When I first toured the newly opened DC Wharf, the place I was most excited about was Pearl Street Warehouse. Modeled after New Orleans music venues, it was designed as an indoor/outdoor space with with a bar and dining area that kind of spills out onto the pedestrian street outside. Also (like many a New Orleans venue), good bar food and drinks was a must. B and I got to experience this cool new spot firsthand just before the holidays and it totally lived up to the hype. After starting the evening with some of their delicious diner-style food – a drugstore burger, tots, and hot chicken sticks (crispy chicken nuggets skewered with spicy pickles), we enjoyed a great solo acoustic show by Patterson Hood (lead singer of Drive-By Truckers, one of our favorite bands). The space is pretty intimate so you’ve got a great view anywhere you stand and we loved the availability of seating in the balcony area, because, in high heels like mine, who wants to stand for an entire live show?