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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Featured Event

Shop the Square Holiday Market

calendar icon Dec. 14, 2019
clock icon 12pm – 6pm
map marker icon District Square

Sip, shop, and get ready for the holidays. For two days, District Square is being transformed into a holiday wonderland complete with live music, a hot drinks bar, and a great selection of gifts and goods from the merchants in the square. We're also offering special hands-on classes from some of The Wharf's small and local businesses. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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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Metro lines
5
Free rides on
SW Shuttle
Easy access to
Trains, 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
Parking updates in
real time
Adjacent to
I-395
Direct access to the
Southeast Freeway
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Skate at The Wharf Ice Rink

During the colder months, enjoy one of the coolest spots on the waterfront: The Wharf Ice Rink. Come to Transit Pier right outside The Anthem and lace up your skates—bring your own or rent some rink-side—to glide over the ice and enjoy amazing views of the water and monuments. 

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Download The 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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Music & Nightlife

Spectacular concerts at The Anthem. Unique bars and taverns to meet friends for cocktails. Live music at many of our restaurants. The Wharf comes alive with its own soundtrack everywhere you go. Set against the calming current of the Potomac waterfront, this is the most exciting music and bar scene in Washington, DC.

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