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The J. Clyde

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

42 Reviews
The J. ClydeThe J. Clyde
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

1312 Cobb Ln S
Birmingham, Alabama, 35205-4918
United States

(205) 939-1312 | map
jclyde.com

Notes:
Casks are now tapped on Friday at 4pm; call ahead.

3 Beer Engines.

Added by Poser on 12-08-2007

PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
67
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
7.29%
 
 
Taps:
60
Bottles/Cans:
200
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 42 | Ratings: 67
Reviews by kopfjaeger:
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2.78/5  rDev -36.7%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Redrover
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The J Clyde is located on a small one way street, it is easy to spot due to the front patio. I like the black wrought iron encircling the outdoor space.

As you enter, the L shaped bar is to your right and the dining area is off to your left. There are a couple of TVs to catch a game. There is another bar room and another patio in back

The decor is dark and comfortable. Stone on the walls, dark wood bar, tin ceiling, and dark wood plank floors.

Service is friendly and beer savvy. They are easy to discuss options with, are free with recommendations and at least for me, free with samples.

They have an 8 page beer list. It is divided by style (roasty, malty, hops, sour, spice, etc.). I would guess 30 to 40 beers on tap plus a massive bottle list. Note that they seem to have a well-equipped cellar and offer some nice vintage beers.

Not a huge food menu, but my patty melt was top notch, fries were good but a little greasy.

This is a great stop in Birmingham and I can see why it is well beloved by regulars and visitors.

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Photo of JohnChimpo
4.9/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Waitress was skilled in the art of beer recommendation. Knew the local beer as well as style and customer expectation. The food was crazy good. Small menu but real high quality! I love this place!!!

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Photo of Hans_Olo
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Hopportunistic
4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of AgentMunky
3.84/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of klittle250
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Keene
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of TheBeard89
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of mecmd
4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of brewskifan55
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

We were able to get in early and found a good seat (and a glass of El Gordo). Our waiter was really attentive; he even found me a great J. Clyde logo glass to purchase. My wife went nuts over her steak and egg. The chicken fingers are terrific. And the beer selection can't be beat. The patio out back was covered and heated since it was winter. I look forward to coming here again and surfing the draft menu. Wish we had a place like this back home.

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Photo of Jenebauer
4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Evango
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of JackRWatkins
5/5  rDev +13.9%

the best craft beer selection of any bar or restaurant in bham that I know of, the food is great as well

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Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Great spot for rare and hard to find beers in Birmingham. It is very dark and kinda dirty, but their selection is incredible. The major downside for me is that they have a single seat bathroom and there is always a line. They take reservations, so it can sometimes be hard to find a table to eat at. The food is great, I have never had anything bad there. The service usually is lackluster, but from time to time you get a good server/bartender. Must visit if you are coming to Bham!

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.85/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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The J. Clyde in Birmingham, AL
4.39 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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