J. Clyde

1312 Cobb Ln
Birmingham, Alabama United States 35205
restaurant  4.7/5.0 41 reviews
Mon 2:00 PM - 12:00 AM; Tue - Sat 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM; closed Sun

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Mayor: ClassyBeagle (1) | Taps: 63 | Bottles: 230+
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jhgrantjr  (41) Tennessee | February 13, 2013| Updated February 14, 2013
This is a really cool place in a nice area of Birmingham. Their tap selection was top notch, and the food was very good. I would suggest this as a "must visit" for anyone in Birmingham interested in good beer.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
magsinva  (153) Virginia | December 24, 2012
A hodge podge sort of place with about 40 taps heavy on the locals. The bartenders seem to know their stuff, though the prices are a tad high. Great spot in Birmingham to grab a pint.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK  (796) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | December 23, 2012
Located off of side street/back alley. Itís not a big place and even with a bigger room in the back seats fill up quickly. They have about 50 taps with 30 fixed and 20 or so that rotate. They had a nice mix of local and national craft. Crowd skews a little younger thanks typical for a craft beer Place skews younger because of its l proximity to UAB. Draft prices are high but that seems to be more to do with Alabamaís insanely high taxes on beer and liquor. Is this the best craft beer bar in Alabama? Probably.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Brewticular  (19) , | August 12, 2012
Getting to this place is a pain, parking is always limited. If you are going to hang out in 5 points though, you should definitely stop by. Good selection and nice Ambiance. Gets crowded in the bar area very quickly.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
CoachP  (15) Alabama | July 12, 2012| Updated August 12, 2012
moved to another post
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
TheBrewSherpa  (47) Belvidere, New Jersey | June 30, 2012
Cool little place in southside 5-points. Itís pretty small and gets crowded, so get there early. Best selection in town, food is above average bar food, and ambiance is fantastic, even when the service is horribly slow....
82
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Nocardia  (8) Little Rock, Arkansas | June 18, 2012
I grew up in Birmingham and discovered craft beer a couple of years before the archaic beer laws were changed to allow beer over 6% abv. J Clyde quickly became the epicenter of the movement and within literally days they had an amazing selection of craft brews on tap and in the bottle, and they continue to lead the charge with the Free The Hops movement. The food is also excellent. The bartenders are extremely knowledgable and the owner is often around getting to know the patrons on slower days. My only complaint would be sometimes the wait staff are woefully slow and not as knowledgable, but this may have changed since I moved away. Itís still my go to place when I am in town to visit family.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
IRBent  (2) Alabama | April 29, 2012
Being somewhat new to beer, in particular craft beers and high gravity, I found out about The J Clyde and thought this would be the perfect place to start learning. We eased in the door late one Sunday afternoon to find just a handful of friendly people sitting around chatting. The bartender took my inexperience and my brief description of what I thougt I liked, and he ran with. He hand-picked a flight of beers that he thought Iíd like. All 5 beers were different, some dark, some sweet, and even a high gravity thrown in. All 5 were excellent choices and fit my tastes well. We ordered their fried sour kraut balls to go along with the flight. The beer and the conversation started out good and only got better. Same goes for the bartender who kept coming back to slip me a sip of various other beers he thought Iíd like. One J Clyde burger and two hours later, I had sampled 8-10 different beers, had some excellent food, met some super nice people including the nicest most beer knowledgeable bartender in Bíham, and indeed met my goal of learning about a handful of good beers. Iíd recommend The J Clyde for every beer lover as they have one of the largest selections on tap in The Ham.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39  (249) Montana | April 1, 2012
Tucked out of the way in downtown Birminham is this jewel. Laid back bar with very good food. Great local tap selection backed by an extensive bottle menu.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23  (42) Houston, Texas | February 21, 2012
Extensive beer selection with lots of seasonals and special guests. Nice pub feel. They were out of brats and the "famous" burger I had was good but not exceptional. Build your own flight (pricing based on ABV) is very welcome. Will definitely return when in town.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Gustav1996  (24) Birmingham, Alabama | April 23, 2011
Very cool bar. Great beer selection: bottles and on tap. Food was good enough for a bar. The bartender working when I was there was Amber (...I think): very cool, knew the beers very well, super nice, easy on the eyes. If you want a good beer bar in Birmingham, this is the place to go.

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