The Best Oyster Happy Hours in Los Angeles

$1 oysters at ETA in Highland Park
$1 oysters every day at ETA till 7pm | Photo: @etahlp, Instagram

Los Angeles is now lined with oyster bars like they were palm trees, and restaurants are shipping in oysters from sea to shining sea. Angelenos have an oyster bar or restaurant serving oysters in nearly every neighborhood, with condiments, beverages, and menus catering to the local flavor. Whether it's National Oyster Day on August 5 or any time of year, here are some of the best oyster happy hours in the greater Los Angeles area.

EMC Seafood & Raw Bar oyster plate
Photo: EMC Seafood & Raw Bar

EMC Seafood & Raw Bar - Koreatown

Every neighborhood in Los Angeles seems to have its own oyster bar these days, with a menu reflecting the local flavor, like this bustling spot from the people behind Wokcano. A young, stylish Koreatown crowd can be found at EMC Seafood & Raw Bar every day from 4-7 p.m. devouring $1 oysters by the dozen, provided an extra kick from a spicy mignonette and cocktail sauce topped with wasabi paste. Want some more? If you stop in at 10 p.m. (Sunday-Thursday) or 11 p.m. (Friday-Saturday) the late-night happy hour kicks in with $1.50 oysters, $6 drafts, wine, sake, and well drinks; and bar bites priced at $5-7. The night’s just getting started - this is K-town, after all.

$1 oysters at ETA in Highland Park
$1 oysters every day at ETA till 7pm | Photo: @etahlp, Instagram


Located in red-hot Highland Park, ETA features an unbeatable happy hour with $1 oysters that runs seven days a week until 7:00 p.m. Clever, seasonal, themed cocktail menus with classics and re-imagined classics; and live jazz on Mondays take this intimate lounge to the next level.

Oyster Hour at Herringbone Santa Monica
Oyster Hour at Herringbone Santa Monica | Photo: Herringbone

Herringbone Santa Monica

Top Chef alum Brian Malarkey serves up his "Fish Meets Field" coastal cuisine at a sprawling 7,400 square-foot space in Santa Monica. Enjoy $1 oysters every Monday from 4 p.m. to close, and "Oyster Hour" from 4 to 7 p.m. - a daily pairing of oysters and selected wine option.

Dozen oysters at Imperial Western Beer Company in DTLA
$1 Oyster Happy Hour at Imperial Western Beer Company | Photo: @chrischandler, Instagram

Imperial Western Beer Company

Located at historic Union Station, the massive Imperial Western Beer Co. evokes an Art Deco-accented beer cathedral as much as a historic way-station for thirsty travelers. Weekdays from 4-7 p.m. select pints go for $5 and pitchers for $18 (including some higher ABV offerings) and the ever-popular $1 oysters.

Daily Dozen at L & E Oyster Bar
Daily Dozen at L & E Oyster Bar | Photo: @channieb, Instagram

L & E Oyster Bar

L & E Oyster Bar offers daily Happy Hour specials in the upstairs lounge from 5pm - 7pm Monday - Friday and 3pm - 7pm Saturday - Sunday. Enjoy the Daily Dozen Oysters for $32, paired with discounted classic cocktails like the French 75 and Aperol Spritz; $9 sparkling wine or $8 white/red/rosé; and $2 off all beers.

MessHall Kitchen Happy Hour with $1 oysters and tacos
MessHall Kitchen Happy Hour with $1 oysters and tacos | Photo: @messhallkitchen, Instagram


The only thing missing are the sing-a-longs at Los Feliz’s own summer camp away from home. MessHall Kitchen serves well-crafted cocktails, uptown burgers and sandwiches in the former Brown Derby space, where Swingers and Royal Crown Revue once shined for a brief moment in time. It gets packed on Tuesdays, which offers $1 oysters (5 p.m. till they run out), $1 tacos and $5 draft beers all night long.

$1 oysters and $5 chilled vodka shots at Pearl's Rooftop
$1 oysters and $5 chilled vodka shots every Tuesday at Pearl's Rooftop | Photo: @pearlsrooftop, Instagram

Pearl's Rooftop

Pearl's Rooftop offers two floors of outdoor seating, including a picturesque garden area complete with a swing and photo booth, and a rooftop patio offering views of the legendary Sunset Strip. Weekly specials include $1 oysters and $8 chilled vodka shots on Tuesday; Wine & Cheese Wednesday, and a Reverse Happy Hour from 11pm to 1am on Friday.

The Afternoon Delight Happy Hour menu includes $5 beers and well pours, $8 house red/white wine, half-dozen oysters for $18, and bar bites ranging from $6 deviled eggs to salmon tartare ($10) and a cheese board ($15).

Rappahannock Oyster Bar DTLA grilled oysters
Grilled oysters with kimchi butter at Rappahannock Oyster Bar | Photo: @rappbardtla, Instagram

Rappahannock Oyster Bar

Located in the ROW DTLA campus, Rappahannock Oyster Bar is the first West Coast outpost in a family of restaurants owned and operated by the Rappahannock Oyster Company of Virginia. Get your East Coast bivalve fix at the daily happy hour from 4-6 p.m., and all night on Mondays. Deals include $5 beer, $7 red, white, rose and $8 sparkling wine; $10 shochu and spritz cocktails; a $1.50 featured oyster, and discounted appetizers.