Party Earth Review Located just minutes from Nationals Park, Cantina Marina is a casual beach-themed joint situated on the end of the Gangplank Pier – and one of the only waterfront dining options in the District. The venue... ... read full review
600 Water Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Green Line: Waterfront-SEU; Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow Lines: L’Enfant Plaza
M–Th, Su 11:30am–10pm, F–Sa 11:30am–11pm (April–October)
Bar: open later depending on weather
Kitchen: open until midnight after Nats home games
Southwest Waterfront, Washington, DC –
Located just minutes from Nationals Park, Cantina Marina is a casual beach-themed joint situated on the end of the Gangplank Pier – and one of the only waterfront dining options in the District.
The venue’s proximity to the stadium ensures a regular showing of Nats fans on game days, while young professionals who need a break from the daily grind take to the spacious deck, loosening their ties before plopping down on beach chairs and throwing back a few chilled Coronas as the sun sets behind the Washington Monument.
On warm weekends, preppy sailors and a younger party crowd get together for boisterous rounds of margaritas, while laid-back sports fans and their always-welcome four-legged friends gather by the TVs at the bar.
For a mellower vibe, a half-dozen tables upstairs provide a spot for groups of local houseboat residents to congregate and enjoy prime views of rowers practicing their form down the river.
As the night deepens, the patio sparkles under twinkling string lights, neon beer signs, and illuminated palm trees, while dozens of big plastic fish hanging from the ceiling gently sway in the evening breeze.
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of suits and politics, Cantina Marina is a funky waterside place ideal for anyone looking to slip on a pair of flip-flops and relax by the river.
Nats fans, frat boys, preppy sailors, rowing teams, federal workers, young professionals, families, and laid-back houseboat residents, 20s to 40s+.
Playlist of popular music from across the decades. Three TVs tuned to sports. Occasional live music.
Seafood-heavy menu with some Tex-Mex and Creole influences, including crawfish etouffee and grilled fish tacos.
Appetizers $4–$20, entrées $8–$19. Beer $5.50, wine $6, cocktails $7 –$14, spiked coffees $8.
Anything goes: flip-flops, baseball caps, tank tops.
Saturday afternoons for crowds of sun seekers, or after a Nationals game for rowdy sports fans.
Maine Avenue Fish Market (1100 Maine Avenue SW) sells seafood fresh from the fishing boats.