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Feast with the Beasts

Enjoy a taste of gourmet cuisine from Houston's best eateries, animal experiences, a live music, and more.

Friday, April 5, 6:30-10:00 p.m.

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

Feast with the Beasts presented by TXU Energy returns on Friday, April 5! Sample local cuisine from a curated list of 40 of Houston’s best restaurants while you enjoy drinks, live music across the Zoo including a dueling piano show, and animal experiences after hours at our culinary event. Feast with the Beasts is a Houston favorite and will sell out fast!

View our full list of participating restaurants in the FAQ below.

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

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General Admission – $149
Your ticket includes cuisine from Houston’s best eateries, two free drinks, live music throughout the Zoo including a live dueling piano show, and exciting animal experiences across the Zoo.

Bonus: Unleash your inner kid and get free access to our rotating exhibit, TXU Energy presents Dinosaurs.

VIP Admission – $299
Your exclusive VIP pass includes early entry to the event with a special keeper talk at the sea lions habitat, access to the VIP lounge with select culinary offerings including The Grove, complimentary adult beverages including an exclusive premium wine selection, animal encounters, live music, and more. 

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/wine), exciting animal experiences, and access to live music across the Zoo including a live dueling piano show, jazz band, and Demola, a multigenre violinist. 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 lounge, where you can enjoy complimentary adult beverages including an exclusive premium wine selection, live music from Danny Ray and the Atlantic Street Band, meet and greets with ambassador animals from 7:00-8:00 p.m., aerial photo booth, and more.

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

Which restaurants will be participating?

  • Ouisie’s Table
  • Taste of Texas
  • Jonathan’s The Rub
  • Lees Den
  • Savoir and Patton’s Steakhouse
  • Blood Bros. BBQ
  • City Cellars HTX
  • Harold’s Restaurant, Bar & Terrace
  • KUU Sushi
  • Low Tide Kitchen & Bar
  • Merlion
  • EurAsia Fusion Sushi
  • Hughie’s
  • Nokturne
  • Vinny’s
  • Michael’s Cookie Jar
  • Valencia’s Tex Mex Garage
  • Black Walnut Café
  • Gus’s Fried Chicken
  • Mendocino Farms
  • Chardon
  • The Palm
  • Torchy’s Tacos
  • Madisonville Christmas Company
  • Gordo Niños
  • Winfield’s Chocolate Bar
  • Sweetgreen
  • Federal American Grill
  • Reggae Hut
  • South x Saigon with Narwhal Jousting Club
  • The Big Casino Kitchen + Bar
  • Cocoa Cookie Bar
  • Cotton Culinary
  • Raii Café
  • VIP Only The Grove Restaurant

What animal experiences will be available?

Don’t miss our featured VIP Meet the Keeper Talk at 6:15 p.m. at the Sea Lion Amphitheatre.

Mingle with our zookeepers until 8:30 p.m. and see animal feedings sponsored by Bank of Texas including:

  • Jellyfish
  • Tiger
  • Cougars
  • Cheetahs
  • Red River Hogs
  • Bug House
  • Black Bear
  • Komodo Dragon

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.

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