Brew at the Zoo

Brew at the Zoo

(SOLD OUT) Saturday, August 28, 2021

2021 Brewers Map

Tap into your wild side at Brew at the Zoo, an adults-only evening event, and sample more than 170 beers from 80+ local, regional and national brewers. Enjoy live musical entertainment by Cat Nip Junkies and Farm Dog band, animal encounters and more at Rhode Island's largest outdoor beer festival.

Please note: This is a 21+ event, and no person under the age of 21 will be permitted (this includes young children and infants in strollers). All attendees are required to show a valid ID. Rain or shine, tickets are non-refundable. Questions? Please contact us at


sample more than 170 beers from 80+ local, regional and national brewers
Please note that all breweries are subject to change.
Check out which brewers will be at Brew at the Zoo 2021:

Please note that all breweries are subject to change.



















Brew at the Zoo FAQs
How much are tickets? Are they refundable?


  • Includes commemorative souvenir pint glass, unlimited beer samplings, live band entertainment, animal encounters, and more!

VIP ADMISSION..................$85.00 *limited number of tickets available!

  • Includes all General Admission benefits PLUS express check-in to the event one-hour early at 4 pm. Meet the brewers and sample some of their limited edition/premium beers before the crowd!

DESIGNATED DRIVER..........$25.00

  • Responsibly enjoy the event with your friends! Includes all General Admission perks, minus the alcohol plus a voucher valid for a snack and a soft drink.

Please Note: Tickets for Brew at the Zoo are non-refundable.

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What does the Designated Driver ticket price include?

Designated Driver ticket holders enjoy admission to the event, which includes fun entertainment like live music, animal encounters, and Zoo exhibits. Designated Drivers will also receive a voucher valid for a snack (hot dog, popcorn or a jumbo pretzel) and a soft drink . This ticket does not permit the consumption of alcohol at the event.

Can Designated Drivers drink at this event?

Designated Driver ticket holders CANNOT consume alcohol at Brew at the Zoo. There are drink stations located throughout the event for free water, and soft drinks are available for purchase.

Can a Designated Driver be under 21 years old?

No person under the age of 21 will be permitted at Brew at the Zoo. We check all IDs at the door of the event. We will turn away any person under the age of 21.

Can I bring my young child or baby to this event?

We do not allow any person under the age of 21 on the premises during Brew at the Zoo. We check all IDs at the door of the event. We will turn away any person under the age of 21. This includes infants and small children.

Do RWP Zoo members get a discount to this event?

Because this is an important fundraiser for the Zoo, there are no additional discounts.

How does the beer sampling process work?

General admission ticket holders will receive a small beer tasting cup to sample all craft brews available at the event. There is no extra charge per beer sample. Please drink responsibly.

Will there be food at this event? Can I bring in my own food or beverages?

We have festive food carts available, and the Zoo’s two cafes will be open for food purchases. Attendees of this event are NOT permitted to bring food or beverages into the premises, excluding pretzel necklaces.

Are there other types of alcoholic beverages available for purchase at this event?

No, the only alcohol served at Brew at the Zoo will be the more than 100 samples of craft beers, ciders, hard seltzers and ready-to-drink cocktails available to general admission ticket holders.

Will the entire Zoo be open during this event?

Most of the Zoo will be open for Brew at the Zoo guests. Some areas may be closed for the well-being of our animals.

How can I volunteer for this event?

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email

Is there a VIP ticket?

Yes! VIP Hour begins 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Beat the crowds and enjoy the Zoo for an hour before general admission. 4pm VIP early entry is $85/person.

Some friendly day-of-event reminders:
  • Photo ID is required for entry. ID check will begin 30 - 45 minutes prior to event start.
  • No one under the age of 21 (including infants) will be allowed, no exceptions.
  • Take note of “driving while intoxicated laws” and plan accordingly. Providence Police will be on site. 
  • Promotional photos and video will be taken at the event and, by attending, you grant permission for your likeness to be used.
  • We reserve the right, in our discretion, to remove any individuals for, including but not limited to, intoxication, fighting and rudeness. 
  • We reserve the right to check all bags. Backpacks are not allowed.
  • Hydration stations will be available.
  • No outside glassware allowed. All beer must be sampled from tasting cup provided.
  • Tickets are non-refundable. Event is rain or shine.
  • Please drink responsibly and HAVE FUN!