Nellie's Sports Bar

4.5
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283 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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About

Savor the taste of American cuisine at Nellie's Sports Bar. Located in the former Addison Scurlock Photography Studio, the restaurant honors Scurlock's commitment to the neighborhood and displays his photographs of the Washington DC's African-American elite and working class during the glory days of the historic U Street corridor.

Its menu features fries, nachos and quesadillas, as well as housemade guacamole. Some of its main entrées range from turkey, bleu or guacamole burgers, to grilled chicken and cheesesteak sandwiches. Visitors can also enjoy Nellie's cocktails such as the Hawaiian Punch and Russian Pear, in addition to Budweiser and other bottled beers. To finish the meal, patrons can indulge in the chocolate brownie and other homemade desserts.

Nellie's has games on TV, drag brunch, poker nights and karaoke among other events. Guests can also purchase the establishment's T-shirts and caps.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Cuban, Latin American
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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
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Phone number
(202) 332-6355
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Maria Rondon and German Flores
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of 9th and U Streets NW
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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
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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.
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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.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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B
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've only been to one Drag Queen Brunch and that was at Nellie's. By far the show started way before the show started. It was a wonderful outing with the ladies.

TG
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2014
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This was a good time! The entertainment, service and food were fantastic! I would highly recommend this place!

V
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My cousin birthday was December 28 th the day before she stated she didn't want to go because she read menu and thought she wasn't going to like the food and I told her it's like buffet but they serve breakfast and lunch so I was able to convince her but she enjoy herself from the moment we got there the atmosphere was great the ladies are pleasant ,friendly and , funny. I love all the performance but my 2 favorite is Beyoncé and Diana Ross I forgot their real name the show is all of that and more I'm planning all my girlfriends birthday or get together for here so see your real soon

l
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I would recommend this as a brunch spot to try at least once for a fun girls day out.

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed myself wih my 3LW sister's and celbrate my birhtday. I would to do this again.

T
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2014
Overall3food2service5ambience3

This place is a girlfriend get away... If you want to just have fun with friends... this is the place to be

DS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place for a brunch with your best gal pals. The drag queens are very friendly and entertaining, and the food is fantastic. It does get very, very loud, not a relaxing place to catch up with an old friend, better for celebrating a birthday or bachelorette party/bridal shower.

l
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2014
Overall4food5service3ambience3

My girlfriends and I had a blast. The food and entertainment was great.

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I and 5 of my female girlfriends attended Nellie's Drag Brunch on Saturday, November 15, 2014, 12:30 p.m. show. First of all the LAVISH BRUNCH CUISINE was out of this world! Every bite, every taste and each and every crumb was absolutely outstanding!! (The cooks ROCK-OUT)!! Last but not at all the least - the drag professionals were out of control!!!! - each and every performance was so entertaining and the energy was on 100,000!!!!!!!!!! We had fun from the time we entered the building until it all ended and not to mention the hospitality from the staff was impeccable (great job)! I will be returning for the Drag Brunch again soon and very soon but until my feet meets Nellie's ground.........toodles professionals :)

M
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience3

First timer at this event. It was fantastic and I had a ball; the entertainment was exciting and the food was excellent!

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cant wait to go back....food was awesome...entertainment was awesome...overall great experience....no judgement zone!!!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food and the drinks were so gd and the peformances were excellent the Queens definitely made me feel like a Queen on my Day thank you for a wonderful time

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was great. I would recommend this to my friends and family. The housewives of Benning road was a name given my Nay Nay and gave a friend in the group a nickname of Miguel. I loved the whole experience and will definitely be going back.

BB
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2014
Overall1food1service4ambience1

If I wanted to spend time in a sports bar, which I don't, then I likely would love Nellie's as there are multiple tvs blaring multiple games at full volume constantly. Pleasant young crowd, but I like somewhere with chairs and tables and able to hear my companions talk.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was my second experience at Nellie's Drag Brunch, and again it was a very pleasant experience. Good food and a great show!

T
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great customer experience at Nelliie's. My friends and I can't wait to go back for brunch.

E
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an EXCELLENT time at Nellie's Drag Brunch!! The food for brunch was amazing and the ladies performing in drag were fantastic!! We had an excellent time and what a way to support the LGBT community. I would surley go back and bring more friend!

DC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2014
Overall5food3service4ambience5

This is a fun place to see a drag show during brunch. The drag queens are much better than other places I have gone for drag brunch.
It's a great time when you go with a group of friends.

P
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the waitresses and the drag show. The waitresses are so nice. The food is yummy!

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The sisters where great! Classy friendly🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most Fabulous experience I've ever in life experienced.... attending the brunch for my friends birthday I was so pleased how everyone made the birthday girls and guys feel all special....It also uplifted my spirits after A literally hell of a week...the prices were great... the food was very tasteful....... And the queens o gosh those Queens served for dear life :) I felt right at home and my girls loved it to...we made a promise to go at least once a month as kind of a treat to our self for laughter and fun.. and If you have not been you beta get your tail in there....I just feel in love love love ....and you will too.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great food and great entertainment at the Drag Brunch. Lots of fun.

LD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2014
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Shaniqua was a bit offensive to the patrons in a rude manner. For example, the patrons were allowed to enter the venue prior to her approval. She erratically made every patron rise from their chosen seat and made them sit at the table for which she chose. Coincidentally, my guests were seated at the very same table for which they originally chose. My companion was truly intimidated by her.

m
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nellies never disappoints, from the friendly bar staff to the delicious food and very strong drinks. I always find myself returning again and again.

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2014
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I was not impressed with the food. The waffles were gooey and hard to swallow and the bacon was too crisp. The entertainment was off the hook.

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time. It was very entertaining and the food was good. The performance was very entertaining. I wii be back.

OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bridal shower fun!!!

l
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for brunch, the food was fantastic, kudos to the chef, the entertainment is fun, energetic, and I will be going again!!

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2014
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Great for a girls outing. Prepare to have a good time. Bring single dollar bills!

a
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great and the show is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was clear from the beginning that it's all about having a good time. The Drag brunch was wonderful. The food was good and they had plenty of it. The entertainers were energetic and you could tell that they spend a lot of time mastering the person they are impersonating. Beyoncé better watch out because she has some competition at Nellie's.

RR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my daughter to Drag Brunch for her birthday. We had THE best time! Also in attendance was my mom, aunt, and friends. They all had the best time. My mom was invited to come to dance with one of the queens during her performance (THE BEST). They were really surprised about how great the food was. Totally unexpected. We are CERTAINLY coming back! I have a gang of friends that were jealous because they were not invited. Keep up the great work and entertainment Nellies!

T
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2014
Overall5food3service4ambience4

While visiting DC - we made reservations for the Drag Brunch. Brunch is a buffet with a mimosa or bloody mary. Food is decent, was a little cold, but the atmosphere and show made up for that. Definitely enjoyed our time there. It's best to make reservations as it's usually booked up and crowded.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group attended Nellie's for two birthday celebrations, most of my group had been there before, but some where new comer's. Both times were outstanding, we all had a wonderful time and will definitely come again and again. The beautiful ladies that make up the staff there could not be any better, they are the best. Also, the food was outstanding, fresh and delicious. The ladies in my group will surely return for another fun filled day. Thanks again.

i
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2014
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My friends and I went to Nellie's Brunch on a Saturday afternoon and had a FANTASTIC time! The service is great, food was fantastic (the mimosas aren't bad either...) and the ladies in the show were fabulously amazing! I can't say enough good things about Nellie's! My friends and I can't wait to return!

p
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from beginning til end I njoyed myself. Great experience very entertaining my birthday wad the best. My guest could not stop tslking about it.

T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2014
Overall5food5service3ambience3

I had a wonderful time. The only thing I wish was that the place was a little bigger because it was great.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nellies brunch is a definite bucket list to do. We had an awesome time u will definitely go again hopefully before summer ends

N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, Love, Love visiting this place. No matter what time of the year I visit this place, it always leave me wanting more.

J
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing experience and great talent. I plan to attend often

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