Welcome to the Judges Bench


2 MORE DAYS UNTIL ANNIVERSARY #8, IF YOU CAN BELIEVE THAT! (come for free cake.)

All the comforts of home await you – friends, great craft beer, spirits & food.

Happy Hour Every Day till 7:00 p.m. – Extended Happy Hour on Sundays and Mondays.

During the 1800’s in historic Ellicott City, the small stone building 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 till 2:00 a.m. except Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter & 4th of July.

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

Happy Hour Every Day till 7:00 p.m. – Extended Happy Hour on Sundays and Mondays.

Follow us on Twitter for brews and news updates.

Our expert bartenders –  Carrie, Lisa, Christina & Angela – will serve your liquid needs; while Jason & Doug 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 over 225 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 nearly 3 dozen single barrel and small batch bourbons & ryes, plus several wonderful Irish whiskeys and Cognacs for your drinking pleasure.

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Check out the latest vegan selections on our menu!

SPECIALS AND $5.99 MENU

MEATLESS MONDAYS: $5.99 Vegetable Potstickers or Cheese Quesadilla.
Happy Hour All Night Long!

TUESDAYS ONLY: $5.99  Meat Pizza – pepperoni and bacon flat bread pizza
$2.50  Night (domestic bottles and some liquor)

WEDNESDAYS ONLY: $5.99 8OZ ANGUS BURGER or VEGGIE BURGER,  lettuce, tomato
Add toppings $0.35 each, fried onions, jalapenos, salsa, ranch dressing, buffalo sauce, bbq sauce.  $0.50 Swiss, American, provolone or cheddar. Bacon $0.95
$2.50 Domestic Bottles and $5.50 for All Bombs

THURSDAYS ONLY: $5.99 WINGS (8), 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!)

* These specials may not be available on select days and holidays throughout the year.


TUESDAY,  MARCH 31, 2015

TODAY’S DRAUGHT LINEUP (as of 4:00pm – changes constantly as kegs kick).

 Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine
Sea Dog Hazelnut Porter
Allagash White Ale

Sierra Nevada Hoppy Lager
Unibroue Trois Pistoles Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale
Devils Backbone Vienna Lager
Moylans Hop Craic Imperial IPA

Mad River Steelhead Double IPA
Allagash Dubbel
Maine Mean Old Tom Oatmeal Stout with Vanilla
Breckenridge Avalanche Amber Ale
Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale
Burley Oak Rude Boy Strong Ale
New Belgium Ranger IPA

Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale
Eastern Shore Imperial Red Ale

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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