NOLA on Tap
Saturday, September 24, 2016
General Admission: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Early VIP Entry at 12:00 pm
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: There are 2 options for entry:
- General Admission: $5
- Access into the event starting at 1:00pm
- Kids 12 and under are FREE
- VIP Admission – $25
- Admission at NOON, All day access to VIP Tent
- MUST BE 21 TO ENTER 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 drinks, food, NOLA on Tap branded merchandise and Raffle. We are implementing a new system for credits, known as “Bocks” that will enhance the festival experience. While you can add $10 Bocks to $1,000 Bocks on your wristband, 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 Bocks. (Most commercial beers will be 1 Bock, while Homebrew and more rare commercial beers will be 2 Bocks, with some really rare commercial beers will be 3 Bocks.)
- 9oz full pours from commercial beers will range from 3-7 Bocks.
- 3oz Homebrew and Brewpub pours are 2 Bocks each.
Q: Can I buy the whole beer?
A: Yes, some commercial beers are available in a 9 oz. pour for additional Bocks. See above.
Q: What is included with the VIP pass?
A: All VIP’s receive early admission at noon, access to exclusive beers (Bocks 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 with Bocks. Expect food prices to average 5-10 Bocks.
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. You will not be able to use Bocks for these, but actual money/credit cards.
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, so 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 with Bocks.
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 I do not like beer?
A: That’s fine; we also have wine, margaritas and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase with Bocks.