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Introducing Boardwalk Bar & Arcade, a thrilling new destination at The Wharf in Washington, D.C., where you'll find an unparalleled blend of drinking, dining, and entertainment. This extraordinary venue, opened in February 2022, proudly stands as the largest indoor/outdoor bar in our nation's capital, spanning over 10,000 square feet of excitement.

Step inside our two-level oasis, where you can revel in the fantastic atmosphere of our covered outdoor patio, which remains open and operational year-round. With four private event spaces and three bars crafting imaginative takes on craft cocktails, frozen delights, and an extensive draft beer selection, we guarantee an unforgettable experience. Our kitchen offers a delightful selection of beach-inspired treats, ranging from carnival-style pretzels, corn dogs, and cotton candy to mouthwatering sandwiches, tacos, and pizza, catering to every palate.

Take a stroll through our extraordinary venue, and you'll discover an array of games, including shuffleboard, skeeball, pinball, and a variety of arcade classics, ensuring there's something for everyone, no matter the age or group size.

Presented by Better Hospitality Group (BHG), the acclaimed D.C.-based bar & restaurant company renowned for its successful TAKODA locations in Shaw and Navy Yard, as well as the recently opened casual wine bar and restaurant, Easy Company at the Wharf, Boardwalk Bar & Arcade embodies BHG's signature festive spirit, brought right to the waterfront.

Collaborating with the esteemed local architecture firm, Wood + Starr, our venue was thoughtfully designed to pay homage to beloved beachside boardwalks from Ocean City, Maryland to Santa Monica, California. With reclaimed woods, charming pinks, soothing turquoise, and timeless navy tones, the interior is adorned with hanging bicycles and surfboards, evoking the blissful imagery of coastal activities.

Unquestionably, Boardwalk Bar & Arcade boasts the distinction of being The Wharf's largest bar and one of the city's most extensive arcade parlors, making it the ultimate destination for hosting parties and special events. Whether it's an intimate private booking or a lively semi-private gathering, we warmly welcome you to explore the possibilities of our event spaces, with no minimum cost for semi-private reservations.

For all inquiries, don't hesitate to contact us directly at or simply fill out the events form on our website. We take great pleasure in hosting groups of all kinds and sizes, whether it's a jubilant birthday bash or a vibrant happy hour with your coworkers. Reach out to us today; we can't wait to create unforgettable memories with you!