We would like to invite you to come and enjoy the picturesque downtown area of Napoleon while enjoying your preferred adult beverage!   

In 2018, Napoleon stakeholders approached the City of Napoleon about establishing an outdoor refreshment area to highlight the downtown businesses.  In June of that same year, the Napoleon City Council passed a resolution establishing such an area and received approval by the State of Ohio.  The Napoleon Outdoor Refreshment Area (NORA) came to fruition.   

Visitors have 27.1 acres within the NORA to take in at their leisure with several historic buildings providing the backdrop.    Quant shops, restaurants, pubs, and our local winery provide visitors with opportunities to pick up something special or enjoy the food and beverage options that are available to them.  Signage designating the NORA are visibly outlining the areas that visitors can stroll casually with their preferred beverage of choice while taking in these sites


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The Napoleon Outdoor Refreshment Area (NORA) launched July 10, 2018, in portions of downtown Napoleon in an effort to encourage more people to patronize our local shops and restaurants. The NORA allows patrons of our downtown restaurants,  pubs, and entertainment events to carry up to 16 oz. of an open alcoholic beverage in a designated cup.


See Below for Rules!

What are the hours of operation for NORA

NORA hours of operation are Sunday Through Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m

Can I take my NORA cup anywhere in the City of Napoleon?

No, the cups must remain within the NORA posted sign boundaries. Leaving the NORA with an alcoholic beverage breaks State of Ohio Container laws.

Can I take an empty NORA cup into a business then reuse it?

No, all NORA beverages must be served in a new, unused Official Cup. You must throw away a NORA cup before entering any business.

What types of alcohol beverages can I have in my Nora Cup?

All beer, wine, or liquor are allowable drinks in NORA Cups. Drinks must be purchased from a participating business.

Can I bring my own alcoholic beverage, pour it into a NORA cup and walk within the NORA limits?

No, if an alcoholic beverage is poured into an Official Cup, the patron must leave the establishment and may not stay to consume the beverage.