Brew at the L.A. Zoo


“L.A.’s most unique brew fest,” now in its 10th year


Friday, August 12
7–11 p.m.
21+ only

The highlight of the summer event season returns! Explore the Zoo and sample beers and ciders from local craft and microbreweries while enjoying music, special animal feedings and keeper talks, delicious food available for purchase, and more. Standard, Designated Driver, and VIP admission available. See details below.

Standard & Designated Driver Admission

Standard admission (non-member and member) includes a limited-edition five-ounce beer cup for sampling from your choice of 50 breweries.

Designated driver admission includes a souvenir cup for unlimited soft drink refills.

Standard: $70 ($60 for Members)
Designated Driver: $40

*Login required.

VIP Admission

VIP admission includes early entry (6 p.m.) and access to two exclusive lounges with hearty gourmet snacks, a burger and sausage bar with fixings and sides, and special cocktails for VIP ticket holders and unlimited soft drink refills for Designated Driver VIP ticket holders. There will also be two animal keeper talks for VIPs only. Tickets available through advance online purchase only. No box office sales.

VIP: $150
Designated Driver VIP: $110

Participating Breweries

Brew at the L.A. Zoo logos

Full List

101 Cider House  
14 Cannons Brewing Company  
Alosta Brewing  
Angel City Brewery
Angry Horse Brewing  
Anna’s Cider  
Arts District Brewing Company  
Baja Brewing  
Ballast Point Brewing Company  
Bear Roots Brewing  
Belching Beaver Brewery  
Brew Brothers  
Brewjeria Company  
Brewyard Company    
Calidad Beer  
Common Space Brewery  
Duck Foot Brewing Company  
Eagle Rock Brewery  
Elysian Brewing 
Fort Point Beer Company  
Frogtown Brewery  
Golden Road 
Good Day Brewing Company  
Goose Island Beer Co. 
Gordon Biersch (Burbank)  
HighDef Brewing 
Hop Valley Brewing  
Jungle Tea
Kern River Brewing Company  
Kona Brewing Co. 
LA Ale Works  
Lawless Beer  
Lengthwise Brewing  
Lit Brew  
Mt. Lowe Brewing  
Nova Kombucha 
Old Stump Brewery  
San Fernando Brewing  
Smog City Brewing  
So Cal Cerveceros  
Speakeasy Ales and Lagers 
Temblor Brewing Company  
Three Marm Brewing Company  
Three Weavers Brewing Company 
Tortugo Brewing  
Transplants Brewing  
Woodland Farms Brewing

VIP Only

Holidaily Brewing  
SLRRRP Shots  
Burning Bridge  
Whistle Pig Rye Whiskey 
Norwalk Brew House
Los Barbones Cerveceria 

Music Lineup

  • Totally tubular ’80s sets with L.A.’s most excellent cover band, Flashback Heart Attack
  • Multi-genre sets to get you moving and grooving with DJ Johnny Hawkes
  • Dance jams and high-energy fun and games with the GEC Events DJ & Street Team

Food Trucks

  • Epic Tacos—Gourmet tacos that are truly epic
  • Cousins Maine Lobster—Authentic Maine lobster rolls and other seafood staples
  • Rice Balls of Fire—Korean fusion burritos, bowls, burgers, and more
  • Baby’s Badass Burgers—Gourmet beef, turkey, and vegan burgers
  • Afters Ice Cream—Premium handcrafted ice cream in creative flavors such as Milk and Cereal, Cookie Monster, and Jasmine Milk Tea

Important Event Information

Food is not included in the Standard or 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 and 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.