Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Denver
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Szechuan Orange Chicken
Tempura chicken in garlic ginger orange sauce, scallions, Szechuan chilies, sticky rice and soy glazed Thai vegetables
BBQ White Cheddar Burger*
Newcastle BBQ sauce, white cheddar cheese, crispy onion strings and garlic aioli
Creamy Queso Dip
Cheddar, jack and pepper jack cheese, simmered with roasted jalapeños, onion and tomatoes. Served with white corn tortilla chips
Food is always good we come every time we are in town, drinks are good and happy hour deals are good
Clean, tables spaced out which made me feel confident.
Staff was nice, waitress was ok.
The food was just alright.
The price was good.
I’d go again.
Joseph we are pleased you felt safe and comfortable dining with us. The safety of our guests and employees is of upmost importance to us. We are sorry you found the food just mediocre. We you will visit again and provide us another opportunity to earn that 5th star.
The food was great! Our waitress was funny and attentive!
Traci thanks for the rave review. So appreciate your business.
Really good service, and great food and bev as always.
Thanks Seth we appreciate the kind words and your patronage.
Great time watching football on Sunday. The food was solid and there was a great beer selection - amazing actually!
Thanks Byron. We appreciate the great review. Please come again!
Been here several times over the years, never again. We came here to watch a full playoff game. This place mentioned it had a 90-minute time limit. We previously booked another reso and the place accepted it. We even called in advance and were told it should not be a problem. We had just sat down, ordered drinks and food, told the waitress we had a follow up reso and politely asked if we could keep the table a bit longer, to give her a heads up. A few minutes later a guy comes over, manager I guess, and gave us a real hard time about it. He said "... we don't do that here and we're not about to have people stay here all day..." along with a few other things that didn't amke much sense. Well, we don't want to stay "all day" bro, we just want to watch a 2 hour game in its entirety. Look, we were going to continue spending money in your restaurant and there were also plenty of vacant tables. We were told they "had reservations and would be packed all day" but eh, we didn't see it that way. Opentable also showed plenty of openings still at that time. So, while we were looking forward to the occasion, we got up and left. Unfortunate, but why would any customer want to stay after being treated that way? I could maybe understand, only if there were people lined up out the door waiting to get in. Look, I get the times that we are in, but I've received this treatment in a few establishments now. There was absolutely no reason to not allow us to stay another 30-60 min as long as we continued to give your place business, especially after asking politely more than once. If you're so against it, why don't you broadcast it on your booking page, that way we know not to consider you as an option in the first place? Shoutout to Avanti, Henry's and other places who are accommodating, after the first time you politely ask them, and also have much better customer service all around. Plenty of other gastropubs in Denver.
libtech95, we're disheartened to read your review. This is a very challenging time for restaurants during COVID19 and being allowed only 50 guests. While it may seem odd to you we are trying very hard to work within the contraints we've been given. Please know we're doing our best to take care of all of our guest given the circumstances. We value your patronage and will consider your suggestion. We hope to have another occasion to meet your expectations and to welcome you back in the future.
Food and service was fantastic, but it was super hard to get past the many fruit flies flying around our heads the entire dinner, was very much a turn off for me on wanting to eat food. Loved the atmosphere and I'll give it one more try, but I could not enjoy the food knowing the fruit flies were everywhere.
Kellcork thank you for your comments. We will be sure and look into the matter. We hope you will give us another try.
Enjoyed my experience but my only complaint would be the time limit (hour & a half) at our table. I understand the thought process behind it but if I’m a paying customer, it’s frustrating being told I have a limit to adhere to.
Sydney we completely understand your frustration. Opening after the COVID19 has had many challenges and being allowed only 50 guests is at the top of the list. Please know our team is doing their best to take care of all of our guest given the circumstance and to work within the contraints we've been given. We value your patronage and hope to have another occasion to meet your expectations and to welcome you back in the future.
Great service.servers remembered us from previous visits. Clean inside and out
Thanks Steve for the rave review. We do appreciate you patronage especially during these times.
Fun place great beer and food!
Making a reservation was very easy. Checking in process was also easy, we were seated right away. Our server took awhile to get to us but was overall very attentive as needed. The drinks were good though I wasn’t really impressed with their menu. Unfortunately, due to Covid, they were not offering their seasonal menu which was a bummer. I opted for the BBQ chicken pizza— it was alright. It was too cheesy for my taste to the point where the cheese was so heavy it was sliding off the pizza when I picked up a slice. I liked the quiet ambiance for a weeknight dinner. They are practicing social distancing for the tables which made me feel safe. They also had sanitizer at the front door. Overall, would recommend but maybe try a different entree option.
Thank you Crystal for taking the time to share you experience. We value your pastronage and hope you will give us another try.
Thanks you !!
Sunday brunch outing with family. Recommend the Bloody Mary pitcher. The bartender knows what she'd doing! Easy place to hang and enjoy Union Station views.
Thank you. Appreciate the review and nice words.
Food and service excellent. Our server Priscilla was great, answered all of our questions, was attentive without overwhelming. Gave good menu recommendations. Really like the darker, quiet atmosphere and the festive decorations for the holidays already up. All around a great experience, will definitely be back.
The food was good and hot and the service was excellent. Even the manager came over and thanked us for visiting his restaurant. Will definitely come back again I’ve never had a bad meal at this restaurant. I’ll also tell my friends what great service that you have.
We are so glad to hear that you had a great time at Thirsty Lion during your visit! We hope to see you again soon.
Great outdoor patio and delicious brunch options!
Thank you for the review, Valerie! So glad we could be part of your weekend. We can’t wait to serve you again soon.
This restaurant was better than we anticipated. The food was amazing and for the new mandates in Denver they made us feel so safe. We will absolutely be going again!
Reilly, , we are so pleased that you value the efforts we have put towards creating a safe environment for our guests and staff. Thank you for sharing your kind words with us. It means a lot to us and our entire team! We hope to see you again soon.
Food was excellent!
The service and food were great. Shortly after finishing our dinner, sewage poured into the restaurant behind our table. It was so smelly and gross. We were moved to a different table to finish our drinks. It was an awful experience.
Had a great night! The drinks were awesome and the staff was friendly and kept service coming quickly.
Good place for a game! Lots of activity, not boring.
The food was excellent but the bartender and server were the best part. Great attitudes in a challenging time. Thank you.
Great burgers. Always good service here from friendly outgoing staff.
We got appetizers and cocktails. Food was great and we sat outside which was delightful. However our server seemed put out that we were even there. We are all very low key people and we were all disappointed with his delivery. He may just have a flat personality or he was having a bad day, but we were grateful that least the food & beers were good.
We went for Sunday brunch. Once seated, it took awhile for the waiter to come over and take our drink order. The restaurant seemed understaffed. They eventually brought our coffees, but nothing to stir the coffee with. Food was just okay. There are better restaurants in the area.
Good option for a business lunch with social distancing. Good food good service.
The food is impeccable. Can’t visit here without getting the beer cheese soup, and it never disappoints!
Great food! Relaxed atmosphere! Trendy ambiance!!!
Good food and friendly service
Wonderful service and food was great as always
Food was excellent, but our server was slow to bring drinks, didn't follow up after we got our meals. Had to flag the server down to order second round of drinks and it took 10 minutes to get our second round.
The waitress was so rude. We even asked to speak with her manager and she never brought him/her over. The food was totally fine but I would not go back and I would not recommend.
Very good food! Service was slightly slow, but overall the experience was awesome
We appreciate you sharing your experience. Thank you for bringing the slow service to our attention so we can work with our team to learn from this. We are glad you enjoyed your meal, and hope to serve you again soon.
Went for Sunday brunch during my bday getaway in Denver. Made online reservations and was accommodated accordingly. The patio offers beautiful views of the area... Denver atmosphere is so friendly and diverse. Food was absolutely delicious! My best friend and I ordered multiple entrees so that we could sample quite a bit. No complaints on anything. I'd definitely visit again when in Denver.
Food was pretty mediocre. Cesar salad was overdressed with limp lettuce and meager croutons. “roasted” chicken just tasted like salt. Queso and chips was okay.
We had a great time. They have an excellent socially distanced set-up on their patio and it's nice that it over looks the Union Station plaza. The food was tasty and we had a great time. If you've never had their cauliflower appetizer, try it. It's my favorite there... don't let the word "cauliflower" let you think it will be bland... it's got the best flavor!
Excellent service (Chelsea or Kelsey) was not quite able to catch her name through the mask. Quick with the Guiness, very attentive....much appreciated.
Great place to watch a game.
Wanted outside seating but it wasn’t available and were not given any options
You can order delivery directly from Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Denver using the Order Online button. Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Denver also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Denver also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 623-0316.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Denver is rated 4.6 stars by 944 OpenTable diners.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Denver 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.