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

  • FLYING IRISHMAN 10

    Jameson Irish Whiskey / Lemon / Orange / Spiced Maple Syrup / Egg White / Bitters

  • FORT PITT SPRITZ 10

    Carpano Antica Vermouth / PX Sherry / Lemon / Pineapple / Cinnamon / Cava / Coffee Bitters

  • NAUTI-MULE 10

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

  • WHITE CASTLE 10

    Jim Beam Rye / Benedictine / Kummel / Orange Bitters

  • RUMQUAT FIZZ 10

    Cruzan White Rum / Lemon / Vanilla / Cinnamon / Kumquat / Cream / Egg White / Orange Cream Citrate / Soda

  • HOLD ME DOWN 10

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

  • 10TH CIRCLE 10

    Beefeater Gin / Lime / Yellow Chartreuse / Rosemary / Ginger / Curry Tea

  • TEQ-CLEAVER 10

    Corralejo Reposado Tequila / Smith & Cross Rum / Black Strap Rum / Lemon Grenadine / Falernum

  • KISS ME, I'M IRISH 10

    Banana-Infused Irishman Whiskey / Lemon / Maple / Cinnamon / Egg / Cayenne Pepper

  • OH, HELLO! 10

    Beefeater Gin / Dolin Sweet Vermouth / Averna / Laphroaig Rinse

  • ALPINE SLIDE 10

    Bulliet Bourbon / Lazzaroni Amaro / Creme de Menthe / Creme de Cacao / Wigle Mole Bitters

Whiskey Flights:
Three 3/4 oz. samples

  • RYE 33

    Sazerac 6 Year / Wild Turkey 101 / Willet 4 Year Single Barrel

  • WHEATED BOURBON 18

    Weller Special Reserve / Makers Mark 46 / Larceny

  • AROUND THE WORLD IN 12 YEARS 20

    Elijah Craig 12 Year / Red Breast 12 Year / Yamazaki 12 Year

Draft Cocktails

  • SALINGER SLING 10

    Woodford Reserve / Grand Marnier / Housemade Coffee Bitters

  • RUM OLD FASHIONED 10

    DonQ Anejo / Zacapa 23 / Raw Sugar / Angostura Bitters

  • TEQUILA OLD FASHIONED 10

    Corralejo Reposado / Agave Nectar / Orange Bitters

  • VIEUX CARRE 10

    Hennesy VS / Bulliet Rye / Sweet Vermouth / Benedictine / Peychaud's Bitters / Angostura Bitters

Draft Beer

  • BELLS OBERON 7

  • BUTCHER DARK 6

  • BUTCHER TRIPEL 8

Beer

  • 21ST AMENDMENT BREW FREE OR DIE 5

  • GOOSE ISLAND IPA 6

  • ITHACA FLOWER POWER IPA 8

  • BROOKLYN SORACHI ACE (750ml) 20

  • CHURCH BREW WORKS PIOUS MONK DUNKEL 5

  • DALE'S PALE ALE 5

  • DESCHUTES BLACK BUTTE PORTER 7

  • FOUNDER'S CENTENNIAL IPA 9

  • JACK'S HARD CIDER 5

  • GOOSE ISLAND MUDDY IMPERIAL STOUT 9

  • GOOSE ISLAND 312 URBAN WHEAT ALE 5

  • BUD LIGHT 4

  • RIVERTOWNE GRATEFUL WHITE 5

  • DOGFISH HEAD 61 IPA 8

  • STRAUB IPL 5

  • VICTORY PRIMA PILS 6

  • YUENGLING LAGER 4

Red Wine

  • ACACIA RED BLEND, CALIFORNIA 9/36

  • TERRAZAS CABERBET SAUVIGNON, ARGENTINA 8/32

  • BALLA LA VECCHIA SUPER TUSCAN, ITALY 15/60

  • FINCA LA LINDA MALBEC, ARGENTINA 15/60

  • COUSINO MERLOT, CHILE 10/40

  • STONELEIGH PINOT NOIR, NEW ZEALAND 14/56

  • CHATEAU RECOUGNE, BORDEAUX 14/56

  • CAR MEN AIR CARMENERE, CHILE 12/48

White Wine

  • QUINTA DE AZEVEDO VINHO VERDE, PORTUGAL 12/48

  • RAINSTORM PINTO GRIS, OREGON 13/52

  • LE STOPPIE VERMENTINO, ITALY 9/36

  • FROSAL ROSE, ITALY 13/52

  • STE. CHAPELLE RIESLING, SNAKE RIVER VALLEY 12/48

  • SUMMERLAND VIOGNIER, SANTA YNES VALLEY 13/52

  • UPPERCUT CHARDONNAY, NAPA VALLEY 13/52

  • CAPE MENTELLE SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON, MARGARET RIVER 15/60

Sparkling

  • GRAN BACH, 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

For all media inquiries,
please contact
press@butcherandtherye.com

For general inquiries,
please contact
info@butcherandtherye.com