J. Clyde | Birmingham, Alabama
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J. Clyde
Excellent based on 41 ratings
Type: Restaurant

1312 Cobb Ln
Birmingham, Alabama United States 35205 [ print map ]
205 939 1312

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Hours: Mon 2:00 PM - 12:00 AM; Tue - Sat 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM; closed Sun

Mayor: ClassyBeagle (1) | Taps: 63 | Bottles: 230+

J. Clyde

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Beer Available At J. Clyde (arranged by most recent)
Straight To Ale Laika Russian Imperial Stout - Cabernet Barrel Aged 96
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41 reviews for J. Clyde
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  78%
 Selection  85%
 Food  76%
 Value  73%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  94%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
beckstein  (17) | June 23, 2007| Updated May 10, 2010
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
motografixx  (1) | June 24, 2007
For me, it doesnt 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
b79turner  (42) Birmingham , Alabama | February 7, 2011
Fantastic beer selection right here in Birmingham. Very small front room so get there early, no smoking. Back patio is large and enclosed, they do allow smoking back there. Food is great! Service can be a little lacking when they get really busy. Im glad that I found this place. Would highly recommend.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Vestlake  (7) Birmingham, Alabama | August 10, 2013
Great ambiance, knowledgable bartenders, and the food was excellent. If you want a nice place to get a beer, this is the place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
LadyIpa  (13) , England | August 21, 2013
food excellent.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
StuartCarter  (10) Alabama | March 30, 2009| Updated May 3, 2012
This is one of the two beer places in Alabama. Their beer selection is unparalleled since the beer law changed, the food is superb, and the owners are not afraid to try things out. This (was) also the only place in the state that provides beer dinners, where the beer is paired specifically with the food. Definitely worth a visit, and I recommend it heartily to all Ratebeerians. UPDATED MAY 2012 Other bars and restaurants are now providing beer dinners, but the J Clyde still pushes the boundaries and continues to set the pace for craft beer.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
UDBeernut  (207) Between JAX and SGJ, Florida | March 26, 2015
Had dinner last night. On a small brick lined street. Had some tables outside and a decent sized bar. Gives off an old English castle/ cave feel to it. Tap list was extensive. Servers were knowledgeable and friendly but service seems a little on the slow side for being not overly busy. Food menu was adequate, I havd fish and chips which were pretty damn good. This place is awesome
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
RichJ7  (14) Cullman, Alabama | March 30, 2008| Updated June 5, 2009
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.
  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 Id 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 Id 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 Bham, and indeed met my goal of learning about a handful of good beers. Id 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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