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Upcoming Events



Drag Bingo

Tuesday, October 16th & October 23rd, 7:30 PM – 11 PM

Join us for our newest night at Duplex Diner — Drag Bingo with our fabulous hostess Goldie Grigio!!! Twice a month on Tuesdays we will be hosting a bingo night. It is free to play and you have plenty of chances to win prizes, shots, and free drinks! So come early and stay late to catch all the bingo madness!



Breakfast Club

Friday, October 19th, 9 PM

That's right — it's Breakfast Club, your monthly 80's flashback with the bestest, funnest music! This time it is our SIXTH ANNIVERSARY!!! (Can you believe it has been 6 years of this totally rad party?) So grab your leg warmers, your acid wash jeans, and your espadrilles (yes, they DO go together!) and dance to the tunes that make you smile. It's Whitney, Madonna, MJ, Wham, Janet, Depeche Mode, tons of one-hit wonders and kick ass remixes. The party starts at 9 PM and ends when somebody tells us what the hell a Sussudio is!



Broken Heel: The Official MAMP After Party

Saturday, October 27th 8 PM

It's that time of year again for two of our favorite things — The Miss Adams Morgan Pageant and the MAMP After Party at Duplex Diner!

Come join us on Saturday, October 27th, at Duplex Diner for the OFFICIAL MAMP AFTER PARTY! Be ready to show off or take off your wigs while sipping a lemon squeeze and dancing the night away to DJ Tanner!

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!



Broken Heel Part 2 (The next day!): Sunday Brunch

Sunday, October 28th, 11 AM – 4 PM

What's better than the miss Adams Morgan Pageant? Why, the next day of course! Come back to the scene of the crime (hopefully you will find that missing wig and set of lashes!) and dish about the events of the night before while sipping on a Mimosa or a Sriracha Bloody Mary. Come with your broken heels or no heels at all just come in join us for Brunch and a good old fashioned Sunday Funday MAMP style!



17th Street High Heel Race After Party

Tuesday, October 30th, 9 PM

Get ready to ring in Halloween with the Annual High Heel Race! This year Mayor Muriel Bowser is presenting the 32nd Annual 17th Street High Heel Race on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018.

The High Heel Race is one of Washington, DC's most unique events! Thousands of spectators pack the Dupont Circle Neighborhood to watch hundreds of costumed drag queens show off their extravagant outfits and race down Historic 17th Street, NW.

Join us immediately following the race for some dinner or just keep the party going with some drinks. Open late for food and drinks!!



Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 31st

Join us for Halloween Eve! We will have 1/2 price glasses of wine all night long plus some other spooky drink specials and fun prizes for the best costumes! There's nowhere else you should ring in Gay Christmas than Duplex Diner!

Thirsty Thursdays


Join us every Thursday night for Duplex's Thirsty Thursday! Enjoy the musical stylings of DJ Khelan, DJ Tanner and other DJ friends of the house. So 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!

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 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...?

Plan a Party or Event @ Duplex Diner!

It's the season for parties, events, soirees, throngs — whatever you call it. Let us host you!

You know we know how to throw a party. We've got great food, fun and attentative staff, and the best cocktails in DC (Lemon Squeeze, anyone?). We can do big or small, and fit in any budget. So if it's for a holiday, a birthday, your office, friends in town, enemies leaving town, or just no reason at all, give us a call. Hey, we're Duplex Diner — we can do anything! Please contact Kelly at kelly@duplexdiner.com or call (202) 265-7828

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.