Upcoming Events

Brew at the Zoo, presented by ML Rose

06/02/2017, 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM

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Nashville Zoo welcomes all species of beer lovers to the fifth annual Brew at the Zoo happening on Friday, June 2 from 6:30pm to 11pm.

Animals, live music, local food trucks and 100 craft beers are on tap at this unique after-hours event voted the best beer event in Nashville by Nashville Scene in 2014 and 2016.

Please note: The Zoo will close at 5 p.m. to prepare for Brew at the Zoo.

Buy tickets! - SOLD OUT



Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, April 5.


Regular - $65
  • Includes commemorative tasting glass and unlimited 2oz samples from all participating craft breweries.


Regular - $125
  • Everything included in General Admission along with exclusive access to the brand new Peruvian Lodge. 
  • Private entrance
  • Access to the Conservation Lounge
  • Food pairings with select beers & wines in a VIP Lounge (6:30-9:30pm)


GA - $25 
  • You must be 21+
  • You will not receive a tasting glass. You will receive a water and snack voucher at check in
VIP - $55
  • You must be 21+
  • Enjoy access to VIP Lounge at the brand new Peruvian Lodge 
  • Private entrance
  • Access to Conservation Lounge
  • Food pairings in a VIP Lounge (6:30 - 9:30pm)


Buy tickets!


  • Get access to this swanky lounge complete with lounge seating, an exclusive brewery, door prizes and much more.
  • All proceeds support "Save Vietnam's Wildlife" – a national non-profit committed to rescuing, protecting & increasing the threatened wildlife of Vietnam and securing the habitats of animals such as pangolins, civets, and binturoungs.
  • Limited access will be given so reserve your spot in advance.







  • In partnership with Anchor Transportation we are offering discounted round-trip shuttles to and from Brew at the Zoo from four areas of town.


  • You must pre-register and have a shuttle ticket to board the shuttle.
  • We must reach a minimum of 40 passengers per shuttle to ensure that each shuttle runs, so spread the word and take advantage of this incredible service.
  • Shuttles will leave each pick-up location promptly at the scheduled times and then depart from the Nashville Zoo at 11:15pm.

See the schedule and register for shuttle service here.




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.
  • 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.
  • In partnership with Anchor Transportation we are offering discounted round-trip shuttles to and from Brew at the Zoo from four areas of town. You must pre-register and have a shuttle ticket to board the shuttle.



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. The event has live music, activities, a conservation competition, food trucks and over 100 craft beers on tap. 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: 5:30-10:30pm. Volunteers must be 21 and older. Volunteer sign-up is not yet open for the 2017 event.



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