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Brew at the Zoo

Thursday, JULY 17, 2014

5 – 6 PM Early Admission Ticketholders & VIP Ticketholders
6 – 9 PM General Admission Ticketholders

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Tickets to Members Will Go On Sale on May 29th, 2014. Join FONZ today to take advantage of Early Bird Tickets!

Tickets to Non-Members Will Go On Sale on June 5th, 2014.

Drink beer. Save wildlife.

Conservationists around the globe are plagued by the same question: "What can we do to help?" Here at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, we have an answer: drink beer.

Raise your glass to conservation and join FONZ at our annual Brew at the Zoo, where you can sample the best beers from more than 60 craft and microbreweries. The best part? Proceeds from this festive event go towards animal care and conservation at the Smithsonian's National Zoo and around the world. Now that's something worth toasting!

General Admission Tickets Include

  • Pours from over 60 craft and microbreweries
  • A commemorative mug worth keeping
  • Live entertainment
  • Complimentary sodas and water

VIP Tickets Include

  • Exclusive access to the VIP area
  • Full pours of beer in the VIP area
  • Complimentary food tastings provided by local restaurants
  • Animal demonstrations
  • A Brew at the Zoo takeaway gift
  • Early admission to the general event area

Early Admission

Be among the first to quench your thirst at our many sweet, sweet breweries by purchasing an early admission upgrade! Early admission allows ticketholders access to the event one hour before it opens to the general public! VIP ticketholders will also enjoy this benefit. Don’t delay - only a small number of upgrades are available for purchase.

Ticket Information

Brew at the Zoo Frequently Asked Questions

Parking & Transportation

FONZ encourages you to take public transportation and drink responsibly. The Zoo's Connecticut Avenue entrance is between the Red Line's Cleveland Park and Woodley Park Metro stops. Parking available for a fee.

Food Trucks

Drinking beer to save animals is hard work - ready yourself to continue your mission by stopping at some of the many amazing food trucks that will be on-site for the event! Credit cards are accepted at many, but not all of the food trucks. ATMs are located inside the Zoo at the Visitor Center and Mane Restaurant.

For more information in participating as a Food Truck or a Brewery at Brew at the Zoo, call 202.633.8307 or email Kelsey Thompson.

General Event Information

Brew at the Zoo will be held rain or shine. Call 202-633-3045 for more information or check out our FAQ page.

Sponsor This Event

Companies interested in sponsoring the event will receive valuable benefits ranging from logo ID on event and advertising materials to onsite signage, sampling opportunities, and complimentary tickets. For more information, call 202.633.3026 or email Pam Bucklinger.


Follow all the action: #BrewZoo @FonzNationalZoo

You must be at least 21 years old to attend this event. A valid ID is required for admission. Smoking is not permitted at the Zoo. This is an adults-only event. Babies and children will not be admitted. Please drink responsibly.