Welcome to the Judges Bench


WE WILL BE CLOSING AT 10 pm ON CHRISTMAS EVE, AND CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS DAY, AS USUAL.  HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY!

ALL FOOD ITEMS ON THE SPECIALS/$5.99 MENU BELOW ARE AVAILABLE DURING ALL THE RAVENS GAMES.

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

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 & Becca – 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 well over 200 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.


MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014

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

Anchor Porter
Southern Tier Krampus Imperial Helles Lager
Yards Thomas Jefferson’s Tavern Ale
Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale
Ommegang 3 Philosophers Quadruple
Schneider Aventinus Weizenbock
Ballantine IPA
Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA
Stone Double Bastard Ale
Blue Mountain Classic Lager
Harpoon Czernobog Imperial Stout
Wyndridge Cider
Uinta Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner
Troegs Blizzard of Hops IPA
Blue Point Rastafar Rye IPA
Smuttynose Vunderbar Lager
Noel de Silly Tripel Blonde

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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