The Chef

Richard DeShantz is the chef and owner of Butcher and the Rye, in the Cultural District of Pittsburgh, PA. The two-story restaurant is a destination for its extensive whiskey collection and creative menu, which offers contemporary riffs on rustic American dishes.

Butcher and the Rye is the first Pittsburgh bar to be nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Bar Program since the category was created in 2012.

Interior Design

At Butcher and the Rye, details carefully come together to create a unique experience that pays homage to the rustic Americana. Designed by Richard DeShantz, the space is carefully curated to complement the menu and is approached as a layering of different textures and colors.

Oil lanterns take the place of candles on some tables. A chandelier of white antlers hangs over one of the dining rooms. Tattoo-inspired murals adorn the tables and chairs. Vintage knives and cleavers are displayed by the entrance. Antique doorknobs are installed as purse hooks at the bar. A 1920's flag with 48 stars faces the window of the other private dining room.

The Bar

Awarded James Beard Semifinalist for Outstanding Bar Program for two consecutive years, the Butcher and the Rye boasts an ambitious cocktail program that adds depth to the Pittsburgh dining scene. In addition to three custom and locally-sourced beers on tap, 12 cocktails on draft, 30+ wines and 15+ featured cocktails, our skilled team of bartenders and mixologists have an arsenal of numerous cocktails, including many of their own custom creations.

Butcher and the Rye features two bars. The first bar is located on the main floor and features our acclaimed Whiskey Wall, boasting 600+ varietals of whiskey. Our Rye Bar is located on the second floor and features a first-come, first-served craft cocktail bar, a library for lounging and a more private dining room. The private dining room can be reserved upon request.

Splendid and Clear thinking drinks

  • SMOKE & MIRRORS 11

    Espolon Blanco Tequila / Montelobos Mezcal / Cinnamon & Pequin Pepper Aperol / Grapefruit / Honey / Lime / Tarragon

  • GYPSY 11

    Tito's Vodka / Dom Benedictine / House Aromatic Bitters

  • GLASGOW SHANDY 12

    Auchentoshan American Oak / Apricot / Lemon / Sage / Full Pint White Lightning

  • SPANISH FLY 11

    Corralejo Reposado Tequila / Creme de Cacao / Pedro Ximinez Sherry / Wigle Mole Bitters / Flamed Orange Peel

  • CHAPMAN'S CHOICE 10

    George Dickel Rye / Honey / Apple / Lemon / Hard Cider

  • BLACK DAHLIA 10

    Old Overholt Rye / Lapsang Tea / Lemon / Activated Charcoal / Egg White

  • BARREL AGED MANHATTAN 12

    Aged for two months / Evan William Bottled and Bond / Dolin Sweet Vermouth / Elisir Novasalus

  • WILD KIND 11

    Old Forester Bourbon / Smoked Honey / Ginger / Lemon / Hellfire Shrub / Peychaud's Bitters

  • SALINGER'S SLING 10

    Bulleit Bourbon / Grand Marnier / Demerara / Coffee Bitters

  • SOMETHING FRENCH 12

    Hennessy VS Cognac / Grand Marnier / Dolon Dry Vermouth / Walnut Liqueur

  • TRADE WINDS 12

    Boyd & Blair Vodka / Lemongrass Ginger Shochu / Chinese Five Spice / Lime / Ginger Beer

  • BRAMBLE 11

    Bluecoat Gin / Rosemary / Black Pepper / Blackberry / Lemon

  • BOBBY BURNS 13

    Auchentoshan American Oak Scotch / House Sweet Vermouth / Drambouie / Dom Benedictine / Angostura & Peychaud's Bitters

  • CROWN OF CUSCO 11

    Bar Sol Pisco / Yellow Chartreuse / Pineapple / Basil / Lime / Clove Tincture

  • ITALIAN HOLIDAY 11

    Branca Menta / Cruzan Light Aged Rum / Sugar Cane / Lime / Mint

  • KENTUCKY TEA PARTY PUNCH 11

    Jim Beam Double Oak / Pimms No. 1 / Orange Pekoe Tea / Lemon / Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters

  • MAID'S WONDER 12

    Quiet Man Irish Whiskey / Connemara Peated Irish Whiskey / Cucumber-infused St. Germain / Honey / Lemon / Pimento Bitters

Whiskey Flights:
Three 3/4 oz. samples

  • RYE FLIGHT 46

    Angel's Envy Rye Finished in Rum Barrels / Colonel E.H. Taylor Straight Rye / Whistle Pig 13 Year 2nd Edition Boss Hog

  • AMERICAN MALT 36

    Rogue Single Malt / Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Classic Malt 9 Year / Pearse Lyons Reserve Kentucky Malt

  • AROUND THE WORLD 41

    Suntory Toki / The Irishman Cask Strength 2013 / Zuidam Millstone Rye

Beer

  • 21st Amendment El Sully Mexican Style Lager 7

  • Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA 9

  • BUD LIGHT PALE LAGER 4

  • FULL PINT WHITE LIGHTNING 7

  • GOOSE ISLAND IPA 7

  • GREAT LAKES ELIOT NESS AMBER LAGER 6

  • JACK'S HARD CIDER 5

  • Southern Tier Pilsner 6

  • Helltown Mischievous Brown Ale 8

  • Stillwater Cellar Door Hopped Farmhouse Wheat Ale w/ Sage 7

  • Victory DirtWolf Double IPA 7

  • Yuengling Lager 4

Red Wine

  • PICO MACCARIO, BARBERA 10 / 40

    Italy, 2015

  • ERATH RESPLENDENT, PINOT NOIR 14 / 56

    Oregon, 2015

  • NEWTON CABERNET SAUVIGNON 17 / 68

    California

  • CARMEN GRAND RESERVA, PETITE SYRAH 16 / 64

    Chile, 2013

  • PROTEST RYE BARREL AGED RED BLEND 17 / 68

    California, 2015

White Wine

  • TERRA D'ORO, CHENIN BLANC-VIOGNIER 9 / 36

    California, 2015

  • PAGGIO, PINOT GRIGIO 22 / 48

    Italy, 2014

  • RUSTENBERG "STELLENBOSCH" PETIT VERDOT ROSE 12 / 48

    South Africa, 2015

  • TERRAZAS "ALDOS DEL PLATA" CHARDONNAY 12 / 48

    Argentina, 2014

  • CROSSINGS, SAUVIGNON BLANC 13 / 52

    New Zealand, 2015

  • KEUNTZ BAS, REISLING 14 / 56

    Alsace, France

Sparkling

  • MUMM, BLANC DE BLANCS 14 / 56

    Napa, CA

  • STELLA PROSECCO 12 / 48

    Italy

  • 14 HANDS BRUT ROSE 12 / 48

    Colombia Valley, WA

  • VEUVE CLIQUOT 25 / 110

    France

We recommend reservations.
To make a reservation please call
412.391.2752 or reserve online.

Kitchen Hours

Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday - Monday: Closed

Bar Hours

Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
Sunday - Monday: Closed

212 Sixth Street

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

412.391.2752

For private events, contact,
kelly@richarddeshantz.com

For general inquiries, contact
info@butcherandtherye.com

For all media inquiries, contact
press@richarddeshantz.com

Butcher and the Rye is a registered trademark
of Imbibe Management Group, LLC