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Visitors to National Harbor Can Now Enjoy Wine, Champagne and Local Beer 180-feet Over the Potomac River
New Outdoor Lounge to Open at The Capital Wheel on May 25

(National Harbor, MD – May 17, 2017) –With the addition of Flight Deck at The Capital Wheel, a new outdoor lounge offering light bites and bubbly beverages, visitors to National Harbor will be able to toast amazing views with champagne or a local brew in hand.  The unique venue will welcome visitors who wish to experience The Capital Wheel as well as those who simply want to enjoy a lovely atmosphere and celebrate with friends.

“The view from The Capital Wheel is stunning any time of day,” said Derek Lovato, vice president and general manager.  “Now, with the addition of Flight Deck, it’s also a fantastic spot for sunset cocktails, date night or a celebratory event with friends.”

An impressive selection of wine, champagne, sparkling cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages will be topped off with offerings from two local breweries.  Loose Cannon, the flagship brew of Heavy Seas, founded by Baltimore beer pioneer Hugh Sisson, will join Homestead Hefeweizen, brewed by Milkhouse Brewery using hops grown exclusively in Maryland.

The Flight Deck is also a perfect location for happy hour parties, company events and group gatherings.  Wheel lighting can be customized to reflect logo colors, or synchronized to your college fight song.  Flight Deck opening day is schedule for Thursday, May 25, which is also National Wine Day.

The Capital Wheel opened at National Harbor in 2014 offering guests thrilling views of the Washington, DC area from180-feet above the Potomac River.  Seated in comfortable, climate-controlled gondolas, passengers enjoy an exciting ride while onlookers delight in the multi-color display created by more than 1.6 million fully programmable LED lights.  To learn more about tickets, events and parties at The Capital Wheel visit or call 301-842-8650.

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About The Capital Wheel: Located at the end of a pier overlooking the Potomac River at National Harbor, The Capital Wheel is a large-scale observation wheel. The iconic attraction is 180-feet high with 42 climate-controlled gondolas each seating up to eight passengers.  For more information

About National Harbor
National Harbor is a community unlike any other.  Situated close to the nation’s capital, National Harbor takes full advantage of one of the country’s most historic rivers. Rising from the banks of the Potomac River, just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Prince George’s County, Md., National Harbor is a 350-acre mixed use development with seven hotels (including the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center and MGM National Harbor), offices, residential, tree-lined streets with more than 160 shops including Tanger Outlet and more than 40 restaurants, iconic attractions such as the Capital Wheel and National Harbor Carousel, and much more. The community provides easy access to Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, Va. and features an array of waterfront activities, events, and spectacular sunsets. For more information,