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Upcoming Events

RuPaul's Drag Race – Season 10

Thursdays, 8 PM

We are well underway with the fun, excitement and DRAMA of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10! 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!

May

5

Cinco de Mayo!

Saturday, May 5th, All Day & Night

Cuatro, Cinco, Seis!!! Join Duplex in celebrating everyone's favorite reason to have a margarita! We will have Cuatro, Cinco, Seis specials ALL DAY & NIGHT — $4 Estrella Cans, $5 Sauza Blue Shots and $6 Margaritas. We have tacos, nachos and quesadillas too so don't forget to eat (or those margaritas will get ya!). See you all at Duplex for a FIESTA!

May

5

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Fundraiser

Saturday, May 5th, 3 PM – 6 PM

Come out and PARTY with Joey Biddix and Jason Moore while DJ TWiN spins up some beats on Cinco de Mayo! Help them get ready to RIDE TO END AIDS with TEAM OUTServe! This is AIDS/Lifecycle's 15th year and the 3rd year that Team OUTServe has embarked on the 545 mile bike ride from San Fransicso to Los Angeles.

$20 suggested donation at the door will give you 5 tickets into the 50/50 raffle that will be drawn at the end. Each Jell-O shot sold will be $3 and will also give you a ticket put into the raffle! Cinco de Mayo Drink Specials going on all day!

  • $6 MARGARITAS
  • $5 SAUZA BLUE SHOTS
  • $4 ESTELLA CANS

Jason's Fundraising Page: http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/jmoore

Joey's Fundraising Page: http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/joeybiddix2018

May

12

Grig'in' w/ The Gurls 2: A Drag Brunch Fundraiser For WIT

Saturday, May 12th, 1 PM – 4 PM

The Housewives of Improv (Ugh), bored with their lavish lives, are throwing another soiree for their biggest fans, WIT (Washington Improv Theater). You absolutely must come watch us slay. We'll be serving face (and body), lip syncing for our lives on the mainstage, while the staff at 18th & U Duplex Diner will be serving up brunch, henny.

Every $45 ticket includes:

  • One select brunch entree of your choice
  • One champagne cocktail or glass of Ramona-approved Pinot Grigio
  • A donation to WIT

Buy Your Tickets Here

There will also be drink specials from 11 AM – 5 PM, including mimosa pitchers and happy hour!

Space is limited, so don't be a Kelly Killoren Bensimon and make sure to buy your ticket in advance!

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May

13

Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday, May 13th, 11 AM – 5 PM

Join us for Sunday Funday—Mom Edition! Bring your mom, come with friends, come with frenemeis—Just come! $3 Champagne Cocktails all day long and Brunch HH starting at 2 PM. With the beautiful weather don't forget about our Rosé All Day bottomless rosé for just $26 per person. Most importantly don't forget to CALL YOUR MOTHER!

For reservations please contact kelly@duplexdiner.com

May

18

Breakfast Club

Friday, May 18th, 9 PM

That's right—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!

June

1

MAMP HH

Friday, June 1st, 6 PM

Vodka! Tots! And the Beav! That's Eva Von Beaverhausen, Miss Adams Morgan to you! Join Eva and the ladies of Dupont Social Club for a VERY PRIDEFUL Happy Hour. Kick off Pride month with a Beaver Squeeze and kiss May goodbye with the best Happy Hour in town!

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 Summer Menus Coming Soon!

Be on the lookout for our new summer food and cocktail menus (Coming soon!) including our ever popular Rosé All Day Menu featuring 7 new and different rosés for summer—one for every palette. We will continue our Paleo friendly menu options for those trying to maintain "summer bodies" but we will be keeping our classic and ever popular Chicken Pot Pie this year round 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. 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!

Hours
  • 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

Reservations

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.