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Upcoming Events

Squeeze | Thursdays at Duplex Diner

Every Thursday, 10 PM

Thursday is THE night at Duplex Diner. The party starts with DJ Tanner kicking it into high gear with the best beats. Your weekend always starts with a Squeeze!



Oh, She Legal Now...Happy 21st Birthday to Us!!!

Thursday, July 25th 9 PM

It was July 1998: Titanic was soaring at the box office, Brandy & Monica's "The Boy is Mine" was the song-of-the-summer, Britney was about to enter the scene with "Baby One More Time" and we opened our doors at 18th & U for the first time.

Join us Thursday night for a special Birthday Edition of SQUEEZE, our weekly Thursday night dance party, to kick of the weekend and celebrate the good time had over the past 21 years at Duplex Diner! Drink Specials throughout the night including ALL SQUEEZES $3 from 11 pm-Close! Music & Lighting by the fabulous DJ Tanner.

New Summer Dinner, Brunch and Cocktail Menus @Duplex!

Come in, beat the heat and come check out our new menu items! For dinner we have a yummy Watermelon Salad, Fried Calamari Salad, Lettuce Wraps, Marinated Pork Chops, the Duplex Burrito and the Beyond Burger. For Brunch we added a Vegetable Frittata, a Breakfast Burrito (YUM!) and a Rise & Shine Omelette for those on their summer diets. For the cocktails try a refreshing Watermelon Mojito, a Midsummer Spritz, the Mr.Cucumber or the High Tea! Whatever your appetite we have you covered, Stop by this summer and grab a bite and a drink (or 4)!

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.