Welcome to Degree Metropolitan Food + Drink, an urban gathering place unique among restaurants in downtown Denver that blends new school with old school, offering handcrafted food and drinks done right. Our familiar, globally-inspired menu is thoughtfully sourced featuring local Colorado meats, ethically-caught seafood, and produce from within 90 miles. All meals are easily paired with one of our wines by the glass, a selection of Colorado craft beers, or a specially-crafted cocktail made from local spirits.
Whether it’s a lunchbreak from work or a night out with friends before heading to the Pepsi Center, our comfortable ambiance and locally-sourced cuisine has made Degree a standout destination among downtown restaurants; plus, we are just a short walk from the Denver Convention Center, Larimer Square, LoDo, the 16th Street Mall, Coors Field, and Elitch Gardens.
Enjoying great food and stellar service when dining at Degree Metropolitan Food + Drink makes a big difference in a life of an MSU Denver student. That’s because our downtown Denver restaurant is a part of the Metropolitan State University of Denver’s School of Hospitality, Events and Tourism, which provides first-hand, interactive restaurant management experience. Students shadow experienced members of the team to learn about on-site duties, management and the industry. The dollars you spend on lunch, dinner and even at the bar, all ultimately go towards the Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation, benefitting student scholarships.
We are located off of 12th Street and Auraria Parkway, next to the SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown on the Auraria Campus.