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Brew at the Zoo

Brew at the Zoo returns this fall for you to enjoy the Zoo after hours!

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. Last year Brew at the Zoo SOLD OUT – get your tickets now!

  • Live Music
    Enjoy a live band 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. 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



Texas Beer Pass, $45
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. The breweries will have beer, hard seltzers, ranch water, and cider available for tasting.

Event Pass Only, $35
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
  • 8th Wonder Brewery
  • Eureka Heights Brew Co
  • No Label Brewery
  • Karbach Brewing Co
  • SpindleTap Brewery
  • Galveston Island Brewing
  • Tupps Brewery

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. 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.