OK, it took me six months to see the new Wharf in Southwest, but what a fine place it has become under the new development.
The Anthem serves as the anchor of the waterfront project. It’s a nightclub of touring bands that aren’t popular enough to fill Capital One Arena. The rest is a collection of bars, restaurants and pricey shops plus the old Captain White’s outdoor seafood . Thankfully, there’s ample parking.
You can stroll the boardwalk area, even walk out onto the pier where there are benches. Maybe catch a boat ride. It’s damn civilized.
We ate lunch at Kirwin’s, an Irish pub. It is a gem. The steak and eggs was excellent, the Killian’s cold and the service fast and excellent. The price was even reasonable. It’s nice to find such a combination. I’ll eat there again.
The Wharf represents the many great changes around town in recent years. I always say my Washington is very different than my grandparents and it will be very different for my grandchildren. The Wharf is among the reasons it will be better.