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 DC’s Southwest Waterfront in Oct. 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,” says 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,” Fontana says. “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 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. For more information please visit,, and @PearlStreeLive on Twitter and Instagram.

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