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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 Gin Blossoms

November 4, 2016
7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
This event is 21+ only.
This event is rain or shine.

2016 Feast Ticket Prices


$119 Zoo Members
$129 Non-Members
$199 VIP PartySOLD OUT!

Gin Blossoms Perform on the H-E-B Stage


For more than two decades, Gin Blossoms have defined the sound of jangle pop. From their late 80s start as Arizona’s top indie rock outfit, the Tempe-based combo has drawn critical applause and massive popular success for their trademark brand of chiming guitars, introspective lyricism, and irresistible melodies. Gin Blossoms soon unfurled a chain of crossover favorites spanning five different formats, from “Hey Jealousy” and “Until I Fall Away” to “Follow You Down” and the GRAMMY®-nominated “As Long As It Matters,” earning the band sales in excess of 10 million in the US alone.

We Would Like to Thank Our Generous 2016 Sponsors







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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Where do I park?
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

This $199 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.

VIP tickets are SOLD OUT!

Feast with the Beasts Souvenir T-shirt

Feast with the Beasts T-shirt: $22.95
Use the Buy Tickets button at left to purchase your shirt(s).

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
  • Bahama Buck’s
  • Batanga
  • Benihana
  • Black Walnut Café
  • Brick House Tavern + Tap
  • Cacao & Cardamom Chocolatier
  • Calabash Island Eats
  • Catering To Your Taste Buds
  • Cavatore Italian Restaurant
  • Community Coffee
  • Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Kitchen
  • d’lish catering inc.
  • Dave & Buster’s
  • Davis Street Hermann Park
  • Doughmaker Doughnuts
  • Fluff Bake Bar
  • Fogo de Chao
  • Frank’s Americana Revival
  • Fuddruckers
  • Griff’s
  • Hard Rock Café Houston
  • Hearsay Gastro Lounge
  • Izakaya
  • Jonathan’s The Rub
  • Juice Girl
  • KUU Restaurant
  • La Madeleine
  • Lemond Kitchen
  • Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar
  • Luby’s
  • 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
  • Naam Khao
  • North Italia
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Ooh La La Dessert Boutique
  • Pei Wei
  • Peli Peli
  • PESKA Seafood Culture
  • Poparazzi’s Gourmet Popcorn
  • Prego
  • RA Sushi Bar Restaurant
  • Ristorante Cavour at Hotel Granduca
  • Russo’s New York Pizzeria
  • Salata
  • Seasons 52
  • Sodexo – Nourish
  • Sweet Tomatoes
  • Taste of Texas Restaurant*
  • Texas de Brazil
  • The Cajun Stop
  • The Capital Grille
  • The Grove
  • The Melting Pot
  • Third Coast
  • Tiff’s Treats Cookie Delivery
  • Torchy’s Tacos
  • Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Truluck’s
  • Verts Mediterranean Grill

*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 2015 Feast with the Beasts event featured 71 of Houston’s hottest restaurants, special animal presentations and feedings, and a live performance by Better Than Ezra. 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.