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Brew at the Zoo

Tickets for Brew at the Zoo are SOLD OUT! Tickets will not be available to buy at the gate.

Friday, September 16, 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Event Details

It’s an all-Texas Brew at the Zoo. Enjoy beer tastings from eight popular Texas breweries, with over 30 beers to choose from, including gluten-free options. This 21 and up event is perfect for a date night or a friends’ night out. 

  • Live Music
    Enjoy a live band, The Western Express, at Masihara Pavilion and a DJ near the Reflection Pool.
  • Games and Activities
    Stop by the Game Room to play some favorites like skee-ball, electronic darts, foosball, and pool. Take a photo in the photo booth or have one of our caricature artists capture the moment with your friends. Before you go, don’t miss the live ice carving experience at 8:00 p.m. near Cypress Circle Cafe. All games and activities are FREE with admission.
  • Animals
    Enjoy the Zoo after hours! See the elephants, stop by the giraffe feeding platform to feed a giraffe, chat with our keepers, visit the Reptile House and Natural Encounters Building, and more! (Giraffe feeding tickets will be available for purchase on-site.)

By attending Brew at the Zoo, you are helping save animals in the wild.


Event Tickets

Tickets for Brew at the Zoo are SOLD OUT! Tickets will not be available to buy at the gate.

Texas Beer Pass
Includes an event pass, an 8 oz. commemorative souvenir cup, and six 4 oz. beer samplings from any of the breweries. Additional sample cards and full pours will be available for purchase on-site with a credit card only. Select breweries will have beer, ranch water, and cider available for tasting.

Event Pass Only
Designated driver, or just not a fan of beer? We still want you to join the fun! This ticket does not come with beer samples or a souvenir mug but does allow you full access to live music, arcade games, evening animal viewings, and more!

Adults 21+ only. No one under 21 will be permitted to attend the event. Last entry at 8:00 p.m. Last call at 9:30 p.m.


Participating Breweries


Is this only open to guests 21 and up?

Yes, Brew at the Zoo is an adults-only event for guests 21 and up. No babies or children are allowed. Guests without a valid photo ID will not be permitted to enter.

Which breweries will be participating?

  • Saint Arnold Brewing Company: Art Car, H-Town Pils, Oktoberfest, Tarnation, and Dry Cider 
  • 8th Wonder Brewery: Otto, Cougar Paw, Achtoberfest, and Rocket Fuel
  • Eureka Heights Brewery: Somethin’ Light, Von Wolfhausen Festbier, Space Train, and Mini Boss
  • Karbach Brewing Company: Love Street Citrus, Ranch Water, Karbachtoberfest, Light Circus
  • No Label Brewing Company: El Hefe, Gilley’s, Oktoberfest, and Cali Boy
  • SpindleTap Brewery: Houston Hazier, Proper Pils, Festbier, and Calavera Lager
  • Galveston Island Brewing: Tiki Wheat, Blackberry Tiki, Octoberfest, and Citra Mellow IPA
  • Tupps Brewery: Tupps IPA, Alpha Drop, Oktoberfest, and Juice Pack

Is the event only limited to beer?

No, additional food and beverages will be available for purchase. Other beverages include canned wines and hard seltzers at the concession locations, plus several breweries are bringing ranch water and ciders as alternative options to beer.

If you purchase the Texas Beer Pass, tastings can also be used toward hard seltzer, ranch water, and cider.

What food options will be available?

There will be plenty of food options available during Brew at the Zoo, including our full menu from Cypress Circle Cafe, as well as our food kiosks around the Zoo. Place your order online ahead of time from Cypress Circle.

Will there be keeper chats?

Yes, you can chat with keepers from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the following areas:

  • African Lions
  • Malayan Tiger
  • Black Bear
  • Gorillas and Chimpanzees in the Great Ape Gallery

All areas of the Zoo will be open for you to explore, except for the John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo, Kathrine G. McGovern Texas Wetlands, and flamingo exhibit.

Indoor areas for you to explore include:

  • Carruth Natural Encounters
  • Reptile and Amphibian House
  • Bug House

Where should I park?

Free parking is available in Hermann Park near the Zoo’s Main Entrance at 6200 Hermann Park Drive. There are also a few parking alternatives, including rideshare or taking the METRORail. Please note, that our Medical Center entrance will not be open.

What happens if it rains?

This event is rain or shine. There are no refunds.

Is smoking permitted

No, smoking is not permitted at the Zoo.