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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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  • 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
  • Brett
    BrettDecember 29, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    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!
  • 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
  • Sterling R.
    Sterling RichardsonJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    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!
  • 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!
  • LaDesayuneriadeJose
    LaDesayuneriadeJoseNovember 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • Sterling R.
    Sterling RichardsonFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    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
  • 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
  • Aiden K.
    Aiden KirchnerSeptember 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.
  • David O.
    David OlsonAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 19, 2016
    Sports fans of all types are celebrated at Nellie’s, D.C.’s gay sports bar. Featuring sports several days a week, they even drop Pokemon Go! lures on Thursdays. Read more
  • 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!🌈
  • Matt F.
    Matt FriedmanSeptember 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The best rooftop bar in DC. Sunday afternoons/early evenings on the deck are usually quiet, but a pleasant time to visit.
  • 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
  • Bryan S.
    Bryan SchuermanJuly 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best places in Washington! I love coming here, and Drag Brunch is THE BEST THING! So much fun! :0)
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HSeptember 10, 2016
    Love this bar. Town is the best dancing club, while Nellie's is the best bar. Lots of cute boys (unfortunately not for me, a straight girl haha).
  • Miguel A.
    Miguel AMay 28, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Best brunch in town. Get change from your server before the show starts so you can tip the performers. Tell Shiqueeta Miguel sent you.
  • 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
  • Spence T.
    Spence ThompsonNovember 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Come early for a table, no other U St. gay bar has such good food. Great place to watch a game.
  • 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
  • Curtis D.
    Curtis DorganMarch 24, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    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!
  • Matt M.
    Matt McDonaldSeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Absolutely the best gay bar on earth. Hands down. Upstairs is more fun, but it does turn into a meat market after midnight.
  • Liz B.
    Liz BlakeleyAugust 7, 2014
    Karaoke on Tuesday nights downstairs is friendly and supportive with a great music selection. Starts at 9pm
  • Molly C.
    Molly CushingAugust 30, 2014
    Fun, gay sports bar. Love the bartenders and atmosphere. Great deck upstairs too.
  • 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/
  • 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++++++
  • 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.
  • Mark J.
    Mark J.January 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great mixed crowd with food, beer, cocktails, and dancing in the evenings.
  • 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
  • Tameka T.
    Tameka TerrellFebruary 15, 2015
    Everything the Service is Excellent and the Performances are Excellent also
  • Noel R.
    Noel RodriguezApril 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my absolute favorite gay bars in DC. Also in a great area.
  • Star T.
    Star TaylorAugust 4, 2012
    Skipp and Jeffrey are the fierce twin towers and the bourbon whiskey wings are delicious!
  • Van
    VanJuly 14, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Saturday night: the later it gets, the straighter it gets.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • GayTravel.com
    GayTravel.comMarch 30, 2012
    Worth stopping by for trivia night, grag bingo, poker tournaments, drag brunch buffet, summer movies on the roof.
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PlacenciaFebruary 28, 2015
    Great happy hour and good for dancing. Gay scene. Really nice bartenders
  • Michael S.
    Michael StrattonMay 6, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Great rooftop! Enjoyed my birthday party there. Staff was GREAT!
  • Tanner K.
    Tanner Kerckhove2 weeks ago
    At Nellie's the drinks are strong, the bartenders are hot, and the dance floor is on fire!
  • Eboni
    EboniApril 2, 2012
    Buffet style breakfast in two shifts. There is 10am and a 12noon "Show" Bring singles so you can tip the performers!!
  • 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
  • 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
  • Showtime Network
    Showtime NetworkJune 1, 2011
    Sunday Drag Brunch is the greatest! Imagine, drag queens on roller skates stopping traffic on U St. -Sajdah, The Real L Word
  • Uber DC
    Uber DCOctober 15, 2013
    Free Nellie Beer or House Vodka cocktail with your uberX receipt from 10/16/13 - 10/18/13! #DCLOVESuberX
  • David R.
    David RodriguezMay 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Miguel A.
    Miguel AOctober 24, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Drag Bingo on Tuesday, Trivia Night on Wednesdays, and Drag Brunch on Sundays.
  • nichole b.
    nichole blueJuly 9, 2011
    Food is awesome. Best staff. Best gay bar in the district. Love,love,love
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Bernard M.
    Bernard MMay 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great people and staff! The best place to watch Sports and gays at the same time!
  • David F.
    David FabianJuly 3, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
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  • Jaime W.
    Jaime WojdowskiSeptember 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Most integrated and welcoming gay bar I've ever been to. Definitely a fan. :)
  • Michael S.
    Michael SasserJanuary 9, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    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!
  • Simon K.
    Simon KalayOctober 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    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!
  • Tim S.
    Tim SheaAugust 19, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    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!!!
  • Sean R.
    Sean ReedMarch 2, 2016
    Good drinks and company. What more can you ask for?
  • 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.
  • Nakeva (Photography) C.
    Try the Turkey Florentine Burger - Love the Turkey burger!
  • Tanuja M.
    Tanuja MehrotraOctober 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    $6 Stoli Hot Bloody Marys on Sundays!
  • Venitra T.
    Venitra TaylorMarch 26, 2015
    I love this bar! It's the breast place to go with your girlfriend's! The boys are the best too!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Kory W.
    Kory WilmotJuly 22, 2016
    The bar at the front door was less crowded than upstairs.
  • Morgan T.
    Morgan ThomasNovember 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here for Drag Brunch or Sunday Funday shenanigans. Come for fun NOT food.
  • Tim S.
    Tim SheaJune 21, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the hummus. Best in the city. No joke.
  • Mike P.
    Mike P.April 30, 2014
    Drag bingo was a lot of fun. I wasn't even playing but the energy was great
  • Curtis D.
    Curtis DorganJuly 29, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Cole, Phillipe and Greg are to coolest straight bartenders! Derek & Micah are hottie gay bartenders! Tip em well boys!
  • 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.
  • Juan Alberto
    Juan AlbertoDecember 24, 2015
    Nice barmans, very nice drinks!
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PruittJune 26, 2012
    @ the tiny shirtless asian bartender - I'm straight as a cruise missile, but you're bartending my wedding and/or funeral. this isn't open for discussion.
  • Washington Blade
    Washington BladeDecember 9, 2011
    Drag Brunch hosted by Shi-Queeta Lee Sun. 11 a.m. w/ $20 brunch buffet. Watch the Redskins take on the Patriots or the Ravens take on the Colts today at 1pm Read more
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GreenfieldJune 9, 2011
    Wetskins water polo happy hour every 2nd Thursday of the month!
  • Natalie F.
    Natalie FosterJune 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fabulous happy hour and super fun rooftop deck!!
  • Washington Blade
    Washington BladeSeptember 29, 2011
    Tuesday: Weekly “Glee” watch party at 8 p.m. on the deck in the pub room. Read more
  • Shareefa D.
    Shareefa DanielJune 24, 2016
    The drag brunch and the food period!
  • The King Robbie D.
    The King Robbie DashJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    It's fun.. N stuff, get the nellies wings... #dmvsocialites @socialitesdmv
  • Curtis D.
    Curtis DorganMarch 24, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Brian makes a wicked drink we've named the SUMMER SLUT! Try it!
  • Deej S.
    Deej StuApril 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Since you're here and fabulous, follow @CrazyMagnets on Twitter for funny moments from your favorite haunts
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JorgensenSeptember 16, 2012
    For a straight gal, it's "like being a diabetic at Baskin Robbins!" ;)
  • Papi n D.
    Papi n DiegoSeptember 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    2nd floor deck bartender great service a pleasure to deal with thanks
  • Tony S.
    Tony StarkJuly 15, 2015
    good music and packed on the weekends
  • Ashia B.
    Ashia BoyceJanuary 19, 2014
    Bloody Mary is great. Nice n spicy
  • 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...
  • Tim S.
    Tim SheaOctober 10, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Beat The Clock Happy Hour (vodka rail and Nellie beer) -- $2 5-6, $3 6-7, $4 7-8.
  • 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.
  • Aïda K.
    Aïda KhemiriOctober 8, 2014
    Nice crowd and nice rooftop ;)
  • Jim T.
    Jim TDecember 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the arepa stuffed with ropa vieja and gouda!
  • Washington Blade
    Washington BladeDecember 9, 2011
    DC Gay Flag Football League presents Men’s Speed Dating Mon. 7 to 10. $15 cover with $3 drink specials. Check in begins at 6 Read more
  • Danielle R.
    Danielle RicksJuly 19, 2011
    Order the Ruby Ricky. You'll love it on a hot summer day!
  • Erin S.
    Erin SheaMay 12, 2012
    The bourbon wings are so yummy!!
  • Vee J.
    Vee JacksonNovember 3, 2012
    Ask for Kinney he is the best
  • Nikisha C.
    Nikisha CarpenterNovember 13, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Nachos with Shredded Chicken!!!
  • chad r.
    chad raymondJuly 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    7/7/11 happy hour with the band www.dflow.com then DC9 for the rockshow@930pm!
  • Carlos E.
    Carlos EcheverriaAugust 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    So many cute guys on Fridays!
  • Scott H.
    Scott HalerzJanuary 3, 2011
    Love it! and they have a really hot asian bartender! ;P
  • Ms. Sam
    Ms. SamAugust 26, 2011
    Drag Brunch on Sundays! Waffles by Shi-Queeta Lee...YUM!
  • Shanber R.
    Shanber RoseDecember 4, 2014
    Gay night on Tues and its karaoke....soooooo much fun
  • Carl G.
    Carl GieringerJuly 21, 2011
    Super-dee-duper food. Friendly clientele! Read more
  • ✨Kelsey✨
    ✨Kelsey✨January 1
    Classic sports bar food, good for a cheap meal. But the waitstaff are rude and slow
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