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Fantastic Venue

My hubby and I saw Kenny Chesney at the Anthem last night. The concert was incredible but this... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Croom, MD
Great show, but.........

Saw Trombone Shorty/Trouble Funk and George Clinton New Year's Eve show.....great show. Great... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2019
Joel H
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901 Wharf St SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-3435
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Reviewed yesterday

My hubby and I saw Kenny Chesney at the Anthem last night. The concert was incredible but this review is for the venue. This was our first time there so we went into this pretty clueless but our goal as we get older is to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Cosmic5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anthem says all the views are good and this is true. Pretty much everything is general admission except for some seats. Behind the seats are two standing areas that are general admission. The place has decent food options. Also it is cashless which you'd think...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chris G
Reviewed March 9, 2019

The Anthem is a great place to see live music. Be prepared for a thorough security check on the way in-everything out of your pockets and coats/hats etc off and IDs out. You can start waiting in line about an hour before the doors open...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank JessicaGP
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

Very nice facility. Good sound quality from the super excellent seats. Liked having happy hour drink prices before the music started

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GoPlaces569378
Reviewed February 16, 2019

Back in the punk rock days I used to drive down from Jersey to go to the 930 club. This time I flew my family up from Florida to see the BSO Christmas Rocks show. I can't imagine a better venue The Wharf is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 761jeffreyz
Reviewed February 8, 2019

I went into buy Billie Eilish seats at exactly the time the seats went on sale. They were already sold out. Went to other reseller sites and there are already 300 plus seats up for resale, including. the super excellent seats. This tells me that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank rachaelb13149
Reviewed January 1, 2019

Saw Trombone Shorty/Trouble Funk and George Clinton New Year's Eve show.....great show. Great venue. Great location. But.........couple of things to keep in mind........all of the bars are credit card only, which made for longer lines and slower service. Secondly, coat check was ridiculous........a 40 minute...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joel H
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

First time visiting this venue. It’s amazing. Every detail was thought out, from bar the layout to bathrooms with no corners cut. Great layout, acoustics and vibe. Well done but 70million should make a nice venue :) Most important, the drink prices are reasonable and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank adameg
Reviewed December 11, 2018

My friend got us tickets to the Brian Setzer Christmas Special at the Anthem. Knowing this was going to be a big arena I went in with trepidation in regard to entering, seating, bars, etc. Well, the Anthem went beyond my expectations. Entrance was handled...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank winifredd2015
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Saw Manchester Orchestra and The Front Bottoms there at the weekend. Great venue. No problems seeing even for the 5' 2'' girlI went with :) Sound perfect too.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank c00kie63
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Pam K
March 24, 2019|
Response from GoPlaces569378 | Reviewed this property |
I would not take the chance with the metro. We used Spot hero for reasonably priced parking away from the Anthem to avoid traffic.
Chris S
January 19, 2019|
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Response from longlivenoemie |
Give your friend a photocopy of your ID just to be on the safe side if you plan to enter the venue separately. This info was provided to me in an email from Anthem prior to the day of my event.
Eileen L
January 10, 2019|
Response from kevinparsakia | Reviewed this property |
They usually close the bar and kitchen down. You can walk around the waterfront to find a spot. There is a sports bar next door.