Calling All Party Animals: The Annual Summer Ale Festival Hits The Philadelphia Zoo, Saturday, July 20

Head out to the Philadelphia Zoo for its fifth annual beer festival next week, Saturday, July 20. (Photo by B. Krist for GPTMC)

Gather with like-minded foodies, beer enthusiasts and animal lovers for the 5th annual Summer Ale Festival at the Philadelphia Zoo, 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 20.

This popular event invites guests to visit America’s first zoo after hours to enjoy stellar food and drinks as they commune with brilliantly colored birds, majestic apes, incredible big cats and an array of other wildlife.

Leave the kids at home for this rare chance at an adults-only zoo experience.

Sample beers from regional favorites like Boxcar Brewing Company, Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company, Sly Fox Brewing Company, Triumph Brewing Company, Twin Lakes Brewing Company and Victory Brewing Company.

Then, feed your inner beast with delicious goodies from restaurants including Mad Mex, The Pop Shop, Beer Cakes Philly, Hard Rock Café, The Waterworks Restaurant and Lounge, California Pizza Kitchen, Rembrandt’s, Qdoba Mexican Grill and more.

Admission ranges from $35 for a designated driver to $95 for a VIP ticket, and include unlimited food and drinks, a souvenir tasting cup, on-site parking, and shuttle service to and from 30th Street Station.

Tickets are available online, and as this event is only open to those attendees that are 21 and over, proper ID is required.

5th Annual Summer Ale Festival
When: Saturday, July 20, 6:30-10 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue
Cost: $35-$95 per person
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