Downtown Dublin just got a lot more fun. Starting on Thursday, May 20 through August, Dublin will host two Designated Outdoor Refreshment Areas for residents and visitors to sip, stroll and stay awhile.

What is a DORA?

DORA stands for Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area. Patrons can order to-go drinks served in special “DORA” cups from local establishments and explore the rest of the district with their beverages within the specific time frame.  

DORA Promo Photo 1

What are the hours?

Get ready for a good TIME. The City of Dublin has established a Thursday through Saturday, 5 pm to 10 pm time frame to activate the DORAs. Hours are subject to change or be extended for special events. These hours are part of a pilot program and will be reevaluated by City Council at the end of summer 2021.

DORA Map

Boundaries

Dublin is the first city in the state of Ohio to have two separate DORAs separated by the Dublin Link pedestrian bridge. One located in the Bridge Park district, while the other spans throughout Historic Dublin. Boundaries are marked with signage and sidewalk decals. Dublin businesses within the DORA limits will also have window clings indicating whether they allow DORA beverages or sell DORA beverages.

Click here to view an interactive map of the DORA boundaries. Please note, no DORA beverages are permitted on the Dublin Link pedestrian bridge.

DORA Promo Photo 2

Where can I buy DORA drinks?

Below is a list of all participating Dublin businesses where DORA drinks can be purchased.

  • AC Hotel/VASO
  • Cap City Dublin
  • Coast Wine House
  • Condado Tacos
  • Dublin Village Tavern
  • Fado Pub & Kitchen
  • Frank & Carls
  • Fukuryu Ramen
  • Hen Quarter
  • J. Liu
  • Local Cantina
  • Market Bar
  • Mezzo
  • Modern Male
  • North High Brewing
  • Oscars of Dublin
  • Pins Mechanical
  • Rebol
  • The Avenue
  • The Exchange
  • The Pearl Dublin
  • Tucci’s
  • Urban Meyer’s Pint House
  • Z Cucina

Be cool! Remember to finish your drink and dispose of your cup before entering the next bar/restaurant to buy another.

Parking

Guests can take advantage of three free parking garages on the east side of the river in Bridge Park or the free parking garage and Darby Street lot on the west side of the river. Click here for more parking information.

For more guidelines, safety tips and FAQ’s visit the City of Dublin’s DORA Webpage.

Sip and see our city and don’t forget to share your memories with us using #SoDublin.