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

Black Rose                                                                    9
bourbon, grenadine, peychaud’s

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

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

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

Painkiller                                                                       10
Pusser’s rum, house blend of pineapple, orange and coconut cream, nutmeg

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

Bees Knees                                                                     8
gin, honey, lemon

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


You Get Yours                                                                  9
gold rum, crème de banana, lime, simple syrup

I Got Mine                                                                          9
brandy, crème de banana, lemon, demerara syrup

(I Didn’t Ask For) Sunshine                                             10
bourbon, Averna, grapefruit juice, fassionola,
Licor 43, lime

Image, Object & Illusion                                                   10
overproof rum, Cynar, lime, pamplemousse, orgeat

Here I Am                                                                         10
dark rum, fassionola, lemon

Nobody’s Poet                                                                   10
pineapple, Jamaican rum, coconut cream,
cachaça, orgeat, lime

I See A Red Door                                                               10
blackstrap rum, lemon, cheery heering,
simple syrup, coconut cream

Isn’t She?                                                                            9
gin, maurin quina, lemon, simple syrup, elderflower,

Feel the Funk, Baby                                                          9
reposado tequila, lime, agave, cinnamon, ginger beer

Now There’s Trouble                                                        10
whiskey, pineapple syrup, lemon, Cointreau, mint,
pineapple juice

Another Sucker Behind a Desk                                       9
OYO stone fruit vodka, lime juice, pamplemousse,
grenadine, peychaud’s


* Julio Bermejo of Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant, San Francisco
**Martin Cate, Smugglers Cove, San Francisco


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

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


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, olives, cheese and cured meats

Black Bean Nachos                                                 12
Black beans over corn tortilla chips, mozzarella, cilantro, chive, lettuce, chipotle sour cream

Steve’s Garlic Butter Breadsticks                          12
house garlic parmesan butter, double mozzarella, Italian herbs

Moroccan Pot Stickers                                            12
chicken pot stickers pan seared in a blend
of herbs and spices and infused oils

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


Double Chocolate Shot                  5
double brownie bites covered in chocolate mallow, sprinkles and crushed pretzel


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 …