Celebrate America’s birthday with bivalves at The Merchant in Downtown Crossing. They’re offering $1 oysters from Thursday, July 4th through Sunday, July 7th, from 11am until 10pm every day. Come grab a dozen (or more) briny Barnstable oysters fresh out of the half-shell, and spend your hard-earned dough on sparklers instead. And shellfish aren’t the only savings the Merchant is offering—they’ve got a list of $25 bottles of white that’ll make the perfect compliment to your oysters. Scope the menu and make your reservation here.