United States > Alabama > Birmingham
beckstien (2) bham, Alabama | May 4, 2008
32 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 2/20
I came in from out of town and was told to try this place. I was not very happy! The place was very nice and the waiter was fine. As I ordered my beer the people at the table next to me overheard me.They started to give me a hard time about the beer I ordered. I thought they were kidding but they were not.I tried not to pay attenion to them and eat my meal.The hamburger was great untill the last 2 bites. It had some grit in it that tasted bad. I will try them again and see if it gets any better.
JustinFromAL (5) Birmingham, Alabama | April 11, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite places in Birmingham. Theyíre up to 77 beers on tap now and ~200 in bottles. Service needs a bit of work but itís getting much better and in no way detracts me from eating/drinking here!
RichJ7 (14) Cullman, Alabama | March 30, 2008| Updated June 5, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Great little beer bar. Very good selection and a wonderful, helpful and friendly staff. Food is good, with some interesting selections like curried hummus and sweet potato fries. Patio is nice. A fun, enjoyable bar that caters to beer lovers.
CaptBier (20) Birmingham, Alabama | January 4, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Good bar. Hard to find of course. But they have a good selection of what you can actually get in Alabama and are working hard to get more. Good draft specials too.
kosh (2) Georgia | December 20, 2007| Updated January 6, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
rogue chocolate stout on tap! finally, in alabama! very good food, friendly staff. many good beers on tap and bottled beers to choose from including lakefront brewery from WI. we still have the 6% ABV limit here, but who knows? prhaps this spring that will all change! check this place out! large parking lot!
JonnyC22 (10) Huntsville, Alabama | September 27, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Went on an extremely crowded night last week. Other than the crowd being very different than what Iím usually used to in Bham, pretty solid bar. Definitely a hidden secret in the land of Bell Bottoms.
donrajin (47) Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina | August 6, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I had a really good time at thie place. The beer selection was great (considering itís AL). The 6% law hurts here as far as what kind of beer, but they did have a big selection of what they could sell. The food was great, just the selection was small. I had the Bavarin Sausage.
motografixx (1) | June 24, 2007
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
For me, it doesnít get much better. Two things do it for me - a great patio and a huge selection of beer. It is the longest list of beer I have seen in the state of Alabama and rivals some of the top establishments that I have visited. You can enjoy something new or an old favorite on their patio/porch and relax as it should be. Bring some friends and prepare to relax and enjoy. The owners and staff are very attentive and trying very hard to build a first class establishment with a first call beer selection. I would recommend The J. Clyde to anyone.
beckstein (17) | June 23, 2007| Updated May 10, 2010
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
Had to update my rating on the service. Their staff is greatly improved. The folks know beer. Place really comes alive when the weather is nice. Best selection of beer in many states! Definitely in my top 25.
brentfeesh (80) Mansfield, Ohio | May 16, 2007| Updated May 20, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve been several times since their opening and every experience has been an enjoyable one. The two times Iíve been in the evenings were weekends and they had live music. The band was outside on their very well shaded airy patio area. 2 person jazz bands that were just right on volume and mood. They fit right in and added to the ambiance (I did not have to yell to be heard or to hear). The one time I have been their in the afternoon they had NASCAR on the wide screen outside. Both times it has not been crowded and the service has been fine. The food has been OK and they are still tinkering with the menu so I suspect it will keep improving. As for beer, you wonít find a larger selection in Alabama. And while that is not saying much they are certainly trying and will be well ahead of the curve when we eventually ďFree the HopsĒ. Some beers/Brewers of note: Rodenbach and Rodenbach Grand Crew, Terrapin, Brick Store, Sweetwater, Rogue, Pilsner Urquell, Flying Dog, Left Hand, Ommegang, Shiner, Samuel Smith, and many others from around the country and world. Watch out for this place when we change the alcohol laws.
Iíve been here twice since they have changed the laws and opened their larger bar. Both times I spent time in the larger bar area as opposed to the back. I like the both areas but for drinking beer, I actually like the larger bar area better. Their beer selection continues to improve by leaps and bounds. The serving staff is definately into the beer and are able to make some pretty good suggestions. The last two times Iíve been there I was able to have a couple of brews I never expected to see in Alabama. Keep it up guys!
View Proximity Map
Print Travel Map