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Nellie's Sports Bar

4.4
4.4
226 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Cuban, Latin American

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (202) 332-6355

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Maria Rondon and German Flores

  • 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.

  • Neighborhood

    U Street Corridor

  • Cross street

    Corner of 9th and U Streets NW

  • 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 <br />

  • 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.

  • 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 Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 226 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience

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  1. B

    Brunch

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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.
  2. TG

    TorieG

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 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!
  3. V

    Vicky

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    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
  4. l

    leshia

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  5. S

    Sunshine

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  6. T

    Teewee

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 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
  7. DS

    DSB1999

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.
  8. l

    love

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2014

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    My girlfriends and I had a blast. The food and entertainment was great.
  9. B

    Brinagirl

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    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 :)
  10. M

    Mickey

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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!
  11. M

    Miggy

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    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!!!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    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
  13. D

    Debbie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  14. BB

    BocaBarb

    West Palm Beach

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 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.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  16. T

    Terry

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 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.
  17. E

    Excellent

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    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!
  18. DC

    DCRower14

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  19. P

    Party

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the waitresses and the drag show. The waitresses are so nice. The food is yummy!
  20. M

    Missy

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The sisters where great! Classy friendly🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  22. C

    Claud

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Great food and great entertainment at the Drag Brunch. Lots of fun.
  23. LD

    LivingtheDream

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    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.
  24. m

    mbeck

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    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.
  25. M

    Messymarvin

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  26. M

    Maggie

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2014

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Bridal shower fun!!!
  28. J

    Joss

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2014

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Great for a girls outing. Prepare to have a good time. Bring single dollar bills!
  29. a

    aadenise

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great and the show is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  30. SS

    SexySag18

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  31. T

    Toni

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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.
  32. i

    inowhatilike

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 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!
  33. p

    petey

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  34. N

    N2skincare

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  35. J

    Jeanine

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing experience and great talent. I plan to attend often
  36. L

    Lisa

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2014

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love going to the drag brunch at Nellie's. The waitstaff is really attentive and make sure that you have what you need to enjoy your brunch. The drag show is really fun! You'll be singing at the top of your lungs, dancing in your seat, and laughing the whole time. Bring $20 in singles for the show, and I highly recommend this place for a birthday celebration.
  37. S

    Septemberxxv

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I heard a lot of talk about the drag queen brunch from friends and that it is a must see and I have to say, it definitely is!! The servers were the actual performers and they did a great job doing both. I jumped out my seat and danced a few times I was so excited. The all you can eat buffet had a variety of selections and it was good, I didn't just have one plate :) I will definitely be back. Book early because reservations go fast!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed my experienced at Nellies Sports bar for the Drag brunch. The food was very good and seaonsed well. The buffet style setup was perfect for the occasion. The waitresses were charismatic and attentive. The cost was appropriate. The show was so entertaining that the entertainers made me feel like I was amongst family and friends. I will definitely return for another great Sunday brunch.
  39. n

    newlywed07182014

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing. It was the perfect end to our weekend wedding celebration! The first time we have ever seen "real" food on a buffet: everything from eggs to BBQ ribs! All of it delicious! The entrainment was outstanding and the service superb! I will NE VERY visit DC without going to Nellie's. The Queens are funny, friendly, and they give back to the community. Word of warning.....bring your sense of humor and leave your arrogance at home!
  40. LE

    iLiketoEat

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2014

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I know this is a sports bar, but the service was TERRIBLE! I walked in with a group of friends ready to sit down, grab some food, and chill. The service was terrible. We were barely acknowledged by the staff. We couldn't even tell the staff from the customers. We were seated at a table with limited menus and no one came to check on us. We left and I doubt anyone even noticed.

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Nellie's Sports Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Nellie's Sports Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 332-6355.

Nellie's Sports Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 226 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Corner of 9th and U Streets NW

  • Neighborhood

    U Street Corridor

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    American, Cuban, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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 <br />

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Maria Rondon and German Flores

  • 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 Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (202) 332-6355

  • 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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