The Butcher is more of a restaurant than a bar and to drink here you’ll need to eat, but it's well worth adding to your list of Lyonnaise drinking establishments.
Take a seat at the bar and order a charcuterie plate and they'll be more than happy to serve you a couple of Manhattans, result.
The decor borders on industrial but The Butcher feels warm and vibrant and tables are filled with chatting diners. Look out for the montage of black and white photos on the wall, most of them were snapped by co-owner Marc Bonneton (also of l'Antiquaire) on his travels which is a nice personal touch. The upstairs bar has a good selection of American whiskeys and specialises in bourbon-based cocktails. Downstairs there's a Bacardi bar that can be hired for private events.
If you do decide to eat a slap-up meal at The Butcher, you are in for a massive treat. Also worth checking out food-wise is sister venue The Butcher Brothers which is just next door and has a more informal menu with hotdogs, burgers and Aperol Spritzs. Why not hit both for drinks and dinner, especially as BarChick’s favourites L’Antiquaire and Soda Bar are also just minutes away!