• Free Beer at Garden Gate

    Year of Beer

    Join us for a #YearOfBeer in 2019! Visit Garden Gate Café or Kettle Corn in Pantopia to enjoy two complimentary beer samples each park visit in 2019, paying homage to the park’s roots as a beer garden when it first opened in 1959.


    As an alternative to beer, guests also have the option of a complimentary purple lemonade.


    Only valid at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Busch Gardens reserves the right to refuse service of any alcoholic beverage to any guest who is unable to provide proper identification or appears to be intoxicated. Legal Proof of Drinking age is required for all alcohol consumption. Not valid for any other discounts. Not valid during Howl-O-Scream.

  • Experience over 40 new brews at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay during the 2019 Bier Fest


    Pass Members, enjoy one free food, beer, wine or cocktail sample at Bier Fest! Simply visit a Zone A Self-Service Kiosk, scan your annual pass, print your coupon and visit any Bier Fest cabin to redeem your complimentary sample item.*


    *Offer only valid for active Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bronze, Silver, Gold and FL Platinum Pass Members. Does not apply to Fun Card, Preschool Card, Friends & Family Passes or non-FL Platinum Passes. Limit one free sample per active Pass Member at Bier Fest culinary locations during event dates and times from 8/17/19 – 9/8/19.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Is Bier Fest included with admission to Busch Gardens?

Yes. Access to the Bier Fest area of the park is included with any Fun Card, Annual Pass, or daily admission to the park. Food, drinks and specialty tastings are available for purchase separately during event hours.

What time do food and beverage locations open and close?

Food and beverage locations open on event days at noon and close at park close. Menu items are exclusive to Busch Gardens® Bier Fest and are only available during the event.

What kind of beer is available each visit?

The event features over 60 beers from local, domestic and international brewers. Some beers will rotate throughout the event, so you can try different beers each time you visit!

How large are the food tastings?

Food samples at the Busch Gardens® Bier Fest are appetizer-sized.

How large are the beer samples?

A beer sample at the Busch Gardens® Bier Fest is 7 ounces. 

Can the All-Day Dining Deal be used?

The All-Day Dining Deal cannot be used during the Busch Gardens® Bier Fest. However, Festival Samplers are the best way to savor your way through the event.

Where can I buy a Sampler Lanyard?

Sampler lanyards can be purchased at the Bier Fest Welcome Center, plus each Bier Fest food or beverage location. Samplers purchased online can also be redeemed at the Welcome Center or any Bier Fest food or beverage location.

Are there any discounts available for Pass Members or Fun Card Holders?

Pass Members receive a 10% discount or greater on all a la carte sample-sized food, wine and beer tastings. The 10% or greater discount also applies to the 5 and 10-item Samplers (discount not valid on the 12-item Sampler). Pass Members can purchase the exclusive 12-item Sampler for the price of a 10-item Sampler. Log in to the Pass Member Website for more information. Fun Card members do not receive discounts.

Is a proof of identification mandatory in order to purchase alcohol at the Busch GardensĀ® Bier Fest?

Valid proof of identification is required and is implemented at each food and beverage location.

Are children allowed in the Festival area?

Children are allowed in the Festival area.