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March For Our Lives

Duplex Diner is excited to announce we will be partnering with the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence for this weekend in support of the children and families coming to DC this weekend for the March for Our Lives. We have created a "March For Our Lives" Squeeze and $2 from each squeeze sold with be donated directly to Pride Fund To End Gun Violence. We will be offering this squeeze all weekend long starting Friday 3/23 and continuing throughout the day and evening on Saturday 3/24 and Sunday 3/25. Please join us and order a special squeeze to help in the fight to end gun violence!

For more details on attending the March For Our Lives DC please go to March For Our Lives - March 24, 2018

Upcoming Events



Duplex Diner Annual Oscar Viewing Party

Sunday, March 4th, 6 PM. Red Carpet 8 PM Oscars Broadcast

Join us at Duplex Diner for the 90th Academy Awards!!! We will be dishing on the stars of the red carpet starting at 6 PM and getting ready for Jimmy Kimmel and the big show at 8 PM. We will have champagne SPECIALS all night long including Rosé, Prosecco and Sparkling Wine by the glass and bottle. We will also have our full dinner menu available. There will be plenty of Oscar Ballots to fill out with a cash prize for the winner and Duplex Diner Gift Cards for the runners-up! Be sure to come early to grab a seat at a table or the bar or email kelly@duplexdiner.com for table reservations!

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 8 PM 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!



St. Patrick's Day

Saturday, March 17th

We love St. Patrick's Day because everyone has a great time, and that's our motto a Duplex Diner! Whether you're Irish or a wannabe, whether you're a larger fan or prefer Irish Whiskey, or even if you're not celebrationg -- join us! It's saturday and we'll be hopping anyway, regardless of our St. Patrick's Day specials! Anticipate green beer, St. Patty's Day Squeezes and other spectacular drink specials to commemorate the nigh and take it from there. And maybe you should preemptively order our Hangover Basket?



Federal Triangles Women's Winter Wrap-Up Party

Saturday, March 17th, 3 PM - 6 PM

Duplex Diner is a proud sponsor of the FTSC. All are welcome so pleae join us for an afternoon of camaraderie, food, and drink before the competition kicks off Sunday! ALL are welcome and encouraged to come by! Women's indoor players can get their shirts, meet people on their teams, and support one of the tournament sponsors! St. Patrick's Day Specials include:

  • Extended Brunch and Happy Hour
  • 1/2 Price Specialty Cocktails, (including Strawberry Squeezes and Grapefruit Margaritas)
  • St. Patty's Day Specials (Green Beer, Irish Whiskey)
  • Bar Bites




Friday, March 30th, 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, March 30th, 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.