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The Wharf embodies the best of
waterfront living.

Casual cafes and fine dining. Jazz performances and rock concerts. Neighborhood events and international festivals. Cherry blossoms and ice skating on a pier. Rum tastings and boating excursions. As a resident of The Channel, you can walk to everything – shows, restaurants, shops, hotels, piers, parks. As part of the beautiful Southwest Waterfront community, you’ll live just steps from the National Mall, Washington DC’s most beloved monuments and memorials, arts venues, sporting events, and more.

When you make your home at The Channel, you’ll join the ranks of those who live life amplified.


Dine, Explore and Unwind



With more than 20 restaurants and food concepts from fine dining to casual cafes, as well as the waterfront’s gourmet on the go offerings, The Wharf is fast becoming the culinary district of the District. At the same time, the reimagined Wharf stays true to its roots with the renovation and expansion of DC’s iconic Municipal Fish Market, the oldest continuously-operating fish market in the US. Before or after dining, dig for one-of-a-kind treasures in the neighborhood’s eclectic mix of shops and boutiques.

The Wharf is also emerging as the city’s go-to entertainment destination. The night scene is anchored by The Anthem, a concert and events venue with a capacity of up to 6,000 people. Pearl Street is a cobblestone, pedestrian-friendly street where visitors to the Wharf will find bars and innovative food concepts along with live music awaiting you in the intimate music venues lining the street. This includes Pearl Street Warehouse, a 300-person-capacity music venue offering a front-row, live music experience ranging in genre from Americana to Rock and Blues.

For foodies, The Wharf offers a wealth of riches to discover. Offerings at The Wharf include Del Mar by Fabio Trabocchi, Nick Stefanelli’s three-story Italian Market and Restaurant, Requin by Mike Isabella and Jennifer Carroll, Florentijn, Kaliwa by Cathal Armstrong, Mi Vida by Roberto Santibañez, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Kirwan’s Irish Pub, La Vie, Potomac Distilling Company’s Rum Distillery, The Brighton, and Rappahannock Oyster Bar.




One of The Wharf’s greatest contributions to the city is that it has reconnected Washington, DC, to its Potomac River waterfront. There is a mile-long promenade for strolling, outdoor seating, and great shopping and dining. Come October people will enjoy:

Four public piers with a multitude of public uses, including a free kayak and paddleboard launch, swings, fitness classes, festivals and celebrations, a seasonal ice rink, concerts, and waterfront seating

A robust water taxi system serving the DMV that will transport people to and from The Wharf’s Transit Pier, with stops in Georgetown, Old Town Alexandria, and National Harbor, MD

Day docking for visiting boats, as well as an active marina and yacht club






Want to offer something a little more special than the couch for visiting friends? The Wharf offers a one-of-a-kind selection of places for visitors to stay, with iconic views and easy access to all the best city sights:

  • The first Canopy by Hilton Hotel to open in North America
  • Hyatt House, an extended-stay hotel offering all the comforts of home
  • Intercontinental Hotel, offering distinctive guestrooms and suites, plus meeting and event spaces