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Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Denver, CO

4.5
4.5
1184 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

8:00 pm


Booked 21 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

  • Area

    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, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, 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 1,184 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver

    Lunch

  • Denver

    Contemporary American

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  1. s

    sluball

    St. Louis

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Not bad but very loud inside, would eat outside next time. I don’t like dining at high top tables but that is what I got even with a reservation. Our server was okay but very disinterested in our table. Food was okay but a bit bland.
  2. K

    Katie

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE it! They have great salads and food for everyone.
  3. S

    Shaun

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    This is a descent place if your downtown and do not have celiac. There weren't many options for food. There are much better places in the downtown area to go if you have food allergies.
  4. SS

    SueS

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Casey was a great server and the burgers were delicious
  5. CK

    CarolK

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food and service were great. My salmon was cooked perfect, and my husband’s king pao chicken was just the right amount of spice. Our waiter, Connor, did an excellent job as well. He was professional, courteous, and made sure we had an enjoyable experience.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for dinner before the Rockies game. Always a safe option! Good environment, friendly staff, large beer selection, and tasty food.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great burgers, nice drink selection.
  8. ST

    ScottT

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great location and spacious restaurant with plenty of outside tables as well. Definitely a more sports bar vibe, but not in your face, so our business lunch worked out great. Exceptional service, good food, nice comprehensive menu. It was my friend's recommendation so I hadn't been there in a while. Will definitely go back. great place for a team meal or celebration
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great scene great service will be back!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    30 reviews

    1.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We had the worst experience ever. Our server probably made our experience really upsetting. She made me feel awful somehow for being gluten-free and dairy-free and rushed us while ordering plus was so rude. Will not be going back to Thirsty Lion ever again because of the service. The water jar was filthy sadly. My steak was ice cold and had to be sent back. They re-did it for me but the veggies were limp and so soggy. Inedible. My partner constantly had to ask our server to refill his coke. She was not paying attention sadly. The Brussels sprouts and burger were lovely as were the chicken tenders.
  11. CG

    ChristineG

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great brunch at Thirsty Lion on Sunday! There were many choices from eggs any style, burritos, omelettes and more! Affordable, fast and very good! Will definitely be back!
  12. CA

    CAH2

    Denver

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Loved sitting outside with a view of the fountain. Good food. Kind waiter, he did a good job of being attentive without being tooooo attentive. They were out of the fried chicken Mac n cheese - how do you run out? Especially when there are other mac options. Anyways had the spicy Mac n cheese, pretty decent. Pork ramen bowl huge and tasty.
  13. h

    helenat

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food came out late. Grilled chicken sandwich was burned.
  14. G

    Gretchen

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was excellent! Great location close when using light rail.
  15. KV

    KoriV

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Jeremy was our server. Excellent!!!
  16. FB

    FrederickB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good value, food and service. Lots of variety of foods.
  17. FG

    FreddieG

    Las Vegas

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really upbeat restaurant. Food and service were great. We loved the fried chicken sandwich. The home made teas were refreshing.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Sat at the bar service was all around excellent.
  19. PJ

    PeggyJ

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Excellent food. Server was terrible the entire night. Had to request silverware, plates, drinks on multiple occasions, water. And when she would bring a drink she wouldn’t ask if anyone else wanted one. She would just scurry away.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Once again the food was fantastic. I keep coming back and am never dissatisfied. The server I had very busy but did not miss a beat. Got the beverages quickly and the food was hot. Cannot say enough good things about the BBQ pork and kimchee rice. I will be back.
  21. DH

    DeanH

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Went there for Happy Hour prior to the Rockies game last night. We ordered several items from the Happy Hour menu and we're happy with the food, service and value. We sat outside so we could people watch. Food time!
  22. BG

    BarbaraG

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a great casual restaurant next to Union Station. The staff was so welcoming and attentive. The mini sliders were delicious as was the Mac and cheese. The pub tables and TVs around the bar gave it a modern, relaxed atmosphere .

    Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Denver, COResponded on 11 July 2022Barbara, thanks so much for your kind words and for the staff shout out! We hope to serve you again soon.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and charcuterie!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for some appetizers and beers before a concert. We had a great time, very good beer selection and the giant pretzel and spicy chicken sliders were tasty. It’s a great location at Union Station.
  25. s

    showwatcher

    Denver

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Sat on the patio, nice menu. Relaxing dining experience
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - great service great vibe - a must on any Denver visit!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    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.

    Thirsty Lion Gastropub – Denver, COResponded on 7 July 2022Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon!

  28. P

    Partyof4

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

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

    DeWittM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 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.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service & delicious food
  31. LF

    LauraF

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

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

    JohnS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 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 27 June 2022John, thank you so much for your 5-star review! Come back and see us!

  33. CD

    ColoradoDavid

    Denver

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 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 22 June 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!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 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.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Food was delicious!
  36. PS

    PaulS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 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.
  37. CS

    ChrystalS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

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

    TomG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

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

    SueW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

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 4.5 stars by 1184 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

8:00 pm


Booked 21 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

  • Area

    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, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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