Defiance Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA)

Beer on a TableThe Defiance Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) is a designated public area where alcoholic beverages can be purchased in a designated cup from permitted establishments and carried within the district. The DORA was established July 2019 within 96 acres of the Defiance Central Business District.

The Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau (DDVB) pursued the creation of the DORA to add to the vibrancy of downtown Defiance and encourage more community members and visitors to stroll the area.  DORA rules, maps, and latest updates are posted on the DDVB website DORA page.