Duplex Diner

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One of the Best Diners in DC!

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Upcoming Events



Grig'ing with the Gurls: A WIT Fundraiser Drag Brunch

Saturday, March 18th, 1 PM — 3 PM

The Housewives of Improv (Ugh), bored with their lavish lives, are throwing a little soiree for their biggest fans. You absolutely must come watch them slay. They'll be serving face (and body), lip syncing for their lives on the mainstage, while we be serve up brunch, henny. Featuring our favorite housewives, Claire, Febreze, Kiana, Regyna, and Vicki! Queen of honor, Goldie Grigio and other surprise performers! Special guest host Brent Wingate. Music by DJ Khelan Bhatia. And photography by David Claypool (Kalorama Photography).

Every $35 ticket includes:

  • One select brunch entree of your choice
  • One champagne cocktail or glass of Ramona-approved Pinot Grigio
  • An estimated $15 donation to Washington Improv Theatre



RuPaul's Drag Race Viewing Party

Friday, March 24, 8 PM

Mama Ru is going to back to her roots by taking over VH1 Friday nights! Join us for our RPDR watch party hosted by our very own Glamazon Miss Shaunda Leer! The Duplex Diner is the ONLY place to watch so don't miss the Drag Race Season 9 premiere Friday, 3/24 at 8 PM. We will be airing RPDR every Friday for the entire season so please join us – The library is open, squirrel friends!



MAMP Happy Hour

Friday, March 31, 6 PM

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, March 31, 9 PM

BreakfastClub: An 80s| 80s Remix Dance Party only at The Duplex Diner! Like, no way! Your favorite 80's dance party is back! No cover! Drink specials! Your favorite 80's hits! Party starts at 9 and ends when Pac-Man gets all of those pellets.

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.