Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Tempe, AZ

4.5
791 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 791 people are saying
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vipChicagofrequentguest
Chicago
89 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food, friendly low key but attentive service. Good drinks.

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BillG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

In general, everything was good as usual. 2 orders of French dip sandwich were both very fatty. Probably took out half of the "meat" from the sandwich.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by manager Kaitlyn . Our party had a gluten sensitive customer and the item delivered was made incorrectly . Kaitlyn promptly brought out the corrected item and apologized for the error , even removing that item from the check . We appreciate Thirsty Lion and Kaitlyn’s immediate action and awareness for detail. Thanks !

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JessicaB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with a lot of seating. The high top stools were wobbly so we moved to a booth. The drinks were great the staff was friendly and the food was absolutely delicious!

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KatieE
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was good, food was mediocre.

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KristenT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always interesting food and good service at Thirsty Lion.

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DonnaG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food selection. Very clean and food came out in a reasonable time

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was very good. We were able to get a last minute reservation for bunch for six of us. Food was good and service was very good.

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vipAnnetteM
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and service were very good. Will definitely be back again soon!

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BeckyH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service as well as a terrific place to catch up with friends family, or co-workers! Highly Recommend!!

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vipsassycactus
Phoenix
50 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've taken large work groups there several times. We appreciate the hard work and effort from everyone at Thirsty Lion.

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DavidC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and nice people. Good place to watch a game.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise level was great. We could talk, but not feel listened in on. Our waitress was great. Super sweet.

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CAROLW
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I requested no high top table seating but that’s exactly where we were seated. Food is overpriced & just average at best.

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TracieW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was very slow for drinks and food. Restaurant was not full so would have expected better service.

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DesiS
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reasonably priced, the food was amazing and the service was great

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ChasC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Service was horrible pertaining to the waitress - left early because of it.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Tempe, AZ
Responded on December 1, 2021

Chas, We are so sorry to hear this was your experience. The General Manager would like to reach out and personally apologize. If inclined, please email me off line at adubois@ceghospitlaity. We appreciate the opportunity to welcome you back.

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vipBriarfolks
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outside for lunch. Setting is an outdoor mall courtyard-type area. My sister ordered some kind of chicken sandwich that she said was the same as she’d gotten there before and was delicious. My seasonal beet salad was excellent. My wife ordered the French dip and we shared. That sandwich was pedestrian. Overall a new favorite lunch spot in the ASU area.

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vipPrioritySeating
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, atmosphere and service.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Tempe, AZ
Responded on December 1, 2021

Thank you for this great review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and wonderful food! The manager even personally delivered our dessert with a birthday card from the staff.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Tempe, AZ
Responded on December 1, 2021

Thank you for this wonderful review of our Tempe location!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Here for the ironman race, made reservations and they weee very helpful when we had to change. Manager came up to us and r to asked about the race and made us us feel very welcome

Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Tempe, AZ
Responded on December 1, 2021

Thank you for joining us at the Tempe location and providing us with this 4 star review!

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LeftHandedAquarius
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was quiet when we arrived and got louder as the night went on. Our server was very personable and checked on us a couple of times. I wish I’d gotten her name.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Tempe, AZ
Responded on December 1, 2021

Thank you for visiting us at the Tempe location and taking the time to review us. We look forward to serving you again very soon.

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KatherineN
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Alison was a great server- quick and attentive service. thanks!!

Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Tempe, AZ
Responded on December 1, 2021

Thank you Katherine for this wonderful review!

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AshF
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our server. All fries arrived luke warm/cold. Drinks took a long time to arrive. Overall not the greatest experience but not the worst.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. We went during Sunday football so it was busy and lively. So if you go please be patient! Overall a great experience and food. I would recommend it.

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GreenBee
Tucson
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Thoroughly decent, but huge and corporate. Had to chuckle when I told the hostess I had a reservation under my formal name William *, but it had actually gone through as my casual name Bill * and she wasn't able to make the connection. Food was OK, but nothing to write home about. Main food complaint was overdressed Caesar salad and typically overly salty everything else. That said, the service was snappy and friendly, and my wife's cocktail was pretty tasty. Overall a good experience for one of these giant corporate restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service

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vipSMS0959
New England
104 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Happy Hour - the small plates are great! we had bacon wrapped prawns, california rolls, calamari and chicken fingers. Service was friendly and attentive. We usually go to the San Tan Village Thirsty Lion but we had tickets for the Botanical Garden so this was closer. We would go back to the Tempe location again for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was minimal at best. Food was cold.

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vipGarth
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Service was okay food was nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent burger, service was fantastic!!!

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chen
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is good consider the price. Service is great!

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ChezC
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Perfect drinks and awesome setting with sports on TVs and music videos to entertain!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good venue for lunch. Great patio, good food and service. I’ve been many times and will continue to go.
Price is right too.

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vipBrandon
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

food was good service wasnt the best
probably will try some other place in tempe market place next time
sitting for 10 min with sushi and no chopsticks, soy sauce, etc. is a little ridiculous

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish food and service!

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SteveK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice Sunday brunch and service and food were excellent fro a family Birthday meal. Thank you.

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RachelG
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink selections. Prompt service. Decent value for the money. Having a reservation through Open Table got us seated right away on an otherwise busy Saturday evening.

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SpencerMcD15
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time. Our server was fantastic. Prices are a little high but the food is good so it all balances out

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vipmichaelt
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good service
Food was tasty but small portions

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Tempe, AZ using the Order Online button. Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Tempe, AZ also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Tempe, AZ also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 968-2920.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Tempe, AZ is rated 4.5 stars by 791 OpenTable diners.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Tempe, AZ does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thirstyliongastropub.com/GIFTCARDS.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.