Welcome to Speak of the Devil, a neighborhood cocktail lounge in the heart of historic 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 service and bar ambiance itself.



The Ginger Man                             10
bonded bourbon, ginger liqueur, lemon, cinnamon syrup, angostura

Black Rose                                       10
bourbon, grenadine, peychaud’s

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

6/4/74                                                  10
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                                           9
gin, honey, lemon

Hawaiian Sunset                                 9
vodka, orgeat, grenadine, lemon, lime

Bramble                                                   9
gin or vodka, lemon, simple, mure

Sidecar                                                      9
brandy, cointreau, lemon

Gold Rush                                               10
bourbon, lemon, honey

Rye Shake                                                9
rye whiskey, lime, simple syrup

Scofflaw                                                    9
rye whiskey, dry vermouth, lemon, grenadine

Blinker                                                        9
rye whiskey, grenadine, grapefruit

White Lady                                             10
gin, cointreau, lemon

Daiquiri                                                       9
rum, lime, simple

Tom Collins                                               9
gin, lemon, simple syrup, fizz

Pegu Club                                                10
gin, cointreau, lime, angostura bitters

New York Sour                                      10
bourbon, lemon, simple, red wine float

Saratoga                                                   10
brandy, rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, angostura bitters


Reservations are taken up to one month in advance.  The number of seats available for reservations per night is limited. Our bar is small and the majority of the house is reserved for walk-ins.

Reservations must be made in advance (no “day of” reservations).

We will only accept reservations for parties of four (4) or more.

Reservations will only be accepted for our opening 2 hours (5pm-7pm), after 7pm the house is first come first served.

For the sake of service and expediency, parties of 6 or more will be presented one check.

Our house is your house. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your experience. We kindly ask for you to consider your neighbor or your friend who is waiting to enjoy the same experience. That said, in the event that we are holding the door and have parties waiting to get in, we may ask that you please limit your experience to 2 hours.

For reservations contact us at speakofthedevilcocktails@gmail.com, call
(440) 434-4286 or message us via our Facebook page.



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