The J. Clyde
Taps: 60 / Bottles: 200
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 38 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by kopfjaeger:
2.78/5 rDev -37%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5 | $$$
What good is having a big selection of beers if your customers can't get one? You could sit down anywhere at the J. Clyde and die of thirst waiting for someone to bring you a beer. It would be a good place to go, if they ever hired good people and trained or managed them, which they obviously have no interest in doing. They have always had the worst bartenders and servers in Birmingham, and they just don't care. I have always tried to support them anyway, because I love craft beers, and they do too. However, the last time I went there the "bartender" aggressively ignored me for so long, and pissed me off so bad, I swore I would never go back there again.
12-11-2011 16:57:52 | More by kopfjaeger
More User Reviews:
4.45/5 rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Great selection of beers on tap and in bottles. Bartenders are knowledgeable. They do flights if you want to try a wide variety, just let them know what you like and they'll make you an interesting selection to try. Food is great, but a little on the pricy side. Try the humus it's fantastic!
01-30-2014 22:36:36 | More by AUGRAD06
4.28/5 rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$$
This is not the type of place I would expect to find in Birmingham, Alabama.
Met a friend here for a late lunch in route to New Orleans and I was very pleasantly surprised. Very good selection of beer (I say that after coming back from a summer in Brussels) and not terribly expensive (aside from a few things, namely the Belgian beers). I had a flight that was pretty reasonably priced in relation to the selection and a very good burger. Had a recommendation for something from a bartender at the Mellow Mushroom around the corner, but I forgot the name. Regardless, I'd stick with the sandwiches or burgers. And add goat cheese to whatever you get. Pleasant atmosphere, nice waitstaff and bartender, cool interior. Wasn't too packed at 2-4 PM when I was there, but there were a few regulars, all of whom seemed nice enough.
If you're in the area, you definitely have to try it out.
08-17-2013 21:52:18 | More by Dreizhen
4.78/5 rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
Great place for great beer selection and quality. Food was average, but everything else about this place was amazing. Definitely try one of the cask beers if you go here - a unique experience that you don't find many places. Had my first World-Class beer here when traveling for work.
03-25-2013 15:21:18 | More by osupuck19
4.88/5 rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Great place to hang out and enjoy some beer and food with some friends. This is the first place I ever tried a cask style beer. I definitely recommend trying a cask beer as it is a unique beer experience. I love the pub feel of the place. Our server was knowledgeable of the beer selection. Ask for the beer list as the selection is extensive.
03-25-2013 00:59:17 | More by RyanInGA
The J. Clyde in Birmingham, AL
96 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.