Bastille Launches Oyster Special: 20-Buck Shuck

SEATTLE, January 4, 2013 – Monday, January 14, Bastille launches 20-Buck Shuck. Featuring oysters from the Hama Hama Company located in Hood Canal, 20-Buck Shuck is Bastille’s new oyster special that will run from 4:30pm to10pm Sunday through Thursday throughout the entire restaurant.

Guests can look forward to Hama Hama Company oysters for $20 per dozen, including Blue Pools, Sea Cows, Fishhook Fjords and their signature Hama Hamas. Chef Jason Stoneburner will offer a variety of condiments from a classic Mignonette to a fresh horseradish laden Bloody Mary cocktail sauce to lemons for the purists. Guests enjoying oysters will also have the opportunity to indulge in Muscadet and Crément sparkling wine for $6 a glass.

On Monday, January 14, Hama Hama representatives will make a guest appearance from 4:30pm to 7pm. In addition to shucking oysters in the bar with Stoneburner, they’ll be on hand to talk oysters with interested patrons.

Started in 1922 by Harry Robbins, the Hama Hama Company began selling oysters and clams in the mid 1950s. Still owned and operated by the Robbins family, Hama Hama oysters and clams are farmed at the mouth of Washington State’s Hama Hama River, at the intersection of fresh water and salt, on gravel beaches created over centuries by winter floods. Hama Hama oysters are known for their excellent, briny flavor, firm meat, and mild finish. To learn more, visit

Opened in June of 2009 and housed in an historic 1920’s building in Seattle’s Old Ballard neighborhood, Bastille Café & Bar is a bustling homage to a Parisian brasserie. Owners Deming Maclise and James Weimann scoured Paris flea markets and local salvage stores for vintage accessories to create a truly authentic feel. From the white subway tiles, antique mirrors, and Paris Metro clock to the zinc-topped bar and stunning crystal chandelier that takes center stage in the Back Bar; they’ve truly hit the mark. Chef Jason Stoneburner creates French focused cuisine inspired by the abundance of seasonal product found locally—and it doesn’t get any more local than the restaurants 4500-square-foot organic rooftop garden. The wine list is French focused with a smattering of NW wines and the bar offers an extensive collection of absinthe. Bastille is open 4:30pm to 12am Sunday through Wednesday and until 2am Thursday through Saturday. Dinner is served from 5:30pm to 10pm Sunday thru Thursday and until 11pm on Friday and Saturday. Brunch is served Sunday from 10am – 3pm. Happy Hour is daily from 4:30pm – 6pm and from 10pm to 12am Sunday thru Thursday. Bastille is available for private parties. For more information or reservations, call 206.453.5014 or visit

Bastille Café & Bar is located at 5307 Ballard Avenue NW in Seattle, Washington.

Written by Charles

Charles Koh founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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