Brew at the Zoo-Nashville | See You in 2015!

  • Rules & FAQ
    Thank you to everyone who attended Brew at the Zoo! This year proved to be the best one yet, and to top it all of we got a rainbow! Cheers and see you back in 2015.
    • This is a 21 and up event only, no exceptions!
    • NO Public Urination, if found in the bushes you will be removed
    • NO Weapons of any kind.
    • NO illegal substances.
    • Smoking is only permitted in a designated area, which will be noted on the festival map. Please do not smoke anywhere else. If found smoking in other areas you will be asked to leave.
    • NO Bags or Backpacks (small purses allowed).
    • No outside food or beverage. Drinking water will be provided. Empty reusable water bottles are permitted.
    • Please respect yourself, others around you, and Zoo property
    • Please help us show the community that we are responsible by being aware of your alcohol consumption and do NOT drive while intoxicated. See our Directions page for buses, taxis and other transportation info. All attendees, staff members, and volunteers’ actions before, during, and after the event will affect the future of the Brew at the Zoo-Nashville. That being said, we look forward to a great festival and having you all be part of this awesome event!

    What are the hours of the festival?
    Gates open at 6:30pm and we will begin scanning tickets at 6pm. Event ends at 11pm.

    What does the festival Cost?
    $60, which includes entry to Brew at the Zoo as well as half price entry to the Zoo during the month of June, printed BATZ ticket necessary for entry. Additionally includes free parking, drinking water, tasting glass, and unlimited samples.  VIP Tickets also includes commemorative tasting glass and unlimited 2oz samples from over 40 craft breweries. VIP is $100 and includes food pairings and unique beers from 4 breweries.

    Will there be designated driver tickets?
    Yes, they will be $20 and you still must be 21+. You will not receive a tasting glass.  You also will receive a drink and snack voucher. DD ticket will include half of entry to the Zoo in the month of June. You must have your ticket stub for discount.

    Do you have to be over the age of 21 to attend?
    Yes, no exceptions all ID`s will be checked at the gate. Please don’t bother to buy a ticket if you are not 21.

    Are children allowed at the event?
    Sorry, no children. Call the babysitter in advance!

    Are pets allowed at the event?
    As much as we love our dogs, cats, goats, and fish, please leave them at home.

    What happens if it rains or snows?
    The show must go on. Rain, snow or shine, no refunds.

    Will there be bathrooms at the event?
    Yes, there are real bathrooms and port o potties on site at the Zoo. NO Public Urination, if found in the bushes you will be removed

    Will there be an after party?
    Head back to ML Rose Craft Beer and Burgers for a free order of 6 chicken wings, just show them your ticket or wrist band from Brew at the Zoo!  (limit one per person, Valid May 30th to June 6th)

    Are there volunteer opportunities?
    You bet, we rely on amazing volunteers to support this event, send an email to the volunteer director HERE. Please include your first name, last name, phone number, email address, and shirt size.

    How can I contact the festival organizers?
    Please send any and all questions, concerns, vending requests, or sponsorship requests to Thank You!

  • Food
    VIP Area Food Menu

    Passed Apps

    Heirloom Tomato Bruchetta
    Gorgonzola Champagne Grapes

     Station One

    Grilled Flank Steak Slider  
    Cilantro Grilled Summer Corn Chutney
    Garlic Parmesan TaterTots

     Station Two

    Meditation Spreads – International Cheese Display
    Hummus – Tapenade – Tezaki – Taramalsa – Roasted Eggplant
    Grilled Pita & Chips
    Sliced Local Fruit Platter

     Station Three

    Guieness Cayenne Pepper Glazed Fresh Homemade Cake Doughnuts

    Food Truck Line Up


  • Directions & Travel


    3777 Nolensville Pike
    Nashville TN 37211

    From I-24: Exit Harding Place (56) and head west about 1.5 miles to Nolensville Pike. Turn right and the Zoo is one mile on you left.

    From I-65: Exit Harding Place (78A) on the south side of Nashville and head east to Nolensville Pike about 2 miles. Turn left on Nolensville and the Zoo is one mile on your left.

    From I-440: Exit Nolensville Pike (6) on the south side of Nashville and head south about 2.6 miles.  The Zoo is on your right.

    Free Shuttle Service:
    We are very excited to announce that in sponsorship with Gray Line of Tennessee we will be offering FREE round trip shuttles to and from Brew at the Zoo. You can choose which shuttle you would like to ride when you purchase your tickets and you must sign up and have a ticket to ride the shuttle.  We must reach a minimum ridership of 25 to ensure that each shuttle runs, so spread the word and take advantage of this incredible service. Shuttles will leave promptly at scheduled times and then leave the Nashville Zoo at 11:15pm.  See the route and schedule below:

    Shuttle A-ML Rose West (4408Charlotte Pike) 6pm Departure and 630pm Departure
    Shuttle B-ML Rose 8th Ave (2535 Franklin Pike) and Sevier Park (South side of park on Clayton Ave) 5:45pm/5:55pm and 6:15pm/6:25pm
    Shuttle C-5 Points in East Nashville and the Riverfront Downtown 5:45pm/6pm and 615pm/630pm
    Shuttle D-Smyrna and Murfreesboro will depart 6pm from Target Shopping Center off of Sam Ridley Blvd.

    Parking at the Nashville Zoo will be FREE starting at 6pm.  Please remember that parking is free during the event, but if you leave your car over night it must be removed between 6am and 9am to avoid a $10 fee.

    Bus Line: Route 12


    Nashville Cab Co. (615)242-7070
    Music City Cab (615)742-3030
    Also check out UBER and LYFT!


  • Breweries
    Tennessee Breweries


    Australian Wines
  • Sponsors
    Presenting Sponsor


    Supporting Sponsors
  • Music

    Coming Soon!

  • Charity

    The Nashville Zoo is a federally recognized 501C non-profit organization, you are supporting conservation and our mission: “To inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation, and leadership”. 100% of net proceeds will go directly to the Zoo to help further their mission. The previous years of Brew at the Zoo have raised over $140,000 to help the Zoo continue to support its mission.

    Are there volunteer opportunities?
    You bet, we rely on amazing volunteers to support this event, send an email to the volunteer director HERE. Please include your first name, last name, phone number, email address, and shirt size.

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