Nola on Tap

Nola on Tap

Location & FAQs

NOLA on Tap
Saturday, September 23, 2017
General Admission: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Early VIP Entry at 11:00 am
New Orleans City Park’s Festival Grounds

NOLA on Tap will be held at City Park’s Festival Grounds on Friedrichs Ave. A beautiful spot for a beer festival!

Plenty of historic oak trees and space to stretch out and enjoy the music while sampling over 400 incredible beers. See the map below.

Q: How does entry work?
A: Admission and packages can be purchased in advanced online or at the main entrance day of.

Q: How do I know what to buy?
A: Drink Tickets are used for beer samples, full size beers, wine, soft drinks and water. Food sales are cash/credit only. We recommend starting off with one of the suggested packages. Pricing of the beers will be offered as follows but subject to change:

  • 3 oz sample pours will range from 1-3 tickets.  (Most commercial beers will be 1 ticket, while Homebrew and more rare commercial beers will be 2 tickets, with some really rare commercial beers will be 3 tickets.)
  • 9 oz full pours from commercial beers will range from 3-7 drink tickets.
  • 3 oz Homebrew, Brewpub and Meadery pours are 2 tickets each.

Q: Can I buy the whole beer?
A: Yes, some commercial beers are available in a 9 oz. pour for an additional cost.  Because of limited quantity, Homebrews are not available in full size. See above.

Q: What is included with the VIP pass?
A: All VIP’s receive early admission at 11:00 am and the following:

  • Access to exclusive VIP beers (drink tickets are still required to sample)
  • NOLA on Tap koozie
  • VIP-only restrooms and handwash station
  • Mist Works Cool Misters
  • Special seating courtesy of Bratz Y’all
  • Cell phone charging station powered by Solar Alternatives
  • And an opportunity to meet brewers in the VIP area.
    *VIP is 21 and older only.  Sorry, no children.

Q: What is the music schedule for the event?
A: We are excited to announce this year’s entertainment will be:

Q: Will there be food?
A: Yes, we will have several local vendors featuring a variety of festival food available for purchase with cash or credit.  Expect food prices to average $5 – $10.

Q: Will there be festival vendors?
A: Yes, we will have a variety of art & merchandise vendors featured this year. For a list of participating vendors, please visit our festival vendors page. Vendors will take cash or credit card.

Q: Can I bring in a cooler and/or outside drinks and food?
A: No, this is a fundraiser for the Louisiana SPCA and we appreciate your consideration for helping the animals. All bags will be subject to search.

Q: What about parking?
A: Parking is limited within City Park. We suggest public transportation, cabs, Uber, Lyft, carpooling and biking to the event. Bicycle parking lot provided by Bike Easy. Parking law violators will be towed at owner’s expense.

Q: How do you monitor underage drinking?
A: IDs are checked at the entrance and receive a wristband. Only NOLA on Tap attendees 21 and older with wristbands may purchase or consume alcohol.

Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Yes, but no aggressive dogs allowed. All dogs must be leashed.

Q: Can I bring in folding chairs or blankets?
A: Yes, there will be live music so more reason to make yourself comfortable.

Q: What if it rains?
A: Rain or shine, drinking beer for a great cause is always a good idea!  Like NOLA on Tap on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to get the most up-to-date announcements!

Q: What if I do not like beer?
A: That’s fine; we also have wine, margaritas and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

Q: Wow, this festival sounds amazing! How can I know more and get the inside scoop?
A: Get the latest updates by liking our NOLA on Tap Facebook page and follow us on Instagram!

Q: How can I get involved in this event as a sponsor, vendor or volunteer?
A: Check it out here.