Welcome to the Judges Bench


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

NEXT JAZZ JAM IS TUESDAY, AUGUST 2

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 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 –  Christina, Angela, Elena, Kelly, and Nicole- will serve your liquid needs; while Jason attends 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 270 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 60 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 or Vegan “Chick’n” Wrap or Grilled Cheese
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)

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
$2.75 Domestic Bottles and $6.00 for Select 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
, JULY 29, 2016

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

Blue Point Toasted Lager
Heavy Seas Pounder Pils

Unibroue Ephemere Blueberry Wheat Ale

Blue Mountain 151 Kolsch
Laughing Dog Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA
Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA
Eastern Shore St. Michael’s Amber Ale
Stone Arrogant Bastard Red Ale
Victory Dirt Wolf Imperial IPA
Bell’s 2 Hearted Ale
Smuttynose Robust Porter
Harpoon Trippel
Burley Oak Pale Ryeder Imperial Rye IPA
Union Duckpin Pale Ale
Ommegang Rare Vos Belgian Amber Ale

Ballast Point Big Eye IPA
Troegs Javahead Coffee Stout

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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