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A Huge New Rooftop Bar and Terrace Is Opening at the Wharf

NYC's Gerber Group takes over the scenic top of the Intercontinental Hotel.
NYC's Gerber Group is opening a big rooftop bar at The Wharf. Pictured: the view from the terrace. Photograph courtesy of the Gerber Group.

The Wharf has been growing steadily since the waterfront development debuted just over a year ago, with several recent big openings (Italian “culinary complex” Officina) and others coming soon (Potomac Distilling rum factory, plus another Rappahannock Oyster Bar). Next up for spring: a huge 3,500-square-foot rooftop bar, terrace, and nightlife venue from NYC’s Gerber Group at the Intercontinental Hotel.

The veteran hospitality group is known for its scene-y hotel bars, starting in the early ’90s with the Morgans Bar in NYC and today with spots like Whiskey Blue at the W Atlanta. The still-to-be-named venue will join chef Kwame Onwuachi‘s Kith and Kin as another dining/drinking venue at the hotel, though with a bigger emphasis on nightlife. 

Details are still coming together on Gerber’s first DC spot, but expect a big U-shape bar, open air terrace, bar food menu, and of course, great views.

*This post has been updated from an earlier version with new information from the venue. 

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.