Zoo Brew

As of 3/17/20, the Santa Barbara Zoo is temporarily closed. In keeping the safety of our guests, animals, and staff as our top priority, this event has been canceled.

Saturday, June 6 from 5 to 8 PM, VIP hour from 4 to 5 PM

Enjoy tastings from 30+ breweries, plus pub food and merchandise are available for sale. VIP tickets allow early entrance and appetizers. For ages 21+ only.

A fundraiser for your Zoo and your planet.

$65/General Admission

Includes unlimited beer tastings and one Zoo Brew 2020 commemorative cup.


Includes early event entry VIP hour (4–5 PM), appetizers, unlimited beer tastings, and one Zoo Brew 2020 commemorative cup.

Tickets on sale date TBD

Event Information


It’s a beer fest. Be comfy. Be silly. Be wild. But make sure you wear shoes…and shirts too.

Food and drink

Outside food or drink is not allowed at Zoo Brew, with the exception of pretzel necklaces (salty!). Your General Admission ticket includes unlimited tastings, and if you’re a ZB VIP, appetizers are included too.

Food and non-alcoholic beverages are also available for purchase.

Getting here

We encourage you to walk, bike, take the trolley or Waterfront Shuttle, or call a cab! There is limited parking at Zoo Brew for $11/vehicle. Cars may be left in the lot overnight, but must be picked up by 10 AM on Sunday.

Transferring tickets

To transfer your Zoo Brew ticket to someone else, simply print the ticket and give it to that person (or email and have them print it out). They will need to bring the printed ticket AND their photo ID at event check-in, but the name on the ID does not need to match the name on the ticket.

Featuring a Whole Herd of Beers

Other Libations/Snacks

Join the Herd

The success of Zoo Brew is due, in great part, to the generous donations of our brewery partners. Won’t you join us this year? Register for Zoo Brew early, as there are a limited number of brewery spaces.

Vendor Signup

Zoo Brew 2018: Kooka-Brew

Zoo Brew 2017: Island Fox Brewer Bros.


From U.S. 101, exit Cabrillo Boulevard.

Take East Cabrillo Boulevard to Niños Drive.

The Zoo is on the right after 1/10 mile.

The Zoo is approximately 30 minutes from Ventura, 50 minutes from the Santa Ynez Valley, and 90 minutes from Los Angeles.