Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area

About Dublin’s Designated Outdoor
Refreshment Area (DORA)

  • The Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) allows patrons ages 21 and older to purchase an alcoholic beverage from an approved, liquor-permitted establishment, then sip, stroll, shop and explore within the designated boundaries.
  • Dublin City Council has approved two pilot DORAs for Downtown Dublin: one in Historic Dublin and one in Bridge Park.
  • Start date: May 20, 2021
  • Thursdays through Saturdays 5 to 10 p.m.
  • Maps for the DORA boundaries surrounding Historic Dublin and Bridge Street District are available at
  • Beverages cannot be taken from one DORA to the other.
  • Drinks are not permitted on the Dublin Link pedestrian/bicycle bridge.
  • No exploring outside the DORA boundaries with your beverage.
  • Throw cups away before entering the next liquor establishment.
  • No BYOB — all beverages must have been purchased at a participating establishment.
  • Must be in the 21 or older club to participate.

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