The J. Clyde

The J. Clyde

Restaurant, Bar, and Pub · Five Points South
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)
    Rebekah M.
    "Great food and the beer selection is amazing and quite overwhelming!"(14 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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  • beer
  • burgers
  • fried sauerkraut balls
  • chicken fingers
  • high gravity
  • good for a late night
  • sweet potato fries
  • healthy food
  • outdoor seating
  • fried eggs
  • fried green tomatoes
  • cozy
  • lively
  • intimate
  • cocktails
  • casual
  • authentic
  • great value
  • hummus
  • pizza
  • 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
  • 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
  • Landon H.

    Each week 1-3 new cask beers arrive. They are rare and delicious. Ask what's new on the cask, then ask for "a half" of one which strike you. You'll receive a smaller serving at a cheaper price.

    Landon Howell · May 26, 2011

    Named one of "10 great places to eat outside in Birmingham" by The Birmingham News. These folks know their beer -- try one of their famous beer dinners to learn how to pair beer with food properly. Read more · November 8, 2010
  • Bin Y.

    Grab the sauerkraut balls to start and a burger/steak and eggs. The beer selection is unbelievable. Rare stuff includes TransAtlantique Kriek, incredible local stuff, and great Trappist ales.

    Bin Yang · March 9
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    The egg-topped Gus burger and the J. Clyde Burger, which sports a crunchy, tangy fried green tomato, were named among "Birmingham's Best Burgers (Bar None)" by Birmingham magazine. Read more · August 30, 2010
  • Chris N.

    Atmosphere is great, food and beer selection are second to none. However... The service is hit and miss. Sometimes I feel like I need a smoke signal just to get noticed..

    Chris Niblett · June 29, 2011
  • Matthew H.

    Monday: First two high gravity drafts are $5/ea.Tue/Thur: Half price on all draft beers under 6% abvAwesome beer selection. Very knowledgeable bartenders.

    Matthew Hennigan · August 15, 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
  • Jon T.

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

    Jon Thompson · July 30, 2015
  • 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
  • Jessica W.

    I was totally drinking the coffee oatmeal stout before I read that tip and it is awesome! Btw the sweet potato fries are great too.

    Jessica Wunderlich · March 19, 2010
  • 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, 2015
  • Bekah F.

    Hummos is always delicious.. so is the cheese plate. They are both always changing. My boyfriend loves the steak, too.

    Bekah Freeman · July 21, 2010
  • Christian S.

    The Gus Burger with an egg is awesome! Wouldn't have thought it. The pizzas are also really incredible! Try both.

    Christian Sweatt · September 8, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kyle W.

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

    Kyle Wolf · January 18, 2012
  • david s.

    Agree with Patrick, the Sauerkraut Balls are pretty tasty as is the Gus Burger - topped with a fried egg

    david stutts · February 12, 2010
  • Carolyn

    Gus burger, hummus and chicken fingers are delicious!! Also watermelon long island tea is great!

    Carolyn · March 19, 2011
  • Jessica

    This is one of my favorite places ! Great Beer, Great Food & Great Atmosphere ! Best Sweet Potato Fries ever !

    Jessica · January 27, 2011
  • Tobias M.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays are half off draft nights. Try the Good People Coffee Oatmeal Stout!

    Tobias Mcnabb · February 19, 2010
  • Jeffrey H.

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

    Jeffrey Harkins · January 21, 2012
  • Amanda V.

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

    Amanda Voce · August 31, 2014
  • Joey Z.

    Delicious hot sauce. And thanks to the tipper about the half off draughts. Just has to be under 6%. Needless to say, I am enjoying my 2nd beer!

    Joey Zeigler · March 19, 2010
  • Kyle W.

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

    Kyle Wolf · May 9, 2012
  • 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
  • Geoffrey H.

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

    Geoffrey H. · March 19, 2014
  • Molly F.

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

    Molly Frowine · July 11, 2014
  • 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
  • Scharlene H.

    Burgers are off the chain. The BLT is crazy good and crazy cheap. Mmmmmmmm beer.

    Scharlene Hendrix · May 15, 2011
  • Plwm B.

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

    Plwm Bwm · March 29, 2015
  • Rebekah M.

    Great food and the beer selection is amazing and quite overwhelming!

    Rebekah Mathews · December 27, 2015
  • Mindy M.

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

    Mindy Munson · December 11, 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
  • Nick L.

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

    Nick Lovelady · November 7, 2013
  • Ashley ❤.

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

    Ashley ❤ · April 27, 2012
  • 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
  • Tracy B.

    A prost: to finding redemption in good beer, despite poor execution on service.

    Tracy Blodgett · October 26, 2010
  • Richard D.

    Go to The J. Clyde for the largest selection of specialty beers in the city. Read more

    Richard Davis · April 22, 2010
  • Tad H.

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

    Tad Hosford · May 30, 2012
  • Alan Y.

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

    Alan You · October 13, 2014
  • Cameron B.

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

    Cameron Burgess · February 26, 2012
  • Ross C.

    Great environment with good food and great selection of beer!

    Ross Collier · November 6, 2010

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