Duplex Diner

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Upcoming Events

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars – Season 3

Thursdays, 8 PM

We are well underway with the fun, excitement and DRAMA of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars! Right, squirrelfriends? Every Thursday at 8pm your host Goldie Grigio presents cocktails and queens — or is it drinks and drag? Answer her Ru Trivia questions correctly and get a FREE shot!!! All the fishy fun starts on the heels of Happy Hour, and makes Thirsty Thursday your weekend start!



XXIII Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

Friday, February 9th, 8 PM

Airing All Olympic Games Through February 25th

U-S-A! U-S-A!

The XXIII Winter Olympics kick off from Pyeongchang, South Korea with a historic Opening Ceremony on Friday, February 9. And then it's 2 hot weeks of cool winter games! We'll show the highlights every night and live games when we can (what time is it there anyway???). Watch Team USA grab the gold, and cheer them on with a Squeeze!



Valentines Day Is A Drag 10th Anniversary

Saturday, February 10th, 6 PM

It's been 10 years and those girls don't look a day over — well, let's just say they look good! Once again this VDay we're raising money for SMYAL, vital funds to provide high-impact programs and much-needed services for LGBTQ youth.

In addition to your $20 ticket/donation, you'll need reservations if you want to be seated for dinner. Two shows — 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM. We are currently on a wait list to be seated for dinner but if you'd like to be added to it please email kelly@duplexdiner.com.

We're excited to tell you that you CAN attend even without a dinner reservation. We've got an SRO spot just for you at the bar and all around the restaurant!

Music by the FIERCE DJ Wes Della Volla, some FAB raffle prizes, and SLAY-worthy performances by drag queens will take place all night long! All performance tips will be donated to SMYAL (thanks, girls!)

Can't make it to the event? Make a donation here to SMYAL's life-changing youth empowerment and leadership programs throughout the DC metro area.




Friday, Februrary 23rd, 6 PM

Vodka! Tots! And the Beav! That's Eva Von Beaverhausen, Miss Adams Morgan to you! Grab your Beaver Squeeze and kiss February goodbye with the best Happy Hour in town!



Breakfast Club

Friday, February 23rd, 9 PM

It's back — it's Breakfast Club, your monthly 80's flashback with the bestest, funnest music! 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!

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

New Winter Menus!

Stop in to try our new winter menus! We have Manhattans, New York Sours, Spiked Hot Chocolates, Chicken Pot Pies, Grilled Cheeses & Tomato Soup and all the Pinot Noirs a girl could ask for. All the things to keep you warm all winter! For those trying to maintain "summer bodies" in the winter we have special notations on our new menu for The Whole 30 and Paleo and we can accommodate vegetarians and Gluten Free diets. So 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...?

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.