Metro Weekly

Nightlife Highlights: Super Bowl parties at Nellie’s and A League of Her Own, Rumba Latina, Peach Pit and more!

Our picks of the best LGBTQ nightlife in the D.C. area this week!

Superbowl at Nellie’s — Photo: Ward Morrison/file photo


When it comes to sports, nothing beats the Super Bowl. For this Sunday’s big game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams, Nellie’s Sports Bar offers $15 buckets of Bud all day long in addition to its normal food and drink menu. Plus, there will be hot, shirtless ballers parading around with trays of jello shots — all members of the Washington Renegades rugby team. Finally, there’s “Super Bowl Squares,” a popular, in-house game in which patrons buy squares on a 100-square grid with the hope of winning some portion of the total pooled funds, which are dispersed after each quarter of the game. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. Nellie’s is at 900 U St. NW. Call 202-332-NELL or visit


If you’d rather have jello shots served and benefiting female ballers while taking in Super Bowl LIII, then head to Jo McDaniel’s queer-women preserve in Adams Morgan. Opened last August, ALOHO is tucked under Pitchers (which will be broadcasting the Superbowl as well), and should be bustling with queer ladies and their friends for a party hosted by the Washington Prodigy Women’s Tackle Football team. Other attractions include a 50/50 raffle, a football pool, prizes, and drink specials, including $3 jello shots, $4 domestic beer, and $5 for a “Prodigy Special Cocktail.” The festivities begin at 5 p.m. ALOHO is at 2319 18th St. NW. Call 202-733-2568 or visit


The long-running monthly Latino party presented by Johnny Vasquez at Cobalt will serve as “The Official Going Away Party of Beaux Banks.” The dancer/adult film performer will be accompanied by fellow #HausOfBanks performers Boomer Banks and Calvin Banks for one last go-go before they exit D.C. for good. Strictly for those aged 21+ only, with drink specials all night, Rumba Latina features music by DJ E Z from El Zol 107.9 FM as well as Cobalt’s DJ Madscience. Taking the stage for special performances at this early Valentine-themed edition is “La Reina de la casa” Kassandra CHunters, Alessandra Conde, Gucci Michelle Michaels, Tori Love, Mayline Guerrero, Chomy, Mariah Black, and Godfrey Arbulu. Saturday, Feb. 2, starting at 10 p.m. Cobalt is at 1639 R St. NW. Cover is $15. Call 202-232-4416 or visit


After a successful Veterans Day blowout last year, U Street Music Hall once again plays host to an expanded offshoot of Peach Pit, the popular party DJ Matt Bailer throws monthly at DC9. (The next iteration of that is set for Saturday, Feb. 16.) In U Hall’s subterranean space, the party grows to become a friendly battle pitting one decade’s pop music against another’s. Naturally, the ’90s are always the defending champ, as that decade’s music is the star of Peach Pit (the party’s name comes from that decade’s hit TV show, Beverly Hills 90210). But never underestimate the ’80s, at least not in terms of music. It was the decade, after all, that helped popularize electronic/dance music, new wave, synth-pop, house, and last but certainly not least, hip-hop. The ’80s also gave the world The Golden Girls. In other words,the party pits spoiled-rotten Hollywood brats against lovely grand ladies from Miami’s Shady Pines. Still, everyone wins on the dance floor. Sunday, Feb. 3, starting at 10 p.m. No cover. U Street Music Hall is at 1115 U St. NW. Call 202-588-1880 or visit


The frivolous-for-a-cause affair makes its biggest move yet, from its most recent home bar, JR.’s, to the newer Pitchers. Funds raised will be shared between Whitman-Walker Health and Casa Ruby. So don your wildest wig and head to Pitchers at 2317 18th St. NW, on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8 to 10 p.m. Suggested minimum donation of $10. Call 202-733-2568 or visit

Support Metro Weekly’s Journalism

These are challenging times for news organizations. And yet it’s crucial we stay active and provide vital resources and information to both our local readers and the world. So won’t you please take a moment and consider supporting Metro Weekly with a membership? For as little as $5 a month, you can help ensure Metro Weekly magazine and remain free, viable resources as we provide the best, most diverse, culturally-resonant LGBTQ coverage in both the D.C. region and around the world. Memberships come with exclusive perks and discounts, your own personal digital delivery of each week’s magazine (and an archive), access to our Member's Lounge when it launches this fall, and exclusive members-only items like Metro Weekly Membership Mugs and Tote Bags! Check out all our membership levels here and please join us today!

Leave a Comment: