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Brew at the Zoo: Raise your glass for animal conservation! 

The Gladys Porter Zoo invites you to Brew at the Zoo on Saturday, May 11th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with music until 11:00 p.m.

Support your local Zoo and quench your thirst by sipping on specially selected premium and craft beer samples and delicious food tastings from amazing chefs and restaurants. Only a few of the top Rio Grande Valley restaurants will be competing in this “feast with the beasts.”

The Zoo is working with L&F Distributors to curate a special selection of light beers that are perfect for the spring and summer season. Guests will be able to sample from 24 fun and unique craft beers, which will be paired up with delicious food tastings from amazing restaurants.

Last year’s People’s Choice Award winner, Dodici Pizza, will be defending their title against a multitude of restaurants, including El Amigo Mar y Tierra, Dirty Al’s Cajun Kitchen, Chef Ricardo’s Tacos and Beer, Parry’s Pizzeria & Taphouse, Raising Cane’s, Bubba’s 33, RJ’s BBQ, Jenny’s Delicias, Cinco de Mayo Bar & Grill, Todo Natural Restaurant, Golden Corral, Malachela, Wero Del Pueblo, The Space Dog Station, and Guero’s Beef Jerky. Los Trevi Drive Thru will also be in attendance and will be serving up delicious drinks from their Michelada Combi. Zoo staff are hoping to bring in even more restaurants to ensure a varied selection of cuisines to taste from.

The public can upgrade their experience by purchasing a VIP ticket. VIPs will have access to a VIP-only area, located close to the main stage. They will be able to participate in a private animal feeding and take a break from the main stage music with their own Silent Disco in the Aquarium. Plus, VIPs will also get to sample from one exclusive beer that no one else will be able to access.

The entertainment for the night will include local artists: EDM DJ, Akasha, and rock bands, Back to Riverdale and Reserve. The music will be extended until 11:00 p.m. to allow guests even more time to enjoy the event. There will also be three Silent Disco DJs for VIPs to choose from based on their music preferences.

A popular activity at Brew at the Zoo is the beer pong tournament that takes place during the event. Sixteen teams made up of Brew at the Zoo attendees will compete against each other to be the 2024 Beer Pong Champs. Guests can gather around while the teams go head-to-head throughout the night. Other fun games and activities include Jumbo Jenga, cornhole, a giant Connect Four, and multiple photo opportunities, including a 360 photo booth.

Brew at the Zoo is a 21+ event and a limited number of tickets are being sold. Tickets can be purchased for $35.00 pre-sale and $50.00 at the gate. VIP tickets are $100.00 per person. Only 100 VIP Tickets will be available, so the public is encouraged to act fast. All proceeds will benefit the Zoo’s conservation efforts.

Thank you to the run sponsors City of Brownsville, Brownsville Public Utilities Board, Good Axe Time, and Visit Brownsville.  Hope to see you there in your best ocelot attire!

Stay in Brownsville

Brownsville is the perfect family-friendly getaway with a multitude of attractions within walking distance of the Zoo.  Support the Gladys Porter Zoo by using this link to make your hotel reservation.

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