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National Magazine Honors J. Clyde

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.

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 09:37AM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in , | Comments4 Comments

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They've obviously never actually been to the J.Clyde. Sure, the beer selection is great, if you can get a server to take your order, and if they get the order right, and if it actually shows up within a half hour of your ordering it, and if it's not room temperature by the time it finally gets there. It's a great idea for a place, and hopefully they'll get their acts together at some point, but I've been there several times, and it is truly the worst-run bar I have ever been to.

September 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTrey

Congrats to the J. Clyde!! Best place to drink beer in the state.

September 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJarrod

I would not serve my dog the food from J. Clyde. I will, however, gladly drink a lot of their beers.

September 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDRB

Should be Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan--an excellent and unique southern brown ale. Also, note what you are ordering, if you order an ale pulled from the cask, it will be closer to room temperature.

September 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDoug R

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