What is a DORA?
A DORA is a specific area where licensed liquor establishments may sell alcoholic beverages for outdoor consumption. The DORA is designed to serve as an economic development tool and support downtown revitalization as people stroll within the downtown, support our local restaurants and bars, and attend local events. Bucyrus’ DORA was established in July 2022.
How Does a DORA Work:
Enjoying the DORA safely and appropriately is very important, so there are a few rules to follow.
A person can ENTER any participating designated liquor permit holder and order their favorite beer, wine, or cocktail in a DORA cup. The City of Bucyrus’ hours for the DORA are daily from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
The patron would then EXIT the establishment with their beverage & enjoy the outdoors in downtown Bucyrus. Beverages must be purchased in DORA cups to leave an establishment and cups must stay within the boundaries. Signs will indicate those boundaries and there is a map included on this page.
The person ENJOYS their beverage while strolling within the DORA boundaries or visiting locations with a blue DORA sign indicating beverages are permitted.
Persons are to DISPOSE of their DORA cup when empty or when entering another DORA designated liquor permit holder’s establishment. DORA cups are one time use and must be thrown away prior to entering ANY other permitted liquor establishment OR any business/merchant with the red DORA sign.
A person cannot:
Bring your own drinks into the DORA
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 or into any business with the red sign
Take a DORA beverage outside the DORA boundaries