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Welcome to the judge.

A boutique cocktail bar located in the heart of downtown Tyler, Texas. Serving up a curated selection of wines, beers, and cocktails.

Inspired by our location, central to the East Texas legal community, and the heritage behind The Thomas Hotel.

  • The French Tart
  • Rotating Wine Menu
  • Aperol Spritz

The Judge’s Offerings

A Pleasure to Serve

The Judge is a gathering place for all. Whether you’re a local or just passing through, at the Judge everyone is a friend.

  • Drinks

      Wines –

    • Le Crema Monterey Chardonnay 14/40
      Adelsheim Willamtte Valley Pinot Noir 2021 14/40
      RUMOR Rosé 2021 14/40
      Scarpetta Prosecco 2021 DOC 10/28

      Fall Cocktails –

    • Fig Old Fashioned 14 twist on a classic
      Pineapple Mezcal Sour 14 sweet, smokey and full of flavor
      The Honey Rose 14 fresh, floral, sister of the margarita
      French Tart 14 light, crisp and elegant (substitute vodka for gin)
      Aperol Spritz 12 refreshing, citrusy Italian escape
      Ranch Water w/ a Twist 12 a seasonal Texas staple
  • Bites

      Food –

    • Signature Snack Mix Complimentary *Contains nuts*
      Don Juan on the Square Select menu items available upon request

Judge Events

Conversations are intimate, live music rifts through the air and events are plentiful. Discover our classy and cozy space, with all the comforts of southern hospitality and none of the highbrow pressure.


Open Monday thru Thursday 5pm – 8pm

Friday & Saturday 3pm-8pm

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