Nellie's Sports Bar

98% love it
DC's gay sports bar and more
Two levels of space, big screen TVs and a great outdoor patio make this a great place to watch the game or grab food & drinks. It's a bit of a walk from the gay hood, but we'll worth the trip. Watch from the big windows as boys and girls pull up on cabs by the dozen. Trivia night, grag bingo, drag brunch buffet, poker tournaments, summer movies on the roof.
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    • zdor
      zdor Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not for gays anymore
      Mixed gay/straight crowd? WHERE? All we saw were a bunch of college-age straight drunks. This is NOT a gay bar/establishment. If it use to be, it’s not anymore. We left after 5 minutes. Never again.

    • One1Queer
      One1Queer Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Bad music

    • cavalier
      cavalier Over a year ago
      Hates it

      I don't know what happened to this place. They say the Roman Holy Empire was neither Roman, nor Holy, nor an Empire. This place is neither gay nor a sports bar anymore. I went on a Saturday night, and it was full of the same drunk college kids that now infest all the bars in the U St corridor. So sad. This place used to be a fun, laidback bar for gays of all ages--not any more.

    • SpoonC
      SpoonC Over a year ago

      Fun little bar, go up stairs to enjoy the awesome weather with your mates.

    • jmDC
      jmDC Over a year ago
      Hates it

      not sure its gay
      Nice bar but has become a straight hangout. Not my favorite

    • CharlieO
      CharlieO Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Went here by myself, I'm very shy but was asked very shortly after first beer, hi how are you? Beautiful day all big windows open upstairs.

    • mjstra
      mjstra Over a year ago

      Great rooftop! Enjoyed my birthday party there. Staff was GREAT!

    • FlamingoFalls
      FlamingoFalls Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Good Time, Even with Straights
      Had a great time with some NYC visitors, including straight parents and their twin gay sons. Super service, nice eye candy. Overall fun, although it can be a tad on the young side upstairs.

    • denny.lyon
      denny.lyon Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The best all-around place in DC
      Something for everyone here. All types of people, all type of events, good bar food, inexpensive drinks, good music.

    • aes92975
      aes92975 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great Spot
      This is probably one of the best gay spots in town. Cheap Beer, nice view, great staff. Visited the bar during a conference, of which, held a GLBT meet up. Great great time! This is a must

    • sportsfan1
      sportsfan1 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      not nice
      As soon as i sat down to eat the waiters acted as if they were doing me a favoe to serve me, later on even though I was having a good time and was very composed i was asked to leave because they said i drank too much which never happenned to me! I was embarrassed for no good reason. Also you call this a "sports bar"? Nobody was watching any sports. I huess it really is a Nelly place, I wasn't very happy.

    • paradoxd1
      paradoxd1 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Love it
      Go here all the time, always full, always friendly!

    • OthelloAnton
      OthelloAnton Over a year ago
      Loves it

      my Poker Face!
      Get your Poker Face on every Monday night at 8. And that's an "off" night of the summer week! Always a good crowd!

    • nakedjerry
      nakedjerry Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great Gay Sports bar like the resl world
      fun friendly

    • Thad4Phila
      Thad4Phila Over a year ago
      Hates it

      The sports are here. But don't go alone.
      (revised Jan 2015) My hotel didn't have CSN so I couldn't see the Capitals game. I went to Nellie's and, sure enough, it was was every other sports event in the universe. (I think.) Lots of TVs so of course no sound...that seems the norm for modern sports bars. The staff is pleasant and they have their very own beer which is pretty good. But I didn't get to really interact with anyone; I think I was the only hockey fan there. This seems to be a bar people don't go to by themselves; everyone seemed to be with someone else.