Duplex Diner

Upcoming Events


Monday M's! All your favorite Diner dinners and drinks are half-price. Well, if they start with M! Meatballs & Spaghetti, Meatloaf, Mac n' Cheese, Margaritas, Malbec, Merlot and Montepulciano. What a terrific way to start the week. M stands for Mmmmmmm....

Tuesday — Half-Price Burgers and $4 Domestic Beers.

Wednesday is Wine-O Wednesday — glasses of wine are half-price. That'll get you over the hump.

Thursday is THURSDAY at the Diner! Come and get a squeeze, either in a glass or somewhere else — that's up to you. We're packed all night. The Diner is where DC's weekend starts!

Friday/Saturday/Sunday. Seriously? Why wouldn't you stop in?



Valentines Day is a Drag Saturday

February 11, 6:30pm & 8:30pm

It's the most wonderful time of the year — Valentine's Day is a Drag! The Dupont Social Club and Duplex Diner team up every year to produce 2 AMAZING shows benefiting SMYAL, which provides high-impact programs for our young LGBTQ community. Is that our bartender in drag? Who can say? Table reservations are definitely needed for both shows, one at 6:30pm and one at 8:30pm. All performance tips are donated to SMYAL, and there is a $20 ticket for admission at the door to help raise lots of money for SMYAL!!! Can't commit to a reservation? No problem, the bar area will be standing room and open for you! Valentine's Day is a Drag will feature music from the one and only DJ Khelan of Breakfast Club, drag performances, raffles and drink specials all night long. Come have a magical night with us for Valentine's Day Weekend! Reservations: kelly@duplexdiner.com



Trumped Up Charges, Locked In!

Saturday, February 18th, 2pm — 6pm

Join us for a whole new afternoon party on Presidents' Day Weekend! Guest bartender Jackson Verville is hosting "Trumped Up Charges, Locked In!". Tired of all the marching, yelling, and protesting? Drink in unanimity and stage a unique protest inside Duplex Diner as we lock the doors and lower the blinds. Come in for fun, drink specials, and drag queens!



MAMP Happy Hour

Friday, February 24, 6pm

What's the best way to kick off a cold weekend night? Cocktails at MAMP Happy Hour! Join Miss Adams Morgan Amanda LaMancha and your favorite MAMP friends for all things Stoli (we mean cocktails and squeezes, of course!), as well as tasty nibblies like tots! Keep the MAMP magic going all year long at our monthly Happy Hour!



Breakfast Club: An 80's Dance Party

Friday, February 24, 9pm

It's another rad 80's party from Breakfast Club with all the best 80's hits and remixes to make you get physical on the dance floor! Drink specials, contests, one-hit wonders, and 80's, 80's, 80's! Madonna, Whitney, Chaka, Bowie, Prince — and also acts with two words in their names like New Order, Depeche Mode, Human League, and more! We'll see you there — it's the kind of party you don't take home to mother!



The Academy Awards

Sunday, February 26, 6pm

It's the best Red Carpet in the world — the Oscars! We'll be toasting Hollywood's biggest night with our own Academy Award party beginning with the Red Carpet at 6pm, followed by the awards show hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Who's taking home the gold this year? Happy, dreamy La La Land? Intense, dramatic Manchester by the Sea? Touching, sweet Moonlight? Or a surprise contender? Be there as the drama unfolds, and place a bet on who makes the most political speech! You'll need table reservations for this one! Reservations: kelly@duplexdiner.com

We're All Over the Web @DUPLEXDINER

Hey! Follow us all over the web @DuplexDiner on Twitter and Instagram, and Like us on Facebook @ 18th & U Duplex Diner. And don't forget our website, www.DuplexDiner.com, which is all new and lists all of our events. Check in, tag your friends, post your pics, tweet your dinner — let your Diner flag fly! Remember: wherever you go, there you are. But if nobody knows about it...?

Have Your Party or Event at the Diner!

Whether you're having a birthday dinner, team event, special life event, or just a large group for dinner, we'd love to host you! Bring your squad to the Diner for an evening of fun, great food, and fantastic cocktails! We have specials every night to make your gathering memorable.

For more info please contact our manager, Kelly.

But don't just take our word for it...

I call it 'my kitch' — interesting upscale diner food... great cocktails... and always someone friendly to talk to at the bar. What more could you want?

— John Burchett

Come on in!

  • Monday6 PM — 11 PM

  • Tuesday6 PM — 11 PM

  • Wednesday6 PM — 11 PM

  • Thursday6 PM — 2 AM

  • Friday6 PM — 2 AM

  • Saturday11 AM — 2 AM

  • Sunday11 AM — 11 PM


Duplex Diner generally observes a first-come, first-serve policy. However, we DO take reservations for special events, such as birthday parties, wedding receptions, fundraisers, etc. For more information, email Duplex Manager, Kelly Laczko.