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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Tempe

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642 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Support Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Tempe during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 642 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Thirsty Lion is one of my go-to places because the food, beverages and atmosphere are consistently good. There are lots of choices on the menu, so it’s a great place to meet or bring someone if you don’t know their tastes.

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LaJuannaB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I fully enjoyed my experience here,the food was great and the service was fast as well as outstanding.I recommend this place to be awesome.

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DavidS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Food was wonderful. Need better ice tea.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The hostess was very rude and had an attitude but our server was great. The music was super loud so it was hard to have conversations with a group of four.

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MsLee
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We celebrated a birthday. The service was great and the beer and food were great too

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vipMike
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for our fantasy football draft. Got a large table off to the side which was perfect for us and hopefully kept us from annoying too many other diners. Allison took care of us and was 200% spot on. Service was great, food was great and the draft was a success!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shelby was great! We felt safe abd the food was stellar.

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StephanieQ
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Big portions. Never felt rushed

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner - nice atmosphere and enjoyed some desert as a special treat that was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We’ve eaten here a few times and liked it, all prior to Covid. And we’ve been to the location at San Tan, which we actually prefer. But this time it wasn’t as good. The service was slow (I get fewer staff and tables, etc) but still felt way too long. We got seated at 7 and didn’t put our order in until 7:40. We were asked about drinks that literally took 15 mins to arrive and then she was off again. But the food came out hot, so it hadn’t been sitting around under a heater. Although I thought the burger I got was over done on the outside and not all the way done on the inside so that was a bummer. Everyone else tho enjoyed their meals. Well prob return if we’re in the area and in a pinch but it wasnt a stand out meal.

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SamanthaN
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great food related but they sat us next to the window and being that it was 115 degrees that day, it was very warm. Was literally sweating through the whole meal and there were flies all around the windows in the inside. No curtains or anything to block the windows. Not the greatest time in that sense so next time I would ask not be sat at the next window.

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KevinR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The French Dip was scrumptious. The burgers huge and delicious and a steak salad was tasting. All are recommended.

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Retirementdinner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday

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ChelleS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous spot! The main floor seating is well spaced, and the booths offer great privacy for conversation. Excellent service!

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JimmyT
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good sevice, excellent cocktails and enjoyed a nice segment of 80's music which was nice for those of us at a certain age. Had a bacon, jalapeno and cheese burger and it was great. To be honest, I go here for the burgers.

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Jessica
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience1

The power went out four times while we were there. We took the servers suggestions on food and they were not great. Overly sweet not a described by the server.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish and Chips were outstanding . Nice Patio , great staff .

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vipscottsdalefoodie
Phoenix
127 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good fried chicken sandwich with a side salad, just the right amount of food for lunch, its aon a square ciabatta bun. So it's not too much bun like some of those other pubs. Service was very attentive too.

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HannahZ
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks and they maintain social distancing which is great! Love this place!

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BrianB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food and very nice place. The food is amazing! Try the scotch eggs and beer soup. Service was good, but you could tell they were out of beat due to COVID and the social distancing rules.

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AprilT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent and it was great to see COVID precautions in place. The ribeye steak was incredible! However, I got the Tuscan chicken which was pretty dry. Overall, we'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great time, staff could have been a little friendlier but with masks who can really tell?

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First trip out since COVID started, very quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Had a great meal and the food was awesome. The service was a little slow.

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CalebS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best burgers you can get and always a awesome selection of drinks.

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WendyV
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for having safety measures in place for both the guests and staff. I never once saw any staff member pull down their masks. In a scary time for everyone your waiter was full of life and made our dining experience fun. Your establishment was a true example of what following the safety guidelines should be and I will tell everyone I know what a great job you're doing. Much gratitude.

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RuthS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch and the service was great !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Slow service was the main issue.
The waitress appeared to be overloaded

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OscarA
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job distancing everyone. I would of liked a paper menu, but I get it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stephen our server was absolutely on point. During these crazy times, he had a great attitude and was focused.

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TinaS
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a great place to go! My family and I wer going to go there before the Cubs game on St Patrick's Day. Spring training was canceled and unfortunately I'll st. Patrick's festivities were canceled too due to the Coronavirus! Hopefully this thing will clear up and we will be back to visit the Thirsty Lion! I hope and wish everyone well

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JacquiL
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

BEST: they take reservations. They seated us even though our entire party wasn't there yet.
Requested standard seating on the reservation, evidently that didn't get recorded but they were able to accommodate the request. we got a half booth half chairs table which actually worked perfectly
FOOD: diverse menu, something for everyone from small and simple to expensive and gourmet. They also had a seasonal and holiday menu.
BEVERAGE: ample options for all, with or without alcohol. That's rare.
AMBIANCE: Great for the younger crowd, however, a challenge if you have hearing issues. Not saying its loud. Th overhead music was OK, just a little challenging to hear each other on a 4 top....
OVERALL: I would definitely go back, good value, great menu choices, fair prices, and you can make a reservation.

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SharonT
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I had asked about the salmon but decided to go with the seared ahi. I was served the salmon. We had a time limit, it was a business lunch, so i sucked it up and ate the farmed salmon. The vegetables we so bad I couldn’t eat them. They should be ashamed to have served them. I also ordered a bacon Mac and cheese to go on a separate tab but the waitress wasn’t listening and split my business lunch with me and my guest. Not sure what the listening issue was for the waitress but it was not a great experience and the food was incredibly mediocre. I won’t have lunch there again any time soon.

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VaclavR
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Three of us went for weekend (Sunday) brunch. One of our group is celiac, in that they can not have gluten. Unfortunately, there are no items on the weekend brunch menu that he could have. That was kind oof a bummer. Other than that, the service, food, and experience were quite good, and I have been there a few times before; I will be back again. Hopefully the updated brunch menu will have at least 1-2 items for gluten sensitive folks.

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maggieh
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was pretty on point for the most part. There was a small issue with one of the meals and it was quickly addressed.

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vipGRadec
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We met a friend I had not seen in years and the waiter gave us all the time we needed to catch up before we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We had very moody hostesses that didn’t like that we circumvented they 1:30 minute wait by going outside and setting a reservation for 15 minutes after we got there. Luckily, our server, Alex, was AMAZING! She was very attentive without overly interjecting in to our date. The food was amazing - noisy atmosphere, but it’s what’s to be expected from TL. Overall, great time and OpenTable saved our lives with the reservation!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not the best way for a quiet date but a very good place for a fun one

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RonellE
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience and the food was excellent! I would definitely visit again

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vipRachelleB
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun place to watch sports and to eat casual, sports bar food. Great place for large groups.

FAQs

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Tempe does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Tempe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 968-2920.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Tempe is rated 4.5 stars by 642 OpenTable diners.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Tempe 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.