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Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Desert Ridge, AZ, Phoenix, AZ

Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Desert Ridge, AZ

4.4
4.4
707 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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Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, International

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch and Dinner Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (480) 419-5070

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Keith Castro

  • Private party facilities

    Please visit http://www.thirstylionevents.com

  • Neighborhood

    Desert Ridge

  • Parking details

    Ample parking

  • Additional

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

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Offers

  • Daily Happy Hour 3-6pm!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Mon - Fri - 11:30 AM - 3:45 PM, 3:45 PM - 6:00 PM,Sat - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:00 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 707 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing appetizers!

  2. P

    Pamcake

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very crowded on Father's Day, but we had reservation and were seated immediately. Great waitress - very nice and provided perfect service. My husband had the Irish Whiskey French Toast and LOVED it. I had French Dip sandwich and it was great as usual. Quality of food is always consistent. We love the Desert Ridge location - it's only a few miles from our home.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great first time. We will be back!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Salmon cakes were incredible and the happy hour items are a great deal.

  5. M

    Miche

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food...little pricy for what you get but overall nice.

  6. MK

    MelodyK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    This was our first time here and we will not be back. When we checked in for our reservation, the hostess said it would be a few mins to get a server to cover the patio- I explained we could sit inside if needed, but she found someone and sat us outside. We were greeted quickly (later found out she is a bartender) and our drinks and food came quickly. This is when everything went downhill. Our salads were RIDICULOUSLY small for the price (heck, even for half the price) and our waitress was MIA- we could never tell her the avocado was missing from both our salads and we just finished our food without it (again, tiny salads). We finally complained to another server who got a manager for us. The manager seemed completely unbothered and uncaring and gave us a side of avocado (despite our being finished). She did eventually comp one salad and our side of fries, and our server eventually came back and apologized (we don’t blame her- they should have just told us they couldn’t seat on the patio). Would definitely not recommend or come back.

  7. B

    Bill

    Phoenix

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food, good service and my first time there. Sometimes that shopping center makes it difficult to locate such a restaurant. As you drive into the shopping center the restaurant is on your right hand side but you almost have to have eyes in the back of your head to see the signage. That was my only concern. I had to get a security guard on site to point out where the restaurant was located.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Bad coffee, but waitress did not charge. Great happy hour menu. Attentive service.

  9. LG

    LindseyG

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great! We love Thirsty Lion and go regularly. Great food, excellent cocktails and generous portions.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time at this establishment. Food, service and ambiance was fantastic! Everything we ordered was delicious. I will definitely be returning.

  11. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4

    Its a good Friday night spot not not really birthday dinner material.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is one of my favorite Go to restaurants! The manager Howard & staff always provide a welcoming customer experience! Marty is one of the bat & friendliest bartenders! The food is always spectacular!

  13. DR

    DianeR

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The waiter was great even though he was busy! The food was tasty, especially the spicy cauliflower.

  14. RS

    ReneeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am in a wheelchair and I called ahead to make sure they could accommodate. The staff was really receptive and my friends and I had a great night. Amazing drinks, food and service.

  15. S

    Sidecargirl

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Whether out shopping for the day, or for a Sunday Brunch...Thirsty Lion never disappoints.

  16. AO

    AmenahO

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1

    It was an ok experience. What I got was pretty bland but looked good to the eyes.

  17. M

    Mxking

    Phoenix

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meatballs and Brussels sprouts salad. We really enjoy coming here.

  18. K

    Knits

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My special dietary requirements were met without a problem

  19. s

    sherryshoes1

    Phoenix

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Zack was our server, was great. Food was also good very good. Only thing was that I had asked that my raw Ahi be a bit more seared than it usually is, and it wasn't. Was very rare.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Our server was fantastic

  21. C

    Cindy

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2

    We were not even given the Rest. Week menu until we asked. Ordered 2 of the same aptz. and only received one. And that was the best thing we had to eat. Waited a half hour for dinner to come out, then received the wrong dessert. She ordered one to go so we waited for that. At least she didn't charge for the missing aptz. I also don't think the tip screen should be set at 18%, 20% or 22%. Sure you can select other and give what you want but that's not really appropriate. At least start with 15%.

  22. LD

    LaDonnaA

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing, we tried multiple dishes and didn't have a complaint on any of them. The atmosphere was fun and energetic and we will definitely return again.

  23. L

    Lovie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Had a wonderful dinner. The salmon with cilantro rice and vegetables was delicious and companion had the fish and chips . Especially liked the raspberry martini. We ordered the whiskey apple crumb cobbler for dessert and split it . Very tasty. Only down size was the noise level. Very loud.

  24. j

    jessbee

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    went for restaurant week on Sunday, the first day. I went for the Korean ribs which were one of the special items. I chose this place over others because I wanted to try the ribs. When I arrived at 5:30 I was told they were sold out, the ribs were not available. I then left. I think this is a bait and switch. To offer a special for restaurant week and then not have it available at 5:30 PM on the first day is not acceptable. I missed the chance to go somewhere else for a dish that I was interested in. Service was also slow, the place was empty and it took 20 minutes for someone to come and tell me that the dish I came for was not available. Why join restaurant week if you aren't going to have the advertised dishes available? Just to irritate potential customers I suppose.

  25. CV

    ChrisV

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    We went for Restaurant week and they were out of the foods we wanted to order. Server was not helpful. Very disappointed.

  26. K

    Kiki

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Andrea was awesome, will request her again at future visits.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Al was an awesome server, great booth, great food and drinks

  28. L

    Lonemoon79

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    First time here the food and service was excellent. However I really don't care for the way they have the seating setup here. Everyone is on top of each other very uncomfortable. Would say that was the only draw back.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Good food, great service.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Food was good a little noisy but overall good experience

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    426 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    426 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We had a dinner for a Wednesday night. We went on Wednesday because the restaurant used to have 50% off bottles of wines. Unfortunately, that deal is gone. We ordered wine and several appetizers from the Happy Hour menu. The menu has quite a bit of choices and our picks were all good. Our server, Karli E was friendly and attentive. Overall we enjoyed our evening at the Thirsty Lion.

  32. C

    Chris

    Salt Lake City

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Waited 45 minutes for food. And it wasn’t worth the wait.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Loved it! Great food, great beer. Would definitely come back.

  34. CN

    CindyN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Enjoyed the food and Anita, our server. Will look forward to a return visit.

  35. SM

    StaceyM

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Casual atmosphere, service was a bit slow but nothing that would stop me from coming back. Food was good and tasty.

  36. JM

    JoanM

    Milwaukee

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent! It is the third time we have eaten there and everything has always been very good!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2

    It was Mother’s Day so I understand that some things may not have been up to par, however there was plenty of seating outside and around the areas they may not of had service to them but our seating was extremely tight for seven people. The musics way too loud to have a conversation ..definitely cater to a younger crowd. I had a Ruben it was OK the rye a little greasy & the meat was dry and my fries cold over cooked..But overall not too bad my husband had the salmon it was amazing! Other family members had tacos, French dip, and the ribeye they said was amazing. Service was pretty good under the circumstances.. We plan on going back to see what it’s like on a normal day and try other food

  38. SF

    SixFoodies

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Six of us, aged 10 to 94, went for Mother’s Day and we all had a wonderful time! Our server, Stacey B. was terrific - the drinks and food were all excellent and Still very reasonably priced - it is not a super quiet place, but we were still able to carry On a conversation- we had only been for dinner and happy hour before, which were great, but the brunch Was just outstanding!

  39. MC

    MCGC

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    It was a wonderful experience… great server and meal.

  40. JH

    JimH

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this place. I got my usual and my wife got the new Moroccan meatballs. Everything tasted great. Also loved the spicy cauliflower appetizer. Great food, comfortable dining, great service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Desert Ridge, AZ using the Order Online button. Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Desert Ridge, AZ also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Desert Ridge, AZ also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 419-5070.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Desert Ridge, AZ is rated 4.4 stars by 707 OpenTable diners.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Desert Ridge, AZ does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Desert Ridge, AZ

21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Ste. 6 Phoenix, AZ 85050

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Desert Ridge

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch and Dinner Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 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

    Ample parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Keith Castro

  • Additional

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

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