Designed for Celebration and Education


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.
All meals are easily paired with one of our wines by the glass, a selection of Colorado craft beers, or a specially crafted cocktail.

Whether it’s a lunch break from work or a night out with friends before heading to Ball Arena, 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 the 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.