The Early Bird Catches the…. Oyster

Courtesy: The Mermaid Inn

Last month, a group of us took one of my best friends out for her birthday to a personal favorite, The Mermaid Inn on Second Avenue in Manhattan. I hadn’t been in a while and didn’t know about its
Happy Hour and a Half.” If you can get off work early (or want to start your Saturday night early; it’s offered Monday through Saturday from 5:30 pm to 7 pm and Sunday from 5 pm to 7 pm),
I highly suggest taking advantage of it. If you love seafood–especially oysters–and alcohol like I do, it’s an amazing bargain. Dollar East Coast
oysters, $7 specialty cocktails, $6 wine and $5 draft beer plus $8 lobster sliders and $6 lollipop chicken wings are just some of the items on the menu. And
that’s not the only deal The Mermaid Inn offers. For lobster fans, Sunday night
is Lobsterpalooza: a pound and a 1/4 lobster, corn on the cob, red bliss potatoes and coleslaw for $24 all night. I have yet to try it, but if anyone does before me, let me know how it is. Plus…. if you follow the restaurant on Twitter or like its Facebook page, you’ll be able to get a password every Monday that will entitle you to a 20% discount off your total bill that night (unfortunately, it cannot be combined with other deals). The specials also are good at the Upper West Side location as well as The Mermaid Oyster Bar in the Village. The Mermaid Inn, 96 Second Avenue, (212) 674-5870; 568 Amsterdam Avenue, (212) 799-7400; The Mermaid Oyster Bar, 79 MacDougal Street, (212) 260-0100.


About bloggains

I’m a journalist who likes to live well, but will never pay full price. In this new world of the Groupon et al., how can we get a bargain on the things we actually use? That is where I come in. I’m a single girl on a budget with a penchant for fashion, good food, and travel who likes to take care of herself in the process. So, I decided to blog about the everyday ways I save money while still living pretty well. Hopefully it can help you live life fully without paying full price!

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