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

  • WAYWAR DRAM [Bottled Cocktail] 10

    Bulleit Bourbon / Dolin Blanc / Pedro Ximinez Sherry / Housemade Creme de Cacao / Lemon

  • GYPSY 10

    Tito's Vodka / Dom Benedictine / House Aromatic Bitters

  • B-3 FIZZ 11

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

  • CHAPMAN'S CHOICE 10

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

  • BLACK DAHLIA 10

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

  • PISTACHIO OLD FASHIONED 12

    Maggie's Farm La Revuelta Rum / Pistachio Orgeat / Regan's Orange Bitters

  • BOULEVARDIER 13

    Stagg Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon / Cappelletti Apertivo / Cocchi Vermouth di Torino

  • NAUTI-MULE 10

    Boyd & Blair Vodka / Lime / Jalapeno / Ginger Beer

  • JACK ROSE 10

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

  • WOLF OF WESTEROS 12

    Montelobos Mezcal / Allspice Dram / Angostura Bitters / Absinthe / Charred Rosemary

  • SALINGER'S SLING 10

    Bulleit Bourbon / Grand Marnier / Demerara / Coffee Bitters

  • WILD KIND 11

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

  • SPANISH FLY 11

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

  • PROSPECTOR 11

    Larceny / Averno / Pedro Ximenez Sherry

  • VESPER 12

    Tanqueray Gin / Belvedere Vodka / Cocchi Americano / Angostura Bitters

  • VIEUX CARRE 10

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

Whiskey Flights:
Three 3/4 oz. samples

  • WHISKY ADVOCATE'S WHISKEY OF THE YEAR 2016 63

    Canadian: Crown Royal Cornerstone Blend / Irish: Redbreast Lustau Edition / American: Booker's Rye

  • BUFFALO TRACE EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHT 50

    1991 Barrels Rediscovered / Hot Box Toasted Barrel / Made with Corn

  • 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

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

  • BALLAST POINT GRAPEFRUIT SCULPIN IPA 9

  • BUD LIGHT PALE LAGER 4

  • DUCK RABBIT BROWN ALE 7

  • DUCLAW FILTHY SOUL IMPERIAL CHOCOLATE PORTER 8

  • FOUNDER'S BACKWOODS BASTARD BARREL-AGED SCOTCH ALE 10

  • FULL PINT WHITE LIGHTNING 7

  • GOOSE ISLAND IPA 7

  • GREAT DIVIDE COLETTE FARMHOUSE SAISON 7

  • GREAT LAKES BLACKOUT STOUT 9

  • GREAT LAKES ELIOT NESS AMBER LAGER 6

  • JACK'S HARD CIDER 5

  • KENTUCKY BOURBON BARREL ALE 9

  • VICTORY DIRTWOLF DOUBLE IPA 7

  • TERRAPIN MOSAIC IPA 7

  • TERRAPIN WNB OATMEAL COFFEE STOUT 8

  • YUENGLING LAGER 4

Red Wine

  • OLD SOUL, PINOT NOIR, CALIFORNIA 14 / 56

  • FINCA EL ORIGIN, MALBEC, ARGENTINA 14 / 56

  • ANNO DOMINI PIANTAFERRO, PRIMITIVO, ITALY 11 / 44

  • QUEENS PARK, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, CALIFORNIA 15 / 60

  • NEWTON "RED LABEL" CABERNET SAUVIGNON 18 / 72

White Wine

  • FRITZ ZIMMER RIESLING, GERMANY 14 / 56

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

  • PAGGIO, PINOT GRIGIO, ITALY 12 / 48

  • CROSSINGS, SAUVIGNON BLANC, NEW ZEALAND 13 / 52

  • TERRAZAS "ALTOS DEL PLATA" CHARDONNAY 12 / 48

Sparkling

  • VUEVE de VERNAY, FRANCE 12 / 48

  • VILLA SANDI PROSECCO, ITALY 12 / 48

  • VEUVE CLIQUOT, FRANCE 25 / 110

  • 14 HANDS BRUT ROSE 12 / 48

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