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!

Arena District

The Arena District's DORA runs along Nationwide Blvd. (including Arena Crossing) from Front St. to the Scioto River, and is activated three hours before the start of every Blue Jackets, Clippers and Crew home game until midnight, in addition to select special events.

Worthington

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

Westerville

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

Dublin

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

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

Hilliard

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

Powell

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

Bexley

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