Portland-based Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill is excited to announce that its first Denver location at 1605 Wynkoop Street in the One Union Station building will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, April 29th. The first restaurant in the Union Station redevelopment to open, Thirsty Lion will serve lunch, happy hour and dinner. The gastropub features 8,393 square feet of interior seating, handcrafted food, 52 beers on tap and over 2,000 square feet of prime downtown patio space for enjoying the Colorado sunshine.
“We are extremely excited to open our newest location in the Union Station neighborhood,” said Thirsty Lion CEO John Plew. “Thirsty Lion is the perfect fit for this neighborhood and we look forward to providing Denver with great service, a diverse menu, local quality ingredients, and not to mention a great selection of local craft beer”
Thirsty Lion’s 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 great food, beers, cocktails and wine.
Thirsty Lion’s culinary commitment is to provide an eclectic variety of multi-cultural cuisines with an emphasis on local ingredients, bold flavors and scratch recipes. A seasonal fresh sheet will focus on the changing season’s offerings, featuring unique ingredients including fresh seafood, quality meats and local vegetables and fruits. The bar will feature 52 beers on tap, 28 of which are from Colorado, offering a beer on hand for every plate and every palate. The gastropub also features unique craft cocktails that utilize combinations of fresh fruit purees, juices and premium liquors, as well as 25 different wines by the glass.
“At Thirsty Lion, we work hard to combine quality ingredients and scratch recipes to create menu items that satisfy the ‘foodie’ in all of us,” said Thirsty Lion Executive Chef Keith Castro. “The flavor profiles are complex, yet blend well in their simplistic approach to create ‘craveable’ food; an intense desire for more.”
Thirsty Lion’s gastropub incorporates a variety of unique interior design features, including custom made chandeliers and wall sconces, with an open exhibition kitchen. A centerpiece bar creates a sense of community in the space and there are 3 Nana Walls that open up to give the space an open air feel on nice days. The outdoor patio can hold 110 people and is surrounded by a dancing water feature and aspen trees, making it a perfect outdoor destination for sunny days.
Open Monday to Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Thirsty Lion is the ultimate gathering place for after work drinks, lunch meetings or a night out with friends. Featuring nine flat screen TV’s throughout the restaurant, it’s the perfect spot for sports fans alike to enjoy delicious food and drinks, as well as friendly service while cheering on their favorite teams.