This gay-but-straight-friendly watering hole opened at Ninth and U in 2007, years before a profusion of restaurants, cafes, and wine taverns made the once-sleepy neighborhood a nightlife destination. Today it’s a relaxed refuge in that crowded scene, with two floors of bars and one of the biggest rooftops in the area (tented and open year-round). Weekends, it draws partiers on their way to the nearby dance club Town, but on weeknights it feels more like the corner pub—just a bit more fabulous. Insider tip: Plan a Wednesday-night group outing for the bawdy and occasionally raucous Smart Ass Trivia. Open daily.
Great Bars 2013: Nellie’s Sports Bar
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Nellie's Sports Bar
Address: 900 U St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 5 PM to midnight, Friday 3 PM to 3 AM, Saturday 11 AM to 3 AM, Sunday 11 AM to midnight.
Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
Price Range: Inexpensive
Reservations: Not Needed
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