(Lawrenceburg, IN.) Following the passage of Indiana SEA 20 which allows municipalities to create a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, Lawrenceburg City officials have been busy coordinating the development of one of the first DORAs in southeast Indiana. The City of Lawrenceburg, Indiana will launch the official Lawrenceburg DORA on Monday, October 30th , 2023. 

The Lawrenceburg DORA in downtown Lawrenceburg will be open daily from 11 am to midnight. During this time, visitors may purchase alcoholic drinks in approved DORA Cups from participating establishments.  With the Lawrenceburg DORA patrons are invited to explore, dine at delicious destinations, shop, take a stroll, enjoy premier events at the Lawrenceburg Civic Park and so much more in our vibrant river city. 

Tips for Navigating the Lawrenceburg DORA:

  • DORA will be active Daily 11 am – 12 midnight.
  • The DORA Map & Guidelines features an area map, DORA Boundaries and approved DORA Designated Permittee locations.
  • Entering & Exiting the Lawrenceburg DORA signs are posted.
  • No alcoholic drinks are permitted to be carried into or carried outside of the Lawrenceburg DORA.
  • DORA beverages may only be sold from approved Designated Permittee establishments within the Lawrenceburg DORA:
    • Proof 124 Table & Tavern
    • Hoosier Icehouse
    • Captains Tavern
    • Strongs Brick Oven Pizza
    • Funny Farm Coffee Co.
    • Parkside Market
    • No-Ce Italian American Kitchen & Bar
    • Riverwatch
    • Future restaurants/bars in the DORA district may be eligible to participate.
  • Designated Permittees will have required Lawrenceburg DORA signage posted featuring the DORA Map, Boundaries, Locations and Guidelines.
  • DORA beverages may only be consumed in designated DORA cups. 
  • DORA beverages must stay within the DORA boundaries.
  • Patrons may carry DORA beverages from one DORA business into another with merchant approval.  Please check each individual location for a Beverages Welcome sign or Beverages Not Permitted sign. 
  • No alcoholic glass containers may be carried around outside within the DORA boundaries.  

Look for the complete DORA Info at DORA page including the Lawrenceburg DORA Map & Guidelines, a full list of participating businesses, Tips to Navigate the Lawrenceburg DORA, DORA signage, DORA Ordinance and more. 

Individuals must be 21 and up to drink alcoholic beverages. Remember to Please Drink Responsibly.  All Liquor Regulations apply. 

Think Local – Think Lawrenceburg DORA. 

For more information, please contact the City of Lawrenceburg Communications Director, Guinevere Banschbach at [email protected] or call 812-532-3552.