The J. Clyde

The J. Clyde

Restaurant, Bar, and Pub$$$$
Five Points South, Birmingham
  • 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!"(18 Tips)
    Brandi B.
    "Fried sauerkraut balls are the bomb dot com."(2 Tips)
    Tobias M.
    "Try the Good People Coffee Oatmeal Stout!"(2 Tips)
89 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • burgers
  • fried sauerkraut balls
  • chicken fingers
  • high gravity
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  • Pete A.
    Pete A.May 5, 2016
    Phenomenal beer selection & tasty burgers. Our waitress was a cicerone & made spot on recommendations. Don't miss the sauerkraut balls; Deee-licious!! Sit outside in front on the cobblestone street.
  • Jim L.
    Jim LowdenMarch 8, 2013
    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.
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangMarch 9, 2016
    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.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ClarkMarch 9, 2014
    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
  • Wes C.
    Wes CardwellJanuary 20, 2014
    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.
  • Landon H.
    Landon HowellMay 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas ChungDecember 3, 2013
    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.
  • Jim L.
    Jim LowdenApril 23, 2012
    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.
  • Jon T.
    Jon ThompsonJuly 30, 2015
    Good beer selection. Great BLT and chicken strips. Quinn was friendly and servers were attentive. Reasonable pricing.
    AL.comNovember 8, 2010
    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
  • Christian S.
    Christian SweattSeptember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick Finley (@pjfinley)December 1, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Tuesday and Thursday's are half price on local draft beers. Sit inside for old pub feel or grab a spot on the patio.
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HenniganAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
    AL.comAugust 30, 2010
    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
  • Asher K.
    Asher KrellJune 15, 2015
    Amazing beer selection and the food is not bad either. Make sure to check out the specials on tap.
  • Lee P.
    Lee PlummerDecember 5, 2014
    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.
  • Matt W.
    Matt WilsonApril 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Garlic chicken fingers with blue cheese dressing and a Good People Pale will return your soul to your body.
  • Amanda V.
    Amanda VoceAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great spot for game days because of 1/2 price local brews and duck fat popcorn!
  • Christian S.
    Christian SweattSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Gus Burger with an egg is awesome! Wouldn't have thought it. The pizzas are also really incredible! Try both.
  • alyceia
    alyceiaDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Drinks: he had the Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I had The Grinch...pretty good. The wings are pretty good too.
  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsMay 30, 2012
    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
  • Molly F.
    Molly FrowineJuly 11, 2014
    Most fantastic beer list in town! Great food and beer pairings as well!
  • Mindy M.
    Mindy MunsonDecember 11, 2012
    J Clyde burger with bacon and the terrapin so fresh and so green green beer. Delish!
  • Jeffrey H.
    Jeffrey HarkinsJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I highly recommend the pork tenderloin on the winter menu! Yum!! And of course amazing beers!
  • Kyle W.
    Kyle WolfJanuary 18, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The oysters...a must have on the new winter menu. Superb mixture of flavors and textures.
  • Chris N.
    Chris NiblettJune 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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..
  • Builder Nation
    Builder NationApril 8, 2013
    Over 130 beers on tap and made 100 best bars in America. Also serves a great hamburger and cheese plate.
  • Geoffrey H.
    Geoffrey H.March 19, 2014
    The burger is really one of the best in Bham when cooked properly. Great atmosphere
  • Kyle W.
    Kyle WolfJune 4, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Do any of tge burgers, but add the mustard or goat cheese from the cheese plate, you wont be sorry.
  • Kyle W.
    Kyle WolfMay 9, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Blackbean burger with goat cheese, bacon and fried egg. Weird? Perhaps...delicious? Without a doubt
  • Rebekah M.
    Rebekah MathewsDecember 27, 2015
    Great food and the beer selection is amazing and quite overwhelming!
  • JoJo J.
    JoJo JoshuaJune 16, 2016
    Order a flight! Friendly bartenders. :3
  • Kyle W.
    Kyle WolfOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    One of the best places for beer in town. And best chicken fingers and burger I have found.
  • Nick L.
    Nick LoveladyNovember 7, 2013
    Great food and beer selection... Gus burger is outstanding!
  • Carolyn
    CarolynMarch 19, 2011
    Gus burger, hummus and chicken fingers are delicious!! Also watermelon long island tea is great!
  • Plwm B.
    Plwm BwmMarch 29, 2015
    Nice little pub with a good choice of beers. Not fussed about the food though
  • Tom J.
    Tom JMarch 20, 2012
    Imbibe Magazine recognized J. Clyde for being one of the Best Places for beer in the South in their March/April 2011 Southern Issue
  • Jessica
    JessicaJanuary 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This is one of my favorite places ! Great Beer, Great Food & Great Atmosphere ! Best Sweet Potato Fries ever !
  • Bekah F.
    Bekah FreemanJuly 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Hummos is always delicious.. so is the cheese plate. They are both always changing. My boyfriend loves the steak, too.
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WunderlichMarch 19, 2010
    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.
  • Scharlene H.
    Scharlene HendrixMay 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Burgers are off the chain. The BLT is crazy good and crazy cheap. Mmmmmmmm beer.
  • MTF
    MTFSeptember 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Ruben. Awesome beer selection. Nice atmosphere.
  • Joey Z.
    Joey ZeiglerMarch 19, 2010
    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!
  • Jeanne Marie H.
    Jeanne Marie HoffmanOctober 16, 2016
    Great beer list. Try the raspberry beer!
  • Ethan V.
    Ethan VoceDecember 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to watch SEC football. Make sure you arrive early and get a spot on the back patio.
  • Ashley ❤.
    Ashley ❤April 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the BLT with goat cheese! It will change your life! Promise! ;)
  • Alan Y.
    Alan YouOctober 13, 2014
    Try a new beer when you're here. Great selection of microbrews.
  • Breanne K.
    Breanne KostykMay 9, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Come on Monday nights, your first two high gravity beers are only $5 each.
  • Tad H.
    Tad HosfordMay 30, 2012
    Gus Burger with goat cheese and Mushrooms. :) try it
  • david s.
    david stuttsFebruary 12, 2010
    Agree with Patrick, the Sauerkraut Balls are pretty tasty as is the Gus Burger - topped with a fried egg
  • Tobias M.
    Tobias McnabbFebruary 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Tuesdays and Thursdays are half off draft nights. Try the Good People Coffee Oatmeal Stout!
  • Nick W.
    Nick WrightFebruary 16, 2014
    Great beer selection, good food, service was kind of crap.
  • Caity B.
    Caity BarryMarch 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    great brews. great food. great people.
  • Wm B.
    Love this place. Great beer selection
  • Stacey L.
    Stacey LockhartMarch 4, 2012
    Fried sauerkraut balls were amazing!!!
  • Quincy
    QuincyJune 13, 2012
    Great drinks and even better food!
  • Ross C.
    Ross CollierNovember 6, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Great environment with good food and great selection of beer!
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley R.May 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Good People Fatso Stout pudding is indescribable. Yup.
  • Mitchell T.
    Mitchell TaylorDecember 11, 2015
    Fish and chips are AWESOME!!!😆😆😆
  • Kyle W.
    Kyle WolfOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Veal schnitzel...get it. Love it
  • Curtis C.
    Curtis CorrellSeptember 20, 2015
    Great tap list!
  • Marie M.
    Marie MichenkovaAugust 6, 2015
    French press is a must!! 😍
  • Laura F.
    Laura FlowersDecember 22, 2011
    Try the Avondale Spring Street Saison.
  • Brandi B.
    Brandi B.February 26, 2011
    Fried sauerkraut balls are the bomb dot com.
  • Kyle A.
    Kyle AuneNovember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Half price on all Alabama draft beer during Auburn and Alabama football games.
  • Chantel R.
    Chantel R.March 26, 2012
    Love the atmosphere.....Cheeky Tea it is!
  • Casey M.
    Casey Muir-TaylorJune 14, 2011
    Sweet potato fries. End of story.
  • Jessica
    JessicaJune 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Chicken Fingers & Sweet Potato Fries Ever !!!
  • Anne B.
    Anne BaldwinFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Do not underestimate the beer float!
  • Cory S.
    Cory SmithMay 9, 2015
  • Deeanna S.
    Deeanna StevensNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food...slow service.
  • Austin J.
    Austin JacksonMay 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the BLT with a fried egg. Thank me later.
  • Richard D.
    Richard DavisApril 22, 2010
    Go to The J. Clyde for the largest selection of specialty beers in the city. Read more
  • Jason R.
    Jason RandazzaMarch 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you rearrange the letters in the name of the bar you can spell "Crippling Loneliness."
  • Hayden D.
    Hayden DollarAugust 5, 2012
    Snake Handler on tap!!
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley R.April 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Two words: Gus burger.
  • Tracy B.
    Tracy BlodgettOctober 26, 2010
    A prost: to finding redemption in good beer, despite poor execution on service.
  • forrest l.
    forrest ledbetterAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Gus Burger!!
  • Jean C.
    Jean C.March 13, 2013
    Red Hat dinner.
  • Ray H.
    Ray HydrickFebruary 11, 2012
    Why do I feel like in at the beach here ?
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BullingtonFebruary 12, 2012
    Hefeweizen! Drink it!
  • Amber L.
    Amber LeslieNovember 27, 2011
    This shit is awesome yo
  • Brian B.
    Brian BirdsongDecember 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
  • Uncle Flip
    Uncle FlipApril 3, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Sweet potato chips (not fries)....yum!
  • Skyway Spirit
    Skyway SpiritJuly 2, 2010
    The O'Fallon Wheat is delerrcious!
  • Russ W.
    Russ WeaverJanuary 11, 2010
    Best Beer selection in Birmingham!
  • Cameron B.
    Cameron BurgessFebruary 26, 2012
    The waiters are dicks. Not nice people. Better off going to the bar
  • Gordon C.
    Gordon CortezMarch 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Have a few unique beers at the J. Clyde.
  • Richard M.
    Richard MilesJune 7, 2014
    Awful service. Inexperienced waitress. Find someplace else to eat.
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