Via a press release:

Tickets are on sale now for the 13th annual Brew at the Zoo. The event will be held on Thursday, July 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. Hosted by Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), Brew at the Zoo will feature nearly 100 craft breweries, all in support of wildlife conservation. Local favorites such as Port City Brewing Company and 2018 RAMMY Award winner Right Proper Brewing Company will be joined by popular microbreweries including Bluejacket, Denizens Brewing Company, and Hellbender Brewing Company.

In addition to sampling great hops, food will be available for purchase from popular food trucks. Guests will also be able to mingle with new and old friends while playing lawn games and enjoying live music from The Reflex 80's Tribute Band, Radar, and Bobby McKey’s dueling pianists.

“This event is truly unique”, said Lynn Mento, Executive Director of Friends of the National Zoo, “There is no other beer festival in DC where you can sip your favorite beers while watching the lions and tigers. But best of all — the proceeds go to support the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute’s work to save endangered wildlife here and around the globe.”

Several ticket types are available for purchase. General admission tickets are $50 for FONZ members and $65 for nonmembers. VIP tickets are $95 for FONZ members and $110 for nonmembers. VIP ticket holders will be granted early admission to the general event area at 5 p.m. before the general public Beginning at 6 p.m. VIP ticket holders will be given access to the VIP area at Great Cats Circle featuring exclusive animal experiences, generous pours from breweries only found in the VIP area, and unlimited food selections from top DC restaurants. Sober driver tickets are also available, $30 for general admission and $85 for VIP. Sober drivers will not receive a commemorative mug and will not be served beer.


Please note space is limited and the event typically sells out. For tickets and details about the event, please visit: Proceeds from Brew at the Zoo event benefit the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute in its mission to save species.

Brew at the Zoo is sponsored by Big Bus Tours, Bobby McKey’s, Liquid Integrity, Macy’s, The Whiting-Turner Company, ZwillGen.

This is event is for adults 21 years of age and older, no babies or children are allowed. Brew at the Zoo will be held rain or shine.