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“new details on Pearl Street Warehouse, the live music venue from the owners of Cantina Marina coming to The Wharf this fall”

by Prince Of Petworth February 10, 2017 at 2:40 pm 11 Comments

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From an email:

“I’m reaching out to share exciting new details on Pearl Street Warehouse, the live music venue from the owners of Cantina Marina coming to The Wharf this fall. The Stone Pony of DC, Pearl Street Warehouse will anchor The Wharf’s new entertainment street (Pearl Street) and is the only venue of its kind​ in DC to offer live music every night of the week. ​

It’s filling a void in our music scene with ​live music ​from ​genres ranging from Americana, Rock, Country, Blues, Roots, Bluegrass and Alt-Country. ​To bring it to life, here’s​ a playlist we created to give you a sense of the type of music that has inspired the venue, and what you’ll come to find at Pearl Street Warehouse.

The venue holds 300 people and the mezzanine is only 25-feet from the stage, so every guest in the house will be treated to an intimate, front-row music experience. Pearl Street Warehouse will be more than a concert venue – it will have a full bar featuring diner-style comfort food, and will be the ideal neighborhood spot to pop in for a coffee or grab an after dinner drink and a live show.”

Full press release after the jump.

“Restaurateurs Bruce A. Gates, Nicholas Fontana and Henry Gandy announce Pearl Street Warehouse, a 4,000 square foot, 300-person live music venue to open at The Wharf on D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront in October 2017.

Evoking great American music cities such as New York, Seattle, Nashville and Austin, Pearl Street Warehouse will showcase music seven nights a week including rock, blues, roots, bluegrass and country. The venue, located on Pearl Street, the center of The Wharf’s entertainment alley, will also include a full bar and diner offering comfort staples and classic cocktails. The 40 seat diner will be open from first call for breakfast through post-performance eats and drinks.

Pearl Street Warehouse will offer a unique front-row experience with a classic and authentic American vibe. The venue’s state-of-the-art stage will showcase local and regional acts in addition to well-known touring bands and rising artists. Built to accommodate 150-person seated performances to 300-person concerts, Pearl Street Warehouse gives area music lovers a new home in Washington’s hottest new neighborhood.

“Pearl Street Warehouse is our ode to some of the great music venues of DC’s past,” said Gates, who along with Fontana and Gandy, owns the DC waterfront dock bar and restaurant Cantina Marina. “We’re building the venue that DC needs, and a place where we want to go every night: an authentic experience where the music is the focus and the atmosphere is one that is genuine and comfortable.”

“In addition to being a great venue for music, Pearl Street Warehouse will be the ideal neighborhood spot within The Wharf,” said co-founder Nicholas Fontana. “It’s the place where you can grab a quick bite for breakfast, lunch or dinner.”

About Pearl Street Warehouse:
Pearl Street Warehouse is a live music venue and neighborhood bar that will provide music lovers in Washington, DC with an American music experience, featuring a variety of local and regional acts paired with a sophisticated bar program and a creative culinary component. Pearl Street Warehouse was developed by Nicholas Fontana, Bruce Gates and Henry Gandy, principals and founders of Cantina Marina, a fixture on the Southwest Waterfront for 14 years. The authentic, intimate venue will debut in the fall of 2017 on Pearl Street, the entertainment heart of The Wharf.”

  • f

    “the stone pony of DC”

  • ST21

    Look dope. Can’t wait for The Wharf.

  • Anonymous

    So The Wharf will have a 300 person venue and a 3,000 person venue (IMP’s The Anthem)? That’s pretty good news.

  • AdmoDan

    Sounds like they’re trying to steal Gypsy Sally’s thunder

    • KellyKapowski

      God willing, DC is a city that can maintain more than one music venue per genre ;)

  • jim_ed

    I can’t seem to get their playlist to open, but it sounds like its just a gonna be a bunch of Lucero songs – which I’m totally cool with. Dads in flannel need more places to hang out and talk about their favorite Dave Hause records.

    • Michael Pierce

      It skews pretty “Adult Album Alternative,” if anybody still uses that term anymore.

  • llsndvs

    playlist looks AMAZING – super excited about this!

  • KellyKapowski

    I’m totally psyched about this. My favorite genre of music, and I’ve always wished there were more casual live music spots in DC (there are some great ones, I just want more!). I love Cantina Marina’s vibe but I don’t kid myself that the food or cocktails are very good – hopefully this place is a bit better. Otherwise I’ll just stick to beer which is my Cantina Marina strategy too.

    • KellyKapowski

      I also want to say, I know there has been a lot of concern about the Wharf not having character – and to be fair, it’s nearly impossible to build up a brand new neighborhood from scratch with “character”. But everything I’ve seen so far about The Wharf has made me really excited. I think they are making a huge effort to prioritize local DC business, and they’ve got a lot of established talent who know what they’re doing. I am sure some places will be busts, and some will turn over, but I think overall it’s going to have a great vibe and personally I can’t wait for a date night down there sometime this fall.

  • neighbor

    Im guessing this we be similar to Hamiton’s (mostly over 50s rockers and cover bands).


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