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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

$$ - $$$American, ,
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Suite 1041, Tempe, AZ 85281-4877
+1 480-968-2920
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good52%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (25 reviews)
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Suite 1041, Tempe, AZ 85281-4877
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

After office meetings our group typically comes here to hang out for a few hours. Nice food, drink and beer selections. Both indoor and outdoor seating available. Just a fun atmosphere in a great location!

Thank 994shawnj
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Had high hopes going in, but after 15min at our table on a Monday night and not even having someone come by and acknowledge our being there...I’m out. With what they charge for food and such...I’ll go somewhere else. Servers can’t decide who’s gonna take...More

Thank dlj2095
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Dinner there last night. Very loud but fun. We had a reservation for 6:45. They seated us at 6:48 and apologized for being tardy. So funny. We had bacon wrapped dates for an appetizer. I'd highly recommend you try this dish. Really unusual but really...More

Reviewed 10 March 2018

Wonderfully seasoned and prepared foods. Large quantities at a good price. Great service and menu selections, awesome find!!

Thank Prakash S
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Menu item reads: SMOKED CHICKEN WALDORF** Fresh greens, Fuji apples, candied walnuts, dried cranberries, chévre cheese, celery and apple honey dressing. What did I get? A special pepper rub on the chicken that burned my mouth, a large mound of not very fresh greens (very...More

Thank 199ellynm
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

They make you feel important, they are glad to see you. One of only 2 bars out of a hundred I’ve been to where the bartender introduced himself, shook my hand and promptly brought out a glass of ice water within 30 seconds of my...More

Thank kielar
Reviewed 27 January 2018

We were seated right away on a busy Saturday afternoon. Service and food was very good. Would go there again next time we are in the area.

Thank buckyfanWi
Reviewed 27 January 2018

It calls itself a Pub and it truly fits the term. This is a great place to hangout with the guys or gals, hang an expressive time, not feeled cowtowed by slience ambiance, and enjoy a Scottish deviled egg or two. Great drinks, great food,...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Loved the Gastropub burger I had last night. So much bacon! Thick cut and you could taste the maple flavor very strongly. Delicious! We also tried the fish and chips and they were amazing. Three large fillets, crispy and not all batter like some places,...More

Thank Joeysdoll
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for a drink and appetizer after a movie. It doesn’t “look” like a pub, more of a sports bar ambiance, but the food and drink were delicious. We had a HUGE pretzel with 3 dipping sauces and the porter...More

Thank thetattooedlady
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Suite 1041, Tempe, AZ 85281-4877
  • Public Transportation: Metro services the Tempe Marketplace Mall.
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-968-2920
  • E-mail
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