with them, but they certainly aren’t my favorite. But, then I found the BEST OYSTER HAPPY HOUR in NYC, and it’s literally across the street from my house. If I get up in my flannel pjs right now and mosey over to the window I can stare at it longingly. It’s called Sel Rrose, and it’s my new spot du jour. It’s a cute bar, they did a nice job with decor, nothing too fancy. But, honestly their dollar oyster happy hour is heaven. It’s from five to seven, even on Saturdays, and ALL DAY Sunday (I know caps are annoying, but oysters get me excited.) They hand you a little pad of paper with one of those tiny miniature pencils like from when you play mini golf. And then you just mark off how many oysters you want, and they have so many to choose from! Amazing oysters, not just crappy naked cowboys! You can try so many at a dollar a pop, and really when you try oysters right next to each other you can really taste the difference between them. How some are brinier, some taste more like the sea, some are chalky (I don’t like those), but you get the idea. It’s so much fun, and they do such a lovely job with the oysters and presentation. I will say the wine and drinks are not cheap, so you’ll have to be aware of that while you are slurping back mollusks. but the oysters really make it worth a stop in.
Also, notice that drink (not mine, but my friend had one) it’s the lavender cocktail-quite nice and if you are going to spend $13 on a drink, it should at least have an infused ice cube, don’t you think?