A DORA, or designated outdoor refreshment area, is a great new way to experience a different neighborhood or area of the city. Through these programs, residents and visitors can purchase an alcoholic beverage and enjoy it while strolling the streets and taking in shops or entertainment within a set boundary. Many communities around Columbus have adopted this practice during certain times or events, and we've rounded them up below. Let this be your guide to exploring a new part of the city!

NEW! The Center City DORA

The Center City DORA is activated daily from 11 am to 10 pm. The boundaries are north to south between Nationwide Blvd. and Mound St. and east to west between Fourth St. and Gift St. Some special events will be part of the DORA while others will not.


Worthington's DORA is now permanent in its historic downtown with daily hours from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The area is mainly along High St. from Village Green to South St. Read More


Uptown Westerville has implemented a DORA along State. St. between Park and Home streets on Thursdays and Fridays, 5-10 p.m., and Saturdays 12-10 p.m. Read More


Visit Bridge Park and Historic Dublin Thursdays through Saturdays, 5-10 p.m. to take advantage of their DORA. Does not include Dublin Link Pedestrian Bridge. Read More


Gahanna's Creekside Outdoor Refreshment Area (CORA) takes place Monday - Wednesday, 3-11 p.m., and Thursday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Read More


Check out the DORA in Old Hilliard daily from 12 to 9 p.m. through Oct. 31. Read More

Grove City

Enjoy a DORA in Grove City's Historic Town Center Monday - Saturday, 2 p.m. - midnight. Read More


Explore downtown Powell with a drink Thursday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Read More


Bexley's Main Street District features a DORA Monday - Friday, 4-10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Read More