Car & Parking


Although The Wharf is close to major thoroughfares, please choose not to drive to The Wharf if at all possible. Join us in our effort to reduce our environmental impact and traffic congestion—and save on parking since we only have a limited amount of spots and rates can be expensive. Instead, take Metro and our free SW Shuttle to enjoy a hassle-free visit at The Wharf.

Parking Garages

The Wharf has three underground parking garages that are open around the clock. Each garage has multiple entrances:

View Map of Entrances to The Wharf Garages

Fish Market Parking
Fish Market patrons may park in the underground Wharf Garage 1 for $2 for the first hour. To validate parking, bring your parking ticket and Fish Market receipt to the staff member in the parking lobby in Market Square (near District Doughnut).

Weekday Parking Rates0-½ Hour: $6
½ - 1 Hour: $11
1 - 2 Hours: $23
2 - 3 Hours: $28
3 - 4 Hours: $32
4 - 12 Hours: $39
12 - 24 Hours: $60

Weekends and Special Event Parking Rates0 - ½ Hour: $6
½ - 1 Hour: $11
1 - 2 Hours: $24
2 - 3 Hours: $29
3 - 4 Hours: $37
4 - 12 Hours: $49
12 - 24 Hours: $60

Special Event parking rates take effect at 4pm on dates with shows on The Anthem calendar and additional special event days.

Parking rates reset at 4:00am.
Restaurant validation may affect rates.
Please take ticket with you.

Additional Parking InformationHandicap accessible parking spaces are available in all garages.

The clearance height in all garages is 8' 2".

Contactless Payments (Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, etc.) are accepted at our pay on foot machines. Guests may also scan the QR code on the back of their ticket to pay for parking. Guests who pay for parking via QR code must exit the garage within 15 minutes of paying.

You can speed up your payment by using the the ParkMobile App on your phone (use Zone 326). Upon entering the garage, pull a parking ticket and scan it with your ParkMobile app. When you are leaving, let the ParkMobile app know and your account will be automatically charged based on the duration of your stay. You must exit the garage within 15 minutes of paying. 

Prepaid and Reserved ParkingNone of the three parking garages at The Wharf offer reserved or prepaid parking. However, you can reserve/prepay for parking at the Ace Parking at L’Enfant Plaza (420 10th St SW), located just two blocks from The Wharf.

Additional Parking NearbyIf all three garages at The Wharf are full, L'Enfant Plaza (two blocks north of The Wharf) has two parking garages with 1800 parking spaces. 

Get Directions to Ace Parking at L’Enfant Plaza (420 10th St SW)
Get Directions to L'Enfant East Parking Garage (840 D St SW)
View map of nearby parking garages

Driving Directions to The Wharf 

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Get Your Fill at The Wharf

Fresh seafood is a given on the waterfront. But The Wharf offers more, including a wide selection of distinctive choices for food, drinks, and entertainment while you eat. Watch the chefs prepare your meal. Listen to music. Or just people-watch while you savor the flavors of The Wharf.

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Browse the Shops

Whether you’re looking for something specific or simply like to spend a few hours in our unique collection of stores, chances are you’ll find just what you’re looking for at our shops at The Wharf. And, of course, you can always treat yourself to a delicious dessert—or celebrate your shopping finds with a drink at one of our restaurants.

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