Three Cities Throwing Memorial Day Weekend 'Brew At The Zoo' Parties
If you’ve ever wanted to get drunk with a skunk Memorial Day Weekend is the time to do it. Animal parks across the country have started to add booze to their usual offerings, and now it’s time to take it all in. The weather’s just warming up, so now’s the time to cool off with a refreshing adult beverage while watching the lions, tigers, and bears do their thing. Here’s our picks for three “zoo brew” events that might just be worth your time:
Brew at the Zoo - Atlanta
Avoid the family barbeque—the food is bad anyway—and make your way over to Zoo Atlanta to check out the critters doing their thing. A couple cold ones will definitely turn the afternoon into something a little more interesting, and that’s especially the case when there’s some live animal entertainment. Just be sure not to overdo it and be sure to stay far enough away from any and all animal enclosures.
This year’s Brew at the Zoo events are set to do their thing between 5:30 and 9:30pm on Saturday, May 26. Admission is going to set you back $43 in advance, but if you’re a member of the zoo you’ll save a few bucks. Your ticket includes access to all the animal magnetism that you’d like to see, and of course there will be unlimited samples and sips of plenty lagers and ales. There will be plenty of live music to go with your beer and wine tastings, and there’s 1,500 different furry, scaled, and winged friends as well.
Zoo Brew – Memphis
The River City of Memphis has a lot going for it, but during Memorial Day Weekend we’ve got to point you over to the city’s zoo. They’ve been running their annual Zoo Brew event for several years now, and this year promises to be one of the best yet. There’s no kiddos allowed at the event, so be sure to call the babysitter and don’t forget your ID.
There’s two different ticket options from which to choose, but we’re thinking that most will go with the $35 option. However, high rollers can choose to shell out $55 for access to the Dino VIP Lounge where they can schmooze with local brewers and animal experts. All the samples from local and national breweries will be available on Friday, May 25 from 7pm until 10pm. So we suggest skipping the usual after work happy hour, and taking the cubicle crew over to the Zoo to start off the holiday weekend.
Brew at the Zoo – Baltimore
If you drink like a fish you’ll be right at home in Baltimore, as one of Maryland’s best zoos is getting ready to celebrate this year’s Brew at the Zoo. Between 1pm and 7pm on May 26 and May 27 there’s two different chances to rub elbows with local residents and local reptiles.
Admission is $45 for the big kids, but if you’re bringing some little ones—or a designated driver—you’ll be able to get non-boozy tickets for just $25. There will be over 50 different breweries offering up unlimited samples during each session, and Tommyknocker Brewery and Yards Brewing Company will be just two of your options. There’s three different bands scheduled for each day with the tunes starting up at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm—cheers to the animals!