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.
For me, it doesn’t 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.
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. I’m glad that I found this place. Would highly recommend.
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.
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.
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
Visited 2.5.16, quite late at night. Located in a brick house and the tap selection was great, good curation of many southern brews on tap, food menu that includes a vegan option or two. Good service. Definitely worth stopping by.
Must visit craft bar in Birmingham with the added distinction of having some really, really good food. They have a very large number of taps in two different locations...there’s a great bar...a back room that’s semi outdoors and a really nice open front patio. They also have a bottle list that’s pretty decent...probably the best in the area I would guess. The place is constructed of a combination of stone and brick and wood and the effect is of a really cool old historic type of place. We really enjoyed our visit here on a recent warm night...fantastic food and great beer outside on the front patio. As we visited on a weeknight I would expect the place to be a lot more crowded on a weekend. J Clyde is a good time waiting to happen when in Birmingham.