Liberty Center launched its Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area

on Monday, April 1, 2019.


The DORA program allows patrons at any participating establishments to purchase and carry an open alcoholic beverage in a designated plastic cup.


We hope to see you enjoying the DORA in Liberty Center’s green spaces, while you shop, and during the outdoor events.

As with most things in life, there are a few rules and guidelines. Please check out the list of FAQs and rules below. 

Remember, speak softly and carry a stiff drink... in your DORA cup!

Frequently asked questions

What are the boundaries?

The area within Liberty Center bounded by Liberty Way, Taylor Street, and Warehouse Row are considered within the DORA. Beverages are only permitted in parking lots for special events and noted as such. You must stay within the DORA boundaries with your beverage. All cups must be disposed of within the DORA boundaries.

Where can I purchase a DORA beverage?

• Anthony Vince Nail Spa
• BRIO Tuscan Grille
• Bar Del Mar
• Cobb CinéBistro
• Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
• Flip Side
• Funny Bone
• Kona Grill
• Northstar Café
• Pies & Pints
• Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern
• The Roosevelt Room

Can I bring my own alcoholic beverages?

Outside alcohol is not permitted.

Can I bring my own cup?

All DORA beverages must be in designated plastic cups with the DORA logo and rules.

What types of alcoholic beverages can I consume?

Beer, wine, and liquor are all allowable drinks in DORA cups. Drinks must be purchased from a participating establishment.

Can I take my DORA cup back into an establishment?

You cannot take a DORA beverage from one participating establishment into another participating establishment. You are permitted to take your DORA beverage into approved retailers not serving DORA beverages.

Can I take an empty cup into an establishment?

All cups must be thrown away before entering a participating establishment. One beverage is permitted per cup per use. A new cup will be provided for every DORA beverage purchased.

Can I shop with my DORA beverage?

Absolutely, but please keep in mind that not all retailers allow outside food and beverages. Window decals will be visible on all entrances, please check before entering.

Are DORA beverages permitted at all events hosted and sponsored by Liberty Center?

Yes, but Liberty Center reserves the right to suspend the DORA for any events or activities that may not be suitable for an open container environment (i.e. inflatable games, fitness classes, simulation experiences, etc.). Any suspension of the DORA at Liberty Center events will be noted as such on marketing materials and at the event.

Are DORA beverages permitted at all events hosted and sponsored by Liberty Center tenants or outside organizations?

No. For instance, DORA beverages are not permitted at events hosted by MidPointe Library Liberty. Events hosted by non-profit organizations may include temporary liquor permits and would suspend all DORA activity within that designated area for the duration of the event.

Where can I find more information?

Pricing, quantity, size, and service may vary across the DORA per each participating establishment. If you have any issues with a participating establishment, please contact their management. If you see any issues from patrons within the DORA, please contact Public Safety at 513-644-0911 for assistance. For more information on the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, please refer to ORC § 4301.82 or view a copy of our application here. Notice: All State of Ohio laws regarding alcohol consumption will apply to areas both inside and outside DORA boundaries. Public intoxication, impaired driving, and underage drinking will be closely monitored by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. All establishments at Liberty Center reserve to right to refuse service and contact law enforcement for any disturbances. Please drink responsibly.

When is the DORA program in operation?

DORA operates daily between noon and midnight.