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Brew at the Zoo is sold out. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the event.
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 to.
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 - 5 p.m.! VIP ticketholders will also enjoy this benefit. Don’t delay - only a small number of upgrades are available for purchase.
$50 FONZ members
$70 FONZ members
$85 FONZ members
FONZ members may purchase up to four tickets at the member price. Sober driver tickets are also available for $30. Sober drivers will not receive a commemorative mug and will not be served beer. All but $25 of your ticket price is tax-deductible.
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.
Catch a ride to and from the Woodley Park/Zoo Metro Station, courtesy of Open Top Sightseeing. The shuttle runs every 20 minutes throughout the night.
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.
Head to the event stage where Washington D.C.'s premier party band, Gonzo's Nose, will be playing all your favorite hits!
The Trolley Pub will be on-site during the event, serving beer tastings and giving guests a chance to ride this ingenious contraption. Part machine, part awesome, the Trolley Pub is a pedal-powered, eco-friendly, pub-crawling trolley for up to 14 people at time.
Friends of the National Zoo is giving away two general admission tickets to Brew at the Zoo 2013! To score these sweet tickets, we want you to put on your creative hats and celebrate what Brew at the Zoo is all about: wildlife and beer! Contest rules.
Brew at the Zoo will be held rain or shine. Call 202-633-8307 or 202-633-3069 for more information or check out our FAQ page.
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.