Welcome to the Judge’s Bench

To our valued customers: we are open during limited hours for growler beer and food carryout sales. Available beers will be posted as usual on our draught list on Facebook as well as our website, www.judgesbenchpub.com, and on Untappd. A limited food menu is available with any growler purchase. Open hours are Thursdays & Fridays 3-7pm and Saturdays & Sundays 2-6pm. You can call ahead at 410-465-3497 to place your order or just stop by. Thank you all for your support!

Offering 19 rotating taps, over 350 single malt whiskies, over 100 bourbons & ryes.

Join us on Mondays starting at 8:30 p.m. for Mike’s CHALLENGING Trivia Night!

Tuesdays are Open Mic Nights! (Jazz Jam on the first Tuesday of every month-8:30pm, Music Open Mic with Raging Immortals on the fourth Tuesday of every month-8:00pm, and Music Open Mic with Kelly on all other Tuesdays-8:30pm.) Every effort is made to accommodate all musicians who sign up to play on Open Mic Night between 8:30pm and 12:00am. Thank You.

Live Music on Saturday nights!

Happy Hour Every Day til 7:00 p.m. – Extended Happy Hour on Sun. and Mon.

During the 1800’s in historic Ellicott City, the small stone building (which was destroyed by the May 27, 2018 catastrophe) located at the corner of the parking lot on Main Street and Ellicott Mills drive was the original Howard County Court House. Our Building, which is now the Judge’s Bench, was a small “Mom and Pop” grocery store. Since there was no air conditioning in those days, the hot and exhausted judges would come across the street and enjoy cold beverages on benches in the shade outside the grocery store. This is how our location became known as “The Judge’s Bench.”

We’re open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter & 4th of July.

(Open M-F @4:00 pm, Sat. @2:00 pm, Sun. @1:00 pm)

Visit our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/judges.bench

Email: 8385main@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter for brews and news updates.  

Our expert bartenders –  Christina, Angela, Vinnie, Devon, Natalia, and Mike – will serve your liquid needs; while Jason will attend to your culinary cravings.

Call us at 410-465- 3497

We have the largest selection of single malts in the state.

The  selection now numbers 350 outstanding whiskies.  We offer flights (four 1/2 oz. shots) of these distillations to assist your exploration of the single malt universe.  In addition, we feature over 100 single barrel and small batch bourbons & ryes, plus several wonderful Irish whiskeys and Cognacs for your drinking pleasure.


Check out the latest vegan selections on our menu!


MEATLESS MONDAYS: $5.99 Vegetable Potstickers or Cheese Quesadilla or Vegan “Chick’n” Wrap or Grilled Cheese
Happy Hour All Night Long!

TUESDAYS ONLY: $4.99  Fries with Melted Cheese & Gravy or Grilled Beer Brat
$2.75  Night (domestic bottles and some liquor – Southern Comfort, Jim Beam, Bacardi, Smirnoff, Seagrams 7)

Add toppings $0.40 each, fried onions, jalapenos, salsa, ranch dressing, buffalo sauce, bbq sauce.  $0.50 Swiss, American, provolone or cheddar. Bacon $1.00
$2.75 Domestic Bottles and $6.00 for Select Bombs

THURSDAYS ONLY: $5.99 WINGS (7), over a pound tossed in regular, inferno, Old Bay, or BBQ sauce. Ladies Night! Drink & Beer Specials! Shooter Specials!

SUNDAY:  Happy Hour open to close! (All the $5.99 Food Specials during the Ravens Games!)

* Eat-In Only – Not for carry-out. These specials may not be available on select days and holidays throughout the year.

Every effort is made to accommodate all musicians who sign up to play on Open Mic Night between 8:30pm and 12:00am. Thank You.

Upcoming Music

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