Middletown is Ohio's first city to adopt a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area

Hours of Operation:  7 days a week, 12 Noon to Midnight

How It Works: You can purchase a beverage from a liquor permit establishment within the DORA boundaries and walk around with your drink. Please request that your beverage be placed within one of designated plastic cups with the logo of the business on them if you wish to leave the establishment. No cans, no glass bottles, and no outside drinks are permitted within the DORA.

Where to Buy: Current establishments authorized to sell are:

You Can:

  • Purchase a drink at an authorized location and walk around the DORA
  • Take a purchased drink into a non-liquor serving establishment if the owner allows
  • Drink responsibly and have fun

You Cannot: 

  • Bring your own drinks into the district
  • Walk around with a purchased drink not in a designated DORA plastic container (no cans, no glass, no outside drinks are permitted)
  • Take a beverage purchased at one liquor serving establishment into another liquor establishment
  • Act a fool and ruin it for everyone

Boundaries: The map below outlines the boundaries of the DORA. In short, it is from the riverfront to Clark Street in downtown Middletown. There are signs posted when you reach the edges of the districts, please keep an eye out for them.