where DC meets its water

The Wharf is Open

Mayor Bowser has reinstated the indoor mask mandate in Washington, DC through January 2022. Face masks are required when indoors at The Wharf.

Our restaurants and shops are open with dine-in and takeout options. View our list of Upcoming Events and join us for ice skating, s'mores at Camp Wharf, and more on the waterfront.


The Wharf is Where DC Meets

We celebrate diversity.

We embrace humanity.

We value black lives.

We respect women.

We stand with immigrants.

We support the LGBTQ community.

We are united with people of all faiths.

We nurture people with disabilities.

We encourage young people.

We cherish seniors.

We welcome everyone.

You belong here.
Featured Event

Rock the Rink at The Wharf

calendar icon Jan. 15, 2022
clock icon 2pm – 5pm
map marker icon The Wharf Ice Rink

Join fellow hockey fans at The Wharf to Rock the Rink with the Washington Capitals. Skate at The Wharf Ice Rink and enjoy a DJ, Caps gear giveaways, and a visit from Slapshot. We’ll also broadcast the Capitals’ away game on a jumbotron. Throughout the day, fans wearing Capitals gear receive $5 off admission to The Wharf Ice Rink.

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.

Things to Do

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
Free rides on
SW Shuttle
Easy access to
Trains, 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
Parking updates in
real time
Adjacent to
Direct access to the
Southwest Freeway
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Capitals Campfire

It's S'more fun at The Wharf! This winter, Camp Wharf has transformed into Capitals Campfire at Camp Wharf, which features Capitals-themed holiday décor, Adirondack chairs around the wood-burning fire, and a vintage Airstream trailer with everything you need for the perfect s'more—marshmallow, chocolate, graham cracker, and roasting stick. 

Visit the Capitals Campfire

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 the 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 in the palm of your hands. 

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Catch a Concert

Live music is back. Get your friends and family together for a concert at one of our fantastic concert venues. Catch a mega show at The Anthem or intimate performance at Union Stage and Pearl Street Warehouse. From country and rock to indie and pop, our venues featuring a variety of music genres throughout the year.

View our music calendar