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.
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.
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.
Campari / Sweet Vermouth / Allspice / Blood Orange Oil
Belvedere / Beefeater Gin / Cocchi Americano / Angostura Bitters
Cruzan Light Rum / Dolin Blanc Vermouth / Grenadine / Grand Marnier
Appleton Estate Rum / Bacardi 8yr / Smith & Cross / Batavia Arrack / Pineapple / Lemon Oil / Green Tea / Mint
Hendrick's Gin / Lemon / Honey
Yuzu / Champagne Syrup / Lemon / Strega / Green Chartreuse
Tanqueray / Vanilla / Creme de Mure / Angostura / Lemon / Sparkling Wine
Old Granddad Bonded Bourbon / Grapefruit / Honey
Beefeater / Italian Bitter / Sweet Vermouth
Correlejo Reposado / Ginger / Cassis / Lime / Angostura Bitters
Boyd & Blair Vodka / Lime / Jalapeno / Ginger Beer
Laird's Apple Brandy / Lemon / Grenadine / Angostura Bitters
Crown Royal Rye / Campari / Sweet Vermouth / Cacao / Coffee Bitters
Bulleit Rye / Hennessy VS / Cointreau / Absinthe / Angostura Bitters / Sparkling Wine
Bulleit Bourbon / Grand Marnier / Demerara / Coffee Bitters
The Irishman's Founder's Reserve / Sweet Vermouth / Angostura Bitters / Copper & King's Absinthe
Bowmore Small Batch / Apple Brandy / Amari
Bulleit Rye / Mezcal Joven / Stumptown Cold Brew Syrup / Chocolate Bitters
Angel's Envy / Crown Northern Harvest / Knob Creek
1512 Barbershop Rye / Death's Door White Whiskey / High West Silver
Bastille / Four Roses Single Barrel / Bowmore 12yr
Old Granddad / Dolin Dry / Grenadine / Lemon / Orange Bitters
Jim Beam Rye / B&B / Kummel
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday - Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
Sunday - Monday: Closed
Butcher and the Rye is a registered trademark
of Imbibe Management Group, LLC