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Lions, and tigers, and beers! Oh my! I recently spent my Thursday evening roaming around the National Zoo with my bestie, craft beers in hand.


We jammed to the hits of the 90s performed by Gonzo’s Nose, scarfed down delicious pulled pork from Smoke and Barrel, and ogled the food trucks that lined the park.


It was easy to see that everyone there was looking to have a good time from the second we walked in until the second we left. With more than 60 craft and microbreweries, including Port City Brewing Company, Flying Dog Brewery, and Starr Hill Brewery, live entertainment, and a wide array of food to choose from how could you not have fun at Brew at the Zoo? The best part is that while you’re getting schnockered with the snakes, all proceeds from your ticket go to supporting animal care, education, conservation, and research efforts at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.


If you’re looking for something fun-and-unique to do with your friends in the district, definitely get tickets to next year’s Brew at the Zoo. This time around, tickets sold out a week before the event, so if you’re interested in next year’s Brew at the Zoo, get your tickets early! General admission tickets ($65) included tastings from craft and microbreweries, a commemorative mug, live entertainment, and complimentary sodas and water. If you’re looking for full pours, complimentary food tastings, animal demonstrations, a takeaway gift, and early admission, look into getting a VIP ticket for $100.

Big thanks to Friends at the National Zoo for inviting us Bitches, we had a great time!

The Zoo is open 10-6 p.m. all summer long.

Author: Amanda Jean, Social Bitch

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