One (S)hell of a Happy Hour at Plymouth’s Sardine Room

One (S)hell of a Happy Hour at Plymouth’s Sardine Room

Here’s how you do it: Arrive at happy hour. Take the first bar stool. You’ll have a front row seat for the oyster shucking and easy access to the bartenders. Order a dozen $1 oysters to start, and take advantage of the $4 cocktail special and $2 PBR drafts, as you please.

Oysters at the Sardine Room in Plymouth. Photo by Tim Chilcote - Awesome Mitten
Oysters at the Sardine Room in Plymouth. Photo by Tim Chilcote

The fried shishito peppers with house-made chile sauce are one of my favorite ways to get started. And they’re $3 during happy hour. Pair the smokey peppers with the Cinder cocktail, a jalapeno-infused mezcal drink with a smoked salt rim. Now you’re cooking.

Porchetta sliders at the Sardine Room in Plymouth. Photo by Tim Chilcote - Awesome Mitten
Porchetta sliders at the Sardine Room in Plymouth. Photo by Tim Chilcote

The porchetta sliders are fantastic, and they can stand up as a main course. Fill up on the Momofuku-style brussel sprouts with bacon and sriracha — just a knockout dish, and easy to make at home with some salt and lime. I also recommend the buffalo cucumbers, fish tacos and smoked oxtail pierogi.

An old fashioned at the Sardine Room in Plymouth. Photo by Tim Chilcote - Awesome Mitten
An old fashioned at the Sardine Room in Plymouth. Photo by Tim Chilcote

The old fashioned with Wild Turkey Rye and brandied cherries is perfect for tying one on. There’s also a small but solid selection of Michigan draft and bottled beer. For 40 bucks, give or take, during happy hour (4-6pm)… shucks, you can’t beat it.

~Tim Chilcote, Contributing Writer

Tim Chilcote is Founder of MoJu Creative. Follow him on Twitter @TimChilcote and Instagram @Tim_Chilcote. A version of this article originally appeared on Great Lakes Guru.