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.


House Cocktails

The Ginger Man                                                  9
bonded bourbon, ginger liqueur, lemon, cinnamon syrup, angostura

Son of Ginger Man                                             9
bonded rye whiskey, cardamaro, lemon, cinnamon syrup, barrel-aged peychaud’s

Black Rose                                                              9
bourbon, grenadine, peychaud’s

Boo Radley*                                                          10
bourbon, cynar, cherry heering

Barrel-aged Bonded Manhattan               10
bonded rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, angostura

5th Street Finisher                                            10
blended scotch, honey, lemon, orange bitters

6/4/74                                                                       9
rye whiskey, pineapple, lemon, orgeat

Last Word                                                              10
gin, green chartreuse, lime, maraschino

London Iced Tea                                                10
gin, rum, amaretto, rich simple, lemon, cola

Cinderblock Loveseat**                                 9
mezcal, aperol, falernum, lime, rose water syrup

Uno Mas                                                                   8
reposado tequila, pineapple, lime, agave, grenadine

Tommy’s Margarita***                                     9
reposado tequila, lime, agave

Cinnamon Girl****                                               9
reposado tequila, navy strength rum, orange bitters, cinnamon syrup, simple syrup

Bees Knees                                                             8
gin, honey, lemon

Bramble’s Revenge                                             9
vodka, falernum, crème de mure, lime, simple, soda

Hawaiian Sunset*****                                         8
vodka, orgeat, grenadine, lemon, lime

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


*Chris Hannah, Arnaud’s French 75, New Orleans
**Cinderblock Loveseat
named and inspired by Pam and Carla Falasco
Julio Bermejo, Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant, San Francisco
****Brad Farran, Death & Co., New York City
*****Martin Cate, Smugglers Cove, San Francisco



10 Span Pinot Noir                  6/23
Hidden Crush Cabernet       7/26
Ghost Pines Zinfandel          7/26
Saldo Zinfandel (bottle)           35


Cloudfall Chardonnay           7/26
Canyon Road Pinot Grigio  6/23
Bluefeld Riesling                     6/23


6 (usually local) crafts on tap
1 vintage classic in the fridge
(3) Little Kings                          5


French Press (18oz.)
My Best Friends Coffee Peru Roast     5

Cold Brew
My Best Friends Coffee El Salvador     5



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

Black Bean Nachos                    12
corn tortilla chips, black bean & chipotle, mango salsa, mozzarella, cilantro, lettuce, sour cream

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

Dilly Dilly
white wine butter sauce, mozzarella, dill pickles, bacon, horseradish aioli

Chicken Tuscana
pesto green sauce, mozzarella, grilled chicken, bacon, shaved red onion, ricotta

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 …