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Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Tempe, AZ

4.5
4.5
876 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

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, International

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (480) 968-2920

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Keith Castro

  • Private party facilities

    Have your next banquet or event at the Thirsty Lion. Whether your group is small or large, we can provide a great experience and value for you and your guests. We feature multiple options for your next event including a private event room, patio and bar.

  • Private party contact

    Alyssa Shelton: (480) 968-1358

  • Neighborhood

    Tempe

  • Cross street

    McClintock

  • Parking details

    Ample.

  • Public transit

    Metro services the Tempe Marketplace Mall.

  • Entertainment

    Sports, music, videos and more.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, 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, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Mon - Wed - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Thu - Fri - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Sat - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:00 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 876 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Valley

    Great for Brunch

  • East Valley

    Great for Lunch

  • East Valley

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • East Valley

    Contemporary American

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  1. GH

    GregoryH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was horrible, food was cold just a very bad experience overall
  2. KS

    KSNC

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food- more of a sports bar atmosphere. Excellent food!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steven provided awesome service! Food was flavorful and the perfect amount for quick trip before concert. (We ordered 3 apps and shared) Cocktails were refreshing!
  4. B

    Brapat

    Salt Lake City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Thirsty Lion in Tempe did not disappoint. Great food, tremendous service and good value. A great place to take business colleagues.
  5. PR

    PattiR

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time here and I will definitely be back! The crab cakes were some if the best I’ve had! The bloody Mary’s were great too!
  6. LL

    LindaL

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience2
    We asked for a regular table and we were seated at the high top bar table. Seats were very uncomfortable And service was slow. The food was awesome but the music was so loud we could not talk.
  7. l

    lisab

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good service but too loud.
  8. OO

    OlbyONE

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose to eat at The Thirsty Lion Gastropub prior to attending the Lion King at ASU Gammage. Their menu has a nice variety of items from which to choose. Our server Alexis S was very professional and friendly. She answered all our questions to help make our choice. We will definitely go there again when we are in the area
  9. GC

    GeeCee

    Phoenix

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends (table of 5)
  10. KM

    KatM

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was absolutely wonderful and so kind. We love her!
  11. JT

    JohnT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food, and excellent service. Had a great time.
  12. JD

    JazminD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service was amazing as always, the kids Mac and cheese was way too cheesy for a kid to eat without choking and wasn’t so tasty. The chicken in my Cesar salad was a bit dry but the hibiscus lemonade was azmazing.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a beautiful date with my girlfriend over some amazing food. The cauliflower wings are phenomenal!
  14. NK

    NevadaKate

    Phoenix

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    The noise level was deafening. It was impossible to hold a conversation. Pretzel appetizer was yummy- loved the spicy jam dip. The queso dip was disappointing, runny and bland. Although the fish on the fish and chips was served hot, the chips were cold. My husband reported that the salmon entree was good. The whiskey apple crisp was delicious.
  15. J

    Joshua

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Server was triple sat and decided we were not a priority.
  16. FW

    FoodWise

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Salmon dinner was just fair, not up to my mother-in-law's standards. No sweet potato fries for the Father in our party, disappointed. Good Beer tho. Hibiscus Basil drink was perfectly refreshing. Probably great for happy hour, Bacon wrapped Shrimp was great. Waitress was excellent, but the little girl hosts, 3-4 at any time, did not greet me and I noticed it was hit and miss with other patrons. I was waiting for others in my party, therefore it wasn't a big deal. Just noticed that it was not as classy as "The Keg".
  17. ET

    ElizabethT

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    very good service and food. we frequently return for Happy Hour! Outside dining is wonderful if not too hot. Inside is a little noisier than we like due to the music loudness. My friend's hearing and my husband's hearing is not good, even with hearing aids. It's difficult to have a conversation when the music is so loud. Otherwise, the restaurant is very good!
  18. RA

    RockAz

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wait staff accommodated our larger group and made sure we were taken care of. Good food and enjoyed the variety for brunch. Nice time!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed Father’s Day with our dad! His first time at Thirsty Lion and he loved it!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Many reasons to go back and try more
  21. MH

    MeghanH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Chicken Cesar salad was very limp, not a lot of flavor, chicken was dry, honestly the worst Cesar I've ever had. I wouldn't choose to return. Waitress was slow to get to us at first but was very personable and attentive after that. Place was super clean, well spaced, but food was mediocre at best.
  22. N

    Normandg

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place for a great lunch date
  23. D

    Donny

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar setting with great food and great service. The menu has something for everybody.
  24. K

    Kevin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed our recent business lunch. Only minor complaint was that the A/C vent blowing above our table made it feel like an icy wind tunnel. Otherwise the food and service were great, as was the overall ambience. Perfect place for a business lunch.
  25. AA

    AnneA

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Our server, Elizabeth, was incredible!
  26. W

    Wanda

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a great meal for Arizona Restaurant week! The atmosphere was very nice and they had lots of staff at this location!
  27. S

    Steakhouseseeker

    Columbus

    202 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    202 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent location. The bar and restaurant are awesome. The food choices are incredible. Many interesting options
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Went for the pizzas that are on the online menu but they said they don’t serve pizzas any more. Besides that all good
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere at Thirsty Lion in Tempe Marketplace - one of my favorite places to meet friends and business associates!
  30. U

    Unhappy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    We could not have a decent conversation because the music and background was so loud
  31. RR

    RudyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I had a reservation for my family which included Grandparents. I did not realize that the tables had barstools and asked if there was another table available as the Grandparents would not be able to manage the barstools. They were able to seat us elsewhere. The menu was great and it happened to be Happy Hour. We had go to the hostess desk to get more Happy Hour menus as only one was given to a table of 5 guests. The food was great as was the server. We were celebrating a graduation and they brought a free dessert to the graduate.
  32. EB

    EvangelineB

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Service is bad. We had to wait for are drinks. Almost done eating. The food is good , Too spicy . The place is nice. But the bathroom is dirty . Toilet paper every where . The receptionist just gathering and gossiping. Not friendly. No greeting 😕
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Mother’s Day
  34. J

    Just

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    The host had a horrible attitude when we asked for a regular table, instead of a high top table there was 2 elderly persons in our party that can't get up on those chairs. When we made the reservation it asked what type of table we wanted and if we wanted indoor or outdoor but got there and they had no notes or our requests. Also the waitress new took our loyalty membership.
  35. SG

    StarG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    My only complaint is that in my reservation it did have me choose if I wanted inside, outside, or a high top, I chose the inside option and specified in my reservation that there was a child in our party. When my mom arrived they seated her at a high top which I specifically did not want because what child is going to sit on a high top stool? So we requested to move to a different table and they were very accommodating and moved us to a good table and everything else was GREAT!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food for the price. A bit load.
  37. DM

    DMill25

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The atmosphere was fun and loud. Very sports bar feel. Food was good but not great. The service was good and the waitress was very accommodating and kind. Overall it is was a nice time.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with fam and the experience was great, as always.great service, fast, and great food.
  39. JM

    JimM

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place for food and a visit with friends and family.
  40. JG

    JuleyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always bring my out of state clients to thirsty lion for lunch. It’s always a fun environment as well as exceptional service and great food. Will return again!!

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

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 876 OpenTable diners.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Tempe, AZ 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

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Tempe, AZ

2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy Suite 1041, Tempe, AZ 85281

Additional information

  • Cross street

    McClintock

  • Neighborhood

    Tempe

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Ample.

  • Public transit

    Metro services the Tempe Marketplace Mall.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Keith Castro

  • Entertainment

    Sports, music, videos and more.

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (480) 968-2920

  • Private party facilities

    Have your next banquet or event at the Thirsty Lion. Whether your group is small or large, we can provide a great experience and value for you and your guests. We feature multiple options for your next event including a private event room, patio and bar.

  • Private party contact

    Alyssa Shelton: (480) 968-1358

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