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Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill

Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thirstylionpub.com/tempe
  • Phone: (480) 968-2920
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am, Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Kody Harris
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Sports, music, videos and more.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McClintock
  • Public Transit: Metro services the Tempe Marketplace Mall.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample.
A word from Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill
Thirsty Lion is an entirely new pub experience. We offer a wide range of menu options, exceptional service and great music.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We first tried Thirsty Lion in Denver and wanted to see how the Tempe version compared to Denver. It was not quite as good, but still very good food and great selection of beers and ciders. Did not seem to have the same atmosphere as well, but overall it was still very good."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "There were 7 kids under 13, and they were treated very well. Service was outstanding, the menu was excellent, and the food delicious. My problem was that as a 71 year old, I felt it was too noisy. However, that's the nature of a sports pub."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Kayla who was out server was phenomenal! She did such an attentive and thorough job when the entire place was loaded with World Cup fans! We always felt taken care of and attended to! Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "It is a very good place and Value for food and drinks. Kind of loud but after soccer game the music did come down a little. I am glad I took the time to make the reservation, the staff did a very good job of getting table on time after US soccer game"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Always good food and service at Thirsty Lion. Staff is great, beer is cold (with lots to chose from) and food is good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was good, but the service wasn't that great. The waiter wasn't as attentive and slow."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Made a reservation here so I had somewhere to watch the basketball game. I stayed for the entire game and our waitress was great! The food was amazing and their Happy Hour was great!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "A group of 6 girlfriends down from Seattle stumbled upon this place, it was great. Lots of room, great food, great drinks! If we would have had more time we would have gone back in the same trip! Recommend the cherry seasonal drink, the Greek burger and the pizza on the seasonal menu!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Quality of food & service was not up to par this visit. We dine here frequently before a movie but this visit was lacking that special something."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Our server was great! I would definitely go back to this restaurant. It was a great experience for a first time customer."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We were greeted by several energetic staff members when we entered the restaurant. The hostess immediately brought us to our booth, where the server came right up and was very friendly and attentive through our entire lunch. This was our first time at the restaurant and we were very pleased at the service, restaurant scene and friendly staff. We will be back again soon and will definitely recommend this place to our friends. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I went on a date there, it was okay, we sat outside. The outside seating isn't very comfortable, as the seats are just benches. But the food was good, service was sub-par"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We just moved to the area and have now been in on three occasions over the last 3 weeks! Plan to make this a regular spot! "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Overall great food and atmosphere. The only negative item was we felt rushed out when we would have rather stayed and had another drink. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This place was nice and had really good food. Although I found the music so loud. You could not hear the person sitting across the table from you. When asked to be moved outside, we would of had an additional 25 minute wait. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Great place, we met some friends and had a great server!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food was excellent with a great variety if choices. My waitress always had my glass full. It made for a great night with friends I hadn't seen for a long time."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I had been to Thirsty Lion a couple of times for lunch. This was for dinner with friends. The hostess station was divided into groups. So if you had a reservation you had to talk to someone else than if you were a walk in. Seemed walk ins got more service. Drinks took forever from the bar, and we only had beers. French dip was dry and very disappointing. No one stopped by to give refills on water unless we asked. After paying our bill, though we chatted awhile, not a single server stopped by for water or anything. I will not go back."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "TAKING GUESTS TO THIRSTY LION PUB & GRILL FOR LUNCH IS A JOY BECAUSE I AM GUARANTEED THAT EVERY PALATE WILL BE SURPRISINGLY PLEASED. THE VARIETY OF THE MENU IS THE BEST FOR THE MONEY, FLAVORS AND PAIRINGS. THANKS!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Food was pretty decent, we had a variety of appetizers, our favorite was the mac and cheese with corned beef and cabbage (there St. Paddy's day special). But the real starts were the variety of beers."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Service was great but food was not up to par...out of 8 four dishes were terrible...the mac, corn beef and cabbage, panini not warm, fish and chips...too much batter, rest okay...would not go back..."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We have been here a lot . The food is awsome and the people that work here are great."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I loved this place, my girlfriend and I went there and we were met with amazing service and the waiter ( who was a teacher) was absolutley perfect. Great food and a good time."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I don't want to rate this restaurant to harshly, because this was our sixth time. I did rate those other five visits with 5 stars. Unfortunately, this visit was really horrible. First we always use open table to make a reservation, this restaurant really needs a hostess for the long line of walk ins and a hostess for the people with reservations. We ordered drinks which both came in dirty glasses, and we got a Blue Moon instead of the Hefewizen. The appetizer we ordered didn't show up until our dinner came out, and we mentioned the error, it was fixed free of charge. The fish tacos were excellent, the grilled skirt steak was dry and the entire dish was bland."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Normally we love coming here and have greet service. We just had a waitress who we could tell didn't really care."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We celebrated St. Paddy's Day at The Thirsty Lion Pub and were treated to Bag Pipes and Corned Beef and Cabage! It was a fun way to spend the holiday. When we arrived, the hostess told is she reserved a great spot right next to the band for us. Although it was, indeed, a great table, I told her that we didn't want to be that close because we wanted to be able to talk and enjoy our night. She was very gracious and sat us in the outer bar at a great booth/table and we had a wonderful night! Our olive and cheese flatbread was a great appetizer and the wine was exceptional! Our waitress was a bit slow; but then she had to wait on the entire bag pipe band! But, we were in no hurray and had a wonderful night! Check out The Thirsty Lion!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Thirsty Lion on St. Patrick's Day. We were impressed that we were able to get in so quickly, but we weren't greeted by our server for quite a while. The food was pretty good. The live band was so loud that my husband and I were shouting across the table to each other. Overall we had an okay time."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Good food and drinks at a moderate price. The decor was a little dark trying to mimick an Irish pub. We went on a whim around Saint Patrick's Day looking for a nice place to eat. Being from CA we were unsure, but we like to try new places. We would recommend The Thirsty Lion to anyone looking for a nice meal! There was a band playing that made the atmosphere even better."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We arrived at 7:15 for a 7:30 reservation and were told we had to wait and couldn't be seated even though our table was sitting ready and empty. Service was extremely slow, not real friendly and the food was only fair. Disappointing for a group of 6. Luckily we were outside because the inside was so loud we wouldn't have been able to hear each other. However,the "outdoor dining" we read about was in a parking lot and we got to watch cars go by and listen to them idle."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Went to this restaurant for a St. Patrick's Day celebration and it was great. Live music with fairly large bagpipe group in attendance. Great food and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "this place bites, the service was shotty the food was mediocore"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Went to the Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill while on vacation in Phoenix/Tempe. Very nice staff greeted and sat us, and our server was very knowledgeable about their menu (We had a Gluten Free need at our table) and were given a special menu to order from. The food was great, and they had a beer (Papago Brewing Co's Orange Blossom) that I had heard was great (and boy was it not disappointing). I would come again if I'm ever in town, and wouldn't think twice about recommending them to others."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. I have been here 6 times and every time the food, drinks, service, and atmosphere has been absolutely superb. This restaurant even beats out several Las Vegas top pubs and restaurants. I recommend making reservations on open table on the weekends, its very busy."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My husband and I met with my cousin and her husband - hadn't seen her in about 30 years. We sat at our table for 4 hours and received excellent, friendly service - and she never once made us feel like we had to leave. Very welcoming!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Came here for a date and was satisfied by the delicious food and great atmosphere overall."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "First time visit was great. Food was good alone with outstanding service . My wife and I was able to talk and enjoy each other will dinning to appetizers . Btw had great happy hour pricing. Must make the trip again very soon."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is the first time I have been at this restaurant. The food and service was good. The inside was a bit dark and noisy so we ate outside. It was a nice afternoon."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I am a very picky eater and tend to avoid trying new things, not because I don't like change but because typically that change ends up being bad. This restaurant was a rare and wonderful exception. I tried the lamb shank and it was wonderful, my fiance had the salmon risoto and also loved it. This place was great for valentines day and will be on our list for where to go for our next major outing."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Pretty standard large mall restaurant anchor trying to channel a British Pub. Beer and ale selection is good, and plenty of burgers, but other than that, there is nothing pubbish about this place. Very loud inside with tons of TV screens and loud background music. Good hangout for young crowd, catering to locals and ASU students. Food just ok, service is rushed, but ok."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was amazing, but we spent most of the night waiting for our waiter."
    Dined on 2/14/2014