City Council voted earlier this spring to expand the City of Delaware's
Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) in the downtown. A DORA is
just that, a designated public area where alcoholic beverages (beer,
wine, mixed drinks and spirituous liquor) can legally be consumed.
*Special events are defined as events that require an event permit from the City of Delaware. It will be up to the event organizer to determine if the event will be a DORA event.
WHEN: Sunday - Saturday from 11 AM - 12 AM
The DORA district is north/ south Sandusky Street from Spring Street
(This includes the Southside of Spring Street) to Central Avenue and
east/ west William and Winter Streets from Franklin Street to Union
Street. This includes the west side of Franklin St. and the east side of
Union St. See map below for further detail.
HOW: Any restaurant, bar, microbrewery or winery within the red boundary in the map below is considered a participant as long as they have an active liquor permit. Participating restaurants will have blue cups with their name available for you to purchase. These cups allow you to explore and enjoy our downtown with a beverage of your choice (limited to beer and wine). As a reminder, these blue cups cannot be taken from one establishment into another establishment with a liquor license or those that have posted that they will not allow them inside their business.