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Nellie's Sports Bar

Nellie's Sports Bar

Gay Bar, Sports Bar, and Restaurant$$$$
U-Street, Washington
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  • Jason B.
    Service here is reliably rude, but it's a popular bar and well-frequented by tourist gays and local gays. If you sit in the dining area, order in the dining area.
  • Tameka T.
    Tameka TerrellFebruary 15, 2015
    Everything the Service is Excellent and the Performances are Excellent also
  • Brian B.
    Brian BurlesonFebruary 6, 2015
    Gay Sports bar with Drag Bingo & Drag Brunch on Sundays, A very cool spot & always a great/fun time to be had at Nellie's!🌈
  • Mark J.
    Mark J.January 31, 2015
    Great mixed crowd with food, beer, cocktails, and dancing in the evenings.
  • CNN
    CNNJanuary 15, 2015
    Twenty-four televisions and a giant projection screen belong firmly to this millennium, as does the super-fun weekend Drag Brunch, which often books up a month in advance. Read more
  • Molly C.
    Molly CushingAugust 30, 2014
    Fun, gay sports bar. Love the bartenders and atmosphere. Great deck upstairs too.
  • Liz B.
    Liz BlakeleyAugust 7, 2014
    Karaoke on Tuesday nights downstairs is friendly and supportive with a great music selection. Starts at 9pm
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    Its rooftop patio during the warmer months and unique calendar of events like Texas hold'em poker night, Karaoke night, "Smart Ass Trivia" night, "Beat the Clock" happy hours, and Sunday Brunch Buffet Read more
  • Nick
    NickApril 16, 2014
    Amazing bar! My favorite one in DC! Awesome drinks and cute boys! ;) Coming from Manhattan, loving this club is a big compliment! Don't miss their happy hour!
  • Noel R.
    Noel RodriguezApril 8, 2014
    One of my absolute favorite gay bars in DC. Also in a great area.
  • Brett
    BrettDecember 29, 2013
    Coming for the night? Make sure you get here before 11pm because that's when a line to the rooftop begins. And don't forget about the food! Maria makes WONDERFUL authentic empanadas and arepas!
  • Bryan S.
    Bryan SchuermanJuly 14, 2013
    One of the best places in Washington! I love coming here, and Drag Brunch is THE BEST THING! So much fun! :0)
  • Jessica E.
    Jessica ElmoreJuly 14, 2013
    There is only one single person female bathroom per floor and people are always having sex in it. Had to wait a long time just to use the toilet.
  • Sterling R.
    Sterling RichardsonFebruary 9, 2013
    Let's say the food is a tasty great filler for the night! The Bartenders, Brian, Felipe, Joe and Tommy make you feel like you're at home. I come simply to drink and talk to these guys
  • Sharay B.
    Sharay BDecember 31, 2012
    Great bar and great customer service! My bf and I came here and didn't know it was a gay bar. We don't care, though. We had a great time! This is our second visit.
  • LaDesayuneriadeJose
    LaDesayuneriadeJoseNovember 6, 2012
    Great Venezuelan food, and drinks, always the music is good, and they have a great selection of beers and liquor. If you like sports, this place have huge TVs.
  • Spence T.
    Spence ThompsonNovember 3, 2012
    Come early for a table, no other U St. gay bar has such good food. Great place to watch a game.
  • Simon K.
    Simon KalayOctober 21, 2012
    Its a nice place. gets uber crowded on the weekends but I still like Nellies.The bartenders are nice but the crowd is usually full of stuck up gay boys! Oh avoid the greasy nasty food at all costs!
  • Dave S.
    Dave SilverstoneJuly 14, 2012
    The roof deck isn't a dance floor... So why the f--- is the music so loud you can't have a conversation? I mean, SOME of us are capable of more than dancing and sexting...
  • Miguel A.
    Miguel AMay 28, 2012
    Best brunch in town. Get change from your server before the show starts so you can tip the performers. Tell Shiqueeta Miguel sent you.
  • GayTravel.com
    GayTravel.comMarch 30, 2012
    Worth stopping by for trivia night, grag bingo, poker tournaments, drag brunch buffet, summer movies on the roof.
  • Curtis D.
    Curtis DorganMarch 24, 2012
    Great bartenders all around with some of my faves being Brian, Cole and Philipe! Beer lovers: check to see if the bucket is a better deal!
  • Naptown .
    Naptown 💪 LarryJanuary 2, 2012
    Nellie's is a gay bar at night, a sports bar during the day, has a rooftop deck, and a must see brunch served by singing drag queens every Sunday. Nellie's is the most checked into 4sq Venue in D.C.
  • GoGayDC
    GoGayDCDecember 28, 2011
    Don't forget Active Duty Thursdays. $2 from every Nellie beer sold goes to support Servicemembers United from 8 p.m.- close. http://www.meetup.com/GoGayDC/events/qmqckcyqcbhb/
  • Washington Blade
    Washington BladeNovember 18, 2011
    Nellie’s will be opening at 11am TDay in time for football games; every customer can get a free slice of pie. Read more
  • Washington Blade
    Washington BladeNovember 18, 2011
    Monthly Lambda Divers happy hour Friday 5 to 7 p.m. Also tonight is the Ski Bums Blizzard Bash, a party for LGBT skiers & snowboarders starting at 7 Read more
  • Sean D.
    Sean DowneyNovember 12, 2011
    Great sports bar! Good beer, good food, both my waiters are hilarious! Doesn't matter you sexual choice. Still a great place
  • Washington Blade
    Washington BladeNovember 4, 2011
    City Dogs Rescue fundraiser during Drag Bingo Monday 6:30-11:30 $1 from every Nellie beer sold going to City Dogs, an organization formed to rescue adoptable dogs in high-kill shelters Read more
  • Miguel A.
    Miguel AOctober 24, 2011
    Drag Bingo on Tuesday, Trivia Night on Wednesdays, and Drag Brunch on Sundays.
  • Washington Blade
    Washington BladeOctober 14, 2011
    Leukemia and Lymphona Society’s Team in Training fundraiser Tuesday 5 p.m: program trains people for events while raising money to fund blood cancer research & patient services. Read more
  • Washington Blade
    Washington BladeOctober 7, 2011
    Monday the Team Gaston 2012 LGBT Fundraiser ft. Commissioner Darrell Gaston at 6 p.m. hosted by Marc Morgan, Earnest Walker from Us Helping Us and Brian Watson from Wanda Alston House. Tickets $35 Read more
  • Matt M.
    Matt McDonaldSeptember 16, 2011
    Absolutely the best gay bar on earth. Hands down. Upstairs is more fun, but it does turn into a meat market after midnight.
  • Matt F.
    Matt FriedmanSeptember 14, 2011
    The best rooftop bar in DC. Sunday afternoons/early evenings on the deck are usually quiet, but a pleasant time to visit.
  • Aiden B.
    Aiden BeanSeptember 13, 2011
    Two levels of space, big screen TVs and a great outdoor patio make this a great place to watch the game or grab food & drinks.
  • Washington Blade
    Washington BladeSeptember 9, 2011
    Weekly Sunday drag brunch hosted by Shi-Queeta Lee starting at 11am. The brunch buffet is $20 and includes a free mimosa. Also at Nellie’s is the “Guil-Tea Dance” with DJ Shea Van Horn at 3pm Read more
  • Manhunt
    ManhuntSeptember 7, 2011
    Chill gay sports bar in DC. Now forget we said it was a "sports bar" and check out Drag Brunch on Sundays. FABULOUS.
  • Washington Blade
    Washington BladeSeptember 3, 2011
    Thursday Log Cabin Republicans holds its monthly happy hour from 6:30 to 8:30pm. on the roofdeck featuring a new drink, The Pink Elephant. Read more
  • Washington Blade
    Washington BladeSeptember 3, 2011
    Weekly drag brunch hosted by Shi-Queeta Lee Sunday starting at 11am. The brunch buffet is $20 includes a free mimosa. The "Guil-Tea Dance" with DJ Shea Van Horn is at 3pm Read more
  • David O.
    David OlsonAugust 17, 2011
    If you want to get a table for drag bingo on Tuesdays, make a reservation on OpenTable or get there before 6pm cause it ALWAYS fills up!
  • Washington Blade
    Washington BladeAugust 1, 2011
    happy hour Thursday at 6 p.m. for Team Red Bowl, an organization created to help feed children in Africa.
  • Sterling R.
    Sterling RichardsonJuly 26, 2011
    They have the hottest coolest straight single Bartendar Cole. Great reason for a single straight girl to go or guys to have fantasies about this buff nice guy. Oh and he makes great drinks!
  • nichole b.
    nichole blueJuly 9, 2011
    Food is awesome. Best staff. Best gay bar in the district. Love,love,love
  • DC Preservation League
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  • Vanessa F.
    Vanessa FrenchFebruary 16, 2011
    My inner fruit fly can't get enough of this place. The roof deck is pretty cool as well.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SasserJanuary 9, 2011
    Correction to BYT's tip: Miller Lite bottles are $1/$2/$3 Mon-Fri 'Beat the Clock Happy Hour' (5pm-8pm) and $4 all other times!
  • Brightest Young Things
    Brightest Young ThingsOctober 27, 2010
    If you don't feel like paying $7 for a Miller Lite, head across the street to Dodge City - great beer selection.
  • Tim S.
    Tim SheaAugust 19, 2010
    1-2-3 Happy Hour (rail and Nellie beer) -- $1 5-6, $2 6-7, $3 7-8. Also $3 rail and Nellie beer all day & night long on Sundays!!!
  • Greg Y.
    Greg YeagerJune 21, 2010
    Hector is so hot he tool care of my friends and I before the goldfrapp concert !!! I would come to this bar again just because of him. Really nice a d made me feel really welcomed A++++++
  • David R.
    David RodriguezMay 19, 2010
    Always a good time at Nellies. Great spot to hang out with friends and throw back a few beers in a non-pretentious environment. Trivia night rocks!
  • Joy B.
    Joy BetheaMarch 31, 2010
    Every nite there is always something going on. Plus their happy hour special are the BEST in dc. Friendly and great time.
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