Summer Ale Festival 2013


Summer Ale Fest 2012

Saturday, July 20

6:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Taps off at 9:30 p.m.
Rain or shine

All ticketholders should enter through the Zoo’s Main Gate at 6:30 p.m. VIP ticketholders will have a special entry line at the Main Entrance. We will not be able to let any ticket holders in prior to 6:30 p.m.

REMEMBER your photo ID!  This event is limited to those 21 years of age or older. Proper ID must be presented with your ticket in order to enter the event. Designated Drivers must also be 21 with proper ID. Children will not be permitted into the event.
Please remember the Zoo is smoke-free. There is no smoking at the event and guests will not be able re-enter the event if they exit Zoo grounds.
While many animals will be out during the event, please note that not all animals will be on exhibit and not all parts of the Zoo will be open during the event.

Public Transportation

A shuttle from 30th Street Station will operate continuously from 5:30 p.m. to 10:15 p.m., to and from 30th and Market. It will pick up on the corner of the intersection in front of Slainte Irish Pub. Guests should exit 30th Street Station and cross the street for pick up. The last departure from the Zoo to 30th Street will be at 10:15 p.m. so please plan accordingly.
Alternatively, the SEPTA 38 & 32 buses, as well as the 15 Trolley, are within walking distance to the Zoo’s entrance. For your convenience, taxis will be available at the end of the evening.


Complimentary parking is available at the Zoo Garage on 35th and Girard Avenue.


Summer Ale Fest tickets have sold out.

General Admission tickets include access to the Zoo, a souvenir tasting cup, sampling at 30+ beer and food stations, and free parking or shuttle service to and from 30th Street Station.
VIP tickets include the benefits of General Admission along with access to a private VIP area, 6:30-8:30 p.m., situated in the Zoo’s newest exhibit, KidZooU. The VIP area features additional select beer and food samples and special pairing sessions.

(limited tickets available)
General Admission   $65.00    
Designated Driver   $35.00    
Six-pack   $330.00   (6) General Admission tickets at a 15% discount

Tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the door. This event is limited to those 21 years of age or older and children will not be permitted. Valid I.D. is required.

The provision of free alcohol at the Summer Ale Festival is not contingent on a ticket purchase or charitable donation to the Zoo.


AramarkBeer CakesBoxcar Brewing Co.
Brick House Tavern and TapThe Cake StudioCalifornia Pizza KitchenEvil Genius BeerFareHard Rock CafeLancaster Brewing CompnayMad MexNeshaminy Creek BrewingOld Dominion BrewingPinsetter Bar and BowlPJ Whelihan'sThe Pop ShopQdobaSaucony Creek BrewingShane ConfectioneryShawnee CraftSly FoxTriumph BrewingTroeg's Craft BreweryTwin Lakes BrewingVictory Brewing
Participants are subject to change.