Welcome to the Judges Bench

Springfest is this Saturday; come out and join us – but not Sunday, because we’re closed for Easter.

Hop lovers rejoice!  Our 6th annual IPA week continues!  25 different IPAs waiting their turn on the taps.  Be bitter and like it.
Never fear non-hopheads, there’s goodies for you too.

Limited membership spots are still available to join our Whisky Club! The annual fee affords you club pricing on premium and super premium malt whiskies at a discount plus other privileges on flights, lifetime membership opportunities and invitations to quarterly events. We  have the largest selection of single malts in the state. Call or stop in to learn more.

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.

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Our expert bartenders -  Carrie, Lisa & Jen – will attend to your needs with a stellar selection of delicious beverages; while  Jason & Justin handle the kitchen ready to satisfy your culinary cravings.  And as always, Grandpa is constantly lurking, ready to pounce on the unsuspecting.

Call us at 410-465- 3497

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

The  selection now numbers over 195 outstanding whiskies.  We offer flights (four 1/2 oz. shots) of these delectable distillations to better assist your exploration of the single malt universe.  In addition, we feature over 20 single barrel and small batch bourbons, plus several wonderful Irish whiskeys and Cognacs for your drinking pleasure.


Check out the latest vegan selections on our menu!


MEATLESS MONDAYS: $1.00 Off Select Vegan Menu Items (Chick’n Chili, Vegan Jammies and Hazelnut Cutlet Sandwich) PLUS $1.00 Will Be Donated To COK (Compassion Over Killing) For Each Of These Items Sold On Mondays.
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)

Add toppings $0.35 each, fried onions, jalapenos, salsa, ranch dressing, buffalo sauce, bbq sauce.  Swiss, American, provolone or cheddar $0.50. 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.


FRIDAY,  APRIL 18, 2014

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

Heavy Seas Loose Cannon IPA
Bonnie and Clyde DIPA
Torpedo IPA
Left Coast Hop Juice Imperial IPA
Uinta Hop Notch IPA
Evil Genius Hop King IPA
Terrapin Hopzilla Imperial IPA
Firestone Walker Double Jack Double IPA
Vienna Lager
Evolution Lot 6 Double IPA
Green Flash Double Stout

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde Belgian Ale
Boulder Mojo IPA
R.J. Rockers Hop Quake  IPA
Breckenridge 471 Double IPA

Harpoon Leviathan Imperial IPA
DuClaw Bourbon Barrel-aged Serum Double IPA

Every effort is made to accommodate all musicians who sign up to play on Open Mic Night between 8:30pm and 12:30am but it cannot be guaranteed. Thank You.

Upcoming Music

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