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Nellie's Sports Bar

Nellie's Sports Bar

Gay Bar, Sports Bar, and Restaurant · U-Street
900 U St NW (at 9th St NW), Washington, D.C. 20001, United States
Open until 2:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 3:00 PM–2:30 AM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–2:30 AM
  • Sun
    • 10:30 AM–1:00 AM
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 744 votes

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    errol s.
    "Nellie beer: it'll get ya there."(7 Tips)
    Brian B.
    "Gay Sports bar with Drag Bingo & Drag Brunch"(3 Tips)
    Natalie F.
    "Fabulous happy hour and super fun rooftop deck!!"(11 Tips)
    Noel R.
    "One of my absolute favorite gay bars in DC."(3 Tips)
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  • AFAR Media

    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

    AFAR Media · August 4, 2014
  • Naptown .

    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.

    Naptown 💪 Larry · January 2, 2012
  • Brett

    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!

    Brett · December 29, 2013
  • CNN

    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

    CNN · January 15, 2015
  • Washington Blade

    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

    Washington Blade · September 9, 2011
  • Sterling R.

    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!

    Sterling Richardson · July 26, 2011
  • Simon K.

    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!

    Simon Kalay · October 21, 2012
  • LaDesayuneriadeJose

    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.

    LaDesayuneriadeJose · November 6, 2012
  • DC Preservation League

    Addison Scurlock was an African American photographerborn in 1883. In 1911, he opened his studio at 900 UStreet, NW by combining two 19th century rowhouses inthe epicenter of Washington’s black com

    DC Preservation League · March 8, 2011
  • 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.

    Jason Baughman-Oprică · 2 weeks ago
  • Nick

    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!

    Nick · April 16, 2014
  • Sharay B.

    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.

    Sharay B · December 31, 2012
  • David O.

    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!

    David Olson · August 17, 2011
  • Washington Blade

    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

    Washington Blade · September 3, 2011
  • Miguel A.

    Best brunch in town. Get change from your server before the show starts so you can tip the performers. Tell Shiqueeta Miguel sent you.

    Miguel A · May 28, 2012
  • Aiden B.

    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.

    Aiden Bean · September 13, 2011
  • Sterling R.

    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

    Sterling Richardson · February 9, 2013
  • Matt F.

    The best rooftop bar in DC. Sunday afternoons/early evenings on the deck are usually quiet, but a pleasant time to visit.

    Matt Friedman · September 14, 2011
  • Tim S.

    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!!!

    Tim Shea · August 19, 2010
  • Greg Y.

    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++++++

    Greg Yeager · June 21, 2010
  • Joy B.

    Every nite there is always something going on. Plus their happy hour special are the BEST in dc. Friendly and great time.

    Joy Bethea · March 31, 2010
  • Washington Blade

    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

    Washington Blade · November 4, 2011
  • Sean D.

    Great sports bar! Good beer, good food, both my waiters are hilarious! Doesn't matter you sexual choice. Still a great place

    Sean Downey · November 12, 2011
  • Dave S.

    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...

    Dave Silverstone · July 14, 2012
  • Matt M.

    Absolutely the best gay bar on earth. Hands down. Upstairs is more fun, but it does turn into a meat market after midnight.

    Matt McDonald · September 16, 2011
  • GoGayDC

    Don't forget Active Duty Thursdays. $2 from every Nellie beer sold goes to support Servicemembers United from 8 p.m.- close.

    GoGayDC · December 28, 2011
  • Jessica E.

    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.

    Jessica Elmore · July 14, 2013
  • Washington Blade

    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 · October 14, 2011
  • Washington Blade

    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

    Washington Blade · October 7, 2011
  • Brian B.

    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!🌈

    Brian Burleson · February 6, 2015
  • David R.

    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!

    David Rodriguez · May 19, 2010
  • Spence T.

    Come early for a table, no other U St. gay bar has such good food. Great place to watch a game.

    Spence Thompson · November 3, 2012
  • Liz B.

    Karaoke on Tuesday nights downstairs is friendly and supportive with a great music selection. Starts at 9pm

    Liz Blakeley · August 7, 2014
  • Washington Blade

    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 · September 3, 2011
  • Washington Blade

    happy hour Thursday at 6 p.m. for Team Red Bowl, an organization created to help feed children in Africa.

    Washington Blade · August 1, 2011
  • Brightest Young Things

    If you don't feel like paying $7 for a Miller Lite, head across the street to Dodge City - great beer selection.

    Brightest Young Things · October 27, 2010
  • Curtis D.

    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!

    Curtis Dorgan · March 24, 2012
  • Molly C.

    Fun, gay sports bar. Love the bartenders and atmosphere. Great deck upstairs too.

    Molly Cushing · August 30, 2014
  • Michael S.

    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!

    Michael Sasser · January 9, 2011
  • Tameka T.

    Everything the Service is Excellent and the Performances are Excellent also

    Tameka Terrell · February 15, 2015
  • Bryan S.

    One of the best places in Washington! I love coming here, and Drag Brunch is THE BEST THING! So much fun! :0)

    Bryan Schuerman · July 14, 2013
  • Washington Blade

    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

    Washington Blade · November 18, 2011
  • Mark J.

    Great mixed crowd with food, beer, cocktails, and dancing in the evenings.

    Mark J. · January 31, 2015
  • Manhunt

    Chill gay sports bar in DC. Now forget we said it was a "sports bar" and check out Drag Brunch on Sundays. FABULOUS.

    Manhunt · September 7, 2011
  • nichole b.

    Food is awesome. Best staff. Best gay bar in the district. Love,love,love

    nichole blue · July 9, 2011
  • Miguel A.

    Drag Bingo on Tuesday, Trivia Night on Wednesdays, and Drag Brunch on Sundays.

    Miguel A · October 24, 2011
  • Washington Blade

    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 · November 18, 2011
  • Noel R.

    One of my absolute favorite gay bars in DC. Also in a great area.

    Noel Rodriguez · April 8, 2014
  • Eboni

    Buffet style breakfast in two shifts. There is 10am and a 12noon "Show" Bring singles so you can tip the performers!!

    Eboni · April 2, 2012
  • Vanessa F.

    My inner fruit fly can't get enough of this place. The roof deck is pretty cool as well.

    Vanessa French · February 16, 2011

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