Brew to Be Wild at the Lincoln Park Zoo

Take a Walk on the Wild Side This Weekend

Like beer? Of course. Animals? Even better. The 2nd annual Brew to Be Wild event is taking place at Lincoln Park Zoo. Attendees will be able to sample beer from more than 35 local and regional breweries. Follow the zoo’s paths to find tasting stations for a variety of beers while visiting your favorite animals!  There will also be a DJ, food for purchase and lawn games throughout the night. If you’re new to craft beer, this is a great way to try what’s out there without committing to a whole 12-pack.

Brew to be Wild
Photo Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo is offering general admission tickets that are currently available to purchase for Friday, which includes 20 beer-sampling vouchers and a souvenir glass. If you want to upgrade your experience, they also offer VIP tickets which will give you 20 brew samples, limited exclusive specialty brews, a souvenir tasting glass, an extra hour to sample from 5-6PM, and access to the VIP area. To prevent visitors from drinking and driving, Lincoln Park Zoo is offering discounted admission at $20 to designated drivers, which includes everything except tasting.


The event will be held rain or shine. Sunny and warm weather is expected, but remember that Chicago weather can be unpredictable, especially in the summer. We suggest you check the forecast beforehand to ensure that you’re prepared to have an amazing time no matter what.

For more details on Brew to be Wild and for a full list of participating breweries, visit Lincoln Park Zoo’s website.


Must be 21+ to enter.




Friday, June 17 from 6-11PM

Saturday, June 18 from 6-11PM SOLD OUT



Lincoln Park Zoo


2200 N. Cannon Dr.

Chicago, IL 60614



General Admission:  $49 ($44 for members)


VIP: $89 (5-11PM)

Designated Driver Admission: $20


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