Thirsty Lion set to open in Cherry Creek

Portland, Oregon-based Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill will open its second location in the Denver market at 201 Columbine St. in Cherry Creek North on June 14.

The restaurant will occupy 7,000 square feet of space, including a 1,000-square-foot outdoor patio. It will serve lunch and dinner daily, with a brunch menu available on Saturday and Sunday. 

"Given the rapid development of housing and retail space in Cherry Creek North, we really couldn't be joining the community at a better time," says John Plew, the Thirsty Lion's CEO. "This is an active neighborhood with a thriving social scene, and Thirsty Lion offers an upbeat atmosphere to accommodate any dining occasion."

About 95 employees will work at the new location, which boasts an open-air kitchen, a hearth-baked pizza oven, a 20-seat bar and two outdoor seating areas. 

Menu items include sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, salads and specialty dishes like salmon and asparagus risotto, Baja fish tacos, traditional scotch eggs and charcuterie boards.

Thirsty Lion features a large selection of 40 craft beers on tap, many of which are from local brewers, as well as unique craft cocktails that combine fresh fruit purees, juices and premium liquors. Of the 25 wines available by the glass, 20 will be available on tap, guaranteeing a pour that is always fresh.

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