Phoenix Upper Main

Ellicott City’s Original Beer Bar

Welcome to the Phoenix Upper Main, formerly the Phoenix Emporium. We have closed our original location and are now open for indoor and outdoor dining, as well as carryout food and beer from our new home at the top of the hill, 8308 Main Street.



18% gratuity will be added to parties of 8 or more
  • Baked Brie
    Brie cheese wrapped in puff pastry, and baked until golden brown. Served with apple slices, dried cranberries, and bread.
  • Nachos
    Tortilla chips topped with nacho cheese, PHX chili, jalapenos, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, and shredded cheddar jack cheese. Served with salsa and sour cream on the side. Substitute chicken tinga +$3.
  • Brussel Sprouts
    Deep fried Brussel sprouts tossed with balsamic, diced apricots, pistachios and pickled shallots. Served over Greek yogurt.
  • Bavarian Pretzels
    Three soft pretzel sticks, served with housemade beer cheese and housemade horseradish mustard.
  • Chicken and Dumplings
    Housemade ricotta dumplings with tarragon roasted chicken and vegetables. Served atop fresh chicken gravy.
  • Phoenix Crab Dip
    Original Phoenix crab dip topped with cheese and Old Bay and served with kettle chips.
  • Phoenix Wings
    Buffalo or Chesapeake style with a side of Ranch or bleu cheese dressing.
  • Mozzarella Sticks
    Crispy battered mozzarella sticks served with marinara sauce.
  • Jalapeno Mozzarella Sticks
    Mozzarella sticks in a jalapeno batter served with marinara sauce and Ranch dressing.


  • Chili
    A bowl of original Phoenix chili, topped with cheddar jack cheese and served with tortilla chips and a side of sour cream.
  • Curry Cauliflower and Apple
    Cup 6 | Bowl 8
    Curry cauliflower and apple soup garnished with roasted cauliflower and toasted almonds.
  • Maryland Crab Soup
    Cup 7 | Bowl 9
    Housemade tomato-based crab soup with and Old Bay kick


  • Caesar Salad
    Small 8 | Large 12
    Romaine lettuce tossed in Caesar dressing topped with croutons and parmesan. Add jerk chicken +$6. Add pan-seared salmon +$7. Add grilled shrimp +$6.
  • Apple and Cheddar Waldorf
    Small 9 | Large 14
    Mixed greens, granny smith apples, cheddar, walnuts, and crispy shallots. Tossed in a housemade mustard vinaigrette. Add jerk chicken +$6. Add pan-seared salmon +$7. Add grilled shrimp +$6.
  • Bookmaker Salad
    Small 9 | Large 14
    Classic Baltimore iceberg lettuce salad with provolone, salami, mozzarella, salami, red onion, tomato, black olives, pepperoncinis, and croutons. Tossed in a housemade Italian vinaigrette. Add jerk chicken +$6. Add pan-seared salmon +$7. Add grilled shrimp +$6.
  • PHX Wedge Salad
    Small 9 | Large 14
    A seasonal spin on an old favorite. Wedge iceberg lettuce, heirloom cherry tomatoes, smoked bacon, roasted sunflower seeds, everything seasoning and fresh dill. Topped with homemade bleu cheese dressing. Add Jerk Chicken +$6. Add pan-seared salmon +$7. Add grilled shrimp +$6.


  • Gruyère Mac & Cheese
    Four cheese mac & cheese with cavatappi pasta. Add Old Bay crab and Shrimp +$9. Add bacon +$2. Add chili +$3.
  • Chicken and Prosciutto Pasta
    Rigatoni pasta, sautéed with chicken, prosciutto, oregano, and marinara. Served with a side of garlic bread.
  • Pan-Roasted Clams
    1lb Little Neck clams, sauteed in white wine, garlic, and shallots, and served over a New England chowder. Topped with crispy potatoes and bacon.
  • Fish & Chips
    Fresh cod beer battered in house, served with fries and tartar sauce. Gordon Ramsay recipe.


All sandwiches served with fries
  • PHX Fried Chicken Sandwich
    Buttermilk fried chicken thigh topped with homemade ranch dressing and bread and butter pickles. Served on a potato roll.
  • Blackened Salmon Sandwich
    Blackened salmon topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, and tartar sauce on the side. Served on a toasted Brioche bun.
  • Buffalo Chicken Wrap
    Spicy Buffalo chicken, bleu cheese crumbles, bleu cheese dressing, lettuce, and diced tomatoes. Served in a garlic-herb wrap.
  • “The Bear” Italian Beef Sandwich
    Braised beef roast, topped with provolone cheese, sweet green peppers, and Giardiniera. Served on a sub roll.
  • Jerk Chicken Sandwich
    Grilled jerk chicken topped with a housemade pineapple habanero jam, lettuce, and bacon. Served on a toasted Brioche bun.
  • Reuben
    Slow cooked corned beef, topped with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing. Served on marbled rye.
  • Burger
    Original half-pound Phoenix burger, build-your-own, and cooked to temperature. Served on a toasted Brioche bun. Add cheese +$1. Add bacon +$1. Add fried onions +$1. Add jalapeños +$1.
  • Impossible Burger
    Quarter pound plant-based "burger". Served on a toasted Brioche bun. Add cheese +$1. Add bacon +$1. Add fried onions +$1. Add jalapeños +$1.

Kids Menu

  • Kids’ Pasta
    Cavatappi pasta and marinara sauce.
  • Kids’ Grilled Cheese
    Grilled cheese sandwich with fries.
  • Kids’ Chicken Fingers
    Chicken fingers and fries.


  • PHX Bread Pudding
    Homemade blueberry bread pudding, served warm with a white chocolate crème anglaise.
  • Chocolate Velvet Cheesecake
    Creamy vanilla cheesecake coated in a blanket of chocolate ganache.
  • Peanut Butter Bomb
    chocolate candy bar topped with peanut butter ganache and chocolate mousse. Finished with chopped peanuts and peanut butter sauce. Gluten free.
  • Key Lime Pie
    key lime custard sitting on a buttery graham cracker crust. Finished with whip cream and lime candy.


Best Bar or Tavern

Restaurant Association of Maryland


We can’t wait for you to visit us in our new space, 8308 Main Street!

8308 Main Street Ellicott City, Maryland 21043