A gay-friendly sports bar? Mais oui, with karaoke on Tuesdays, Smart Ass Trivia Night on Wednesdays, board games galore, and a roof patio; along with ten HD TVs and one giant screen for game days—in the more traditional, sports-bar sense of the word. Nellie’s, named after the owner’s great- and great-great-grandmother, has all the accoutrements of a regular sports bar (wings, nachos, burgers), along with a mixed crowd, a serious take on sports, and Latin-themed arepas and empanadas from the Venezualan co-owner.
|Venue name:||Nellie's Sports Bar||Contact:|
900 U St NW
|Cross street:||at 9th St NW|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 5pm–1am, Fri 3pm–2am, Sat 11am–2am, Sun 11am–1am|
|Transport:||U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro|
Average User Rating
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Nellie's is a gay sports bar, and it combines the best of both genres—cheap drinks, TVs, a sleek room and a killer rooftop—to be the best sports bar in town.
Nellie's is not a "gay-friendly sports bar." It is a gay sports bar. Full stop. Perhaps we could say it's a "straight-friendly gay bar." But I find kind of annoying the suggestion that Nellie's is just being friendly to gays. It was established by and for the gay community.