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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Tempe

4.4
442 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am, Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(480) 968-2920
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kody Harris
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
McClintock
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Parking details
Ample.
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Public transit
Metro services the Tempe Marketplace Mall.
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Entertainment
Sports, music, videos and more.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 442 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

We were put in an area that was very dark and noisy.
We had a party of 6. They were eager to take our orders right away & didn’t give us much time to visit.
When food was served, the three men were served 1st & then someone else brought out women’s meals. I had to ask for dressing.
We were then forgotten about. Did not come around to refill drinks.
Never asked if wanted dessert. Just gave us our bills.
Have eaten here many times & this was awful in comparison. My salad was good, but many had complaints about their food.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Gastropub Burger was awesome!

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Adrienne 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

I had a pretty decent time at this location. The food was amazing! Happy Hour items and pricing was outstanding! I did find the service to be lack luster. The Hostess were unattentive upon arrival. My friend and I were there for about 4 hours. Our waitress, Denise, came to our table maybe 3-4 times within those 4 hours. My friend and I had finished our drinks for at least 30-40 minutes before our waitress came to our table. I assume she was having a rough day. She didn't seem interested and wasn't vibrant at all! Because of of the company of my guest and and the food we ordered, I chose to overlook the poor customer service Friday night. Normally Customer Service is HUGE on my list. It definitely determines if I will patronize a restaurant again. Overall, a good experience.

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RebekahC 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Really great service, wonderful food, loved the atmosphere

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vipFeinschmecker (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Optimal service and fresh tasting foods. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Old group Bible Study Reunion!Was great seeing everyone again in a Social atmosphere.

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HappyandSober (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The waitresses aren't bad either. Let's here for Levi's

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MollyG (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

A nice "go to" place for outdoor dining. Food and service is consistently good and a nice wine list; I like the 9 oz pour option!

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Our time here was amazing! I came with my boyfriend for his 21st birthday and we both had a great time. Our waitress, Savana, was outstanding and made sure we had want we wanted/needed. We got ice cream and a wonderful handwritten birthday card that was signed by multiple staff members. Was definitely a great and memorable dinner. We will be back as the food, drinks and service are always good!

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vipBedwell99 (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Service needs attention. Wrong drinks brought to table, replacement beverages forgotten and 35 minutes for food. Help Alexa!

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

It was a business lunch. I reserved a table for 6 and there ended up being 10 of us. They accommodated us no problem. Lots of choices on the menu. My meal was great (orange chicken).

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Had dinner there for my birthday. Food was good and the service even better!

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NikkiG (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

The host staff was less desirable, but overall this place was a hit. Food was delicious and reasonable, I’ll be back

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vipMMckinley (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

My Wife and I patronize this restaurant often. We always have excellent service, helpful attendants, and we very much enjoy the outdoor atmosphere.

We will return to this restaurant again very soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Fun atmosphere, but the service was not the greatest. Our server had to be flagged down for things most of the time. My daughter ordered filet mignon and it was more like an Applebees quality dinner steak. I don't believe it was a filet. Good appetizers, but entrees not so hot. I had salmon, and it was very average. We decided to leave and not order another round of drinks after dinner and I think this irritated our server, as she almost threw, (just tossed as she was walking by) our bill onto the table.

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JB2016 (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Thw music was way too loud. Server was innatentive. The food was great, just wish the service had been decent.

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vipChicagofrequentguest (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Terrible service, food took over 45 minutes to arrive and was cold - server seemed uniterested in how satisfied we were.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Really good food! Service was slow but they were very busy.

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TTGilbert (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food, great service, fun atmosphere. Overall wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service great food great overall place for date or group

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