Welcome to Speak of the Devil, a neighborhood cocktail bar in the heart of downtown Lorain, Ohio.  We believe that a cocktail bar should craft the finest cocktails possible – with the freshest ingredients, the highest quality spirits and bitters available and with the proper execution and technique.  That same care and attention to detail goes into everything we do from our beer and wine selections to our kitchen and food options to our service and bar ambiance itself.

It is our hope to create a casual and comfortable atmosphere to foster social connections and build a community space for folks to come together and unwind.


“He that drinks fast, pays slow.”~ Benjamin Franklin

 Bramble – $8
a modern classic refresher featuring gin or vodka, lemon,
simple syrup and blackberry liqueur

Lighten Up Baby – $8
a tall cool one: vodka, framboise, sweet, citrus, and fizz

Aviation – $9
an eternal classic gin, maraschino liqueur,
crème de violette, and lemon juice

Corpse Reviver #2 – $10
 to revive ones beleaguered spirits
gin, cointreau, lillet, lemon

Scofflaw – $9
someone who “scoffed at the law” and drank frequently
at speakeasies: rye, real grenadine, dry vermouth, lemon

Jack Rose – $8
a fall classic: applejack, lemon, grenadine

Black Rose – $9
a rose of another color: bourbon,
peychaud’s bitters, real grenadine

American Trilogy – $9
history in a glass: applejack, rye,
pacific northwest bitters

Brown Derby – $8
born at the posh address of Sunset Boulevard in
West Hollywood this is a heady mix
of bourbon, grapefruit and honey

Sock Shoe Sock Shoe – $9
how do you cover your feet? tequila has
never tasted so good

Tommy’s Margarita – $9
the best margarita you’ll ever taste

 Doctor Cocktail – $8
rum, lime, swedish punsch…yes, punsch

Royal Bermuda Yacht Club – $9
the third oldest ‘Royal’ yacht club outside
British shores; rum, falernum, Cointreau, lime

5th Street Finisher – $10
you know it well, our house signature drink

Mark Twain – $10
the 5th Street Finisher’s baby daddy

London Iced Tea – $10
you asked for it, we listened…it stays!

Lion’s Tail – $9
Don’t worry—this mix of bourbon,
allspice dram and citrus won’t bite!

Bonita Applebum – $9
Do I love you? Do I lust for you? You’ll
do both…applejack, allspice dram, citrus, magic

Angie’s Dirty Bird – $10
rum, bitter, tropical fruit, and
a “burning brain”

Barrel Aged Negroni – $10
double oaked, aged 30 days, oh so smooth

Pegu Club – $9
the Pegu Club, located in Burma, found itself
at the center of British social life in 1920’s
and this drink was their tasty house cocktail

Bee’s Knees – $8
the cocktail that started it all at SOTD

Boulevardier – $10
a cousin of the negroni, a luscious mix
of rye, campari and sweet vermouth

Madonnas (Like a Virgin cocktails) – $5
ask us and we will gladly make you  a delicious
non-alcoholic cocktail!



Pinot Grigio – $6
Chardonnay – $7
Riesling – $6


Cabernet Sauvignon – $7
Pinot Noir – $6
Merlot – $7

(please ask us about
full bottle service)


6 crafts on tap
1 classic in the fridge
The 3 (Little) Kings – $5




Snack Plate ($10)
freshly baked flatbread with assorted nuts, dried fruit,
olives, cheese and cured meats

Spinach Dip Nachos ($12)

 White Chicken Chili Nachos ($15)

 Spicy Italian Meatball Sliders ($12)

 Mushroom & Spinach Carbonara ($10)

 The Balboa ($15)
½ lb meatball, carbonara pasta, sauce

PIZZA ($15)

Devil’s Kiss
pepperoni, grilled banana peppers, red pepper flakes

The Popeye
garlic parmesan  butter sauce, spinach, mushroom,
sausage, balsamic drizzle

The Butcher
pepperoni, salami, bacon, sausage, fresh rosemary

 The Bobby 3 Palms
basil-bacon aioli, mozzarella, grilled bacon, tomato, arugula

El Classico
char-grilled pepperoni & salami layered over mozzarella
and marinara

 The Olive Oyl
garlic parmesan butter sauce, spinach, mushroom,
tomato, banana peppers, balsamic drizzle

La Angelina
garlic parmesan butter sauce, parmesan cheese,
mozzarella, roasted pesto tomatoes

The Wrigley ($18)
(Saturday’s Only)
deep dish pepperoni pizza


April, 1961

April, 1961. Corner of 5th and Broadway. Lorain, OH. It was the last time anyone would see Jacob “Blind Dog” Penny play again. The last time anyone would see him, period. He’d come back home. Back to Paradise Alley. And nobody knew why. Except me. I raised my hands and pretended to snap a picture …

Strawberry Cupcake

He’d never worked in a joint like this before. He’d been watching the place as it grew into some sort of Mecca- an oasis of great drinks and gourmet pizza. No one knew what to make of it but they knew they loved this cocktail bar that seemed to spring up like some sort of …

Prodigal Son

Tommy Kirk stood outside of the window, peering in. What the hell was in that cocktail the bartender had given him? The Ginger Bread? The Red Ginger? He couldn’t remember the name of it. But it sure did fuck him up. And now this kid standing in the alley behind him was claiming to be …