From Our Editors
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill has a handful of locations, but they all share a single mission: to blend the traditional values that guide European and American pubs. The result is a congenial, welcoming atmosphere that has garnered praise from media outlets such as NBC and the Portland Tribune.
But the atmosphere is only the half of it. Thirsty Lion would be nothing without its exceptional food menu, which features everything from half-pound gorgonzola burgers to bacon-wrapped dates. Some Thirsty Lions now offer breakfast, too, so locals can start their day with a hearty plate of Irish whiskey French toast or adobo pork benedict. And then there's the impressive beverage list, which is heavy on craft beers, regional wines, and fortified lion's milk (must have valid lion ID). When they're not pouring these libations, bartenders are crafting specialty cocktails such as the grapefruit-basil martini.