Where to Watch the Super Bowl
We Love DC.com, February 3rd, 2011
If you’re looking for an entire day full of entertainment, head to Nellie’s Sports Bar on U Street. Start at 11am with the Drag Queen Brunch hosted by Shi-Queeta Lee, featuring...
Drag queen bingo a hit at Nellie's on U Street NW
Jasmine Gethers, District Chronicles, January 30, 2011
Under a low techno beat, the sound of Jordin Sparks bumps through the speakers until Whitney Houston's "Queen of the Night" begins to play. From the corner of the room, steps out drag queen, Ms. Shi-Queeta Lee, a host of the drag bingo extravaganza held every Tuesday night at Nellie's Sports Bar. With microphone in hand, Lee gracefully parades around the room saying, "Welcome to Nellie's, where we eat, drink and be Nellie..."
20 Hottest Nightspots on Foursquare
The Feast, January 26, 2011
The most traditional gauge of a nightspot's popularity is the crowd jostling for entry outside. These days, the number of check-ins on a stalker's dream social networking site, Foursquare, can also help monitor the vital signs of a given hangout. Feast ranked the Foursquare popularity of leading concert halls, sports bars and local hangouts to determine the mayor of Foursquare after dark, as of the morning of January 26, 2011...
Drink Me: What To Order at Our 75 Favorite Bars
Washingtonian, January 24, 2011
For more on our 75 favorite bars in Washington and our favorite bartenders, make sure to pick up the February issue of the Washingtonian. To come up with February's list of great bars, we sent a team out to explore Washington after-hours. We sipped cocktails, sampled snacks, danced into the wee-hours, and pushed our livers to the limit—all to find the hottest spots on the going-out scene. Here, you'll find our favorite drink at each of the 75 bars that made the list. Cheers...
Gay Sports Bars a Growing Market
By Kurt Soller, Bloomberg Businessweek, January 17, 2011
In the last few years, nearly a dozen sports bars catering to a gay clientele have opened around the U.S. and their success is spurring entrepreneurs to open more. The trailblazer, Nellie's Sports Bar, opened on U Street in Washington, D.C., in 2007. It was designed specifically to appeal to both hard-core sports fans and clubland loyalists, and the decor features a mix of team pennants and pictures of Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) models. Traffic has increased 30 percent each year...
Shaw Sweet Potato Festival
Mid City DC, October, 2010
As part of the final DC Main Streets First Saturday
event of 2010, Shaw Main Streets conducted the
first-ever Shaw Sweet Potato Festival. Partnering
with the Mid Atlantic Gleaning Network (MAGNET),
which provided the produce, Shaw Main Streets had restaurants
and bakeries prepare and offer free samples of sweet
potato recipes, including Nellie’s mini cupcakes and sweet
Drag Bingo Review
Dawn Mariette, GA, Monday,August 23, 2010
Nellie's Sports Bar SUNDAY BRUNCH REVIEW---Great spot to catch a good show and chow down on some delicious food. The cheese grits are fantastic...they almost taste like my grandmothers. If you're from the "dirty south" you know that it can be hard finding a location past South Carolina that can do grits any justice. I would say their menu has a Spanish flair along with your traditional brunch staples. The offerings included savory plantains, pork medallions, Spanish rice, salad, hash browns, beans & sausage, waffles...(cooked by the best dam drag queen chef in the city), bacon, sausage, eggs, etc.
Now for the Nellie's show! All I can say is ladies and gentlemen bring your dollars... The show that we attended included song impersonations by Beyonce, Tina Turner, Miley Cyrus, Rhianna, and more. That little Beyonce is fine! You have to see for yourself. The best part about the show is that it was "5X better than Perry's Drag Review". Did I say 5X better!!!!! Every seat is a good seat, the wait staff is very attentive and they make sure everyone was seated and served.
Anji Hangs with Queen Shi-Queeta-Lee
anjionair, WPGC FM, Wednesday, July, 28, 2010
Work it Queeta! Thanks to your suggestion, last night I tried something different! VERY different… Drag Queen Bingo! Meet my new BFF’s. “HHHHEEEEEYYYYY, how you doinnggggg?” Shout out to Nellie’s Sports Bar on U Street, N.W. for hosting me and my family & friends for a crazy...
15 Most Checked-into Foursquare Spots in D.C.
Washington Examiner, Friday, July, 2, 2010
Earlier this week we learned what places in D.C. Gowalla users checked into most, and now it's time to learn where Foursquare users are most visiting. Here they are, according to 4sqsearch, the 15 most checked-into D.C. locations on Foursquare, excluding transportation hubs...
Nellie's Wins Best of Washington in Two Categories
Washingtonian, July Best of Issue, 2010
Nellie's wins Best Sports Bar and Best Fun Bar Games in the Washingtonian Best of Washington issue. They asked Washingtonian readers to tell them all about their favorite restaurants, celebrities, nightlife, and more. Here are the results...
Best of Logan Circle & U Street
Washingtonian, Thursday, February 25, 2010
Looking for fun? The area is buzzing with new bars and clubs, lively restaurants, and trendy shops. Get our guide in the March issue, and watch some fun videos of the area here...
Time for a Pop Quiz (With Beer)
Style, Saturday, September 5, 2009
One of the liveliest quizzes around, Smart [Expletive] features two games every Wednesday night. Questions that involve '80s music, forgotten movies and head-scratching geography make it more fun to play than most games...
Shi-Queeta-Lee on America's Got Talent
NBC, August 4, 2009
The Diva League * 1st Quarter Final * America's Got Talent 2009. Twelve of the Top 48 contestants take to the stage (live performances) for the chance to amaze the judges and the American...
Check it Out: Drag Bingo at Nellie’s Sports Bar
BrightestYoungThings.com, July 28, 2009
I ventured over to Nellie’s Sports Bar, on the corner of 9th and U st. NW, for their weekly Bingo event hosted by the fabulous Shiqueeta Lee, 8pm to 10pm. I got there right before bingo started expecting to see a half empty room and people slowly getting drinks and scorecards and then taking a seat, boy was I wrong! Nellie’s was packed with people both...
Shi-Queeta-Lee on the Travel Channel
Travel Channel, July, 2009
Every Saturday night, hundreds of people go to Town Danceboutique in Washington, DC to watch the best in drag performance. ShiQueeta Lee and her Diva League always deliver! Go backstage with Chris Kohatsu as these ladies prepare for a show-stopping event you've gotta see!...
D.C.'s Gay Community Helps Gay Iraqi Refugees
WAMU, July 27, 2009
As Washington, D.C., wrestles with legalizing gay marriage, the city's gay community is helping gay Iraqis find refuge from persecution. Eric Wingerter nurses a drink on the counter of Nellie's bar in Washington's busy U-Street District. He's waiting for...
Spring Rush Brings 75 Interested Rowers
Washington Strokes Newsletter, June 2009
The 2009 Spring Rush event, held March 18th at Nellie’s Sports Bar, was a huge success. Seventy-five interested rowers came out to meet the team, learn about our programs, and to become a Stroke. Each year DCSRC holds a Spring Rush to spread the word...
Where & When: This Week in Washington Nightlife
Washingtonian.com, Monday, June 01, 2009
: Trivial Pursuits
Trivia nights in Washington are quite popular but it's hard to beat Smartass! Trivia at Nellie's Sports Bar. Two games are played every Wednesday, starting at 8, with prizes including $30, $20 and $10 tab discounts for the top teams. Other giveaways...
Nellie's Sports Bar -- Debunking Stereotypes
Scott Carmack at NiteNetwork.com, Sunday, March 22, 2009
The prospect of me, an ex-athlete with “meathead like” tendencies, attending a gay bar by myself to watch the NCAA tournament seems outlandish. Nevertheless, last Saturday, I found myself downing Miller Lights at Nellie’s Sports Bar on U Street, alone, watching Duke scrape by Texas by the slightest or margins.
Societal stereotypes dictate that the mere existence of a gay sports bar is...
A Purim to Remember!
Express, Monday, March 09, 2009
HAPPY HOURS! Right around the time observant Christians settle into their lenten routines comes what some folks like to call "Jewish Mardi Gras": Purim. Technically it's a celebration of the day in the sixth century B.C. when Queen Esther..." More on page 14...
Nellie's Featured on Outside.In
Outside.In is a source for local news and information. See the traffic
on Nellie's and the nieghborhood on area blogs...
Interns' Guide: 25 Happy Hours Every Intern Should Know
Going Out Gurus, Friday, May 30, 2008
"Though it's been billed as D.C.'s first gay sports bar, Nellie's draws
a remarkable neighborhood mix: black and white, straight and gay, casual
and sharply dressed.Happy hour at Nellie's runs on a beat-the-clock system:
$1 Miller Lite, house beers and rail drinks from...
is a 2007 Gold Sponsor of the Capital Tennis Association
CTA Newsletter, Friday, May 2, 2008
Nellie's is proud to be acknowledged as a Gold Sponsor of the
Capital Tennis Association's 2007 Tournament. Each year
Capital Tennis Association (CTA) members, tournament participants,
sponsors and interested volunteers, channel their enthusiasm for
tennis into philanthropic activity at the Capital Classic....
Wins Best New Shaw Business of 2007
DC North, April, 2008
Check out the ad on page 18 of the April issue of DC North congratulating
Nellie's win as best new Shaw business for 2007. "Owners
Rocio Anzola and Doug Schantz opened a sports bar with great Latin
and American food and lots of flat screen TVs...
What's on Tap? Fun and Games.
Fritz Hahn, Friday, February 15, 2008
It seems like half the bars in the area have quiz nights these
days, but the event at Nellie's Sports Bar really stands out.
The questions at the Wednesday event cover everything from
Derek Zoolander's favorite Starbucks drink (orange mocha frappuccino)
Hearsay, Friday, February 8, 2008
Quick! Can you name 10 countries in Africa that begin and end
with a consonant? How about the temperature at which both the
Fahrenheit and Celsius scales read the same? Even if you're not
smarter than a fifth grader, at least your partner won't be...
Nellie's Sports Bar, Some Food to Root For
Tom Sietsema, Wednesday, September 19, 2007
She wanted to introduce tapas. He voted for traditional American
bar food. In the end, Rocio Anzola-Mendez and Doug Schantz, co-owners
of Nellie's Sports Bar compromised: Washington's latest gay watering
Bowl Is Gay
- U Street bar goes both ways.
Dave McKenna, Friday, August 29, 2007
Three of the five flat screens in the main room at Nellie’s Sports
Bar are set to the Redskins-Ravens game as it finally kicks off
Saturday night. The volume on all...
on Fox News
Dylan Vox , Monday, August 9, 2007
Nellie's as a venue for reaction to the Democratic Party canididates
forum on Gay and Lesbian issues...
Birthday At Nellie's
Zack , Tuesday, August 7, 2007
As someone with an even mix of gay and straight friends, I wanted to throw
a birthday party at a venue where everyone could feel comfortable, but
also where no one was going to get gay bashed or roofied. Two things
immediately set Nellie's apart from alot of other D.C. gay bars. It plays
good music and it is big. Hearing...
Adds a Hot New Gay Sports Bar
Dylan Vox , Monday, August 6, 2007
If you are planning on taking a trip to Washington D. C, or if
you are just fortunate enough to live in the nations capital,
there is a new stop on your gay tour that s right up any sports
enthusiasts’ alley. This month Nellie's Sports Bar...
chairs and cocktails
- 9th and U streets becoming
popular with gay and straight residents alike
Katherine Volin, Tuesday, August 3, 2007
When Doug Schantz opened Nellie’s, a sports bar at 9th and U streets, N.W., in July, he said he was interested in attracting straight as well as gay customers. Little did he know he would soon be investing in high chairs...
Nellie future for D.C. nightlife?
- Hope returns
to city’s gay club scene after years of decline.
Terry Michael, Friday, August 3, 2007
AFTER LAMENTING THE decline of nightlife in this space 16 months
ago, I am back to offer hope, to be found where Florida Avenue
runs into 9th and U streets, N.W. Named with verbally delicious
gay jock irony ...
- The long-awaited sports bar, Nellie's, opens
Sean Bugg, Friday, July 19, 2007
You can thank Douglas Schantz's great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother,
the eponymous inspirations for the newest addition to D.C.'s nightlife.
After more than a year of remodeling -- and community-wide marketing
-- the hot-topic bar is finally ready for visitors...
Zack Rosen, Friday, July 13, 2007
Nellie’s, the long-awaited gay sports bar, is finally set to open
at the corner of 9th and U streets on July 16. Though a host of
construction setbacks delayed the bar’s debut...