Happy hour at Hog Island Oyster Company definitely always makes me happy. $1 per raw oyster (whatever they decide to make the happy hour special) and $3.50 per beer pint is a GREAT deal. I usually get the pilsner beer on their menu. Their oysters are always fresh, and there are a variety of oysters to please any palate, whether you like them on the sweeter or saltier side. I'm an oyster shooter novice and am pretty easy to please, but I love the tasty freshness at this place!
If raw oysters aren't for you, Hog Island also has other seafood specialties (although you won't get to take advantage of that happy hour special). I tried their manila clams cooked in a white wine broth, and it was quite delicious. The clams were just the right texture, and the white wine added to the natural flavors of the clams. Their soups looked pretty good as well! This place is definitely worth a try for the real seafood lover!
Hog Island Oyster Company
Ferry Building on Market Street at the Embarcadero, San Francisco