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Feast with the Beasts

Get a taste of Houston's best cuisine as you watch animals dine, enjoy beer and wine, and live concert performance by The Suffers!

This Event Has Passed Friday, November 1, 2019, 7:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m

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Event Details

The Houston Zoo’s 14th annual Feast with the Beasts presented by Bank of America is back! Enjoy cuisine from Houston’s best restaurants, beer and wine, and a live concert performance on the H-E-B stage by The Suffers!

The 21 & up event features spectacular animal experiences throughout the evening, and animal feedings sponsored by Comcast, so guests may watch the animals dine as they get their own taste of Houston’s best cuisine.

Friday, November 1, 2019
7:00-11:00 p.m.

Online ticket sales have closed.

Note: Members must be logged in to their account in order to receive their discount. 

Ticket Prices:

  • $119 General Admission
  • $109 General Admission for Zoo Members

Each ticket includes two free drinks!


VIP ticket holders can also take advantage of the exclusive Bud Light VIP lounge in the H-E-B Lone Star Pavilion, and are able to enter the event 30 minutes before the general public. Note: VIP tickets are sold out.

Gift of Grub Experience Auction:

Give the Gift of Grub this holiday season! Feed a sloth, toss a bone to a tiger, or watch a cheetah run at full speed. You could meet our animals and support their care and feeding when you bid in the Gift of Grub Experience Auction. It includes private tours and encounters not regularly offered to the public, and every experience comes with VIP parking. Visit our tables at Feast with the Beasts to learn more about the auction. Auction ends Nov. 1 at 9:00 p.m.

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  • 7:00-9:00 p.m. – The Aquarium, Natural Encounters, and Reptile House will be open.
  • 7:30-9:30 p.m. – Giraffe feedings will be available.
  • 8:30 p.m. – Guests can see a live ice carving demo.

See the full schedule of animal experiences and special Animal Feedings presented by Comcast below!

2019 Participating Restaurants

Below is the list of restaurants that will be participating in this year’s Feast with the Beasts. More restaurants will be added closer to the event date. Be sure to check back for updates!


Berryhill Catering

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations
Black Walnut Café

Community Coffee
Fluff Bake Bar
Goode Company
Grazia Italian Kitchen

Hopdoddy Burger Bar
KUU Restaurant

La Madeleine
Lemond Kitchen
Max’s Wine Dive
Memorial Hermann Sodexo
MiMiD Meatballs
Mi Pueblito Restaurant

Michael’s Cookie Jar
Molina’s Cantina
Moon Rooster</emNaam Khao
Napa Udon House & Wine Bar
Omni Houston Hotel
Ono Poke
Ouisie’s Table

Pastel Boutique
Phat Eatery
Pei Wei

Postino Winecafe

Saint Arnold Brewing Co.
Starbucks Coffee

Sweet Tomatoes
Sweets by Belen
Taste Catering
Taste of Texas
Texas de Brazil
The Grove
The Rustic
The Tasting Room
Truluck’s Houston
Warehouse 72

Animal Experiences

7:15 p.m.

  • Piranha (Natural Encounters)
  • Cheetah
  • Komodo Dragon
  • Whooping Crane (Texas Wetlands)

7:30 p.m.

  • Giraffes (Giraffe Yard)
  • Elephants (Elephant Cow Yard Pool)
  • Sea Lions (Sea Lion Pool)

8:00 p.m.

  • Tiger (Tiger Deck)
  • Aquarium
  • Sloth (Natural Encounters)

8:30 p.m.

  • Lion (Lion Window)
  • Anegada Island Iguanas (Reptile & Amphibian House)
  • Elephants (Elephant Bull Yard)

Feast with the Beasts FAQ

How can I purchase tickets?

Tickets may be purchased from this event page by clicking on the green Buy Tickets button. If you have a promo code, please type it in when prompted, and if you’re a Zoo Member, be sure to log in so you receive your discount.

What does my ticket include?

Your admission ticket will allow you to enjoy sample-size food from any or all of the participating restaurants, two beverages (beer and wine), animal presentations, and live musical entertainment by The Suffers. Additional beverages can be purchased for $7 each – 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 so you can enjoy Feast with the Beasts with no lines! Your VIP ticket also grants you access into the VIP party, where you’ll enjoy beer and wine, and special animal experiences just for you.

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

How old do I have to be to attend?

This event is for guests 21 years of age and older. IDs will be checked prior to entry that night.

Will there be any animal guests?

There will be Meet the Keeper Talks presented by Phillips 66 and animal experiences scheduled throughout the evening. A schedule will be posted on this event page closer to the event date.

Where can I park?

Parking is free near the front entrance of the Zoo at 6200 Hermann Park Dr. Offsite parking with shuttle service is available at 7100 William C. Harvin Blvd. for $7 per vehicle. We encourage our guests to use a rideshare service where available.

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.

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.

Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors