Imbibe magazine has named The J. Clyde one of the "100 Best Places to Drink Beer in America."
An excerpt from the September/October issue: "It takes stubbornness to run a beer bar in a state with strict alcohol laws – and the folks at J. Clyde’s must be part mule. Okay, so they can’t stock as many Belgians as they might like, but they’ll pull you a draught pint of Rogue Dead Guy or Magnolia Lazy Pecan (?). In short, they’ll sneak as much good beer your way as the law allows.”
The J. Clyde is in the Five Points South area on Cobb Lane, serving "Southern fare with European flair" in a very casual atmosphere, mostly outdoors.
We've never heard of Imbibe, so we checked out their web site, which says Imbibe is "the magazine of liquid culture. It is a completely new way of looking at drinks—as a distinct culinary category, deserving in-depth exploration of history, ingredients, preparation, artistry and consumption. From wine, spirits and beer to coffee, tea and everything in between, Imbibe celebrates the world in a glass." Sounds like our kind of publication! According to the web site, it's available locally at Golden Temple and Little Professor Books.