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

  • BARREL AGED APPLE CORT 10

    Connemara Whiskey / Laird's Apple Brandy / Amari / Orange & Mole Bitters

  • HANGING GARDENS 10

    Corralejo Reposado Tequila / Lemon / Strega / St Germain / Sage / Creole Bitters

  • NAUTI-MULE 10

    Tito's Vodka / Lime / Ginger / Jalapeno / Jamaica's Finest Ginger Beer

  • STRAWBERRY WHISKEY SMASH 10

    Jim Beam Rye / Strawberries / Lemon / Mint / Simple

  • HOLD ME DOWN 10

    Pimm's No. 1 / Sloe Gin / Hophead Vodka / Lemon / Mace / Hopped Grapefruit Bitters / Goose Island IPA

  • VICTORY DANCE 10

    Beefeater Gin / Campari / Blood Orange / Rosemary / Angostura Bitters / Prosecco

  • WINSTON'S WIGLE 10

    Wigle Gin / Mixed Berry Shrub / Lemon / Angostura Bitters / Seltzer

  • ELDERFLOWER G & T 10

    Beefeater Gin / Elderflower Tonic / Soda

  • PHILLIPS HEAD 10

    Belvedere Vodka / Cocchi Americano / Orange / Lemon / Victory Prima Pils / Orange Bitters

Whiskey Flights:
Three 3/4 oz. samples

  • RYE 20

    Sazerac 6 Year / Knob Creek Rye / Willet 6 Year Single Barrel

  • WHEATED BOURBON 18

    Weller Special Reserve / Makers Mark 46 / Jim Beam Signature Red Wheat

  • AROUND THE WORLD IN 12 YEARS 20

    Elijah Craig 12 Year / Red Breast 12 Year / Hibiki 12 Year

Draft Cocktails

  • PADRE VERDE 10

    Dad's Hat Rye / Sweet Vermouth / Yellow Chartreuse / Angostura Bitters

  • IF I COULD TURN BACK THYME 10

    Old Grand Dad Bourbon / Pistachio Thyme Syrup / Sherry Bitters

  • APPLEJACK SAZERAC 10

    Hennessy V.S. / Laird's Apple Brandy / Demerara / Peychaud's Bitters / Absinthe Rinse

  • TROIS CARRES 10

    Old Overholt Rye / Cruzan Black Strap Rum / Sweet Vermouth / Benedictine / Bitters

  • BARREL AGED TEQUILA OLD FASHIONED 10

    Altos Tequila / Agave / Orange Bitters

  • SALINGER'S SLING 10

    Bulleit Bourbon / Grand Marnier / Demerara / Housemade Coffee Bitters

Draft Beer

  • GREEN FLASH CITRA SESSION 7

  • TROEGS SUNSHINE PILS 7

  • HOP FARM IPA 8

Beer

  • 21ST AMENDMENT BREW FREE OR DIE 5

  • GOOSE ISLAND IPA 6

  • ITHACA FLOWER POWER IPA 8

  • BROOKLYN SORACHI ACE (750ml) 18

  • DALE'S PALE ALE 5

  • DESCHUTES BLACK BUTTE PORTER 7

  • JACK'S HARD CIDER 5

  • GOOSE ISLAND MUDDY IMPERIAL STOUT 9

  • GOOSE ISLAND 312 URBAN WHEAT ALE 5

  • BUD LIGHT 4

  • DOGFISH HEAD 61 IPA 8

  • STRAUB IPL 5

  • VICTORY PRIMA PILS 6

  • YUENGLING LAGER 4

Red Wine

  • STARK RAVING CABERNET, CALIFORNIA 11/44

  • FERRARI CARANO ZINFANDEL, CALIFORNIA 14/56

  • BALLA LA VECCHIA SUPER TUSCAN, ITALY 15/60

  • MUD HOUSE PINOT NOIR, NEW ZEALAND 11/44

  • FINCA EL ORIGEN MALBEC, ARGENTINA 13/52

  • JADE MOUNTAIN MERLOT, CALIFORNIA 10/40

White Wine

  • FERRARI CARANO CHARDONNAY, CALIFORNIA 16/64

  • CROSSINGS SAUVIGNON BLANC, NEW ZEALAND 14/56

  • LE STOPPIE VERMENTINO, ITALY 9/36

  • EL COTO ROSE, SPAIN 12/48

  • SNAP DRAGON RIESLING, CALIFORNIA 9/36

  • UPPERCUT SAUVIGNON BLANC, CALIFORNIA 14/56

Sparkling

  • CODORNIU CLASICO, CAVA, SPAIN 8/32

  • STELLINA DE NOTTE PROSECCO, 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

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
press@butcherandtherye.com

For general inquiries,
please contact
info@butcherandtherye.com