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Upcoming Events



Martini Monday!

Monday, July 16th

Monday Half Price M's just got much better — for one night only all MARTINIS are in the half price mix! So pop by for some Meatloaf, Mac and Cheese, Margaritas, Merlot, Malbec, Montepulciano, and MARTINIS!!! All half price, all night long. Come kick off our birth week with some Duplex Diner classics!



Drag Bingo!

Tuesday, July 17th, 8 PM

We kick off a new event — Drag Bingo with your host Goldie Grigio! Pop in, grab a cocktail, a Half Price Burger or a $4 Domestic Beer, and stay for the laughs! The game starts at 8 PM and ends when Goldie says it's time for you to go!



Wine-O Wednesday!

Wednesday, July 18th

Oooh, it's Wine-O Wednesday! But tonight glasses AND bottles of wine are Half Price! That's right, every single wine we have (all whites, rosés, reds and bubbles) are half off by the bottle and by the glass ALL NIGHT LONG. That's an upgrade worth turning 20! Shhhhh don't tell anyone we aren't quite legal to drink yet...



Thirsty Thursday!

Thursday, July 19th

Thirsty Thursday is under attack — it's Old School Thursday Takeover! Calling all Duplex Thursday regulars. Let's party like it's 1998 (or even 2008). Let's dance on the bar, drink 5 lemon squeezes and pretend no one has to go to work the next day! Whoever you are, wherever you're from, you're welcome...but the Old Schoolers are in charge!



Anniversary Party!

Friday, July 20th

It's the Duplex 20th Anniversary Party with one of our original DJs — DJ Chord!!! Celebrate 20 years of love, laughter and wonderful memories at Duplex Diner! There will be surprise guests, drink specials and a drag queen dropping from the ceiling. What WHAT?!? Maybe it's a rumor, maybe it's gonna happen, you will only know if you come! Kick off the weekend with your gang and our Friday night Anniversary Bash to cruise you into, well, Saturday!



80s Party!

Saturday, July 21st

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary we had to throw in a special SATURDAY edition of our favorite 80s party — Breakfast Club with DJ Khelan and DJ Adam!!! So throw on your fishnet gloves, fire up the laser lights, and come get your squeeze on! Drink specials all night!



Sunday Brunch!

Sunday, July 22nd

B-R-U-N-C-H! Come close out this epic week with us at our 20th Anniversary Brunch Celebration. The party is going ALL DAY LONG so pop by anytime. We just want to make sure you keep that start-of-the-day feeling with you until it's time for work again on Monday! Happy Birthday to us!!!

New Summer Menus are here!

Check out our new summer food and cocktail menus, including our ever popular Rosé All Day Menu featuring 7 new and different rosés for summer—one for every palette. We have Paleo friendly menu options for those trying to maintain "summer bodies" as well as our classic and ever popular Chicken Pot Pie for when you want to splurge! We have special notations on our food menu for Paleo friendly items and we can accomodate vegetarians and Gluten Free diets. Make sure you stop in and check it out and ask a server or bartender to see all of our new menus!

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.