PHOTOS: Zoo Summer Ale Festival 2016 at The Philadelphia Zoo

This past Saturday, The Philadelphia Zoo held its annual Zoo Summer Ale Festival. Nearly 1000 guests were in attendance to experience the zoo after hours. An adults-only party, there was locally brewed craft beer onhand, live music and delectable bites from some of Philly’s best food trucks. Guests also got to get a little “wild” as the zoo exhibits were open for exploring and included lions, tigers and bears — oh my! The newest addition to the zoo is not a ferocious beast, however, but The Watering Hole, the zoo’s new beer garden, which had a soft opening at the festival. It will open officially on Thursday, July 21.

Photos: HughE Dillon

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