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Nellie's Sports Bar
Nellie's Sports Bar

Nellie's Sports Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.NelliesSportsBar.com
  • Email: Info@NelliesSportsBar.com
  • Phone: (202) 332-6355
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 12:30pm; Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday: & Saturday: 3:00pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Cuban, Latin American
  • Executive Chef: Maria Rondon and German Flores
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Nellie"s is the perfect choice for your next event. Whether you prefer to cater at your home or if you'd like us to host your party at Nellie's itself, our event planners will work with you to provide a tailored solution to your entertaining needs. Please contact us at 202-332-NELL (6355) or consult www.NelliesSportsBar.com for more information on our events and catering packages.
  • Entertainment: Every Monday we have PokerFace. Texas Hold'em Poker. Every Tuesday is Karaoke Hosted By Howard Hicks aka Gladys Kravitz. Every Wednesday we have Smart Ass Triva. Selected Thursdays are Drag Bingo for a cause Hosted by Chanel Devereaux and others. Every Friday is Kickoff featuring Matt Bailer. Saturdays we feature Guest DJs. Every Sunday is Drag Brunch. All You can eat Buffet with a show! For parties of more than 10 you MUST make the reservation a week to a week and a half in advance.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact us at info@nelliessportsbar.com if you would like to have a special event at Nellie's! If you are making a reservation please enter your birthday/event in the comments section. We would love to put you or your groups name on our Nellie Chalk Boards!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of 9th and U Streets NW
  • Public Transit: We are a block and a half East of the 10th street side of the U Street Cardozo Metro Station on the Green and Yellow Lines.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Nellie's Sports Bar is located on the corner of 9 & U Streets, NW in Washington, DC, one block from the U Street/African American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro. If you'd rather drive to Nellie's, parking is plentiful at the nearby V Street, NW parking lot. Driving directions are available at our web site. nelliessportsbar.com
A word from Nellie's Sports Bar
Our name is a tribute to the eccentric and hospitable character of Doug Schantz's great grandmother. The welcoming and inclusive spirit of Nellie's Sports Bar is reflective of the lady who loved to entertain. Nellie's is unique because we are locally owned; serve as a meeting place for local amateur sports teams; feature an expansive rooftop deck with its own bar and amazing views; feature ten flat-panel TVs, a stadium-sized screen, and 3 distinct bars; serve a wide variety of food, including Nellie's-style lighter fare; Nellie's food portions are customizable for one person or the entire team; host a variety of distinctive special events; free WiFi; authentic Griffith Stadium sinks; antique showcases and historic photographs; elegant English pub room walls, stained-glass and back bar mirrors; eighteenth-century lighting fixtures from the Baltimore's Penn Station; unique signage, such as our "OPEN" sign and our vintage scoreboardContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "It was my 30th birthday celebration and the giels and I had a ball. Cant wait to do it all over again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I stumbled on Nellie's drag show brunch looking for a festive brunch to share with our adult children for my birthday. I didn't tell them about the show and it was a fun mom's-gone-crazy moment when they figured it out. Our server was Epiphany, she was great and an amazing Beyonce in the show. There was also a fabulous Liza Manelli--they were all impressive. The food is homestyle southern and very abundant. The mini-waffles are the best ever tasted. The volume was quite high, which annoyed hubby but we'd go again and recommend to others."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I absolutely adore the Drag Brunch and Show! The performers are phenomenal! Keep it up!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My friends and I had a blast @ Nellie's!!! Great food, great price and fantastic entertainment!!!!!! I've already schedule another Nellie's brunch outing!!!!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Myself along with 14 of my close friends visited on Sunday 3/23/14 for the Drag Brunch to celebrate My mom & I Birthday. We had the time of our lives. The staff is so friendly. The food was Delicious! Not to mention the performances which were out of this world! We had so much fun from beginning to End. I would definitely recommend this place to family and friends. The only downfall is the space. It's really small & tight. So try to bring as little with you as possible."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We had such a wonderful time and ready to do it again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite brunch spots always a good time and food is "OK" the entertainment out weighs the food... MUST GO"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I went with my 2 nieces to celebrate my birthday!! We had a Blas!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I hosted a "Ladies out Brunch" and we had a absolute Ball. The food and drinks were very good and I can't say enough about the Drag show.... It was out of this world. If only Beyonce Knowles- Carter could see Epiphany who impersonated her! WOW.... Her performance left us speechless . We will highly recommend Nellie's Sportx Bar To all. Continue that great show and overall Service"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I had a friend visiting and we wanted to have a fun lil brunch. I have never been to Nellie's for their drag brunch, but I will definitely be coming back for it. The food wasn't the best, but I went for the fun of the brunch. The server's and performers were all extremely top notch and attentive. They were just the right amount of offensive too. I'll definitely be coming back!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This place was Amazing. The Drag show brunch is fun and the food was great. It would be even better if they add a fee for unlimited mimosas. Then there would not be no amount of stars that could rate the drag show brunch."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The female impersonators had us cheering and laughing. We will spread the word about how fun our Sunday brunch was truly."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "The drag brunch entertainment was awesome, but the food was not that good."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "This was my second time attending the drag brunch at Nellies and I must say I enjoyed just as much as the first time. The show is fabulous and full of energy. Bring a group and have a wonderful time. This is a great show for birthdays, bridal showers, or just brunch with your girls. Oh, don't forget your appetite because the food is very tasty."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "This sports bar is fun for anyone 21 and up! A variety of food, appetizers, sandwiches, all day breakfast and more. Fun atmosphere, always something going on each day of the week, great for groups."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I went to Nellie's with my girlfriend weeks ago for brunch to kick off my birthday and had a ball so I invited so other friends to come out and experience the show and brunch and celebrate my other girlfriends birthday as well.. Everyone had a ball and the service is great... We will come again.... LOVED IT....."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great entertainment but little chaotic for seating. I made reservations but somehow there were no seats available for my group. The staff was able to shuffle folks around and accommodate us but it was little embarrassing considering I made reservations over a month in advance. Thank God my entire party was not there. We also arrived on time but the 1st show crowd was still there. Maybe, they should consider moving the 12:30p show to 1pm. The food was good but not hot. I'm not sure if there were burners to keep the food hot. If so, they were not lit. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves and I've recommend the brunch to friends. The entertainment was great but there are kinks in the setup."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The performances were very entertaining. I could have used one more bloody mary, but once the performing startd, there were no more servers. It was fun and I laughed a lot."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Food was good (great variety for brunch) .....entertainment was FUN & AWESOME!!!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Fun! Energetic! Riskee Not kid-friendly. Great food & service."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Very good overall experience. As usual tough parking. We were in town for a Handball tournament at Galluadet and this was very convienent."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The Sunday drag brunch was great, however the 12:30 seating was 1 hour behind due to trying to get the 10:30 crowd out. The timeliness could have been better as I was on a schedule and had to leave before the show ended. Other than that, very good all around."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "They did it again. This is a must see brunch. Had a wonderful time. Thanks"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I have never seen anything like it before... IT was AWESOME!!! We had so much fun, we are going back next Month!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "What can I say but, absolutely fabulous. This was something we needed being hard working women in need of a break at the end of a very long year. I would suggest this place in a heartbeat. "LOVE IT" can't wait to go back. Thanks"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "My mom, sister, and I had a great time. I am looking forward to going back with my girlfriends!!!!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Performances were awesome. think they need more space tho"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "I had my 33rd birthday at Nellies before and the manager was very accommodating then and since then I've visited the establishment numerous amounts of times! Also celebrated my 36th bday there this past year! Rumors of their FABULOUS drag brunch have been floating around for awhile and finally I indulged and I must say that I wasn't disappointed!! Enjoyed every last moment! It's a must do for an entertaining Sunday morning!! Nellies is highly recommended!!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "The decided to celebrate a few birthdays, and decided on Nellie's based on the reviews. The staff did not disappoint and we will definitely be back."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Drag Brunch are just the best, great entertainment and high energy.......I' In Love!"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "I had my birthday celebration at Nellies on November 10, 2013 at 11am. The staff was enthusiastic, energetic, welcoming, beautiful and funny......except the boy at the Waffle Station. He was very dry and at times displayed an attitude of some sort for whatever reason. He was curt in his speech to my guests and I am not happy about that at all. I loved Beyonce, Rihanna, Whitney, Patti and Dolly as they chatted with us, took photos, served and kept us in stitches all morning. We enjoyed Nellies so much that I feel like the time went by too quickly. Cant wait to see you guys again without Waffle Boy...make him the janitor......"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "I always celebrate here. Drag Brunch is always great. Make your reservations early because it fills up!"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "This brunch event was for my mothers birthday and she had a ball. She said it was the best birthday event yet from me. She loved the ambiance and the entertainment from the drags. She is definitely looking forward to visiting again"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "I brought my Momma for the first time....and she was so ecstatic she teared at the wonderful performance. I am going to try and make a reservation at least once a month with the ladies of my family. All the "Queens had gr8 perfomances and the food was dynamic as ever. Thanks again, First Lady Dnice"
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Sunday brunch at Nellies is always a good time. The food is fabulous, the entertainment is top notch, and the atmosphere is energetic and friendly."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Angus Burger was great! Wings were the type with breading vs just skin....so they were just OK! Server was very attentive and constantly checking in at appropriate level. It was Poker Night at the place so had a lot of fun after dinner playing Texas Hold'em! Fun place with all the sports channels on as well as news!"
    Dined on 9/16/2013