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: What is the music schedule for the event?
A: We are excited to announce this year’s entertainment will be Miss Mojo, The Breton Sound and Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes!

Q: How does entry work?
A: There are 2 options for entry:

  • General Admission: $5
    • Access into the event starting at 12:00 pm
    • Kids 12 and under are FREE
  • VIP Admission – $25
    • Admission at 11:00 am, All day access to VIP Tent

Q: How do the packages work?
A: Fest Packages can be purchased in advance (online only) or at the event, and then redeemed for beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks. We recommend starting off with one of the suggested presale Fest Packages. Pricing of the beers will be offered as follows:

Pricing is subject to change

  • 3oz 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.)
  • 9oz full pours from commercial beers will range from 3-7 drink tickets.
  • 3oz Homebrew and Brewpub 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.  See above.

Q: What is included with the VIP pass?
A: All VIP’s receive early admission at 11:00 am, access to exclusive 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 the chance to meet brewers in the VIP area.  VIP is for only patrons 21 and older.  Sorry, no children.

Q: Will there be food?
A: Yes, we will have several local vendors featuring a variety of festival food available for purchase.  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.

Q: Can I bring in outside drinks and food?
A: No, this is a fundraiser for the Louisiana SPCA and we appreciate your consideration for helping the animals.

Q: What about parking?
A: Parking will be limited within City Park. We suggest public transportation, cabs, ride share programs, carpooling and biking to the event. There will also be a bicycle parking lot provided by Bike Easy. No parking will be allowed on the grass by the streets (hidden sprinkler systems could be damaged) or on the Big Lake Lawn area. Violators will be towed at owner’s expense.

Q: How do you monitor underage drinking?
A: Everyone will need to have their IDs scanned at the entrance and receive a wristband. Only NOLA on Tap attendees with wristbands may purchase or consume alcohol.

Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Sure, but no aggressive dogs allowed. All dogs must be leashed, and please make sure they have a safe way home.

Q: Is the event family friendly?
A: Yes, we have food and non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase.

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 about the weather?
A: Updates on the weather will be provided as we are closer to the event.

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 Twitter 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 Twitter!