July 4, 2020

Fourth of July at The Wharf

Updated: July 3, 2020

There's no better place to celebrate Independence Day than in Washington, DC, the nation's capital.

However, 2020 hasn't been a usual year, so our celebrations won't be the same as usual.  Due to the ongoing pandemic, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is encouraging everyone to celebrate the Fourth of July from their home to minimize the spread of the virus.

To help you celebrate from afar, many restaurants at The Wharf are offering takeout and delivery of red, white, and blue-themed meal kits and sweet treats. District Doughnut is featuring a special holiday doughnut, Officina has launched their Officina Picnic Kit, and Praline Bakery is offering themed sno-cones and cupcakes. 

Although The Wharf is not putting on a firework display, you may find one of our restaurants' patios, rooftops, or waterfront cabanas to be a good place to view the National fireworks display, pending weather conditions. Reservations are required at all locations. If you are able to secure a reservation and choose to visit The Wharf, please remember to wear a face mask and practice physical distancing at all times.

Due to physical distancing requirements, if you are unable to secure a restaurant reservation, there will be limited opportunities to view the National fireworks display from the open spaces at The Wharf. 


Fourth of July specials are listed below. Please contact venues directly with additional questions.

12 Stories (Rooftop Bar) - The Wharf's newest rooftop bar is reopening just in time to offer 12th floor views on the 4th of July. Reserve your table now online or by calling 202-894-9700 .

Camp Anthem - The Anthem has taken over District Pier with their new pop-up waterfront bar and restaurant, Camp Anthem. Each table on District Pier is covered by a cabana tent and seats up to 6 people. View Camp Anthem's menu and make a reservation here.

Cantina Bambina (Dock Bar) - On July 4th, special Crab Cabana reservations available from 1pm-5:30pm and Firework Cabana reservations available from 7pm-9:30pm. Make a reservation here

District Doughnut - Try the limited-edition red-white-and-blue doughnut from DC's favorite dougnut shop. Open for takeout and delivery from 7am-7pm daily or order online!

La Vie (Mediterranean) – Offering rooftop tables with bottle service during the National fireworks. View the Fourth of July at La Vie event on Facebook. For table inquiries please email viptables@lavie-dc.com.

Officina (Italian) Reserve one of two experiences to celebrate July 4th on the rooftop at Officina, or enjoy the festivities from home with an Officina Picnic Kit.

Praline Bakery - Offering exquisite sweet treats year-round, Praline's seasonal specials never disappoint. Pick up an order of their red-white-and-blue sno-cones and cupcakes to go!

Water Taxi, Spirit, and Odyssey Cruises by Hornblower – Enjoy one of DC’s most unique experiences: fireworks by boat.  This July 4th, take a ride on the Water Taxi, Spirit Cruises, or Odyssey Cruises for front-row seats to the National fireworks display. Reserve here.

Whiskey Charlie (Rooftop Bar) - Boasting stunning rooftop views, DC's top-rated rooftop bar is now offering reservations for their July 4th celebration. Book now.