This Eastside Restaurant is Giving Away Free Oysters Today

Head to Pearl in Bellevue for a happy hour slurp fest.

By Chelsea Lin


October 20, 2017

When was the last time you went to Bellevue specifically for happy hour? (If you don’t work there, that is.) Well, the time is nigh: Pearl Seafood and Oyster Bar is offering free oysters today starting at 3 p.m.

There are a few rules, of course. You have to sit in the lounge—so, 21 and over only, which is probably a plus. You also have to order something from the happy hour menu, where everything is just $6, from glasses of Chateau Ste. Michelle brut to sliders or calamari.

The oysters are from Taylor Shellfish, and each table gets a dozen to start. So while it may be tempting to go with a big group—and the restaurant is large enough to accommodate—my recommendation is bringing a book, ordering an old fashioned and enjoying that whole damn dozen yourself. Go early, because when they’re gone, they’re gone.

Pearl’s promo will be a recurring event, but future dates aren’t scheduled yet (in other words, don’t count on this being an every-Friday occurrence). But since oysters are a happy hour necessity, future Fridays (or really any day between 3 and 6 p.m. or after 9 p.m.) should be spent at Monsoon’s Bellevue location, where Pacific oysters are just $1.50 each and come with optional cilantro lime mignonette. The modern Vietnamese restaurant is best known for dinner, but happy hour is a great time to go—add some claypot clams, crispy pork belly and wokked bok choy to your oysters and make a whole (admittedly early) meal out of it. 


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