Devil May Cry is the titular shop that Dante manages in the Devil May Cry series. In Devil May Cry 3, Dante's first office was destroyed by demons. The games don't clarify if he rebuilt Devil May Cry on the same location or simply moved, though the similarity in architecture when the store is shown again in Devil May Cry 4 suggests that it's the same location. Although Enzo Ferino's testimony implied that the shop's name is a reference to Dante's might, against which "even a devil may cry," the real origin of the name comes from the words Lady used to comfort Dante over Vergil's loss. Dante later renames the store to "Devil Never Cry" based on what he himself said to comfort Trish, although he eventually changes the name back.
By the time Arkham arrives to lure Dante to the Temen-ni-gru, Dante has purchased his shop in the Residential Area, but has not decided on a name for it. After putting an end to Arkham's plot, he decides to name his shop after the words Lady used to comfort Dante over Vergil's loss:
|“||Maybe somewhere out there, even a devil may cry when he loses a loved one, don't you think?||”|
—Lady, Devil May Cry 3
After the events on Mallet Island, Dante renames his shop "Devil Never Cry" based on what he told Trish to relieve her of her guilt for betraying him:
|“||Trish...devils never cry...These tears, tears are a gift only humans have.||”|
—Dante, Devil May Cry
The name, however, did not last and was later reverted to "Devil May Cry."
During the events of the anime, the shop was occupied by Dante, Morrison and Patty who moved into the shop after demons tried to kill her. Throughout the series, Patty served as the maid who usually pestered Dante about his messes and often made bets with him at his pool table. Also during the series. it was frequently visited by Trish and Lady who most of the time came to collect money from Dante or to help him with a job. At the end of the series, Patty moved back in her with mother while Dante, Morrison, Trish and Lady all left the shop for a job outside the city and after Dante left, Patty returned to continue cleaning for Dante while he was out.
From the outside, the shop looks like a normal brick building, with a few stairs leading up to a set of double doors and a neon sign on the brick awning declaring the shop's name. The logo of the shop always changes depending on the series, never seeming to remain the same. Inside, the office is one large, roughly square-shaped room with stairs leading to an open second story to the left of the entry and a bathroom across from it. Above the bathroom on the second floor is a furnished bedroom which Dante seems not to use, as he is only ever shown sleeping on the sofa or at his desk.
In all games the player can see demons' skulls mounted on the wall along with Dante's many weapons. In some of the games, Dante's trophies change to reflect the specific enemies encountered in that game, such as a Scarecrow in Devil May Cry 4 or a Hell Sloth in Devil May Cry 3. There is always a pizza in the shop: seen in the beginning of Devil May Cry 3, Devil May Cry, and Dante's half of Devil May Cry 4, along with the anime and the manga.
The office's furniture always consists of an antique jukebox worth quite a bit of money, a billiard table with snooker cues, a sofa, and Dante's personal desk and chair. Instruments are also present, usually only a drum set although an electric guitar has accompanied it. Other pieces of clutter—such as boxes, a potted plant, a small refrigerator, a dart board, a trash can, and a coat tree—fill in the space, although their style and position are rarely preserved between appearances. The desk always has a framed picture of Dante's mother and an old-fashioned, rotary dial, black telephone on it.
|Dante - Trish - The Dark Knight Sparda|
|Griffon - Mundus - Nelo Angelo - Nightmare - Phantom|
|Beelzebub - Blade - Fetish - Frost - Kyklops - Marionette - Nobody - Plasma - Sargasso - Shadow - Sin Scissors & Scythe|
|Alastor - Force Edge & Sparda - Ifrit - Yamato|
|Locations & Miscellaneous|
|Bangle of Time - Broken Bridge - Devil May Cry (shop) - Mallet Island - Mirror World|
|Arkham - Dante - Lady - Vergil|
|Agni & Rudra the Firestorm - Beowulf the Lightbeast - Cerberus the Ice Guardian - Doppelganger the Deathvoid - Geryon the Timesteed - Gigapede - Leviathan - Nevan the Lightning Witch|
|Abyss - Arachne - Blood-goyle - Damned Chessmen - Dullahan - Enigma - Hell Vanguard - The Fallen - Seven Hells of the Demon Army - Soul Eater|
|Devil Arms: Agni & Rudra - Beowulf - Cerberus - Nevan - Rebellion - Yamato|
|Dark Slayer - Doppelganger - Gunslinger - Quicksilver - Royalguard - Swordmaster - Trickster|
|Dante's Office - Demon World - Human World - Residential Area - Temen-ni-gru|