Rooftop Bar | Nautical Vibes | Waterfront Cocktails
Whiskey Charlie — 38.88oN 77.02oW – is a premium rooftop cocktail lounge perched atop the Canopy Washington DC | The Wharf, DC’s quintessential lifestyle and entertainment destination. Whiskey Charlie’s 10th floor is a roofscape with both an intimate rooftop deck, and an indoor lounge, known as ‘The Cabin.’ Each area features uninterrupted views of The Wharf that radiate off the marina, while majestic monuments set a brilliant backdrop.
Whether guests love to bask in the sunlight throughout the day, or enjoy watching the late afternoon sky transition to evening, our sophisticated atmosphere is perfect for savoring an afternoon cocktail, watching an evening sunset, sharing a light snack with friends, or relaxing with a cozy nightcap.
Whiskey Charlie offers exceptional cocktails, wines, local craft, and draft beers. Guests can order any of our cocktails in large format or even larger Tankards. Our Flying Light menu utilizes local ingredients and features an ample variety of snacks and small plates, from charcuterie boards to sliders. Whiskey Charlie’s Crew creates an unparalleled experience, ensuring your new go-to roofscape destination.
The Southwest Waterfront district has long held a legendary place in DC’s history. Native Americans used the advantageous location for cultivating crops and fishing. European settlers recognized the potential for farming and built plantations on the land. The L’Enfant Plan established Washington DC’s footprint and reimagined the waterfront as an inland seaport and maritime district. The Southwest Waterfront served as a major commercial hub for much of the early 19th century. The Maine Avenue Fish Market, established in 1805, is still open and is the oldest continuously operating fish market in the United States.
During the Civil War, the area grew with the expansion of warehouse and wharves used for military objectives, such as supply depots, troop passage, and hospitals. After the war, the affordable housing and job prospects made the neighborhood a draw, and the Waterfront became home to a strong African-American community.
The early 20th century found the Waterfront in less than ideal condition and plans were made in the 1930s and 40s to invest in and revitalize the area. Those efforts, unfortunately, led to the relocation or loss of many residents and businesses.
The Waterfront had not seen a large scale redevelopment campaign since that time. We are thrilled to be a part of the new renaissance in the Southwest. The Wharf is now re-establishing Washington DC as a true waterfront city and destination.