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Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Denver, CO

4.4
4.4
1243 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Our mission is to evolve the gastropub business by combining the traditional values of European and American pubs, to create a place where friends and family can celebrate life and enjoy handcrafted food, beers and cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, International

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 623-0316

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Keith Castro

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Cross street

    16th St

  • Parking details

    Public parking and on street parking.

  • Public transit

    16th Street Mall Shuttle has a stop across the street.<br />Union Station Transit Center from all parts of the city.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Weekend Menu

    $39.00 per person

    Feb 9 - Feb 14, 2023
    Happy Valentine's Day! Treat your loved one to our exclusive Valentine's prix fixe menu for $39++/ per person on Thursday, February 9th through Tuesday, February 14th starting daily at 4pm: Choose between our seasonal Black Cherry BBQ Pork Tenderloin, Grilled Atlantic Salmon, or Grilled Ribeye Steak. Each entrée will be accompanied by your choice of a Starter, Dessert, & Featured Wine.

Offers

  • Daily Happy Hour 3-6pm!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM,Mon - Fri - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Sat - 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Meeting up with friends after work for drinks is what it’s all about! Join us for Happy Hour every day from 3-6 pm. $1 off pints, $6.95 cocktails, wine, and a food menu starting at $6.95.

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What 1,243 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. E

    Expensive

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Bartender provided horrible service. Needed to flag her down so many times. You also put the tip option on the machine starting at 18% which is crazy. She didn't deserve 10. Very disappointed.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    This was a different experience than our previous trip,
  3. SS

    SteveS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to Denver, took train from airport to Union Station and the Thirsty Lion had a menu that met everyone's needs. They had a place for us to store our luggage and enjoy a delicious dinner. Our server Mauricio, was very friendly and helpful with the menu. I would highly recommend the Thirsty Lion.
  4. CM

    CM23

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Worst dinner experience due to the service won’t be back
  5. R

    Rich

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Waited over 25 mins after being seated for draft beers. Server brought every other table water, never brought us any.
  6. P

    Plum

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot next door to Union Station! Everything was great and I will definitely go back to try their brunch menu!!
  7. T

    Taylor

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was DELICIOUS! Service was wonderful and ambiance was lovely.
  8. C

    Cackerman67

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great surprise find right in the heart of LoDo as we were killing time before heading to the airport. The huevos rancheros, and other brunch/lunch items were excellent.
  9. JP

    JeffP

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated right away, got out drinks quickly and received our food in a reasonable amount of time. To top it off, Natalie was very nice and gave us good service. Can't wait to come back!!
  10. JC

    JohnC

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Great place to go prior to a hockey game.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to good eat, have a creative cocktail, watch games, and hang with friends. Friendly, efficient service.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place for friends getting to gether.
  13. S

    Screamers

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun, energetic spot.
  14. 1

    1960ally

    Denver

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Went on New Years Eve. Had 2 great drinks, a Manhattan & a Margarita. California roll was delicious. Fish & Chips entree was good fish but not very good french fries. Pad Thai was good but not terrific. All in all I would recommend this place if you are looking for more of a bar atmosphere & not a high end restaurant.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Pad Thai was great! Service was good. Idk why I booked a month in advance and got a 4:45 spot. I was hoping for 5:30 pm. Ava crowd had left by 5 pm. Maybe ooen tabke needs to regroup on their planning…. Noise was quite loud even though not much crowd Brydon 5:15 Also, 2 tvs next to each other playing the sane football game and the next tv playing another sport b try playing every other tv with same game and middle tv with something else. game.
  16. BZ

    BobZ

    Charleston

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Loved the pork fries shrimp.
  17. WB

    WarrenB

    Denver

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Attended before the Nuggets game. Everyone was very nice and service was great. We ordered 3 appetizers to share and there wasn’t much to share.
  18. JR

    JrRyan

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Although this platform allowed me to make a reservation, I arrived and the restaurant was closed!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We arrived at our reservation time and the doors were locked. The lights and tvs were on but doors were locked. We had to find another place to eat.
  20. v

    veronica

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The restaurant was ok. They called last call at 8:30 and the whole place smelled like a man’s belly button. Other than that it was great.
  21. BP

    BluffPark

    Raleigh

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Have been twice to Happy Hour here in past week (love the menu and value). Drinks and service are always pleasant but both times the food is coming out cold and has to be sent back. Not sure if servers aren't being notified food is ready or if they are just too busy (although we were one of just a few tables last night). Hope they can get that issue sorted out.
  22. SJ

    SteveJ

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner! The food was served quickly and was very good! The drinks, amazing! Alyssa our waitress was a delight, ask for her when you go there!
  23. R

    Rubicon2008

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was our first time here, and it was really good. They made my wife's hamburger wrong twice and took it off our bill without us even asking. That to me is quality customer service! Thank you Thirsty Lion management.
  24. SS

    ScottS

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    2.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    The service was terrible, even by Covid standards. The food and drinks were great, but took forever to arrive. The issue was primarily with our server and not the kitchen/bar staff as other tables seemed to have better experiences.
  25. M

    Ma9194

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The meal was excellent and there was a great selection. The only thing I would change is to have a little less spice on the ahi tuna in the ahi tuna salad. We went on a night when there were lots of hockey fans for the game. Our service and food were still fantastic.
  26. WD

    WesD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Service was very great, food was great and the atmosphere was perfect for the football game and catching up with old friends!
  27. DF

    DeborahF

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place for pregame Avalanche. Appetizers, Drinks and Staff are all terrific!!
  28. c

    casualdiners

    Chicago

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrating Veterans Day. So very impressed that Thirsty Lion honored vets with complimentary entree and drink. Kudos to patriotism!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Great little spot! Food is always good & it’s located in a fun area.
  30. MA

    MeredithA

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We eat here whenever we're going to Ball Arena. It gets quite loud when there's an Avs game, but the energy makes it a lot of fun. The food is always delicious! Biggest issue is that they seem to be quite short staffed, and that hasn't gotten better over the last year. They could really use an extra server or two and an extra bartender. It's not cool to get your first drink at the same time your meal arrives.
  31. DS

    DougS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were great! We were having a wonderful time until some nimrod manager changed the tv we were watching from the Avalanche to a Celtics game. Really? What kind of person does that in a restaurant less than a mile from where the Avalanche play? My wife was staring hard at him trying to make him understand what a rude thing he was doing.
  32. BM

    BohdanM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The waitress was rude and unprofessional. Told us to hurry up with the order cause she has a lot of other people waiting. Food wasn’t good as well. We ordered medium rare ribeye and got totally burned steak instead. We asked for redo but the waitress told us that it’s the way it should look like and the next one will be the same. Then we asked for a burger instead. But in the end of the day we got charged for the steak AND the burger! Even though we didn’t eat steak at all! Would not recommend and definitely won’t be back again. Wasting time and money!
  33. MS

    MackS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food and atmosphere was good. Service was a little slow, with a few things missed in our initial order, while we never received one appetizer after we reminded the waitress, we still had a good time and enjoyed everything!
  34. LK

    LeeK

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food quality was excellent. Happy hour cocktails were very weak. Specialty cocktails were very good. Service was very friendly but we had to wait 20 minutes to reorder drinks. Place was barely half full.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the cauliflower! The fish and chips were very fresh and a great margarita to honwith it.
  36. PJ

    PamJ

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so delicious and was also affordable. Waitress was fantastic! Location is great and atmosphere was great for watching baseball game.
  37. DZ

    DeniseZ

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great, reasonably priced happy hour options.
  38. JP

    JenniferP

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations at The Thirsty Lion before getting on the Red Rocks shuttle bus. This place was FABULOUS! The deal that is included w/the shuttle bus is a no brainer. Definitely recommend!!
  39. l

    lesleygoth

    Denver

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food was great as always but service was unusually slow. Other than that, always a great place!
  40. CH

    CodyH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    The atmosphere was very nice, modern feel. Our waitress was over the top nice and catered to our every need. But the food was not worth it at all. I order a steak served with mashed potatoes and steamed veggies. The steak was bland and majorly over cooked. The vegetables tasted almost freezer burnt, not fresh at all. The plate was not worth $40.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

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You can order delivery directly from Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Denver, CO using the Order Online button. Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Denver, CO also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Denver, CO also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 623-0316.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Denver, CO is rated 4.4 stars by 1243 OpenTable diners.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Denver, CO does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Denver, CO

1605 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO 80202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    16th St

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public parking and on street parking.

  • Public transit

    16th Street Mall Shuttle has a stop across the street.Union Station Transit Center from all parts of the city.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Keith Castro

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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