Brew at the Zoo

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Brew at the Zoo

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

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Seventh annual beer festival on tap for June 1!

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.

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Please note: The Zoo will close at 4pm on June 1 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.



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 
  • EXCLUSIVE meet-and-greet with our two clouded leopard cubs (6:00-7:00pm at VIP entrance)
  • Private entrance  
  • Access to the Conservation Lounge
  • Exclusive animal encounter (7:30-8:30pm)
  • Food pairings with select beers & wines in a VIP Lounge (6:30-9:30pm)


GA & VIP options available
  • You must be 21+
  • You will not receive a tasting glass. You will receive a water and snack voucher at check in
  • 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, animal encounter, door prizes and more
  • Proceeds benefit the Bongo Surveillance Project
  • 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!

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  • 2nd Shift Brewing
  • Appalachian Mountain Brewing
  • Asgard Brewing Co.
  • B. Nektar Meadery
  • Ballast Point
  • Bell's Brewery
  • Black Abbey Brewing Company
  • Blackhorse Brewery
  • Blackstone Brewing Company
  • Boulevard Brewing Company
  • Brew Dog
  • Braxton Brewing Company
  • BriarScratch Brewing
  • Chilero Beer
  • Cigar City Brewing Company
  • Country Boy Brewing
  • Devil's Backbone Brewing Co.
  • Dogfish Head
  • Dos Equis
  • East Nashville Beer Works
  • Falls City Brewing Co.
  • Fat Bottom
  • Founders Brewing Company
  • Four Sons Brewing
  • Garr's Beer Co.
  • Good People Brewing Co.
  • Guinness
  • Half Batch Brewing
  • Hi-Wire Brewing
  • Hollow Pointe Brewery
  • Humulus Project
  • Jackalope Brewing Company
  • Lagunitas
  • Little Harpeth
  • MadTree Brewery
  • Mantra Artisan Ales
  • MayDay Brewing
  • Mill Creek Brewing Company
  • Mother Earth Brew Co.
  • Nashville Brewing Company
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • NOLA Brewing Co.
  • Oskar Blues
  • Pabst Brewing Co.
  • Red Silo Brewing Company
  • Rock Bottom
  • Sam Adams
  • Schlafly: The Saint Louis Brewery
  • Spoeztl Brewing
  • Starr Hill Brewery
  • Steel Barrel Brewing Co.
  • Straight to Ale 
  • Sweetwater
  • Tailgate Beer
  • Tennessee Brew Works
  • Trimtab Brewing
  • Unity Vibration Kombucha
  • Wicked Weed Brewing
  • Wild Heaven Beer
  • WooHa Brewing Company
  • World's Fair Beer
  • Yazoo Brewing Company
  • Yee Haw Brewing

Other Beverages

Cider, Hard Soda, etc
  • Austin Eastciders
  • Bold Rock Hard Cider
  • Bravazzi Beverages
  • Diskin Cider
  • Gypsy Circus Cider
  • Mike's Hard Lemonade
  • Press Premium Hard Seltzer
  • Essentially Geared
  • French Pool Toy
  • Garbares
  • Underwood

Food Trucks

  • Bao Down
  • Califarmia
  • Cousins Maine Lobster
  • DegThai
  • Frisson Soft Serve
  • Funk Seoul Brother
  • The Grilled Cheeserie
  • Hoss' Loaded Burgers
  • IL Forno
  • King Tut's
  • Music City Brisket
  • Smoke Et Al
  • Steaming Goat
  • 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.

Preview the Event Map

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