Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Relationships
  3. Dating

Summer Date of the Day: Cantina Marina on the Waterfront

With temperatures in DC hovering in the high 90's, it's hard to believe anyone would want to brave the weather to sit at an outside "tiki" bar. However, certain places attract people on a hot, DC summer day, and Cantina Marina is one of them.

Cantina Marina is an excellent place for a summer date.  It's right on the water, giving one a view of cruise ships, boats, and the Potomac as it winds around the bend.  The occasional breeze from the water is refreshing and the laid back atmosphere is contagious.  The crowd is very diverse, with ages ranging from early 20's to mid to late 70's and 80's.  Everyone is there to have a good, relaxing time, which is what makes this place so special.

Go later in the day when it is not as hot.  Grab a table for two alongside the water, order food and drinks, and relax. 

Note:  Cantina Marina serves mostly seafood - it is not very vegetarian/vegan friendly.  However, they do have a side salad and are more than accommodating if you ask for your dish to be without meat.

Location: 600 Water St. SW

Price: Food & drink consumed

Average Time: 1-2 hours

First Date Potential:  A-

I want to hear from YOU!  Have you had an amazing date this summer? Did you go on one of my recommended "Summer Date(s) of the Day"?  Let me know in the comments! 

This article is part of my Find Romance This Summer in DC series.

To receive periodical emails notifying you of my new articles, click on the "Subscribe button" at the top of the page.




  • Charles Davis.
    Charles Davis turns painful loss into beautiful straight-ahead jazz for Lori
    Today's Buzz
  • Summer romance
    Fun midlife romance summer date ideas sure to appeal to a variety of singles
    5 Photos
  • Bill Gates
    Bill Gates: From computer geek to big brother watching you
    8 Photos
  • Hookah smoking
    Young adults believe hookah smoking pose no health threat
    7 Photos
  • Morbid obesity
    Health: Morbid obesity decreases life span by up to 16 years
    7 Photos
  • Bikini body
    Get your bikini body while having fun outdoors this summer
    5 Photos