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

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Beginning January 1, 2023, a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (D.O.R.A.) will be established in Old Town Canal Winchester.

The creation of a DORA will serve 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

  • Thursday thru Sunday from 12:00pm to 11:00pm
  • Labor Day from 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Participating Businesses

  • Shade on the Canal
  • Barrel & Boar
  • Harvest Moon
  • Loose Rail Brewing
  • Roman's Pizza Super Sub Shoppe
  • Local Cantina

What are the rules?

  • Patrons 21 years of age and older may purchase a beverage in a plastic cup or 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.
  • 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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