When it comes to oyster bars, Philly rules.
Among the bars selling shots of J�germeister to testosterone-addled ex-frat rats in Old City is Philadelphia Fish & Company (207 Chestnut St. 215.625.8605). The oysters here are from the East Coast and as salty as an old man trying to send back his early bird special. G M
If South Philly Runs Through Your Veins
Ken Snock, owner of Original Snockey's Oyster & Crab House (1020 S. Second St. 215.339.9578), has acres of oyster knowledge he's inherited from Snockey's 95-year history. Snockney's happy hour is the best bargain since the Louisiana purchase. You can get regional oysters for 75 cents each, along with $1.99 domestic pints. Between 4 and 6 p.m. on weekdays or 2 and 4 p.m. on the weekend, you should be nowhere else. G O H E/W
$: Will cost you a lot of clams.
G: Guinness on tap.
L: Extensive wine list.
O: Old-school raw bar.
H: Make yourself at home.
E/W: East and West Coast options.
M: Oysters accompanied by mignonette.
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