Doug Schantz doesn’t care for sports and doesn’t cook — but that didn’t stop him from following through on his dream of opening a gay sports bar in Washington, DC.
Nellie’s Sports Bar has been open since 2007 and remains incredibly popular with a mixed gay and straight crowd, with different events each night.
In mid-March, I met Doug at his venue for dinner. He told me about growing up in the closet, and then his years working in advertising after college, and eventually how his entrepreneurial spirit led him to quit that industry and launch Nellie’s.
Click on Doug’s picture above or on this link to read about my dinner with him.