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The Judge's Bench

Bar and Rock Club$$$$
Ellicott City
  • Krystle H.
    "Foosball table on the 2nd floor!"(2 Tips)
    Brendan G.
    "Live music and a great beer selection"(3 Tips)
    The Baltimore Sun
    "75 varieties of whiskey."(4 Tips)
    Tony R.
    "Southern TIer Creme brûlée on tap."(3 Tips)
31 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • vegan food
  • live music
  • single malt scotches
  • good service
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  • Axel G.
    Axel GiegerichAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    A rotating draft selection. IPAs are prevalent, but there's something here for everyone, and they kill it on craft selections. Bar staff knows the offerings, easy to find a winner. Hidden gem.
  • Leslie K.
    Leslie KonJuly 13, 2012
    Very quaint bar with excellent craft beer choices. And, might I mention the selection of every Scotch possibly made. Definitely go for the flight to get a small taste of what they have to offer.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MajoueOctober 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    If you love beer, come here. It's divey, but you'll be happy you came. Rotating beers from all the best breweries. Cheap eats, patience is required with service on busy nights. Best open mic in Ec
  • Brian
    BrianMarch 28, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If its open, check out the upstairs with a foosball table, darts (ask for them from the bar), and a TV/lounge w/views down Main Street from the windows
  • The Baltimore Sun
    The Baltimore SunMarch 28, 2012
    The Judge's Bench rotates suds among its 17 taps, and also pours more than 75 varieties of whiskey. Read more
  • Robert W.
    Robert WrightApril 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for The Brandon...(just in case, its a bacon wrapped hot dog with chili, onions and cheese)
  • Grace M.
    Grace MarkarianJanuary 19, 2014
    Hazelnut crusted Field Roast cutlet?! Yes, please. Unexpectedly amazing vegan choices.
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly ScribnerNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The wings, fries & quesadillas are great!! Add old bay on everything!
  • Naptown .
    Naptown 💪 LarryFebruary 16, 2011
    Definitely has that dive atmosphere, but the draft beer selection is plentiful and the bar tenders are always friendly.
  • Alyssa R.
    Alyssa RAugust 1, 2011
    Make sure you check out their Open Mic nights. Lots of really great local talent.
  • Blair T.
    Blair TylerApril 8, 2016
    The staff is great, service prompt and atmosphere very comfortable
  • Micheal R.
    Micheal RutlandFebruary 16, 2012
    Great spot! Make sure you check out jukebox...!
  • Brian
    BrianMarch 21, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Seek out owner Mike and talk beer with him. Enjoy any of the 17 diverse taps and another 50 or so well selected bottles.
  • Trina Beana
    Trina BeanaJanuary 27, 2014
    Home to a noisy ghost who likes to flush toilets when no one is around and has haunted this old tavern for many years.
  • Jeff Q.
    Jeff QuintonAugust 30, 2010
    Step out of your comfort zone. Don't be like the guy I saw this weekend asking if they had Bud.
  • Ian M.
    Ian MurphyFebruary 14, 2015
    First time and blown away by the Single Malt selection!
  • Ian M.
    Ian MurphyMarch 13, 2015
    Fantastic selection of single malt Scotch.
  • Tony R.
    Tony RonzoDecember 5, 2012
    Southern TIer Creme brûlée on tap. DAMN!
  • Victor C.
    Victor CornejoJanuary 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The beer is always a good option. Otherwise don't show up.
  • Brendan G.
    Brendan GerrityJune 4, 2015
    Live music and a great beer selection
  • Krystle H.
    Krystle HindsApril 6, 2013
    Foosball table on the 2nd floor! Free!
  • Adam C.
    Adam ChurchwellApril 21, 2010
    $2 dollar domestics or Rails on Tuesday night. Usually there is good tunes for the open mic also.
  • Andrew J.
    Andrew JohnsonFebruary 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is so awesome. Cheap micro brews and awesome bands!
  • Allison C.
    Allison CampbellJune 30, 2013
    Best drunk bar food.
  • Jamie Y.
    Jamie YiJuly 2, 2012
    Grilled cheese is really good!!
  • Emilie A.
    Emilie AnnMay 24, 2012
    Bar tenders Are cool as shit come have a drink
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew StewartFebruary 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Go upstairs.
  • Craig H.
    Craig HullenOctober 23, 2013
    Live music
  • Timothy
    TimothyAugust 5, 2012
    Bring yo thirst and taste
  • Brandon W.
    Brandon WolffOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask about "Dickbook"
  • Phil G.
    Phil GentileMay 12, 2012
    Slow service and shitty food. Go somewhere else.
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