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Nellie's Sports Bar

4.5
283 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot

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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.
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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!
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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4.4
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5.0Dined on January 4, 2015

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.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2014

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

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3.0Dined on December 20, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2014

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.

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2014

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 :)

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2014

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.

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1.0Dined on November 1, 2014

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.

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2014

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!

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2014

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.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2014

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.

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2014

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

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3.0Dined on September 20, 2014

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.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2014

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.

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2014

Bridal shower fun!!!

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2014

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.

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2014

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!

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2014

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.

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2014

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.

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2014

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!

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2014

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.

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2014

Amazing experience and great talent. I plan to attend often

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