Duplex Diner

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Upcoming Events

Football is BACK!

Saturdays & Sundays this fall!

Football and Brunch. Football and Happy Hour. Football and Rosé All Day. All weekend! We have college games on the screens every Saturday and NFL games every Sunday. We have the NFL Sunday Ticket to be sure we get every game every week so make sure you come early grab a table and request your team on one of our five TVs! We will also be debuting our new Football Happy Hour Brunch Menu!



Broken Heel: Duplex Diner's Annual MAMP After Party

Saturday, October 14th, 9 PM — 3 AM

Come join us on Saturday, October 14th at Duplex Diner for the OFFICIAL MAMP AFTER PARTY! Be ready to show off or take off your wigs while sipping a lemon squeeze (nominated by the Blade for Best Neighborhood Bar!) and dancing the night away to DJ Khelan Bhatia (nominated by the Blade for Best DJ!) of BreakfastClub (nominated by the Blade for Best Dance Party!). Couldn't find MAMP tickets? Then come early grab a table and have dinner with us before the crowd rolls in! For dinner reservations email kelly@duplexdiner.com. We can't wait to see you there!



Old Enough to Remember...(DJ Khelan enters a new decade!)

Saturday, October 21st, 9 PM

Join us for a grand birthday celebration for our one and only DJ Khelan! There will be plenty of food and some Khelan inspired drink specials. DJ Kelly will be on the ones and twos all night. So come celebrate Khelan's entrance into his 40th year! #40isthenew30



Annual 17th St High Heel Race After Party

Tuesday, October 24th, 9 PM

Join us after (and before!) the BIG event – The 17th Street High Heel Race!!! Everyone's favorite Kween watching. The race starts at 17th and R Street, NW and runs down to JR's Bar & Grill. Join us all night long for 1/2 price burgers and $4 domestic beers. We will also be serving up some High Heel Race Squeezes and some other drink specials just for that night. So come kick off Halloween week (a.k.a. Gay Christmas) with us!



Guest Bartending Fundraiser with The Last Ballbenders

Saturday, October 28th, 2 — 6 PM

Stonewall Dodgeball and The Last Ballbenders will be taking over Duplex! All day will be BOYS, BOYS and more BOYS! Our guest bartenders will be serving up special Stonewall Cocktails all day. All money raised will go directly to the Wanda Alston Foundation. Oh did we forget to mention it is Halloween weekend?!? So of course there will be a costume contest with a $100 Duplex gift card for 1st place, $50 gift card for 2nd place and a $25 gift card for 3rd place! More details to follow but let's just say you should start planning those costumes soon...




Tuesday, October 31st

C'mon we KNOW you are going to go out...so why not stop by for a 1/2 price burger and a lively libation on Halloween Night? We will be serving up scary movies and creepy cocktails all night. Come in costume or come to watch other people in costume. Either way get ready to get up off that couch and come out for some good old fashioned Halloween fun!

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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.