Seventeen rotating craft beer taps plus the largest selection of single malts in the state.


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8385 Main St
Ellicott City, MD
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  • Catering Available
  • Group-Friendly
  • Meeting Facilities
Rated 4 by Mark G

December 30, 2019

Mark G

Why No Christmas Decorations ?

We were looking to have a light dinner and enjoy some Christmas atmosphere and went into the Judge's Bench and found not 1 light,ornament, decoration or tree of any kind in the place. As far as we...

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Rated 5 by SweetHenrietta

February 17, 2019


Great local spot!

It's sort of a dive bar but it gets all sorts of patrons and the bartenders are (mostly) very friendly. Diverse, rotating selection of beer, plus tons of whiskey and more. It's a great spot in Old...

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Rated 5 by Liz W

January 18, 2019

Liz W

Mandatory whiskey tourism when in MD or DC!

I love the Bench. This unassuming 'hole in the wall' actually has the most extensive Scotch and other whiskey collection anywhere in the state, from what I'm told. The owner is a walking...

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