Although the hot weather is showing no sign of stopping in NYC, summer always seems to be over with the end of summer Fridays, marked by the last Friday before Labor Day. For this occasion, we all went to check out happy hour at the Lobster Joint in Greenpoint. I hadn’t been there since they first opened about 2-3 years ago, but I can say that they’ve still got it! A recent addition is a very lovely backyard covered in wooden picnic tables and umbrellas. They even provide bug spray for those more prone to getting eaten alive. Although their brunch, lunch, and dinner menu is a bit on the pricey side (reasonable for seafood), the Lobster Joint has a great happy hour with draft beers at $4 and cocktails $6. Even more exciting than the drink and pitcher specials are their $1 oysters and $4 seafood sliders. In nautical spirit, I tried the Lobster Ale and the Mermaid Pilsner. I preferred the Mermaid if only because it was lighter.
And there is the lobster slider! It honestly wasn’t much for $4, but if you are looking to just get a taste of lobster without committing to an entire role, it is a great deal. The sample of lobster hit the spot as there wasn’t too much mayonnaise nor was it too filling. Everyone ate their oysters before I could get a picture, but I really loved how accommodating the kitchen was by it letting us order 1 or 2 at a time. They had a very laid-back but efficient system set up for ordering at the bar. Although it might not be the most economical choice for happy hour, I highly recommend the Lobster Joint happy hour for the ambiance, great food, and delicious drafts.