Craft Brews at Lincoln Park Zoo

Calendar Icon September 18
Clock Icon 5-10 p.m.
Clock Icon $20 – $65
Age Icon 21+


Savor a selection of more than 150 craft beers at the sixth annual Craft Brews beer festival, hosted by Lincoln Park Zoo and Lou Dog Events!

Beer tasting stations will be set up throughout the zoo’s beautiful gardens during this one-of-a-kind, after-hours experience just for adults. Ticket holders will also enjoy food for purchase, music, lawn games, and of course the zoo’s amazing animals!

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, Craft Brews at Lincoln Park Zoo will take place on Saturday, September 18 only.

More Info

General Admission tickets include entry to Lincoln Park Zoo beginning at 6 p.m. as well as (20) 3oz tasting tickets and (1) souvenir tasting glass.

Need more time? Purchase an Early Access ticket which includes entry to Lincoln Park Zoo beginning at 5 p.m. as well as (20) 3oz tasting tickets and (1) souvenir tasting glass.

Designated Driver tickets include entry beginning at 5 p.m. They do NOT include tasting tickets and ticket holders will NOT be served beer.

Note: All ticket holders, including Designated Driver tickets, must be 21+ with valid ID.

Member Discount

Zoo members: to apply your discount, please enter the first three digits of your membership ID in the “Enter Promotional Code” field when purchasing tickets.


Frequently Asked Questions

I am a member. How can I apply my promo code?

To redeem your member discount when purchasing tickets to this event, click “REGISTER NOW” at the top of the website, click “TICKETS,” click “ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE,” enter the first three digits of your Lincoln Park Zoo membership number, select “APPLY CODE,” select the number of tickets you wish to purchase and proceed to checkout.

Do I have to wear a face covering?

Please bring one to the zoo. Masks are not required in outdoor areas. However, please wear a mask inside zoo buildings. The impact of COVID-19 on many animal species remains to be determined. If you do not bring a mask, you may purchase one in our gift shop on the zoo’s Main Mall.

Where can I park?

Lincoln Park Zoo is easily accessible by public transportation and ride shares. If you wish to drive, paid parking is available in the zoo’s lot on Cannon Drive.

Will there be food or non-alcoholic beverages for sale?

Yes! There will plenty of food and non alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

Can tickets be traded, transferred or refunded?

You may transfer your ticket to a friend or family member by simply forwarding your confirmation email and ticket. The zoo does not offer refunds on event tickets.

What happens if it rains?

All events are held rain or shine. Please dress accordingly!