Locales of the Wharf

Explore our mile-long waterfront neighborhood and you’ll find that each corner of The Wharf has a distinctive character—and is a destination on its own. Find the areas catering to gourmets, next to the community’s best shopping, right down the street from green spaces for fitness or relaxation. It’s all right here at The Wharf.

A. Market Square 
Adjacent to the Municipal Fish Market, this square offers a wide variety of market goods and culinary sensations—always fresh and seasonal.

B. Market Pier 
This pier offers outdoor seating for enjoying the fresh offerings from the Fish Market and nearby casual restaurants, and a great place to take in the bustling market and river environments.

C. Blair Alley
A charming residential entrance with an iconic fountain—destined to be the backdrop for photographs and romantic moments.  

D. Transit Pier
The energy of The Anthem. The coming and going of people via the water taxi. The people strolling along the boulevard during sunset. The waterside concerts. Even an ice rink in the winter. This is where The Wharf hustles and bustles.

E. District Square
The retail heart and soul of this one-of-a-kind waterfront neighborhood, with a collection of new boutiques and shops on all sides—and restaurants and cafes for when you need reenergize.

F. District Pier
A dramatic gathering place, coming to life with festivals, performances, maybe even visting tall ships.

G. Maine Avenue
Our lively neighborhood boulevard featuring eateries and services for residents and visitors alike, plus a dedicated cycle track for bicyclists.

H. Yacht Club Piazza
An elegantly landscaped waterside arrival with the Capital Yacht Club’s luminous new clubhouse overlooking the marina.

I. Pearl Street
Our entertainment hub, with a wide variety of music and dining choices for an experience that stimulates all your senses—and lets you savor all the unique flavors and sounds of The Wharf.

J. Wharf Street
A promenade of restaurants and cafés overlooking the Potomac for a waterfront dining experience you won’t find anywhere else.

K. 7th Street Park
The lush, green entrance to The Wharf from 7th Street invites you to come for a picnic, work at our stand-up desks, or just sit back and take in the view. 

L. Recreation Pier
The launch pad for relaxed waterfront activities, with kayak and paddleboard rentals, workouts, and swings dotting the pier, where you can while away a sunny afternoon or watch a stunning sunset.

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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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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