Judges Bench Pub | Ellicott City, Maryland
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Judges Bench Pub
Exceptional based on 9 ratings
Type: Bar

8385 Main St
Ellicott City, Maryland United States 21043 [ print map ]
410 465 3497

judgesbenchpub.com

Hours: Mon - Fri 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM; Sat - Sun 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM


Mayor: arone12 (1) | Taps: 17 | Bottles: 75


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Beer Available At Judges Bench Pub (arranged by most recent)
Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA 99, Flying Dog The Truth Imperial IPA 97
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9 reviews for Judges Bench Pub
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  80%
 Selection  84%
 Food  82%
 Value  85%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  81%


78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2  (666) Hanover, Maryland | June 6, 2014
The Judgeís Bench is a local gem tucked away neatly along Ellicott Cityís Main Street. There is a fair amount of local lore surrounding Main Street, with several "haunted" buildings. I must report that my visit yielded no haunts, only good beers and food. This is a pleasant and quaint establishment with oft-rotating taps.
48
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
DocLock  (145) Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania | July 19, 2012
Stopped in here prior to going to Ellicott City Brewing. The place was a total dump, the bartender was completely disinterested, first informing me and my wife and kids that we could order from the bar, then informing us that the kitchen wouldnít open for another hour and essentially forcing us out. The tap list was decent, but this place was entirely non-family friendly, and one of the most over-rated places Iíve ever been in.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
porterhouse  (68) Boothbay , Maine | July 11, 2010
Nice, friendly, clean bar in a nice location. This place is small but they are definitely into craft beer with a pretty impressive draft list. Think my biggest gripe would be be with the $$ as my two big beers were $8 each (and strangely both served in shakers). But Iíd definitely go back to see whatís on.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
scraff  (10) Baltimore, Maryland | April 1, 2010
Great local pub in downtown histoirc Ellicott City. Very nice selection of rotating craft brews on draft and in bottles (website updated daily with selections). Did not have the food, but it looked good. Friendly ambiance and a friendly owner make the decision to go back here easy. Iíll be back many times over....
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
mwelsh13  (23) Maryland | June 21, 2009
Nice little place. Nice tap selection and same with the bottles. Some are priced a bit high, but 120 Minute was $7 on draft. Food was good even though they only had the cold selections at 7pm on a Saturday. Definitely will go back again.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
ScarletLady  (1) Maryland | April 2, 2009
Lotís of folks hanging out willing to talk beer with you. Taps rotate pretty much nightly, as one blows you never know what will be put on next. One evening the patrons even got to vote on what when on next. Bartenders are knowledgable and willing to give you a sample to find your fav. There is also a glass front beer cooler with even more selections including Magners Cider :)
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
beachbum25  (69) Powellville, Maryland | December 28, 2008
This place rocked-great local feel to the place. 17 rotating micro taps- 2 blew when I was there & 2 DIFFERENT microís were immediately put on to replace them! Had Mc Chouffe, Unita Monkshine, 3 Philosophers, a couple Victorys, Weyerbacher XIII...Good bottle list as well. Good bar food, place is small so Iíd get there early-particularly on the weekend. Had a good band playing on the Friday night I was there & lots of folks came in for the micros. Had folks drinking swill as well, but they managed to serve both crowds well. Samplers were available but they were free w/letting you try before you buy. I hadnít been here in several years; I always liked the look of the place, but not much else about it. If I lived in this area, this would be my local. This place is a much better choice than Ellicott Mills brewing down the street-far superior beer choices.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
barleycorn1  (1) Catonsville, Maryland | September 19, 2008| Updated December 4, 2008
Cozy place. nice tap and bottle choices. 17 taps- allagash currieux, dubbel, weyerbacher. avery/RR colab, hennepin, north coast old stock, flying dog-double dog, cant remember the rest. bottles- pretty much everything available in MD. didnt try the food. seemed like a bar foods menu. live music, most nights. cover tunes. nightly specials. price-$3-$8 a beer. most people drinking miller lites in there. but I noticed a few beer seekers as well. overall, quality establishment. a good beer bar..
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
guzzler67  (48) Hanover, Maryland | July 6, 2008
Very nice, 100 year old building on Main St in historic Ellicott City, just one block from Ellicott Mills Brewpub. New owner with a passion for good beer. The 17 taps were all good selections with no crap in sight. 60+ bottles if you cannot find what you want on draft. Good food, great service, pleasant crowd. Warm, inviting interior. Live music most nights. Plenty of TVís to handle your sports viewing needs. Lots of parking within an easy walk. If you have not been recently, you owe it to yourself to give it another try.

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