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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 –

    • Abazzia De Novacello Pinot Grigio Alto Adige, IT 2021 14/40
      Peju Chardonnay Carneros, CA 2020 14/40
      William Chris Vineyards "Mary Ruth" White Wine Blend 14/40
      RUMOR Rosé 2021 14/40
      Scarpetta Prosecco 2021 DOC 12/30
      Laurent Perrier La Cuvee Brut Champagne 30
      Averaen Wines Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, OR 2021 14/40
      Fableist Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles, CA 2021 14/40
      C.M.S Red Blend Columbia Valley, WA 2021 (cabernet, merlot, syrah) 14/40

      Seasonal Cocktails –

    • Fig Old Fashioned 14 twist on a classic
      Honi Honi 14 velvety, almond, citrusy, bourbon mai tai
      La Vive 14 smoky, sophisticated, bold, coffee
      The 1898 14 bright, zesty, sweet, classic daiquiri
      Spicy Sunset Margarita 14 bold, fiery, vibrant, pineapple
      The Refresher 14 Harmonious blend of coconut, watermelon, and zest
      Garden 75 14 botanical, sophisticated, lavender, sparkling
      Peach Lady 14 ambrosial, fruity, light
  • Bites

      Food –

    • Signature Snack Mix Complimentary *Contains nuts*
      Don Juan's 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-10pm

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