Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (D.O.R.A.)

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The Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (D.O.R.A) serves as an economic tool to attract patrons to the City of Canal Winchester for special events, generate additional sales at local restaurants, and continue to highlight the Old Town area as a destination for dining and entertainment. Click the link below to read the Mayor's application to City Council for the DORA.

DORA Application to CW City Council

Designated Hours of Operation

  • Daily from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
    • *Effective October 18

Participating Businesses

  • Shade on the Canal
  • Homestead Taproom & Kitchen
  • Harvest Moon
  • Loose Rail Brewing
  • Roman's Pizza Super Sub Shoppe
  • Local Cantina
  • Joe Vino

What are the rules?

  • Patrons 21 years of age and older may purchase a beverage in a plastic cup or plastic bottle, no larger than 20 oz., from any participating business and carry it outside within the DORA boundaries.
  • Only alcohol bought at establishments within the Old Town DORA district is permitted.  No outside alcohol is allowed.
  • Beverages purchased at one DORA establishment can not be taken into another DORA approved establishment.
  • Some businesses may not permit beverages in the stores.  Please be respectful of their wishes.
  • As you leave the DORA boundaries, you will encounter “No alcohol beyond this point” signs.  Patrons will need to responsibly dispose of beverages before proceeding.
  • The City of Canal Winchester Public Service Department will be responsible for ensuring that all trash receptacles in the DORA are emptied regularly and are ample to handle generated waste. 
  • The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department will handle enforcement of DORA regulations during all hours and with special duty during events. Their substation is located within the designated DORA area which will include routine patrols to enforce responsible behavior. The boundaries of the DORA will be strictly enforced.

Old Town DORA Boundary Map

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