where DC meets its water

Current Operating Status

DC is currently in Phase Two Reopening. Our parks and piers are open, Wharf Street is pedestrian-only, the Water Taxi is in service, and The Wharf Boathouse is open for kayak and paddleboard reservations.

The health and safety of our visitors, neighbors and staff remains our top priority. If you’re coming to visit The Wharf, please continue to be safe for the good of the community: wear a mask, maintain physical distance, and call ahead for reservations. While some restaurants are offering indoor and outdoor dining, takeout and delivery remain great options to enjoy our restaurants.

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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

Sunset Cinema at The Wharf

calendar icon Aug. 13, 2020
clock icon 8pm – 10pm
map marker icon Transit Pier

This summer, bring your friends to The Wharf for Sunset Cinema outdoor movies on the Transit Pier big screen every Thursday night!

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
Southeast Freeway
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The Wharf is Open

All restaurants and shops at The Wharf are open with additional safety protocols in place. Many have adjusted their hours and offerings.

The health and safety of our neighbors, business operators, and visitors is our top priority. In accordance with CDC and District of Columbia guidelines on the COVID-19 outbreak, The Wharf is taking extra precautions to keep our community healthy and safe. 

When visiting The Wharf, please wear a mask, maintain physical distancing, and call ahead for reservations.

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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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