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Brew at the L.A. Zoo

Brew at the Zoo 2015 beers and souvenir mug

Event Snapshot

Thanks for attending our 2016 event!

We look forward to seeing you next year…

Spend an evening sampling beer from local craft and microbreweries while enjoying live music, DJs, pop-up zoo keeper talks, and close-up animal encounters.

Standard admission to this extremely popular event includes 5-ounce beer samples—from your choice of 50 breweries—which you can pair with pub-style grub, available for purchase. Designated driver admission includes unlimited soft drinks.


Note: Nominal service charge applies for online purchases.


The eclectic music lineup for our 2016 event featured choice rock cuts from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, plus live-band karaoke, traditional Zydeco, and a special treat from a local German Polka band.

Wayward Sons bandWayward Sons

You’ll love this nostalgia-fueled, power-chord packed rock show featuring the greatest songs of the ’80s, including hits from Journey, Queen, Bon Jovi, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Boston, and Van Halen.

DJ Johnny HawkesDJ Johnny Hawkes

Johnny Hawkes first stepped into the Los Angeles DJ limelight in 1999, leaving an indelible mark of individuality to the dance music scene. Johnny skillfully mixes an assortment of genres, which keeps Johnny an in-demand DJ at exclusive events, clubs, fashion shows, and movie premiers in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Hawaii, Canada, Thailand, and New Zealand.

Casual Encounters live band karaokeCasual Encounters Live Band Karaoke

Be a rock star for the night with a live band backing you! Choose from more than 200 songs across many genres, singing to hits from Bruno Mars, The Beatles, The White Stripes, Taylor Swift, and many more.

Zydeco Trail Riderz bandZydeco Trail Riderz

If you enjoy the sounds and spirit of Louisiana, you’ll love this traditional Zydeco music with some nods to Cajun, Swamp Pop, and New Orleans. The main goal of these Zydeco Trail Riderz is to entertain and keep audiences on their feet and dancing.

Black Canyon BandBlack Canyon Band

Straight out of Simi Valley, these longtime friends make up a rockin’ quartet that will take you on a trip back to the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s while you dance and sing along to your favorite tunes, and, of course, play hot riffs on air guitar.

The Burgermeister BoysThe Burgermeister Boys

There’s no better place than a brew festival to get revved up for Oktoberfest, and German Polka band The Burgermeister Boys brings just the right amount of “Zicke, zacke, zicke, zacke” for you to toast and “hoi, hoi, hoi” the night away!

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Throughout the evening’s route, food options are available for purchase, including Bavarian glazed cinnamon roasted almonds, kettle corn and old fashioned kettle corn, garlic American fries, pulled pork sandwiches, chicken wings, nachos, grilled dogs and sausages, chicken adobo tacos, and pulled pork BBQ, as well as the Zoo Grill’s regular menu.


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