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

  • AMERICANO INVERNO [BOTTLED COCKTAIL] 7

    Campari / Sweet Vermouth / Allspice / Blood Orange Oil

  • VESPER 10

    Belvedere / Beefeater Gin / Cocchi Americano / Angostura Bitters

  • EL PRESIDENTE 10

    Cruzan Light Rum / Dolin Blanc Vermouth / Grenadine / Grand Marnier

  • CLARIFIED RUM PUNCH [DRAFT] 9

    Appleton Estate Rum / Bacardi 8yr / Smith & Cross / Batavia Arrack / Pineapple / Lemon Oil / Green Tea / Mint

  • BEE'S KNEES 10

    Hendrick's Gin / Lemon / Honey

  • YUZU SOUR 10

    Yuzu / Champagne Syrup / Lemon / Strega / Green Chartreuse

  • BRAMBLE ROYAL 10

    Tanqueray / Vanilla / Creme de Mure / Angostura / Lemon / Sparkling Wine

  • BROWN DERBY 10

    Old Granddad Bonded Bourbon / Grapefruit / Honey

  • NEGRONI 10

    Beefeater / Italian Bitter / Sweet Vermouth

  • EL DIABLO 10

    Correlejo Reposado / Ginger / Cassis / Lime / Angostura Bitters

  • NAUTI-MULE 10

    Boyd & Blair Vodka / Lime / Jalapeno / Ginger Beer

  • JACK ROSE 10

    Laird's Apple Brandy / Lemon / Grenadine / Angostura Bitters

  • MOONLIT SAUNTER 10

    Crown Royal Rye / Campari / Sweet Vermouth / Cacao / Coffee Bitters

  • MORNING GLORY 10

    Bulleit Rye / Hennessy VS / Cointreau / Absinthe / Angostura Bitters / Sparkling Wine

  • SALINGERS 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

    Bowmore Small Batch / Apple Brandy / Amari

  • KENTUCKY COFFEE TREE 11

    Bulleit Rye / Mezcal Joven / Stumptown Cold Brew Syrup / Chocolate Bitters

Whiskey Flights:
Three 3/4 oz. samples

  • RYE 22

    Angel's Envy / Crown Northern Harvest / Knob Creek

  • WHITE FLIGHT 20

    1512 Barbershop Rye / Death's Door White Whiskey / High West Silver

  • FANTASTIC FERMENTS 25

    Bastille / Four Roses Single Barrel / Bowmore 12yr

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

  • 21ST AMENDMENT LOWER de BOOM 9

  • BROOKLYN BROWN ALE 6

  • BUD LIGHT PALE LAGER 5

  • DOGFISH HEAD RAISON d' EXTRA 12

  • FOUNDER'S DIRTY BASTARD SCOTCH ALE 7

  • FULL PINT WHITE LIGHTENING 7

  • GOOSE ISLAND IPA 7

  • GOOSE ISLAND LOLITA (750ml) 25

  • GREAT DIVIDE COLETTE FARMHOUSE SAISON 7

  • GREAT LAKES ELLIOT NESS AMBER LAGER 6

  • ITHACA FLOWER POWER IPA 7

  • JACK'S HARD CIDER 5

  • KENTUCKY BOURBON BARREL ALE 9

  • NORTH COUNTRY BUCCO BLONDE 6

  • NORTH COUNTRY FIREHOUSE RED 6

  • OSKAR BLUES MAMA LIL YELLA PILS 6

  • STONE ARROGANT BASTARD (22oz) 14

  • TROEGS PALE ALE 6

  • VICTORY HELLES LAGER 7

  • VOODOO BIG BLACK VOODOO DADDY 13

  • YUENGLING LAGER 5

Red Wine

  • OLD SOUL PINOT NOIR, CALIFORNIA 14 / 56

  • VIDAL FLEURY VENTOUX, FRANCE 13 / 52

  • COSENTINO 'THE FRANC' CABERNET FRANC, CALIFORNIA 14 / 56

  • TERRA MATER CABERNET SAUVIGNON, CHILE 15 / 60

  • FINCA EL ORIGEN MALBEC, ARGENTINA 14 / 56

White Wine

  • KINGS RIDGE PINOT GRIS, OREGON 13 / 52

  • THE CROSSINGS SAUVIGNON BLANC, NEW ZEALAND 13 / 52

  • TERRAZAS TORRONTES, ARGENTINA 15 / 60

  • FRITZ ZIMMER RIESLING, GERMANY 14 / 56

  • FERRARI 'TRE TERRE' CHARDONNAY, CALIFORNIA 16 / 64

  • CLEEBOURG GEWURTZTRAMINER ALSACE, FRANCE 16 / 64

Sparkling

  • VUEVE de VERNAY, FRANCE 12 / 48

  • VILLA SANDI BRUT, ITALY 12 / 48

  • VEUVE CLIQUOT ROSE, FRANCE 25 / 110

  • VEUVE CLIQUOT, FRANCE 25/110

  • 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

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212-255-6717

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please contact
info@butcherandtherye.com

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