The Chicagoist will be launching later but in the meantime please enjoy our archives.

Drink Beer And Frolic With The Animals At Lincoln Park Zoo

By Anthony Todd in Food on Apr 23, 2013 5:40PM

There are so many craft beer festivals going on right now that Chicago Magazine felt the need to ask if there are "too many beer festivals in Chicago?" It's possible that the market is a bit saturated, which is why the only festivals that get our attention anymore have some sort of hook. Hosting your event at Lincoln Park Zoo is just that sort of hook.

LivingSocial is hosting a BeerFest (winner of the most generic name ever award) on June 15. In addition to 60 different craft brews, they will be bringing in food trucks, live entertainment and games. Plus, of course, access to the zoo and the animal houses on a beautiful summer evening.

A $39 ticket gets you 3 oz. pours of all the beers and access to the event. If you're a high-roller, a $59 VIP ticket gets you access to a special balcony and exclusive tasting of "small barrel" beers. Either way, it's a good deal. Tickets are available here. Checkout the promo below for more.