While Nellie's has become to 9th and U what Bodo's Bagels was to the Corner in Charlottesville for so long, it seems the long-promised sports bar is finally opening any day now! I peaked in last night, and it really looks awesome. Check out their snazzy new--soon to be updated with more content--website here. I've been unable to confirm an exact opening night, but rumors abound that a soft opening has already occurred. At last check, paper still covers all of the windows.
As reported back in January, Nellie's Sports Bar will be another awesome dining and nightlife destination in our neighborhood. Originally slated to open in fall 2006 (or possibly even before that), Nellie's will be a unique addition to D.C., to this stretch of the U Street Corridor and to Shaw. It holds itself out as a sports bar with a twist. It will feature a menu of "Small Plates and Big Baskets" (their words), featuring good bar food and lighter fair, numerous televisions, a patio on the side of the building facing U Street, and a roof deck. It promises an inclusive, fun atmosphere. I cant' wait to check it out.
More details on the opening will be posted as I learn them.
Nellie's Sports Bar
900 U Street, NW