Mon-Thurs: 10AM to 9PM | Fri, Sat 10AM-10PM | Sunday 12PM-7PM
May 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the Jackson Zoo for the 11th Annual Zoo Brew Friday, April 6th 6pm to 9pm. 

Enjoy strolling through the zoo while sipping craft beer and sampling free food from a variety of local restaurants. Tyson Wing Eating Competition and Cook Off, Animals will be out till dusk and live music from DJ Young Venom, Joe Carroll, Cooper Miles and more.

The VIP area is back, with ticket holders getting in 1 hour early, so 5pm entry. VIP guests get a Hops and Habanas Swag Bag, and can be a People’s Choice judge for the Raise Your Pints Homebrew Competition. 

Hops and Habanas will have their Cigar Bar onsite as usual which is always a big hit, but remember to be responsible and dispose of your butts carefully!

Must be 21+ to attend. Don’t forget your ID. 

VIP TICKETS – $70  (5:00pm – 9:00pm)  

  • Entrance into Festival 1 Hour Early
  • Homebrew Judging Opportunity (must pick up judging cards by 6:00)
  • Free food and drinks in VIP area (while supplies last) 
  • Official event tshirt 
  • Animal encounters during VIP hour 
  • Event poster designed by Mad Genius, Inc. 
  • Signature VIP tote bag
  • Souvenir tasting glass

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS – $40 (6:00pm – 9:00pm)

  • Souvenir tasting cup
  • Unlimited tasting of upto 100 craft beers 
  • Free samples from a variety of local restaurants
  • Specialty cocktails from Cathead Distillery and Fondren Public
  • Tyson Wing Eating Competition and Cookoff
  • Animals out till dusk
  • Live Music from Epic Funk Brass Band, DJ Young Venom, and Joe Carroll & Cooper Miles
  • Free sodas/water


  • Free samples from a variety of local restaurants
  • Tyson Wing Eating Competition and Cookoff
  • Live music on two stages
  • Animals out till dusk 
  • Free sodas and water    
  • Early entry allowed when accompanying a VIP ticket holder          

The mission of the Jackson Zoo is to provide visitors with a quality recreational and educational environment dedicated to wildlife care and conservation. All funds raised go to support animal care, enrichment, facility upkeep, renovations and daily operations. Event is rain or shine. No refunds. Must be 21+ and have valid ID. No exceptions. A portion of the event ticket is tax-deductible 501(c)(3)