Brew at the L.A. Zoo

“L.A.’s most unique brew fest,” now in its 11th year


Friday, August 25
7 – 11 p.m. for Standard ticket holders
6 p.m. start for VIP and Early Entry ticket holders

The highlight of the summer event season returns! Explore the Zoo and sample beers and ciders from local craft and microbreweries while enjoying music, pop-up animal keeper talks, tasty food available for purchase, and more. Beat the lines and get the most out of the evening by choosing Early Entry or VIP admission.

Standard & Designated Driver Admission

Standard admission (nonmember and member) includes a limited-edition five-ounce beer cup for sampling from your choice of more than 40 breweries.

Designated driver admission includes a souvenir cup for unlimited soft drink refills.
Standard: $75 ($65 for Members)
Designated Driver: $50

Early Entry Admission

Early Entry admission (nonmember and member) includes all the benefits of standard admission plus access to the entire event route an hour early, at 6 p.m.
Early Entry: $125 ($100 for Members)
Early Entry Designated Driver: $75

VIP Admission

VIP admission includes early entry at 6 p.m. and access to two exclusive lounges with hearty gourmet snacks, pub style food and sides, and special cocktails for VIP ticket holders or unlimited soft drink refills for Designated Driver VIP ticket holders. There will also be an animal keeper talk for VIPs only. Tickets are available through advance online purchase only. No box office sales.
VIP: $175 ($165 for Members)
Designated Driver VIP: $145

Participating Breweries

Participating Breweries at Brew at the L.A. Zoo 2023

Important Event Information

Food is not included in the Standard, Early Entry, or Standard/Early Entry Designated Driver ticket price. Outside food and beverages, backpacks, beach bags, hard/soft coolers, and purses will not be permitted. Only clear plastic bags smaller than 12”x12”x6” and non-clear wristlets/clutches no larger than 5”x8”x2” are permitted and are subject to search.

You must be at least 21 years of age to attend this event.

This is a low-waste event. Sampling cups are recyclable aluminum and the event information and map will be available digitally, rather than printed. Guests are encouraged to bring water bottles to refill at stations throughout the Zoo.

Free parking is available. Guests attending without designated drivers are encouraged to use a cab or ride-sharing service such as Lyft.

During evening events, animals are given access to their night quarters for their comfort. Therefore, not all animals will be viewable to the public.

We recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance in order to secure your spot and avoid waiting in ticketing lines. Online ticket sales close at 5 p.m. on the day of the event. You may purchase Standard, Early Entry, and Standard/Early Entry Designated Driver tickets at the Zoo membership window as early as 6 p.m. on the day of the event. VIP tickets will not be available at the box office.

This is a rain or shine event. No refunds or exchanges.