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Feast with the Beasts

Get a taste of Houston's best cuisine, enjoy animal experiences, live music, and sip on beer and wine.

This Event Has Passed Friday, April 14, 2023, 6:35 p.m to 10:00 p.m

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Event Details

Friday, April 14
6:00-10:00 p.m. GA; last entry at 8:00 p.m.
Early entry for VIP at 5:30 p.m.

Feast with the Beasts presented by TXU Energy is back at the Houston Zoo! Enjoy cuisine from more than 30 of Houston’s best restaurants, live music throughout the Zoo, and exciting animal experiences. Experience the Zoo after hours, including the new Galápagos Islands exhibit!

NEW THIS YEAR: Fewer tickets will be sold to ensure a more intimate event with shorter lines, a focus on high quality restaurants, and live music throughout the Zoo. View the full list of participating restaurants in our FAQ below.

Feast with the Beasts is a Houston favorite and will sell out fast!


By attending Feast with the Beasts, you are helping save animals in the wild.

Event Tickets

General Admission – $149
Your ticket includes cuisine from Houston’s best restaurants, two free drinks, live music, and exciting animal experiences throughout the Zoo.

VIP Admission – SOLD OUT
Your exclusive VIP pass includes early entry to the event, access to the VIP lounge sponsored by NÜTRL with culinary offerings, unlimited beverages including beer and wine, animal encounters, and activities only available to VIP pass holders. 

Tickets are for guests 21+ only. IDs will be checked at the gate. Tickets will not be sold at the gate. 

Feast with the Beasts FAQ

What does the general admission ticket include?

Your general admission ticket will allow you to enjoy sample-size food from any or all of the participating restaurants, two free drinks (beer and wine), exciting animal experiences, and access to live music. Additional beverages can be purchased – cash and credit cards will be accepted.

What is the VIP experience?

The VIP experience will allow you to enter the Zoo 30 minutes early and be among the first to experience Feast with the Beasts! Your VIP ticket also grants you access into the VIP party, where you can enjoy unlimited beer and wine, a DJ, the 360 photobooth, and caricaturists. VIPs will have early access to Galapagos Islands exhibit.

Non-alcoholic beverages, including soda and water, will also be available.

Which restaurants will be participating?

  • Black Walnut Café
  • Blood Bros. BBQ
  • Buffalo Bayou Brewery
  • Calavera Mexican Kitchen
  • City Cellars HTX
  • Community Coffee
  • Dessert Gallery
  • East Side King
  • Eurasia Fusion
  • Fogo de Chao Houston
  • Golfstrommen
  • Gordo Ninos
  • Gus’s Fried Chicken
  • Harold’s Restaurant, Bar & Terrace
  • Hughie’s
  • Johnny Good Burger
  • Kuu
  • Lea James
  • Lemond Kitchen
  • Low Tide Kitchen & Bar
  • M Express Thai Kitchen
  • Mendocino Farms
  • Merlion
  • Michael’s Cookie Jar
  • Molina’s
  • Nokturne Food Bar
  • Ouisie’s Table
  • Patra Lee’s Kitchen 1848 Ice Cream
  • Raising Cane’s
  • Sambuca
  • Soy Pinoy
  • Sweetgreen
  • Taste of Texas
  • Tecas TexMex
  • Texas de Brazil
  • Thai Kun
  • The Chef’s Table
  • Uptown Catering
  • Valencia’s Tex Mex Garage
  • Vinny’s Pizza
  • Wild
  • Winfield’s Chocolate Bar
  • Wolfe & Wine Co.

What keeper talks will be available?

  • 5:45 p.m. – VIP Penguins
  • 6:45 p.m. – California sea lions in Galápagos Islands
  • 7:00 p.m. – Elephant bull yard
  • 7:00 p.m. – Galápagos tortoise in Galápagos Islands
  • 7:00 p.m. – Jaguar in South America’s Pantanal
  • 7:15 p.m. – Giant river otter in South America’s Pantanal
  • 7:15 p.m. – Jellyfish in Galápagos Islands
  • 7:45 p.m. – California sea lions in Galápagos Islands
  • 7:45 p.m. – Jellyfish in Natural Encounters
  • 8:00 p.m. – Elephant cow yard
  • 8:15 p.m. – Giant river otter in South America’s Pantanal
  • 8:15 p.m. – Komodo dragon in Reptile & Amphibian House
  • 8:30 p.m. – African lions
  • 8:30 p.m. – Galápagos tortoise in Galápagos Islands

Ambassador animals will also be around the Zoo for guests to meet from 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Is the event only open to guests 21 and up?

Yes, Feast with the Beasts 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.

Where can I park?

Our main parking lot is located at 6200 Hermann Park Drive, and parking will be available throughout the Hermann Park parking areas. We also encourage using rideshare services.

What is the dress code?

Guests usually dress casually since you will be outside and walking.

What if I have to cancel prior to the event?

We’re sorry, but payment for this event is non-refundable.

What if it rains?

This event is rain or shine. There will be a few animal buildings open, but most of the event is outdoors.

Is smoking permitted?

No, smoking is not permitted at the Zoo.

Who should I call if I have any other questions?

Please contact our call center at 713-533-6500 with event-related questions.

thank you to our presenting sponsor

Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors