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Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Denver, CO

4.4
4.4
1158 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

11:30 PM


Booked 17 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, International

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 623-0316

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Keith Castro

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Cross street

    16th St

  • Parking details

    Public parking and on street parking.

  • Public transit

    16th Street Mall Shuttle has a stop across the street.<br />Union Station Transit Center from all parts of the city.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Offers

  • Daily Happy Hour 3-6pm!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Fri - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Sat - 3:00 PM - 10:30 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 1,158 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Not really a special occasion but I stop and eat before going into Rockies games. I have season tickets and go to the Thirsty Lion 9 times out of 10! The BBQ pork and Kimchi rice is something I order all the time. The wait staff is always on top of their service and fun to watch.
  2. P

    Partyof4

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Great food and loved the outdoor seating area. Perfect as a before a concert dining option. Server was the cause of 4 stars.
  3. DW

    DeWittM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I went twice this week because the Gastro Pub burger is amazing. But the second time I went, everything was great except the cold fries.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service &amp; delicious food
  5. LF

    LauraF

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Many dirty tables around us. Appetizer came out after our entrees. Portions were small
  6. JS

    JohnS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is awesome !! Our servers were great, even with a Hockey game going on . Will definitely be back !!

    Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Denver, COResponded on June 27, 2022John, thank you so much for your 5-star review! Come back and see us!

  7. CD

    ColoradoDavid

    Denver

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great as well as service. We had the Edamame, Cauliflower, and Tuna Tower appetizers along with a bunch of burgers. Each burger was cooked perfectly to the temp of the folks in my party including mine, which I like it rare (many restaurants either don't do it, or over cook it). Nice location, although parking can get very pricey if you go across the street.

    Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Denver, COResponded on June 22, 2022Thank you so much for dining with us at Thirsty Lion Denver! We appreciate your comments and we are so happy you enjoyed your meal. Come back and see us very soon!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    We always make a reservation and are always seated promptly. Service is pretty quick considering how busy they generally are. The only Thing that would make it better is if the service was with a smile. Staff nor management or overly friendly but they are attentive.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Food was delicious!
  10. PS

    PaulS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the patio by the fountain. It was really nice except for the speaker. It was really loud and it was right by us. Everything else was great.
  11. CS

    ChrystalS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good food and atmosphere for downtown. Service was really slow. Had to flag waitress down several time and the restaurant was not very busy. Would return.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food, friendly staff, bar service a bit slow.
  13. TG

    TomG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Music was too loud. Could barely carry on a conversation. Service was outstanding.
  14. SW

    SueW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pre-game go to. Super friendly staff and yummy food and drink.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Can’t get enough of the bbq pork and kimchi rice! I order this almost every time and it is the best.
  16. JS

    JanS

    Denver

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We always enjoy coming here for better food then other places near by at a reasonable cost.
  17. HC

    HaroldC

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Sat outside early. Weather great. Server peefect.
  18. KE

    KateE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    we had a reservation at 4:15 and tickets to the avs game at 6 but wanted to be there at 5:30, that should have been plenty of time. we got our drink right away and then no service for 30 minutes, we even asked someone to get someone to take our order. the hostess told the waitress who was serving the two tables next to us and she nodded and then did nothing. we finally said we were leaving and asked to pay for our drinks and explained why were were leaving. the manager came over and explained that they were NOT short staffed so this should not happen and he offered to pay for our meal and rush the order since were were now 15 minutes from when we needed to leave. we got our food and then we left. I was more disappointed in the one specific waitress who basically refused to serve us.
  19. SP

    StevenP

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for brunch and enjoying a meal before the game.
  20. JJ

    JenJen

    New Orleans

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The pretzel was giant and the dipping sauces were good. Although more beer cheese and less of the mustard and pepper jelly would have made more sense. My husband’s orange chicken was pretty good. The French dip sandwich I had was also pretty good. Our waitress was nice. Overall tasty and easy.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good but a little heavy on the salt. Our server and host were very nice. It is a young crowd with loud music. It has high energy.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The sandwiches were great but I ordered a chicken southwest salad and for the price it was incredibly small and had very little chicken. Maybe two ounces. Not worth the $16 I paid for. The waitress did not know what kind of fish was in the fish n chips. Seems like a basic thing the staff should know.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!!!
  24. e

    emmam

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    food came out cold and was very expensive for a happy hour.
  25. TL

    TomL

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Very disappointed in the food. I got a southwest chicken salad that had one little slice of avocado and a few small kernels of corn and chicken was dry.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience Great staff and food
  27. C

    Charmaine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing, the food was delicious, and our mimosas were the best tasting that I've had! Passion fruit I think it was. I will be back! Thanks!
  28. SS

    SamanthaS

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    We would go to Thirsty Lion frequently and the food has gone down hill significantly, not worth what we paid.
  29. b

    bisonburger

    Denver

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Been here lots, our waitress was great but we were sat on the north side in the shade for brunch with air temp at around 59 with wind. Chilly. Plenty of seating on the east side but we were coralled to the north. Strange. Food good, as always, and a predictable menu - you know what you're going to get.
  30. KO

    KeithO

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Our server was rude and somewhat dismissive and argumentative. Especially to my wife, and considering it was mother's day brunch it seemed very inappropriate. She was also very inconsiderate of my young daughter and nearly pushed her into a table while she was walking back from the bathroom. Didn't say a word.
  31. KC

    KC123

    Denver

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service greatly improved. Food is better than in the past. Manager (“Martina McBride”) was very friendly and helpful!
  32. SD

    StephenD

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daniela is a stellar server! Service was outstanding, food was supreme with perfect portion sizes! Really inviting and cozy atmosphere with a horse shoe bar and open kitchen. Great selection of beer and cocktales. Deep comfort food options. Will be back!
  33. T

    Tils

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    staff was rude, food allergies were ignored and an allergic reaction occurred, music was entirely too loud
  34. TL

    TheaterLover

    Denver

    155 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We often go to Thirsty Lion on our way to Avalanche games. The staff are always wonderful and the food is certainly upper end for bar food. The Mac n' Cheese if amazing. And the Whisky Apple Crumble is the perfect end to the meal.
  35. MK

    MelK

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly attentive staff, great menu, delicious food. Would definitely go again when we’re in the area.
  36. DV

    DarrellV

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat or have a drink. Before, during, or after a game!
  37. C

    Candie

    Denver

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I had to send me drink back twice because it hand floating food. Service bad good so so.
  38. H

    Heidi

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Have been going here since it opened . Food quality of food has gone down a bit. Portion sizes have decreased too, but they were probably too big to begin with. Service is good and location is central in LoDo, but would not go out of my way to go here any longer.
  39. A

    Aranks

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect pre-Avs game meal
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Service was terribly slow and rude.

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
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Denver, CO using the Order Online button. Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Denver, CO also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Denver, CO also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 623-0316.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Denver, CO is rated 4.4 stars by 1158 OpenTable diners.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Denver, CO 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

11:30 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Denver, CO

1605 Wynkoop St. Denver, CO 80202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    16th St

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public parking and on street parking.

  • Public transit

    16th Street Mall Shuttle has a stop across the street.Union Station Transit Center from all parts of the city.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Keith Castro

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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