Brew at the Zoo

Upcoming Events

Brew at the Zoo

05/31/2019, 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

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Eighth annual beer festival on tap for May 31!

Nashville Zoo welcomes all species of beer lovers to the eighth annual Brew at the Zoo happening on Friday, May 31 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. Animals, live music, local food trucks and over 100 craft beers are on tap at this unique after-hours event voted the best beer event in Nashville by Nashville Scene readers in 2014 and 2016.

Please note: The Zoo will close at 4pm on May 31 to prepare for Brew at the Zoo.


Ticket Types & Details

Tickets on sale now!


Double up & Save

Double up on adults-only fun at the Zoo this summer and save $$ when you purchase BOTH Brew at the Zoo and Red, White & Zoo tickets at once! The Summer Sips Combo option will appear after you click "Checkout" during the purchase process for Brew at the Zoo tickets.


MEMBERS $60  /  NON-MEMBERS $65 - THRU 5/24 
Week of Price - $75

Includes commemorative tasting glass and unlimited 2oz samples from all participating craft breweries.


MEMBERS $125  /  NON-MEMBERS $135 - THRU 5/24
Week of Price - $150
  • Everything included in General Admission along with exclusive access to VIP Lounge 
  • Early entrance (6pm)  
  • Access to the Conservation Lounge
  • Exclusive animal encounter
  • Food pairings with select beers in a VIP Lounge (6pm - 8:30pm)
    • Beers include: Ayinger Brau Weisse, Lindemans Framboise, Orval, Sam Smith Chocolate Stout & Organic Lager, Westmalle Dubbel
  • Late night snack stop (9pm - 10pm)


GA & VIP options available
Week of Price - $35
  • You must be 21+
  • You will not receive a tasting glass. You will receive a water and snack voucher at check in
Week of Price - $65
  • You must be 21+
  • Exclusive access to VIP Lounge 
  • Early entrance (6pm)
  • Exclusive animal encounter
  • Access to Conservation Lounge
  • Food pairings in a VIP Lounge (6pm - 8:30pm)
  • Late night snack stop (9pm - 10pm)


  • Get access to this swanky lounge with lounge seating, a bar hosted by Frugal Macdoogal, an animal encounter, door prizes and more
  • Nerdy Talk Trivia will be leading short trivia sessions where winners will receive fun prizes!
  • Proceeds benefit the Borneo Nature Foundation, a not-for-profit conservation and research organization
  • All proceeds support "Rainforest Trust" – a world leader in conservation protecting millions of acres of rainforest from destruction while helping the world's most endangered species thrive.
  • Limited tickets available!

Members: Buy tickets!

Non-Members: Buy tickets!



  • Abita Brewing Company
  • Asgard Brewing Co.
  • Blackberry Farm Brewery
  • Blackstone Brewery
  • Boulevard Brewing Company
  • Braxton Brewing Company
  • BrewDog
  • BriarScratch Brewing
  • Brooklyn Brewery
  • Catawba Brewing Company
  • Country Boy Brewing
  • Crosstown Brewing Company
  • Devil's Backbone Brewing Co.
  • Einstok Beer Company
  • Fat Bottom Brewing Co.
  • Good People Brewing Company
  • Goodwood Brewing Co.
  • Grayton Beer Company
  • Guinness
  • Hap & Harry's Tennessee Beer
  • Hi-Wire Brewing
  • Hollow Pointe Brewery
  • Humulus Project
  • Jackalope Brewing Co.
  • Lagunitas Brewing Co.
  • Little Harpeth Brewing
  • MadTree Brewery
  • Mantra Artisan Ales
  • Marathon Brewing
  • MayDay Brewing
  • MillerCoors
  • Monday Night Brewing
  • Music City Beer Company
  • Nashville Brewing Company
  • Natural Light
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • NOLA Brewing Co.
  • Oskar Blue Brewery/Cigar City Brewing
  • Rhinegeist Brewery
  • Rock Bottom Nashville
  • Schlafly: The Saint Louis Brewery
  • Spoetzl Brewery (Shiner)
  • Starr Hill Brewery
  • Stone Brewing
  • Sweetwater Brewing Company
  • Tailgate Brewing
  • Tennessee Brew Works
  • Terrapin Beer Company
  • The Black Abbey Brewing Company
  • Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company
  • Wicked Weed Brewing
  • Wild Heaven Beer
  • Yazoo Brewing Company
  • Yee-Haw Brewing

Other Beverages

Cider, Hard Soda, etc
  • Austin Eastciders
  • Bold Rock Hard Cider
  • Diskin Cider
  • Honeytree Meadery
  • Labatt and Pura Still
  • Mighty Swell Spritzer Co.
  • Mike's Hard Lemonade
  • Truly Hard Seltzer
  • White Claw Hard Seltzer
  • Essentially Geared
  • French Pool Toy
  • Garbares
  • Underwood

Food Trucks

  • Califarmia
  • Cousins Maine Lobster
  • DegThai
  • Funk Seoul Brother
  • The Grilled Cheeserie
  • Hoss' Loaded Burgers
  • IL Forno
  • King Tut's
  • Smoke Et Al
  • Steaming Goat Food Truck
  • That Awesome Taco Truck

Know Before You Go

  • This event is ages 21+ only, no exceptions. Children are not permitted.
  • No public urination – if found in the bushes you will be removed.
  • No weapons of any kind.
  • No illegal substances.
  • Smoking (including vaping) is only permitted in a designated area, which will be noted on the festival map. Please do not smoke anywhere else. If found smoking in other areas, you will be asked to leave.
  • No bags or backpacks. Small purses are allowed.
  • No outside food or beverages. Water will be provided. Empty reusable water bottles are permitted.
  • No pets.
  • Please respect yourself, your fellow Brew patrons and the Zoo property.
Be responsible. Don’t drink and drive.

LYFT Promotion Code - coming soon!

Lyft will provide a special Brew at the Zoo code that will offer riders:

  • New users: Get 2 free rides (up to $10 each)
  • Existing users: 15% off 2 rides to/from event
  • VIP ticket holders: 30% off round-trip

Event parking

Parking at Nashville Zoo will be FREE starting at 6pm. Please remember that parking is free during the event, but if you leave your car overnight it must be removed from the Zoo between 6am and 9am or your car will be towed.


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