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 11

    Belvedere Vodka / Tanqueray Gin / Cocchi Americano / Angostura Orange Bitters

  • CRUCIBLE 10

    Ketel One / Cranberry Shrub / Lime / Dry Curacao / New England Spiced Cranberry Bitters / Nutmeg

  • BARREL AGED MARTINEZ 10

    Beefeater Gin / Cocchi Torino di Vermouth / Luxardo Maraschino / Bitters

  • B-3 FIZZ 10

    Tarragon-infused Tanqueray / Strega / Beet / Lemon / Soda

  • WILD KIND 10

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

  • PISTACHIO OLD FASHIONED 10

    Maggie's Farm Rum / Orgeat / Regan's Orange Bitters

  • MATCHA NEGRONI 10

    Wigle Ginever / Saler / Cocchi Americano / Matcha Cube

  • NAUTI-MULE 10

    Boyd & Blair Vodka / Lime / Jalapeno / Ginger Beer

  • JACK ROSE 10

    Laird's Apple Brandy / Boulard Calvados / Lemon / Lime / Grenadine / Apple Chip

  • MORNING GLORY 10

    Canadian Club 100% Rye / Hennessy VS / Cointreau / Absinthe / Angostura Bitters / Sparkling Wine

  • SALINGER'S 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

    The Famous Grouse Smoky Black / Apple Brandy / Lazzaroni Amari

  • PROSPECTOR 11

    Larceny / Averno / Pedro Ximenez Sherry

  • GYPSY 10

    Tito's Vodka / Dom Benedictine / House Aromatic Bitters

  • SHERRY AMORE [bottled cocktail] 10

    Fino Sherry / Villa Santo / Lemon / Mint Water

  • VIEUX CARRE 10

    Rittenhouse Rye / Dolin Sweet Vermouth / Hennessy VS / DOM Benedictine / Angostura Bitters / Peychaud's Bitters

Whiskey Flights:
Three 3/4 oz. samples

  • EASY RIDER 11

    Bourbon de Luxe / Penny Packer / Jesse James Outlaw

  • WHITE FLIGHT 20

    Kansas Clean / House Spirits White Dog / Manatawny

  • RED, WHITE & BLUE 25

    Red State Bourbon / George Washington Rye / Blue State Bourbon

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

  • ANCHOR DRY HOPPED STEAM 7

  • BROOKLYN POST ROAD PUMPKIN ALE 6

  • BUD LIGHT PALE LAGER 5

  • FULL PINT NIGHT OF LIVING STOUT 8

  • FULL PINT WHITE LIGHTENING 7

  • GENESSE CREAM ALE 3

  • GOOSE ISLAND MATHILDA 9

  • GOOSE ISLAND IPA 7

  • GREAT DIVIDE COLETTE FARMHOUSE SAISON 7

  • GREAT LAKES ELIOT NESS AMBER LAGER 6

  • GREAT LAKES NOSFERATU IMPERIAL RED ALE 8

  • GREAT LAKES OKTOBERFEST 5

  • JACK'S HARD CIDER 5

  • KENTUCKY BOURBON BARREL ALE 9

  • OMMEGANG GRAINS OF TRUTH 8

  • TROEGS SOLID SENDER PALE ALE 6

  • VICTORY DIRT WOLF DOUBLE IPA 7

  • YUENGLING LAGER 4

Red Wine

  • OLD SOUL, PINOT NOIR, CALIFORNIA 14 / 56

  • FINCA EL ORIGIN, MALBEC, ARGENTINA 14 / 56

  • STELLENRUST SIMPLICITY SHIRAZ BLEND, SOUTH AFRICA 10 / 40

  • CAPE DREAMS CABERNET SAUVIGNON, AFRICA 12 / 48

  • NEWTON "RED LABEL" CABERNET SAUVIGNON 17 / 89

White Wine

  • FRITZ ZIMMER RIESLING, GERMANY 14 / 56

  • FERRARI 'CARANO' CHARDONNAY, CALIFORNIA 16 / 64

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

  • PAGGIO, PINOT GRIGIO, ITALY 12 / 48

  • CROSSINGS, SAUVIGNON BLANC, NEW ZEALAND 13 / 52

  • MEDITARRANEE, COTE MAS BLANC WHITE BLEND, FRANCE 9 / 45

  • TERRAZAS "ALTOS DEL PLATA" CHARDONNAY 12 / 48

Sparkling

  • VUEVE de VERNAY, FRANCE 12 / 48

  • VILLA SANDI PROSECCO, ITALY 12 / 48

  • VEUVE CLIQUOT ROSE, FRANCE 35 / 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

For all media inquiries,
please contact: Katelyn Roney
press@richarddeshantz.com

For general inquiries,
please contact
info@butcherandtherye.com

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