The J. Clyde

The J. Clyde

Restaurant, Bar, and Pub
1312 Cobb Ln S, Birmingham, AL 35205, United States
Open until 4:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 3:00 PM–Midnight
  • Tue–Thu, Sat
    • 3:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 3:00 PM–4:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 2:00 PM–7:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

The J. Clyde offers more craft beer than any other place in Alabama. With Birmingham's largest covered patio, you can eat outside rain or shine! On Historic Cobb Lane, the newly renovated front bar is housed in one of the oldest buildings in Birmingham.


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    Nick L.
    "Great food and beer selection... Gus burger is outstanding!"(10 Tips)
    Chris N.
    "Atmosphere is great, food and beer selection are second to none."(10 Tips)
    Brandi B.
    "Fried sauerkraut balls are the bomb dot com."(2 Tips)
    "egg-topped Gus burger and the J. Clyde Burger"(2 Tips)
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  • gus burger
  • beer
  • fried sauerkraut balls
  • chicken fingers
  • high gravity
  • sweet potato fries
  • fried green tomatoes
  • fried eggs
  • outdoor seating
  • good for a late night
  • intimate
  • cocktails
  • healthy food
  • great value
  • hummus
  • pizza
  • authentic
  • steak
  • popcorn
  • oysters
  • Jon T.

    Good beer selection. Great BLT and chicken strips. Quinn was friendly and servers were attentive. Reasonable pricing.

    Jon Thompson · 1 day ago
  • Asher K.

    Amazing beer selection and the food is not bad either. Make sure to check out the specials on tap.

    Asher Krell · June 15
  • Cory S.


    Cory Smith · May 9
  • P B.

    Nice little pub with a good choice of beers. Not fussed about the food though

    P B · March 29
  • Ethan V.

    Great place to watch SEC football. Make sure you arrive early and get a spot on the back patio.

    Ethan Voce · December 13, 2014
  • Lee P.

    Enjoyed the food and the craft beers.... until it became dark and the cockroaches started to come out and join us in the back patio. I won't go back after that.

    Lee Plummer · December 5, 2014
  • Patrick F.

    Tuesday and Thursday's are half price on local draft beers. Sit inside for old pub feel or grab a spot on the patio.

    Patrick Finley (@pjfinley) · December 1, 2014
  • Alan Y.

    Try a new beer when you're here. Great selection of microbrews.

    Alan You · October 13, 2014
  • Amanda V.

    Great spot for game days because of 1/2 price local brews and duck fat popcorn!

    Amanda Voce · August 31, 2014
  • Molly F.

    Most fantastic beer list in town! Great food and beer pairings as well!

    Molly Frowine · July 11, 2014
  • Richard M.

    Awful service. Inexperienced waitress. Find someplace else to eat.

    Richard Miles · June 7, 2014
  • Geoffrey H.

    The burger is really one of the best in Bham when cooked properly. Great atmosphere

    Geoffrey H. · March 19, 2014
  • Andrew C.

    I travel the country for a living and have been on the road for 9 months trying to find the best burger in the country. The Gus Burger add cheddar and bacon is the single best burger I have ever eaten

    Andrew Clark · March 9, 2014
  • Nick W.

    Great beer selection, good food, service was kind of crap.

    Nick Wright · February 16, 2014
  • Wes C.

    This is a Birmingham institution. I suggest going to J. Clyde and then Blue Monkey afterwards for a late night cocktail. Avondale Miss Fancy for beer. Try a pizza for dinner. Delicious.

    Wes Cardwell · January 20, 2014
  • Thomas C.

    This place has vegetarian options that are difficult to find in the south - they even had a vegetarian sausage sandwich option which was pretty good. Great atmosphere, friendly staff.

    Thomas Chung · December 3, 2013
  • Nick L.

    Great food and beer selection... Gus burger is outstanding!

    Nick Lovelady · November 7, 2013
  • Matt W.

    Garlic chicken fingers with blue cheese dressing and a Good People Pale will return your soul to your body.

    Matt Wilson · April 19, 2013
  • Builder Nation

    Over 130 beers on tap and made 100 best bars in America. Also serves a great hamburger and cheese plate.

    Builder Nation · April 8, 2013
  • Jean C.

    Red Hat dinner.

    Jean C. · March 13, 2013
  • Jim L.

    Food is great, atmosphere is intimate, and the beer list is extraordinary! They have pages and pages of beer selections. One of, if not THE largest selection in the city! Interesting history too.

    Jim Lowden · March 8, 2013
  • Anne B.

    Do not underestimate the beer float!

    Anne Baldwin · February 16, 2013
  • Mindy M.

    J Clyde burger with bacon and the terrapin so fresh and so green green beer. Delish!

    Mindy Munson · December 11, 2012
  • Deeanna S.

    Great food...slow service.

    Deeanna Stevens · November 24, 2012
  • Hayden D.

    Snake Handler on tap!!

    Hayden Dollar · August 5, 2012
  • Patrick B.

    Try the beer flights!

    Patrick Bell · July 5, 2012
  • Quincy

    Great drinks and even better food!

    Quincy · June 13, 2012
  • Kyle W.

    Do any of tge burgers, but add the mustard or goat cheese from the cheese plate, you wont be sorry.

    Kyle Wolf · June 4, 2012
  • Renaissance Hotels

    Try a pint of Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan with a fried green tomato BLT. For more local tips, follow us on 4sq or check out

    Renaissance Hotels · May 30, 2012
  • Tad H.

    Gus Burger with goat cheese and Mushrooms. :) try it

    Tad Hosford · May 30, 2012
  • Kyle W.

    Blackbean burger with goat cheese, bacon and fried egg. Weird? Perhaps...delicious? Without a doubt

    Kyle Wolf · May 9, 2012
  • Ashley ❤.

    Try the BLT with goat cheese! It will change your life! Promise! ;)

    Ashley ❤ · April 27, 2012
  • Jim L.

    One of the oldest bars in Birmingham. Walk down the quaint cobblestone road hidden by the overhanging oak branches, and look for the low brick building with an inviting patio out front.

    Jim Lowden · April 23, 2012
  • Chantel R.

    Love the atmosphere.....Cheeky Tea it is!

    Chantel R. · March 26, 2012
  • Tom J.

    Imbibe Magazine recognized J. Clyde for being one of the Best Places for beer in the South in their March/April 2011 Southern Issue

    Tom J · March 20, 2012
  • Caity B.

    great brews. great food. great people.

    Caity Barry · March 13, 2012
  • Stacey L.

    Fried sauerkraut balls were amazing!!!

    Stacey Lockhart · March 4, 2012
  • Cameron B.

    The waiters are dicks. Not nice people. Better off going to the bar

    Cameron Burgess · February 26, 2012
  • Daniel B.

    Hefeweizen! Drink it!

    Daniel Bullington · February 12, 2012
  • Ray H.

    Why do I feel like in at the beach here ?

    Ray Hydrick · February 11, 2012
  • Jeffrey H.

    I highly recommend the pork tenderloin on the winter menu! Yum!! And of course amazing beers!

    Jeffrey Harkins · January 21, 2012
  • Kyle W.

    The oysters...a must have on the new winter menu. Superb mixture of flavors and textures.

    Kyle Wolf · January 18, 2012
  • Brian B.


    Brian Birdsong · December 23, 2011
  • Laura F.

    Try the Avondale Spring Street Saison.

    Laura Flowers · December 22, 2011
  • alyceia

    Drinks: he had the Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I had The Grinch...pretty good. The wings are pretty good too.

    alyceia · December 18, 2011
  • Amber L.

    This shit is awesome yo

    Amber Leslie · November 27, 2011
  • Kyle A.

    Half price on all Alabama draft beer during Auburn and Alabama football games.

    Kyle Aune · November 22, 2011
  • Kyle W.

    Veal schnitzel...get it. Love it

    Kyle Wolf · October 30, 2011
  • Kyle W.

    One of the best places for beer in town. And best chicken fingers and burger I have found.

    Kyle Wolf · October 4, 2011
  • Christian S.

    Excellent build-your-own pizzas! Really, try them all! The Gus Burger is also fantastic. Also, ask about the Tuesday/Thursday specials on half-price beers.

    Christian Sweatt · September 14, 2011

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