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

  • VESPER 10

    Belvedere Vodka / Tanqueray Gin / Cocchi Americano / Angostura Bitters

  • EL PRESIDENTE 10

    Cruzan Light Rum / Dolin Blanc Vermouth / Grenadine / Grand Marnier

  • BEE'S KNEES 10

    Hendrick's Gin / Lemon / Honey

  • YUZU SOUR 10

    Yuzu / Champagne Syrup / Lemon / Strega / Green Chartreuse

  • BRAMBLE ROYAL 10

    Tanqueray / Vanilla / Creme de Mure / Angostura / Lemon / Sparkling Wine

  • BROWN DERBY 10

    Old Granddad Bonded Bourbon / Grapefruit / Honey

  • 6 MONTH BARREL-AGED NEGRONI 12

    Beefeater / Italian Bitter / Sweet Vermouth

  • EL DIABLO 10

    Correlejo Reposado / Ginger / Cassis / Lime / Angostura Bitters

  • NAUTI-MULE 10

    Boyd & Blair Vodka / Lime / Jalapeno / Ginger Beer

  • JACK ROSE 10

    Laird's Apple Brandy / Lemon / Grenadine / Angostura Bitters

  • MORNING GLORY 10

    Bulleit Rye / Hennessy VS / Cointreau / Absinthe / Angostura Bitters / Sparkling Wine

  • SALINGERS SLING 10

    Bulleit Bourbon / Grand Marnier / Demerara / Coffee Bitters

  • BLACKTHORN 10

    The Irishman's Founder's Reserve / Sweet Vermouth / Angostura Bitters / Copper & King's Absinthe

  • APPLE CORT 12

    Black Grouse Scotch / Apple Brandy / Amari

  • KENTUCKY COFFEE TREE 11

    Bulleit Rye / Mezcal Joven / Stumptown Cold Brew Syrup / Chocolate Bitters

  • GYPSY 10

    Tito's Vodka / Dom Benedictine / House Aromatic Bitters

  • SHERRY AMORE 10

    Fino Sherry / Villa Santo / Lemon / Mint Water

Whiskey Flights:
Three 3/4 oz. samples

  • EASY RIDER 11

    Rebel Yell / Penny Packer / Benchmark

  • WHITE FLIGHT 20

    1512 Barbershop Rye / House Spirits White Whiskey / High West Silver Western Oat

  • AMERICAN SINGLE MALT 30

    Chateau Rogue / Hillrock Estate / Westland

Draft Cocktails

  • SCOFFLAW (BARREL-AGED) 12

    Old Granddad / Dolin Dry / Grenadine / Lemon / Orange Bitters

  • WHITE CASTLE (BARREL-AGED) 12

    Jim Beam Rye / B&B / Kummel

Draft Beer

Beer

  • BUD LIGHT PALE LAGER 5

  • FULL PINT WHITE LIGHTENING 7

  • GOOSE ISLAND IPA 7

  • HELLTOWN RAPTURE IPA 7

  • GREAT DIVIDE COLETTE FARMHOUSE SAISON 7

  • GREAT LAKES ELLIOT NESS AMBER LAGER 6

  • JACK'S HARD CIDER 5

  • KENTUCKY BOURBON BARREL ALE 9

  • NORTH COUNTRY BUCCO BLONDE 6

  • SPRINGHOUSE LEXICON GRAPEFRUIT IPA 6

  • STONE ARROGANT BASTARD (22oz.) 14

  • TROEGS SOLID SENDER PALE ALE 6

  • VICTORY DIRT WOLF DOUBLE IPA 7

  • YUENGLING LAGER 4

  • BROOKLYN POST ROAD PUMPKIN ALE 6

Red Wine

  • OLD SOUL, PINOT NOIR, CALIFORNIA 14 / 56

  • LO NUEVO SORBO A SORBO, GARNACHA, SPAIN 13 / 52

  • VIDAL FLEURY, VENTOUX, FRANCE 13 / 52

  • FINCA EL ORIGIN, MALBEC, ARGENTINA 14 / 56

  • FERRARI CARANO, SIENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON BLEND, CALIFORNIA 13 / 52

  • TERRAZAS CABERNET SAUVIGNON, ARGENTINA 20 / 80

  • STELLENRUST SIMPLICITY SHIRAZ BLEND, SOUTH AFRICA 10 / 40

  • CAPE DREAMS CABERNET SAUVIGNON, AFRICA 12 / 48

White Wine

  • KINGS RIDGE PINOT GRIS, OREGON 13 / 52

  • MONTPELLIER VIOGNIER, CALIFORNIA 11 / 44

  • TERRAZAS TORRONTES, ARGENTINA 12 / 48

  • FRITZ ZIMMER RIESLING, GERMANY 14 / 56

  • FERRARI 'CARANO' CHARDONNAY, CALIFORNIA 16 / 64

  • M. CHAPOUTIER, ROSE, COTES DU RHONE 12 / 48

Sparkling

  • VUEVE de VERNAY, FRANCE 12 / 48

  • VILLA SANDI BRUT, ITALY 12 / 48

  • VEUVE CLIQUOT ROSE, FRANCE 25 / 110

  • VEUVE CLIQUOT, FRANCE 25 / 110

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

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please contact: Jessica Bishop /
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212-255-6717

For general inquiries,
please contact
info@butcherandtherye.com

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