Calling All Shellfish Lovers

Oyster Happy Hour? Yes, Please

May 2019

If you have a particular craving for oysters during the late afternoon, you’re in luck. House Kitchen and Bar on Ponce (in the Colonnade Hotel) has a happy hour, just for raw oysters, every weekday from 3 to 4 p.m. Where oysters are usually $3 each, for this one hour they are half-off, meaning you can get a dozen for $18. To avoid any East Coast/West Coast rivalries, they import from both coasts. It’s really just a matter of preference. East Coast oysters are larger and brinier, while those hailing from the west are smaller and more flavorful. On top of the delightful salty snack, the ambience couldn’t be better. House has a plethora of outdoor seating options under their veranda on Ponce, from standard tables to cushioned chairs at low tables, perfect for curling up with a cool drink on a warm Miami afternoon.

Our advice is to get there around 3:45. Even though the deal for these marine mollusks starts at 3 p.m., the drink happy hour specials don’t kick off until an hour later. So, arrive at quarter to, place an order for a dozen oysters, and by the time they’re brought to the table, you can order that Moscow Mule you’ve been daydreaming about. However, they are usually pretty lenient if you’re just dying for a half-priced glass of Prosecco well before the 4 p.m. bell. Tell them Coral Gables Magazine said so.

House Kitchen and Bar

180 Aragon Ave.