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Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area

Starting June 10th, Downtown Roanoke visitors can walk with their alcoholic beverages through a designated outdoor refreshment area (DORA). Within the specified zone, alcoholic beverages purchased from participating businesses may be consumed in outdoor public spaces during specified times.

How It Works:

  • ORDER your alcoholic beverage from one of the participating businesses located within the designated outdoor refreshment area.
  • DRINK from a labeled cup that indicates where the drink was purchased.
  • ENJOY walking in the zone while shopping and exploring Downtown Roanoke.
  • DISCARD your cup into a trash can located Downtown.

Rules and Regulations:

  • Drinks must be consumed from a labeled cup from one of the participating establishments.
  • ​Visitors 21 and older may walk around with their beverages within the designated refreshment zone only from 11 AM to 8 PM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from June 10th through September 25th.
  • ​Check to see if a retailer allows drinks before entering the establishment. Look for signage on the door.
  • ​Don’t carry drinks into another bar or restaurant that serves alcohol!

Map and Participating Locations:

  • 202 Social House
  • Alejandro’s Mexican Grill
  • Awful Arthur's Seafood Company
  • Benny Marconi’s
  • Cabo Fish Taco
  • Caribbica Soul
  • Cedar’s Lebanese Restaurant
  • Fork in the Market
  • Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint
  • Olde Salem Brewing Company - Roanoke
  • Table 50
  • The Hatch
  • Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen and Brewery - Roanoke
  • Shishka Mediterranean Grill
  • Wok N Roll Kitchen