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Happy Hour in the Deep Blue Sea

Drinks, Happy Hour, Oysters, Outdoors, SeafoodLizComment

Mermaid Inn for the Win!

I love a good happy hour deal. Frank and I wanted to catch up and he suggested the Mermaid Inn (http://www.themermaidnyc.com/uws/). I had been to the East Village location once and loved the selection of snacks and cocktails. It is lovely to find a location that serves up fancy cocktails at happy hour pricing and not just basic drinks (vodka soda or rum and coke).

The happy hour is from 5-7pm daily. Cocktails are $7, Wine by the Glass is $6, and Beer is $5.

  Entrance

Entrance

  Isn't the cover on the butter adorable?

Isn't the cover on the butter adorable?

I started with the Gone with the Gin, made with gin, grapefruit liqueur, thyme and lemon. It was refreshing and light and FAR TOO easy to drink! I highly recommend it!

  Gone with the Gin!

Gone with the Gin!

Oysters are $1 each during happy hour - a great deal! We got a dozen to split. The two sauces served with them (cocktail and mignonette) offered a nice enhancement to the natural briny ocean flavor.

  One Dozen East Coast Oysters

One Dozen East Coast Oysters

The Mini Mermaid Fish Taco is made with blackened tilapia, avocado, and smoked jalapeno. At $3 each, they were a bit pricey given the size! They flavor was wonderful though and the fish was super fresh.

  Mini Mermaid Fish Tacos

Mini Mermaid Fish Tacos

We got an order of calamari ($7) which was served with a very unusual dipping sauce. Frank thought it may have had tamarind in it. I'm so used to marinara sauce that is was a change for sure!

  Fried Calamari

Fried Calamari

For my second cocktail, I ordered the Kentucky Green, made with bourbon, apricot and green tea syrup. I loved how the green tea syrup brought out the flavor of the bourbon. An awesome combo!

  The Kentucky Green

The Kentucky Green

Frank ordered one grilled shrimp & avocado slider for $7. It seemed a bit overpriced for the small size. Frank did say the flavor was quite tasty.

  Grilled Shrimp & Avocado Slider

Grilled Shrimp & Avocado Slider

The Yelp! Check-in deal is awesome - you get 1 free side even without purchasing an entrée! What a deal at happy hour! Naturally, we got the most expensive side: smoked gouda mac & cheese. It was rich and delicious...and FREE!

  Yelp! Check-in!

Yelp! Check-in!

When we were finished, we were surprised with a complimentary chocolate mousse! It was the perfect size and the perfect flavor to end our meal with!!

  Perfect size!

Perfect size!

Mermaid Inn gives you a Fortune Teller Miracle Fish when they present the check. It is a nice touch. Love it!

  Your Future is in the Palm of Your Hand!

Your Future is in the Palm of Your Hand!

The happy hour here is wonderful! I encourage you to check it out at either the UWS or East Village location! Also, there is outdoor seating but it was too hot!

Cheers,

Liz