Brew at the Zoo

August 2, 2024 | 7:00 – 9:30PM

Tap into your Wild Side for the 19th annual Brew at the Zoo!

Experience an unforgettable evening of craft and local beer, live music, and wildlife set against the stunning backdrop of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. This event promises to be a memorable night for beer enthusiasts and animal lovers alike.

Ticket Sales
Includes entry to the event, unlimited beer tastings, and access to all entertainment and animal enrichment demonstrations.

Tickets should be purchased in advance. A limited number of tickets available.

VIP Admission
Enjoy all the benefits of general admission plus early entry to Ndoki Plaza, select beers and wines, accompanied by an open liquor bar, catered light bites, VIP exclusives (indoor air-conditioned area with private restroom), and a commemorative Brew 2024 T-shirt.

A limited number of VIP tickets will be available.

Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind event! Tickets are limited and sell out quickly each year. Secure your spot today and join us in making a lasting impact on wildlife and wild places.

No one under 21 will be admitted. Event is rain or shine. No refunds, rain checks, or exchanges. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Parking available only at the main Zoo entrance — 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia SC 29210.

Event Highlights:

Sample a variety of over 100 craft and local brews.

Enjoy performances from talented local artists.

Meet some of our incredible animal ambassadors and learn about their conservation stories.

Explore the Zoo after hours and experience it like never before.

Proceeds from Brew at the Zoo directly support Riverbanks’ conservation and education programs. Come for the beer, stay for the cause, and leave with unforgettable memories. We can’t wait to see you there!

Questions? View our FAQs for a possible answer.

  • What is included with my ticket?

    Your Brew at the Zoo ticket includes event admission, souvenir tasting glass, samples of more than 100 craft and local brews and ciders, live music, animal encounters, and the company of some amazing Riverbanks residents!

  • Will there be additional food and drinks available to purchase?

    Yes, concession areas will be open with food and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase.

  • Are children allowed at Brew at the Zoo?

    No, this is a 21 and over event. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted.

  • What should I wear?

    This is a casual outdoor event, so dress comfortably and appropriately (rain or shine).

  • Are tickets available the day of the event?

    Brew at the Zoo typically sells out in advance. If for any reason the event is not sold out, tickets will be available the day of the event.

  • Are VIP tickets available this year?

    Yes! VIP tickets include 1-hour early access to Ndoki Plaza with a selection of exclusive beers and wines, accompanied by an open liquor bar. The ticket also includes private restrooms, air-conditioned area, animal encounters, and a 2024 Brew at the Zoo commemorative T-shirt!

  • Is this event raising money for the Zoo?

    Yes! All proceeds support the care and conservation of the animals and plants at Riverbanks and beyond.

Terms & Conditions

Ages 21+ only will be admitted, with valid picture ID.

No refunds or exchanges. Tickets are not for resale. Event is rain or shine.

Event parking and entry are only via the main Zoo entrance at 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC 29210.

Gates open at 7:00pm. — Last entry at 8:30pm. — Last call at 9:15pm.

Riverbanks is a smoke-free facility. Smoking and vaping are only allowed outside of the entry gates.

No bags or backpacks. Small purses allowed.

No outside food or beverages. Hydration stations will be located throughout the Zoo. Bottled water and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

No re-entry. If you need to leave the event for any reason, you will not be allowed to return.

Please drink responsibly — don’t drink and drive! Plan ahead for a safe return home.

Animals should not be taunted in any way. For the health and safety of the animals, please do not throw food or objects into any animal enclosure.

Pets and emotional support animals are not allowed in the park. Properly trained service animals are permitted, but due to the nature of the Zoo, they may not be allowed in some areas. To view the full ADA policy, please visit the ADA website.

Riverbanks reserves the right to remove, without refund, any individual from the event for disorderly conduct including but not limited to intoxication, physical or verbal aggression, and trespassing in restricted areas. Be advised that local law enforcement will be onsite.

Thanks to our event sponsors:

AllSouth Federal Credit Union Hobbs Group Advisors