Upcoming Events

Brew at the Zoo

06/01/2018, 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM

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Nashville Zoo welcomes all species of beer lovers to the seventh annual Brew at the Zoo happening on Friday, June 1 from 6:30pm to 11pm.

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 4 p.m. to prepare for Brew at the Zoo.

Buy tickets!




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


  • Everything included in General Admission along with exclusive access to VIP Lounge. 
  • Private entrance
  • Access to the Conservation Lounge
  • Exclusive animal encounter
  • Food pairings with select beers & wines in a VIP Lounge (6:30-9:30pm)
  Tickets go on sale April 4 around 10am.

Buy tickets!


GA - $30
  • You must be 21+
  • You will not receive a tasting glass. You will receive a water and snack voucher at check in
VIP - $60
  • You must be 21+
  • Exclusive access to VIP Lounge 
  • Private entrance
  • Exclusive animal encounter
  • Access to Conservation Lounge
  • Food pairings in a VIP Lounge (6:30 - 9:30pm)


  • Get access to this swanky lounge with lounge seating, an exclusive brewery, door prizes and more
  • 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!



Food Trucks


event rules

  • 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.

travel information

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.



Volunteer at Brew at the Zoo!

Volunteer at Nashville’s most unique craft beer event! Volunteers assist with event set up, attractions, pour beer at stations and help as runners/floaters. Stations are set up throughout the park. Groups are welcome but each volunteer in the group must sign up individually on the Zoo website online form as it’s an agreement. Group volunteers must indicate their group affiliation in the comment box provided on the form. No walk-ups, volunteers must sign up and be confirmed in advance in order to participate. One shift available: 5:30-11:30pm. Volunteers must be 21 and older.

Sign up to volunteer!