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 will be the most exciting music and bar scene in Washington, DC.

The Anthem
Our acoustically advanced concert venue that can hold up to 6,000 people and features everything from mega shows to intimate performances.

Pearl Street Warehouse
Music lovers enjoy live-and-up-close American music performances from around the country with a side of great food.

Union Stage     
A new music venue that will host some of the biggest concerts in DC. With good eats and a superior sound system, it has everything you need.

Kirwan's Irish Pub
Boasting live Irish music and genuine décor, this is the place to appreciate a good pint or two with friends and drink in the exciting atmosphere.

Pearl Street
Find live music, great food and drinks at one of The Wharf’s main entertainment hubs. This charming alley closes to vehicular traffic each afternoon to allow for easy strolling.

Floating Barge
Anchored right off Transit Pier, this stage hosts all kinds of performers throughout the year.

Street Performances
Curated performances fill the Wharf streets with outdoor live music and create a different experience every time you come.

The Wharf welcomes new street performers and buskers. Please submit an inquiry via our Contact Us page to set up an audition. All performers must be approved and receive proper permits before being added to our street performance lineup.

Get Your Fill at The Wharf

Fresh seafood is a given at DC’s Southwest 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 live 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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