Dollar Oysters and Where to Get Them

Reconsider the oyster: For a happy hour without bivalves is just plain sadness, really.

As the name suggests, Grechetto is an Italian wine of Greek origin. A light, slightly floral white grape from Umbria, it’s ideal for late afternoon, especially if that late afternoon should also be full of bivalves. Pacific Heights wine-and-jazz bar Scopo Divino makes this clear by serving an Argillae Grechetto by the glass ($13) or bottle ($47) alongside its daily dollar-oyster specials.

Oysters remain a singular treat even though we’ve all but collided with the four months out of the year without an R in their name. Modern refrigeration and harvesting techniques have minimized the slack of summertime spawning season, though. So whether you prefer them with Champagne or just a cold beer, we have an updated list — compiled with the generous assistance of Scopo Divino’s Tim Hayman — of dollar-oyster deals in San Francisco and when to find them.

Scopo Divino
2800 California St.
$1 each, 3-6 p.m. every day

Anchor & Hope
83 Minna St.
$1 each, happy hour: 4:30-6 p.m.

Bar Agricole
355 11th St.
$1 each, Monday-Friday, 5-6 p.m.

Bar Crudo
655 Divisadero St.
$1.50 each, 5-6 p.m.

564 Fourth St.
$1 each, Monday-Saturday 5-6 p.m., Wednesday-Friday late

216 Townsend St.
$1 each, Monday-Friday 4-6 p.m., Saturday 5-7 p.m.

The Dorian
2001 Chestnut St.
$1 each, Tuesday-Friday 4:30-7 p.m., all day Tuesdays

E&O Kitchen
314 Sutter St.
$1 each, Monday-Saturday 3-6 p.m.

Eagle Cafe
Pier 39
$1.50 each, 3-6 p.m.

El Rio
3158 Mission St.
Free, Fridays 5-7 p.m. (or until they run out)

Fog City Diner
1300 Battery St.
$1.50 each, Monday-Friday 4-6 p.m.

Gaspar Brasserie
185 Sutter St.
$1.50 each, Monday-Friday 4:30-6 p.m.

Hyde Street Seafood
1509 Hyde St.
$1.25 each, 5-7 p.m. every day

3213 Scott St.
$1.67 each, Tuesday-Friday 4:30-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 3-6 p.m.

860 Folsom St.
$1 each, Tuesday-Friday 4-7 p.m.

Parkside Tavern
1940 Taraval St.
$1.50 each, Monday-Friday 4-6 p.m.

3120 16th St.
$1 each, all days and times

40 Belden Place
$1 oysters, 2:30-6:30 p.m. every day

The Ramp
855 Terry A. Francois Blvd.
$1 each, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Roka Akor
801 Montgomery St.
$1 each, Sunday nights

1725 Alameda St.
$2 each, Saturday-Sunday brunch, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sotto Mare
552 Green St.
$1.50 each, Monday-Saturday all day

Wasabi Bistro
524 Castro St.
$2 each or one dozen for $18, every day

399 The Embarcadero
$1 each, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. every day

Woodhouse Fish Co.
2073 Market St. and 1914 Fillmore St.
$1 each, Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

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