bacummings (1) Alabama | June 3, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
If you are in Birmingham, and are serious about beer, go to the J Clyde. Do not swing by if you are in a hurry, or are very hungry. They are painfully slow. Still though, very much worth the wait.
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.