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.


When you drink the world is still out there, but for the moment it doesn’t have you by the throat.”


Painkiller – $10
rum, coconut, rich and fruity

Gin Mai Tai – $9
gin, citrus and sweet almond

6/4/74 – $9
rye, pineapple, citrus, sweet almond

Mermaids Milk – $9
rum, citrus, coconut and vanilla

Vanilla Bee – $9
vodka, vanilla, honey

Bee’s Knees – $8
gin, citrus, honey

Cosmopolitan – $10
citron, cranberry, citrus

Cosmonaut – $9
gin, citrus, raspberry

Caipirinha – $9
cachaça, sweet, citrus, fizz

High Dive – $9
cachaça, sloe gin, citrus, rosemary, fizz

Rosemary Salty Dog – $8
gin, grapefruit, rosemary

Tommy’s Margarita – $9
rested tequila, citrus, agave

La Diabla – $9
rested tequila, honey, cinnamon, citrus

Tornado24 – $9
spicy ginger fizz, high proof whiskey, citrus, cinnamon

Cape Breeze – $8
citron, cranberry, sweet, citrus, fizz

Michael Angela Daquiri – $9
rum, citrus, sweet, grapefruit bitters

Barrel-Aged Manhattan – $9
rye, sweet vermouth, bitters

5th Street Finisher – $10
single malt scotch blend, honey, citrus, orange bitters

London Iced Tea – $10
gin, rum, amaretto, citrus, sweet fizz

Kangaroo – $8
it’s a vodka martini

Martini – $8
gin, because it’s a martini

_________ & Tonic – $8
fill in the blank with gin or vodka

Kalimotxo – $8
sangria of sorts, SOTD way

Loud Speaker – $9
brandy, gin, orange, citrus

Old Fashioned – $8
rye, sweet, bitters, orange

Madonna – $5
like…a virgin



Rose – $7


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


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


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



SNACK PLATE                                                   $8

assorted nuts, chees and olives with warm, freshly baked flatbread

BRISKET TACOS                                            $ 15

(3) Tender BBQ brisket on corn tortillas topped with mozzarella, fried onion straws & jalapeno relish – served with kettle chips.

HAND CRAFTED  PIZZAS                               $15

La Angelina (V)
Garlic parmesan butter, mozzarella & roasted basil marinated tomatoes

El Classico
Grilled pepperoni & salami layered over mozzarella

The Devil’s Kiss
Marinara, grilled salami, pepperoni, mozzarella, topped with banana peppers & red pepper flakes

The Bobby 3 Palms (B3P)
Basil & bourbon bacon aioli, mozzarella, grilled bacon & roasted tomatoes with wilted greens

The Popeye
Garlic parmesan butter, mozzarella, spinach, mushrooms, fennel sausage & balsamic drizzle

The Olive Oyl (V)
Garlic parmesean butter, spinach, mushrooms, roasted tomato, banana pepper & mozzarella with balsamic drizzle

The Butcher
Marinara, grilled salami, pepperoni, fennel sausage, mozzarella & bacon

The “Hey Guy”
Marinara, fennel sausage, mushroom, cheese, bacon & banana peppers


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 …