Get Ready for The Wharf: Southwest DC’s Newest Landmark Addition

By Eliot on 4thApril 25, 2017

This summer, in the neighborhood of Eliot on 4th, you’re going to be seeing a lot of activity along the waterfront.

The reason: the October grand opening of The Wharf, a mile-long development of restaurants, retail and entertainment along the Potomac River.

The addition of The Wharf continues the expansion and diversity of the Southwest District and is a great extension of the opportunities afforded to those who call our apartments in SW DC home.


Restaurants and Bars

The Wharf will naturally feature plenty of seafood, but residents of Eliot on 4th will enjoy the flavors of everything from Asian to French cuisine. Among the restaurants we’re most excited to have as neighbors are Florentijn, La Vie, Requin, Rappahannock Oyster Bar and Kaliwa, named by the Washingtonian as one of the 10 most anticipated restaurant openings.

Of course, we love a good drink, too. In addition to the restaurants, the choices for libations include Cantina Marina, Kirwan’s Irish Pub, Pearl Street Warehouse and the Potomac Distilling Company.

Group of friends in bar enjoying their beverages


Residents of our Southwest waterfront apartments will love The Anthem, our capital’s newest concert arena. The man in charge of this 6,000-capacity venue comes from the 9:30 Club, so expect top-notch talent to fill your ears.

As far as the setting, it’s safe to say that DC hasn’t seen anything quite like The Anthem yet. There are three levels and seven bars, as well as a glass-bottomed swimming pool acting as the ceiling.

The streets of The Wharf will also host music, with buskers, impromptu performances and even a floating barge docked along the promenade.


Brand Names and Boutique Stores

From local boutiques to international brands, The Wharf will provide a wealth of options for shopping. Unique offerings such as District Hardware & Bike & Café will call The Wharf home as well as Cordial Craft Wine, Beer & Spirits.

Residents of our apartments in SW DC can also look forward to Stefanelli’s Italian Market, a three-story location with an artisanal market on the first floor, full restaurant on the second, and private dining spaces and rooftop bar on the third.

Three women walking down the street carrying coffee

Keeping the History

The Wharf will incorporate the Maine Avenue Fish Market, a Southwest DC institution as the oldest continuously operating open-air fish market in the country. Simply renamed the Fish Market, residents of the apartments at Eliot on 4th will enjoy blue crab, shucked oysters, shrimp, clams and fresh fish from staples such as Captain White Seafood City, Virgo Fish House and Jessie Taylor Seafood.


Abundant Green and Blue Space

The Wharf hosts 10 acres of parks, as well as piers for both recreation and transportation. Boaters can pull into the marinas and day docks. The Anacostia will provide dragon boating, kayaks, paddleboards, sailing and sculling.

For land activity, there’s yoga on the pier, fitness classes and running paths, including a connection to the 20-mile Anacostia Riverwalk Trail.

Couple on paddleboat

Book a day for a sneak peek at Eliot on 4th’s Southwest DC apartments and The Wharf. Take in the spring and summer views of our exciting new neighborhood addition.