Welcome to the Judges Bench

Everybody!  Jen’s last day is this Sunday, the 27th, when she goes on maternity leave.  Come down, say goodbye – she will be missed.

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.



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

Uinta Golden Spike Hefeweizen
North Coast Scrimshaw Pils
Harpoon Leviathan Imperial IPA
Left Coast Hop Juice Imperial IPA
Heavy Seas Cutlass Amber Lager
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
Terrapin Hopzilla Imperial IPA
Moylan’s Kiltlifter Scotch Ale
Ommegang Hennepin Saison
Troegs Troegenator Doublebock
Green Flash Double Stout

Widmer Gentleman’s Club Strong Ale
Blue Mountain Bluster Barleywine
Jailbreak Kavorka Black Cherry Porter
Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager

Tall Tales Bonnie & Clyde Double 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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