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 this summer!


From July through September, Worthington will test their DORA 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. Learn 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. Learn More


Visit Bridge Park and Historic Dublin before Aug. 28, Thursdays through Saturdays, 5-10 p.m. (extended hours during Dublin Irish Festival DubCrawl). Does not include Dublin Link Pedestrian Bridge. Learn 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. Learn More


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

Grove City

Enjoy a DORA in Grove City's Historic Town Center Monday - Saturday, 2 p.m. - midnight (excluding Friday, July 26; Thursday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Dec. 7). Learn More


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