What is the Grove City Town Center Designated Outdoor Area (DORA) and how does it work?

Patrons age 21 and older may purchase and enjoy an alcoholic beverage from a liquor-permitted establishment; then sip, stroll, shop and explore within DORA boundaries of Grove City’s historic Town Center.

  • Before a patron leaves the liquor-permitted establishment with alcohol, he/she must request a DORA-designated cup.
  • Only beverages in DORA cups are permitted and exempt from Grove City’s open-container laws. No cans or bottles are permitted within DORA.

What are the DORA hours?

  • 2 p.m. to midnight, daily
    • Excluding:
      • Monday, Oct. 31, Boo Off Broadway-Beggar’s Night
      • Friday, Dec. 2, Christmas Celebration

You Can:

  • Purchase an alcoholic drink at a DORA-designated establishment and request the beverage in a specially marked DORA cup.
  • You are welcome to take a DORA drink into an establishment that does not have a liquor license. A business owner/operator who does not permit DORA drinks, will display such signage.

You Cannot:

  • Bring your own alcoholic beverages into Town Center.
  • Walk around with an alcoholic drink not in a designated DORA cup (no cans or glass permitted).
  • Take a beverage purchased from one liquor-permitted DORA establishment, into another liquor-permitted establishment. You must dispose of your previously purchased DORA cup/beverage before entering another liquor-permitted establishment.

Where can DORA beverages be purchased?

Current DORA-authorized establishments include:

  • Blu Willy’s
  • Grandstand Pizza
  • Grove City Brewing Co.
  • Hop Yard 62
  • Local Cantina
  • Novacaine Lounge
  • Plank’s on Broadway
  • Plum Run Winery
  • Town Center Pub
  • Zassy’s Taproom


The map designates the boundaries of the DORA (perimeter signs in place) and the liquor-permitted DORA establishments.