where DC meets its water

Discover The Wharf

Washington’s next great meeting place has finally arrived. The Wharf brings dazzling water views, hot new restaurants, year-round entertainment, and waterside style all together in one inspiring location. It’s the most exciting neighborhood in the history of the nation’s capital.

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Join Us on the Ice

The Wharf Ice Rink opens December 2nd at 12pm, so come on down to Transit Pier to skate on the water—with amazing views of the water—for magic memories you will cherish forever. Whether you’re a pro or a beginner, it’s a fun tradition the whole family can enjoy through late February.

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Featured Event

Nog Fest

calendar icon Dec. 16, 2017
clock icon 1pm – 4pm

Cheers to the holiday season! Join us for our inaugural Nog Fest, a celebration of the classic seasonal drink. Sip and sample winter drinks in our Wine & Beer Garden, plus warm up around our fire pit with free s’mores, take a ride on our mechanical reindeer, try your hand at snowman bowling, and decorate your own ornament at our craft station—all set to live, merry music from White Ford Bronco.

Mixologists will be serving up special nog-themed drinks including the “Grand Ma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” from Pearl Street Warehouse, “Ponche de Huevo” at Kith/Kin, “Union Jack Frost Flip” from The Brighton, “Captain’s Nog” at Whiskey Charlie, “Conquito” from Hank’s Oyster Bar, and “Spiked Irish Egg Nog” at Kirwan’s Irish Pub. What better way to celebrate the season?

Destination for All

Come explore this vibrant new waterfront’s countless things to do and see, hear and touch, taste and experience. And for those of you who want to linger a while longer, check out our hotels or tour our residences.

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Directions to The Wharf

Centrally located, The Wharf is the District’s waterfront destination that is easy to get to—and to get around.

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Parking spaces
Adjacent to
Direct access to the
Southeast Freeway
Metro lines
Train station nearby
Virginia Railway Express
Easy access to
Metro, Buses & DC Circulator
Boat slips
Public piers
Catch the
Water Taxi & Jitney
Capital Bikeshare stations
Bike parking spaces
Direct access to DC's extensive
Bicycle Network
1 mile of
Riverwalk Trail system of
20 mi
Minutes from the
National Mall
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Water Taxi & Wharf Jitney

Introducing one of the best ways to view the city and the easiest mode of transportation to get to destinations on the Potomac and Anacostia rivers: our new water taxi. And if you just want to get across the Washington Channel, catch our jitney to East Potomac Park for a round of golf or a leisurely stroll.

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Holiday Gift Guide

Dreaming of finding the perfect gift for all your friends and family this year? We’ve got you covered with plenty of fantastic shops, restaurants, and experiences. Check in every Wednesday for unique ideas to fit just about everyone on your list.

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Download the District Wharf App

Stay up-to-date with everything that’s happening at The Wharf by downloading our app. Be among the first to learn about new restaurant and shop openings, see our events calendar, and easily navigate the neighborhood. From the waterfront’s history to the latest news, you’ll have it all right in the palm of your hand.

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