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Brew at the Zoo


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Come enjoy a beer or glass of wine while exploring the zoo after hours! Tickets include a 4oz souvenir tasting glass, 8 sample tastings and admission to the zoo after hours. Full size beer and wine will be available for purchase.

This event is 21 and older ONLY, including designated drivers (DD tickets). 

Event times: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Dates for 2019 

Click the date to purchase tickets. For VIP tickets, see below. 

Oct. 5

Akron Zoo member discounts will appear once tickets have been been added to your cart. Please make sure to log in and then continue to check-out to view your member discount. 

We do have a new online system and all guests will need to create a new account if you have not done so already after March 1. 


Akron Zoo Members: $27

  • Designated driver: $16

Non-members: $33

  • Designated driver: $22

21 and older only, including designated drivers. Registration is required. Tickets are non-refundable or transferable. Guests MUST bring ID to be admitted into the event, no matter the age of the guest. Infants and children will not be admitted. 

NEW for 2019: Dec. 12 - Holiday Special
6 - 9 p.m.
Enjoy beer and wine tasting from local breweries and wineries as you stroll through the zoo enjoying Wild Lights and holiday ales.

*Tickets for the Holiday Special will go on sale in October. Prices will vary. 

Limited VIP Tickets

Ticket includes early entrance at 6 p.m., appetizers* and reserved seating all night, four additional tastings, a full size beer ticket and a special souvenir lanyard!

VIP tickets are available for the June, July, September and October Brews ONLY. 

Purchase Tickets
Click on the date to purchase tickets:

Sept. 7
Oct. 5


  • VIP: $50
  • VIP designated driver: $40

October Breweries

Akronym, Brew Kettle, Canton Brewing, Clubhouse, Crafted Artisan Meadery, Eighty-Three, Garrett’s Mill 
GoldHorn, Hoppin’ Frog, Lock 15, Maize Valley, Missing Falls, Missing Mountain, Mucky Duck, Nauti Vine, Paradigm Shift, Platform, Phoenix, R.Shea, Royal Docks and Shale 

October Food Trucks

SWAT Food Truck, A Twist of Leona and Southern Thangs