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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Ferry Over the Washington Channel

Take the Wharf Jitney from Recreation Pier to East Potomac Park and explore this man-made island’s surprising amount of amenities, from a public golf course, driving range, and miniature golf course to a public swimming pool, tennis courts, and several athletic fields. It is also a popular destination for fishermen, cyclists, walkers, inline skaters, and runners.

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Featured Event

Saturday Night Dancing

calendar icon June 2, 2018
clock icon 7pm – 9pm
map marker icon Transit Pier

We’re combining the two best Saturday night activities this summer: going dancing and enjoying cocktails al fresco. The Wharf will host themed dance nights with live music on Transit Pier on the first Saturday in June, July, and August. The dance nights will begin at 7pm, along with a Waterfront Beer and Wine Garden at Cantina Bambina. Each night will feature a different style of music and dancing, and professional dancers will be on the pier to help you learn the moves. We can’t wait to see what you’ve got!

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.

Restaurants
Shops
Things to Do
Waterfront
Residences
Hotels

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
2,600
Adjacent to
I-395
Direct access to the
Southeast Freeway
Metro lines
5
Train station nearby
Virginia Railway Express
Easy access to
Metro, Buses & DC Circulator
Boat slips
550
Public piers
4
Catch the
Water Taxi & Jitney
Capital Bikeshare stations
2
Bike parking spaces
260
Direct access to DC's extensive
Bicycle Network
1 mile of
Waterfront
Riverwalk Trail system of
20 mi
Minutes from the
National Mall
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Commercial Leasing

The District’s most noteworthy companies and retailers are setting down roots at The Wharf. Among the best commercial real estate in DC, our trophy spaces and prime retail locations provide prominent visibility and an attractive location with sweeping vistas and a lively after-work dining and entertainment scene.

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Contracting & Employment

In partnership with the District of Columbia, Hoffman-Madison Waterfront is transforming the Southwest Waterfront in to a new world-class neighborhood. We are working closely with our partners at the DC Department of Small and Local Business to provide opportunities for DC businesses.

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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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