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2016 Feast with the Beasts

The 11th annual food, beer, and wine celebration
Featuring more than 60 restaurants
With musical guest Better Than Ezra

November 4, 2016
7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

This event is 21+ only.
This event is rain or shine.

2015 Feast Ticket Prices

All 2015 Feast With the Beast tickets are sold out!

$109 Zoo Members SOLD OUT
$119 Non-Members SOLD OUT
$179 VIP Party SOLD OUT

Better Than Ezra Performs on the H-E-B Stage


Before their omnipresent 1995 single “Good” hit No. 1, before their debut album Deluxe went double platinum, before popular shows such as Desperate Housewives licensed their song “Juicy,” before Taylor Swift attested to their timeless appeal by covering their track “Breathless” — New Orleans’ Better Than Ezra was a pop-rock act paying its dues, traveling from town to town in a ramshackle van. Over two decades after the band formed, that vigilance still resonates strongly with the trio, who were finally rewarded after seven years of stubbornly chasing their dreams. “This band,” notes bassist Tom Drummond, “has never been handed anything.”

More about Better Than Ezra

We Would Like to Thank Our Generous 2015 Sponsors







Interested in becoming a Feast with the Beasts sponsor or purchasing a table in the Bud Light VIP Lounge? Contact Hunter Greene at 713-533-6754 or

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the answers to the most common questions we get:

Where do I park?
Our main parking lot is located at 6200 Hermann Park Drive, and parking will be available throughout the Hermann Park parking areas.

Free parking will also be available at Memorial Hermann Medical Garage just for this event; guests can enter from both Fannin and Main Street. Complimentary shuttles will bring guests from the garage to the Zoo’s Medical Center Gate. Guests will receive a voucher from the shuttle driver for free parking.

Parking can be difficult, so we encourage you to arrive early and carpool if possible. The Zoo’s Main Gate and Medical Center Gate will both be open.

Insider tip: Arrive to the Medical Center Gate for shorter admission and food booth lines!

Remind me again when the event is?
How can I purchase tickets?
What all does my ticket include?
Can you tell me more about the VIP Tickets to the private Bud Light Lounge?
How old do I have to be to attend?
Will there be any animal guests?
What is the attire?
What if I have to cancel prior to the event?
What if it rains?
Who should I call if I have any other questions?
Call our call center at 713-533-6500 with event questions, questions about purchasing tickets or our online ordering system, or email

VIP Party

VIP tickets are sold out. Thank you!

This $179 VIP experience will allow you to enter the Zoo 30 minutes early so you can enjoy Feast with the Beasts with no lines! Your VIP ticket also gains you access into the Bud Light Lounge hosted by 94.5 The Buzz’s Rod Ryan, where you’ll enjoy private patio seating, an open bar, and animal experiences just for you.

Feast with the Beasts Event T-shirt

Feast with the Beasts Event T-shirt: $25 

Made from plastic bottles and recycled cotton, this shirt helps save animals like sea turtles in the wild by reducing plastic pollution. Not only will you look cool wearing it, but you’re keeping eight plastic bottles from ending up in our waterways. Thanks for saving wildlife!

2016 Restaurant Participants

  • 51fifteen Restaurant
  • Anejo
  • Angie’s Cake
  • Batanga
  • Black Walnut Café
  • Brick House Tavern + Tap
  • Catering To Your Taste Buds
  • Community Coffee
  • Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Kitchen
  • d’lish catering inc.
  • Davie & Buster’s Houston Marq’E
  • Doughmaker Doughnuts
  • Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
  • Fluff Bake Bar
  • Fogo de Chao
  • Frank’s Americana Revival
  • Griff’s
  • Hard Rock Café Houston
  • Hearsay Gastro Lounge
  • Joe’s Crab Shack
  • Jonathan’s The Rub
  • La Madeleine
  • Lemond Kitchen
  • Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy
  • Max’s Wine Dive
  • Memorial Hermann Sodexo
  • Merlion on 4th
  • Mi Pueblito Restaurant
  • Michael’s Cookie Jar
  • Molina’s Cantina*
  • My Dee Dee’s Pie Shoppe
  • North Italia
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Peli Peli
  • Poparazzi’s Gourmet Popcorn
  • Ristorante Cavour
  • Russo’s New York Pizzeria
  • Seasons 52
  • Sodexo – Nourish
  • Songkran Thai Kitchen
  • Sweet Tomatoes
  • Taste of Texas Restaurant*
  • Texas de Brazil
  • The Cajun Stop
  • The Melting Pot
  • The Tasting Room
  • Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Truluck’s

*Cornerstone Cuisine! Cornerstone Cuisine are those restaurant participants who have been a part of Feast with the Beasts since its first year in 2006. We thank them for their continued support and encourage all Feast guests to stop by their booth this year!

Interested in becoming a restaurant participant? Contact Lauren St. Pierre at 713-533-6613 or

About Feast with the Beasts

The 2014 Feast with the Beasts event featured 65 of Houston’s hottest restaurants, special animal presentations and feedings, and a live performance by Sugar Ray. Money raised helps support the care and feeding of the over 6,000 animals that call Houston Zoo home. Make sure you subscribe to the Houston Zoo e-mail newsletter for all Feast details.

Launched in the fall of 2006 as a fundraiser for the Houston Zoo, Feast with the Beasts was an instant hit! The Zoo’s naturally wild environment and 6,000 animals offer an unprecedented venue for this wine, beer and food event.

The 2006 event had 33 restaurant participants. The event has grown to feature more than 60 Houston-area restaurants, all serving their best dish, plus a live concert performance.

We’ve had sell-out crowds for the past four years, welcoming over 4,000 guests each year. Tickets sold out weeks in advance. With great restaurants like Taste of Texas, The Melting Pot and more, plus a rockin’ show, Feast with the Beasts is the place to be!

About the Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world. Fundraising is essential to the Houston Zoo, and we could not continue our mission without support from the Houston community.

Feast with the Beasts is a much-talked about and well-loved annual event. By attending this event you are helping support the Houston Zoo. Money raised goes to the Houston Zoo’s conservation, education, and animal care programs.