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For the past 16 years, the 18th & U Duplex Diner has been the unofficial epicenter of gay Washington. We say unofficial, because (like nearby Larry’s Lounge) it hardly ever shows up in outsider’s lists of gay bars in DC. Go there early in the evening, and you’re apt to find mostly straight patrons enjoying a meal. But, at night (especially Thursdays) the tables are cleared and it becomes a gay watering hole and dancefloor. White House staffers, foreign diplomats, conservative bloggers, Oscar winners, sports stars…they all can be found at the 18th & U Duplex Diner (just known as “the Diner” by most patrons).

Friday night marks the Diner’s sweet sixteen party featuring the BreakfastClub DJs. To mark the occasion, they’re throwing a 16 Candles themed party, and we couldn’t be happier. We asked DJs Adam Koussari-Amin and Khelan Bhatia to provide us with some 80s-inspired preview mixes…and the appropriate GIFs to go with them.

There’s gonna be drinkin’:

There’s gonna be dancin’:

There may even be some romancin’:

So you there!

Come to Duplex this Friday for the greatest anniversary party evah!!!
There may even be cake!

And maybe Jake!