Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area

What is a DORA?

A Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) is a space which allows patrons over the age of 21 to consume alcoholic beverages from an approved, liquor-permitted business. Newark’s DORA allows establishments to have outdoor dining and alcohol service in a public right-of-away abutting their property without the need for fencing or barriers.

By participating in the DORA, you agree to abide by all the following rules:

  • Stay within the boundaries identified by DORA signs. DORA signs will be clearly identified.
  • In order to walk around the area, you must have an alcoholic beverage purchased from a DORA establishment in a DORA cup marked with a color sticker identifying an approved establishment. If you are outside of the marked area, you are in violation and could be fined.
  • DORA cups are single use only.
  • A patron cannot carry a drink from one permitted establishment into another permitted establishment.

Participating Locations:

1922 On The Square

Baba’s Grill

Buckeye Winery

Christy’s Pizza – COMING SOON!

Draft House


Elks Lodge*

Elliot’s Wood Fired Kitchen & Tap


Midland Theatre

Moe’s Original Bar B Que

Shipp Brothers Brewing

Tap That Glass

Union Square Music Hall

*These businesses only participate in select DORA events.