Thirsty Lion two-story location in Texas.
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Thirsty Lion’s culinary commitment is to provide a variety of options that feature scratch-made, multi-cultural cuisines, with an emphasis on local ingredients and bold flavors.

Thirsty Lion Opens First Two-Story Location in Grandscape, Texas

Thirsty Lion Gastropub, a restaurant concept known for its from-scratch cooking and seasonal menus with fresh and local ingredients and extensive craft cocktails & beer menu, has opened its latest North Texas location—its first two-story restaurant & bar at Grandscape, Texas, in The Colony, Texas, in late April 2022. 

Thirsty Lion Gastropub has been expanding since its launch in 2010 with 10 locations in Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, and Texas. 

The Colony’s Grandscape is one of the largest and most exciting mixed-use real estate developments in the country, owned by Warren Buffett. Thirsty Lion joins a variety of popular restaurants, an outdoor amphitheater, a convention center, a hotel and spa, and more. Thirsty Lion’s Grandscape location will be its most ambitious yet. Inside, the design showcases a polished and upscale version of the Thirsty Lion. Rustic wood finishes mix with modern decorative light fixtures. Pops of rich color layer with bold pattern and texture.  

The Gastropub’s main floor has 2,848 square feet of indoor dining and bar area and 6,996 square feet of outdoor patio. The downstairs as a whole is 6,971 square feet. The second floor has 2,806 square feet of indoor dining and bar area, and the second floor outdoor patio has 1,414 square feet. The upstairs as a whole is 3,541 square feet. Outside, the expansive and inviting green space, called the ‘Front Yard,’ features lawn games like corn hole and giant Jenga, and the patios include string lights, a large fire feature for group seating and flat-screens, perfect for beautiful sunshine-filled days and chillier winter and spring nights. The patios are covered with options for cooling with umbrellas or heating and can be booked for special events. Total indoor seating capacity is 270 persons and outdoor seating capacity is 392 persons.   

Thirsty Lion’s culinary commitment is to provide a variety of options that feature scratch-made, multi-cultural cuisines, with an emphasis on local ingredients and bold flavors. A seasonal fresh sheet, in addition to its regular full menu, focuses on the changing season’s offerings, featuring unique ingredients including fresh seafood, quality meats, and local vegetables and fruits. Signature dishes include the Gorgonzola-infused Gastropub Burger; Bacon Wrapped BBQ Prawns; Beer Battered Fish & Chips; Gochujang BBQ Pork & Kimchi Fried Rice; the Seared Ahi Salad; Baja Fish Tacos; and Traditional Scotch Eggs. The menu also features shareable appetizers, salads, sandwiches, fresh seafood, half-pound gourmet burgers and steaks. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available.

Thirsty Lion features a centerpiece bar that features a large selection of craft cocktails that highlight combinations of fresh fruit purees, juices and premium liquors.  Guests will also enjoy a wide variety of beers on tap, many of which are local to Texas, offering a beer on hand for every palate as well as an extensive wine list.  The menu features modern takes on classic cocktails as well as signature drinks like their Grapefruit Basil Martini, Blood Orange Margarita and Old Fashioned. 

One of the many things Thirsty Lion Gastropub is known for is their elevated sports viewing experience. The restaurant is equipped with dozens of HD flat screens on both floors inside and out.  Thirsty Lion specifically programs its sports schedule every day to make sure that all sports viewing requests in the area are met. With the highest quality audio and visual sound system, you’ll never be disappointed watching your favorite sports team on the screen while indulging in scratch-made dishes and sipping on your craft cocktail. 

Expect lively weekend brunch and weekday happy hour with specially priced fare from 3 until 6 p.m. Weekend Brunch will include Mimosas and Bloody Marys by the bottle.  

Thirsty Lion Grandscape joins two other existing Texas locations at Toyota Music Factory in Irving and Glade Parks in Euless. Soon to follow is Preston Hollow Village opening in North Dallas in August, 2022. 

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