Welcome to Speak of the Devil, a cocktail bar 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.




 On The Beach

I Didn’t Ask For Sunshine
Four Roses bourbon, Averna, Licor 43, grapefruit juice, lime, fassionola

Old Overholt rye whiskey, pineapple, lemon, orgeat

Sumthin’ Tequila
Mi Campo reposado, orange juice, lime juice, pineapple juice, simple syrup, passionfruit syrup

Elusive Dreams                         
Maggies Farm 50/50 pineapple rum, Plantation 3 Star rum, Banane de Bresil banana liqueur, pineapple juice, lime juice, cinnamon syrup

At The Pool

Jack’s Punch’s                  
Maggies Farm 50/50 pineapple rum, whiskey or rum, grenadine, lime or lemon, angostura

Nobody’s Poet
Appleton Estate Signature rum, pineapple juice, lime, coconut cream, orgeat

Painkiller  (Levels I, II, or III depending on the level of pain)
Pusser’s rum, Pusser’s Gunpowder rum, house blend of pineapple, orange and coconut cream, nutmeg

Apre-Ski Swizzle
Plantation 3 Star rum, Green Chartreuse, pineapple juice, lime juice, orgeat

Picnic Time

Novo Fogo barrel-aged cachaca, coconut, passionfruit syrup, lemon juice

Do You Believe In Miracles?
Watershed Vodka, Banane de Bresil banana liqueur, lemon juice, passionfruit syrup

Red Grasshopper
Mi Campo reposado tequila, lime juice, honey syrup

Mi Campo resposado tequila, Amaro Montenegro, lime juice, agave syrup, saline

After Dark

Water Lily
Broker’s Gin, Cointreau, lemon juice, Giffard’s Violette

Quarantine Order
Appleton Estate Signature rum, lime juice, grapefruit juice, passionfruit syrup, cinnamon syrup, Angostura bitters

Plantation 3 Star rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, passionfruit syrup

Rum Old Fashioned
Appleton Estates Signature rum, Smith & Cross overprooof rum, Rhum J.M. White rum


Hand Grenade – $5
PBR and shot of Fistfull of  Bourbon


Elderfashioned  -$12
Plymouth gin, St. Germain elder flower liqueur, orange bitters

Negroni – $11
Broker’s gin, Campari, sweet vermouth

House Blend Manhattan – $12
House blended bourbon, sweet vermouth, Angostura


As always, if you’ve had a cocktail before – here or anywhere – ask us and if we have the means to make it, we will make it for you!



Mumm Napa Brut Prestige – $12
bright citrus, red apple, stone fruit and creamy vanilla aromas, with hints of toast, honey and gingerbread spice. Its vibrant flavors are balanced by fine acidity and a rich, lingering finish


Benziger Cabernet Sauvignon – $10 glass/$35 bottle
polished and approachable. Bright blackberry, nutmeg, coffee and spice unite, layer by layer, to form a rich full bodied wine with chalky, round tannins and a long finish

Andrea Formilli Fendi Rosso – $12 glass/$40 bottle
red berries and jams. Toasted notes present but not overpowering; crisp, with hints of white pepper, vibrant acidity, silky tannins with excellent persistence


Three Pairs Chenin Blanc – $10 glass/$35 bottle
inviting aromas of juicy tropical fruits, flavors of ripe pears with hints of honey and vanilla on the palate, rounded out by a clean, lingering finish

Davis Bynum Chardonnay – $12 glass/$40 bottle
beautiful aromas of toasted sesame, marzipan, meyer lemon and baked apple. On the palate the wine opens with toasty brioche, hazelnut and baking spices, with a lush finish that is balanced with acidity and a rich creaminess

Celebration Bottle (for that special occasion)

Chimney Rock Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon – $125 bottle


$3 (10 oz) $5 (16 oz)

On Tap

Franklin Milk Stout
Penguin City Beer




Unplugged Brewery Cascade Park Pale Ale (16oz)


Miller Lite (24oz)
Taft’s Maverick Chocolate Porter


Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold
Rhinegeist Truth IPA 
Penguin City Beer


Old Style


Pabst Blue Ribbon



High Noon Hard Seltzer


White Claw Black Cherry
White Claw Mango
White Claw Pineapple


Bar Snack Trio – $9

pick any three: house Sicilian marinated olives – house pickled garden blend – house maple bourbon toast nuts – house mini pecan cheeseballs – Fligner’s Market smokies


American Bourbon
(pricing is for a full 2 ounce pour)

1792 Full Proof (125.0) – $15
Ancient Age 10 Star (90.0) – $5
Angel’s Envy Bourbon Port Wine Finish (86.6) – $12
Baker’s Single Barrel 7 Year (107.0) – $13
Baller Single Malt Whiskey (94.0) – $16
Bardstown Bourbon Company Discovery Series #2 (122.2) – $26
Bardstown Bourbon Company The Prisoner (100.0) – $26
Belle Meade Sour Mash Straight bourbon Whiskey (90.0) – $15
Benchmark Old #8 (80.0) – $4
Blanton’s Single Barrel (93.0) – $15
Blood Oath Pact 7 (98.6) – $23
Bookers Boston Batch 2020 (126.5) – $14
Buffalo Trace Bourbon (90.0) – $9
Calumet Farm 8 Year (90.0) – $15
Col. E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch (100.0) – $12
Col. E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel (100.0) – $15
Early Times American Whiskey (80.0) – $5
Eagle Rare (90.0) – $11
Elijah Craig Small Batch (94.0) – $9
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch B520 (127.2) – $15
Evan Williams Bourbon (86.0) – $7
Evan Williams Bottled in Bond (100.0) – $9
Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2012 (86.6) – $10
Evan Williams 1783 Small Batch (86.0) – $10
Ezra Brooks Distillers Collection (107.0) – $12
Fistful of Bourbon (90.0) – $9
Four Roses Yellow Label (80.0) – $ 7
Four Roses Small Batch (90.0) – $9
Four Roses Single Barrel (100.0) – $13
Four Roses Small Batch Select (104.5) – $15
Stagg Jr. {Batch #13}  (128.4) – $15
Stagg Jr. {Batch #14} (130.2) – $15
High West Bourye Limited Sighting 2019 (92.0) – $17
Heaven’s Door (k) (90.0) – $15
Hudson Whiskey Bright Lights, Big Bourbon (92.0) – $13
Knob Creek Small Batch 9 Year (100.0) – $9
Knob Creek Quarter Oak (100.0) – $12
Larceny (92.0) – $9
Little Book Chapter 3: “The Road Home” (122.6) – $24
Little Book Chapter 4: “Lessons Honored” (122.8) – $24
Maker’s Mark (90.0) – $9
Maker’s Mark 46 (94.0) – $10
Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series RC6 2019 (108.2) – $14
New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon  (111.0) – $13
Tom Foolery’s Ohio Straight Bourbon (80.0) – $10
Watershed Bourbon (94.0) – $12
Watershed Barrel Strength 6 Years Limited (119.3) – $18
Weller 12 (90.0) – $15
Western Reserve Distillers Wheat Bourbon (86.0) – $11
Western Reserve Distillers 8  Year Bourbon (86.0) – $14
Western Reserve Distillers 14 Year Bourbon (90.0) – $17
Widow Jane 10 Year (91.0) – $15
Wild Turkey (86.0) – $7
Wild Turkey 101 (101.0) – $8
Wild Turkey Rare Breed 2019 (116.8) – $11
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Single Barrel (101.0) – $14
Woodford Reserve (90.4) – $10
Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch (88.0) – $13
Wyoming Whiskey Steamboat Special Edition (90.0) – $13
Yellowstone Select (93.0) – $10
Limestone Branch Single Barrel OHLQ Selection #2 (95.0) – $16
Yellowstone Limited Edition 2019 (101.0) – $23
Yellowstone Limited Edition 2020 (101.0) – $23

Irish Whiskey

Japanese Whisky

Hatozaki Finest Japanese Whisky (80.0) – $12
Tottori Japanese Scotch Whiskey  (86.0) – $14
The Hakushu Single Malt Whiskey (86.0) – $24
Hatozaki Small Batch Japanese Whisky (92.0) – $15
Nikka From the Barrel Japanese Whisky (102.8) – $17
Toki Suntory Whisky (86.0) – $11

Scotch Whisky

Dewar’s White  (80.0) – $8
Glen Grant 12 Year (86.0) – $13
Speyburn 10 Year Highland (80.0) – $10
Laphroaig 10 Year Old Whisky (86.0) – $15
Glenlivet 15 Year French Oak Reserve (80.0) – $13

American Rye Whiskey

Angel’s Envy Finished in Rum Casks Rye (100.0) – $20
Elijah Craig Straight Rye (94.0) – $11
Hudson Whiskey Back Room Deal Peated Rye (92.0) – $15
Michter’s Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye (84.8) – $12
New Riff Rye (100.0) – $13
Old Overholt (86.0) – $7
Old Overholt Bonded (100.0) – $10
Old Overholt 114 (114.0) – $11
Old Overholt 11 Year (92.6) – $17
Sagamore Spirit Rye (93.0) – $10
Sagamore Spirit Cask Strength Rye (112.2) – $15
Sazarac Rye (90.0) – $10
Western Reserve Distillers Rye (86.0) – $11
Whistelpig Piggyback 6 Year Rye (96.56) – $13
Wild Turkey 101 Rye American Whiskey (101.0) – $10
Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Strength Rye (112.2) – $15
Woodford Reserve Rye (90.0) – $10


Thank you for considering spending an evening with us!

We are immensely proud of Speak of the Devil’s unique environment, service and our classic approach to crafting cocktails for our guests. We want everyone to have a good time when they visit, but it is important to keep in mind that during these trying times things are a little bit different. Please understand that because of Covid-19 restrictions we just cannot be the bar that we genuinely want to be right now. Speak of the Devil was built to bring people together. During this pandemic, we appreciate the need to keep people apart.  The Speak of the Devil experience begins with a dedication to great drinks and ends with you, our beloved guests. If you are enjoying a cocktail with us and we are upholding our commitment to quality and craft, a great experience will follow – we promise!

It’s safe to say that in these times we could ALL use a cocktail (safely prepared, and responsibly served of course!) and our Speak of the Devil team is ready to serve them up!

In the time of COVID 19 we have added several cleaning and sanitizing procedures to keep our staff and customers healthy, plus some new procedures and social distancing that will work to assure everyone’s safety.  Your cooperation and understanding are greatly appreciated.  If there are any conditions below that you do not agree with, please do not come to Speak of the Devil during this time!  Just hold off, hopefully we will be open to all with no restrictions soon and will be back to being the Speak of the Devil experience you all have come to expect!  

With all of that said, Speak of the Devil will be open Wednesday  5pm – 10pm; Thursday 5pm-11pm; Friday/Saturday 5pm – midnight.

As of March 3, 2021 we are re-opening but due to Covid-19 restrictions we are at reduced capacity and being a bar we are mostly walk-in but if you want to ensure yourself a table we will accept limited reservations.  It is  very important to us that we keep people safe and to make sure we comply with Ohio Department of Health mandates and recommendations related to masks and social distancing practices. If you’d like to reserve a spot message via our Facebook messenger or call our business phone during business hours with the date, time, number in your party and preferred seating (patio bar, patio, or inside the bar).

  1. We are different now. We are a cocktail lounge. We have no “kitchen” (but we do have amazing bar snacks – see our menu page!). Also, in the nearly 3 years since we have opened, Lorain has become a bit of a destination for food and fun. There are many options for you to grab a bite before or after visiting us. We encourage you to try them all! We will have house made cocktail nuts and other non-cook kitchen snacks nightly for you – and of course, terrific cocktails! In fact more and, we like to think, better than ever!
  2. If you are feeling unwell or have symptoms of illness, please do not come to Speak of the Devil.  We are not going anywhere, and we wish you the best of health and will see you when you are feeling better.
  3. Masks are Required.  No discussions. No debates. Our staff will be wearing masks and we ask that you wear a mask when you are away from your table.  You may remove your mask while seated and enjoying your cocktail. If you forget your mask, one will be provided for you, but it won’t be nearly as cool as the ones made by Jevon Terance.  If you have a problem with this rule please do not complain to our staff, send your complaints to Gov. Mike Dewine
  4. Please do not move tables.  We are playing a giant game of tetris to make sure the proper distance is maintained between our guests. Please assist us by not moving tables or seats.  
  5. If we are busy or heavy with reservations, we may politely ask you to limit your stay to 90 minutes. We are a small house made even smaller due to Covid-19. Please respect this potential time limit and understand that it is necessary to maintain our business through this time.
  6. Weather permitting, we will have limited outdoor seating in our patio bar and on our patio.
  7. We will have limited seating at the bar inside until further notice. Hopefully, it won’t be too terribly long before more of you can watch your favorite bartenders at work. We have 4 two tops and 3 four tops available as well as the “lounge” area which accommodates up to 10. If a seat is not available, we cannot and will not serve you.
  8. We have seating for one party of up to ten.  We only have the one aforementioned area available for one party of up to ten inside of the bar. Reservations are highly recommended!
  9. No hugs or handshakes. We are going to want to hug every one of you when you arrive, but we must resist!
  10. Please relax and have fun. The last six months have been hard on everyone and these rules are a lot, but once you are at your table, you can remove your mask, enjoy your drink, and have a nice time with your friends and loved ones.  
  11. Please be kind – to each other and our team.  Please respect others and remain socially distant! Our staff is here to serve you, but coming to work during a pandemic, as many of you know, is difficult and our crew deserves a little extra patience and special thanks for their efforts.