Welcome to the Judges Bench

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)

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Our expert bartenders –  Carrie, Lisa, Christina & Angela – will serve your liquid needs; while Jason & Sabrina 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 250 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 50 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.
Happy Hour All Night Long!

TUESDAYS ONLY: $5.99  Meat Pizza – pepperoni and bacon flat bread pizza
$2.75  Night (domestic bottles and some liquor)

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
$2.75 Domestic Bottles and $5.75 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.

, NOVEMBER 25, 2015

Gentlefolks, we are closed today for Thanksgiving, as usual.
Have a wonderful holiday.


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

          Ballast Point Big Eye IPA        
Stoudt’s Double IPA
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils
Burley Oak Bunker C Porter
New Belgium Eric’s Sour Peach Ale
Bold Rock Cider
Frey’s Whack Truck McDonkey IPA

Unibroue Terrible Strong Dark Ale
Heavy Seas Winter Storm Imperial ESB
Victory Storm King Imperial Stout
Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale
Laughing Dog Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA
Southern Tier Old Man Winter Ale
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA

Erdinger Weissbier
Devils Backbone Vienna Lager

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.

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