Mermaid Inn

 

96 2nd Ave. (btw 5th St. & 6th St.)

Casual Bar $$

Happy Hour: Mondays all day, Tues-F 5-7pm, Sat-Sun 4-7pm

Mermaid Inn has three locations (the others being in Greenwich Village and Upper West Side).  The best part of this place is the happy hour deals - they have a whole menu which includes $1.25 chef's choice oysters, $5 pilsner, and $8 select cocktails and house wines.  Happy hour is only at the bar and it gets busy so go early!