The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden announces the return of the 15th annual ZOObrew, its popular outdoor beer tasting festival, occurring Friday, September 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the OKC Zoo. ZOObrew, presented by Byron’s Liquor Warehouse, provides the perfect setting for craft beer connoisseurs, 21 and older, to enjoy unlimited samplings of specialty brews from over 40 Oklahoma and national breweries as well as other libations–wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages–while discovering the majority of the OKC Zoo after hours.
ZOObrew brings the fun, good vibes and brews! Revelers will enjoy connecting with loved ones and friends as they sample a variety of ales and experience unique Zoo attractions like the Endangered Species Carousel, Giraffe feeding ($5 per person) and lawn games throughout the evening. ZOObrew goers will also get a first-look at the Zoo’s newest, largest habitat expansion Expedition Africa and the opportunity to see select African wildlife like never before. Throughout the evening, pair your delicious beverages with some flavorful bites. A variety of tasty eats (and some sweets!) will be available for purchase from local food truck vendors including Let’s Do Greek, Yum Pig, OhMyGogi, Some Like It Tot, The Fried Taco, Blue J’s Rollin’ Grill and Split Top Dogs. Favorite Zoo concessions the Canopy Restaurant, Best of Oklahoma, Mas Tacos and Safari Café will be open, offering select menu items available for purchase. There will also be a silent auction providing an opportunity for participants to bid on one-of-a-kind items and experiences with proceeds supporting the OKC Zoo, its programs and conservation initiatives.
Tickets are now on sale for ZOObrew at www.okczoo.org/zoobrew. General admission is $70 per person and includes unlimited beer samplings as well as access to the Zoo’s carousel. Designated driver general admission is $20 per person. ZOObrew is an event with a purpose and a portion of proceeds will go to support giraffe conservation. 2023 PREbrew tickets are sold out.
This year’s ZOObrew sponsors to date are Byron’s Liquor Warehouse, BancFirst, Center for Employment Law, Chicken N’ Pickle, Christian Brothers Automotive, Continental Resources, COOP Ale Works, Dolese, Eskridge Chevrolet, Express Employment International, Firetrol Protection Systems, Independent Insurance Agents Association of Greater Oklahoma City, Jennifer Fields Real Estate Team, Johnson & Associates, Kyle and Sara Sweet, Lisa & Mike Francis, New Story Brewing, News 9, Oklahoma Shirt Company, Renewal by Andersen, RNDC, Simple Modern, TFCU, The Dr. John & Claudia Holliman Affiliated Fund, The Franchise 107.7, The Pippin Family, Western Door & Plywood.
For the animal lovers and beer aficionados, ZOObrew is for you! Come celebrate your interests in a wild way. The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with the last entry at 4 p.m. Purchase advance Zoo admission tickets at okczoo.org/tickets and avoid the entry lines. Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the OKC Zoo is a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the American Alliance of Museums, Oklahoma City’s Adventure District and an Adventure Road partner. Regular admission is $16 for adults and $13 for children ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. Stay connected with the Zoo on Facebook, X, Instagram, Linktree, Threads and TikTok, and by visiting our blog stories. Looking for a year of Zoo adventures? Consider a 12-month, ZOOfriends Membership Passport to the OKC Zoo providing general admission year-round and exclusive offers while supporting the Zoo’s ongoing animal care and conservation programs. Memberships can be purchased at okczoo.org/membership.