The zoo concessionaire, Service Systems, is applying for a liquor license to sell beer and wine, but not hard liquor.
An Ewa Beach family with two young children in tow, was out to enjoy a day with the animals, was not pleased with the news about possible alcohol sales.
"I don’t think it’s a good idea to serve alcohol at a family friendly environment." said Ramona Lariosa. She brought up a recent brawl at a football game at the Aloha Stadium.
"When you come to zoo it's for families with little kids, not for adults for drinking like that,” said Jacob Achiu.
"Theres a time and place for those kinds of things and I don’t think the zoo is one of those places," said Cauri Achiu.
One couple visiting from Texas said they would welcome a cocktail if they were here later in the day.
"I think if you have an area where small children weren’t allowed it would be a good idea, a good fundraising idea. All zoos everywhere need money," said Jobie Irvine.
Others we talked to had mixed reactions.
“Sure, as long as it’s monitored well. But then, but then you'd kind of worrying about people driving home with the kids in the car, so that would be an issue too. I don't know I can kind of see both sides," said Rachel Piano-Pooley.
The city said alcohol sales are common at other zoos on the mainland.