Main Street Port Clinton
M.O.R.A
Background
The Port Clinton City Council voted on July 23rd, 2019 to establish the Main Street Outdoor Refreshment Area (MORA) within a specified boundary in downtown Port Clinton.
What's a MORA
MORA is a designated public area where alcoholic beverages can legally be consumed outdoors
What a MORA allows
Licensed liquor establishments in the designated area may sell alcoholic beverages that can be carried out of their establishments in specifically marked cups.

Shop local with your mora cups 

Rules
1. Cups are allowed daily from noon to midnight,
2. Cannot carry cups in to another participating business
3. Cups must stay within the boundary signs (pictured above)

What is a participating business? 
Participating business refers to one of the 13 liquor permit holders currently participating in M.O.R.A.
What is a MORA friendly business? 
MORA friendly refers to a business within the MORA boundaries that is not a liquor permit holder. Examples include: Mary's Blossom Shoppe, Lakelynn Design, Northern Exposure etc.
These businesses have the option to display a MORA friendly sign in their business. 

FAQs
Can I walk anywhere with my MORA cup?
No, you must stay within the MORA boundaries. Leaving the MORA with an alcoholic beverage breaks State of Ohio and City of Port Clinton open container laws.

Can I take my MORA cup back inside the establishment in which it was purchased?
No, once a MORA cup has left a business, it must be consumed and discarded before you enter any establishment other than a MORA friendly business. This includes reentering  the business in which it was purchased or entering a new liquor permit holding business.

Can I take an empty MORA cup into a business so I can reuse it?
NO! You must throw away the cup before entering a new participating business.

What types of alcoholic beverage can I have in my MORA cup?

Beer, wine and liquor are all allowable drinks in MORA cups. Drinks must be purchased from participating businesses.

Can I bring my own alcoholic beverage, pour it into a MORA cup, and walk around in the MORA?
No, only drinks purchased from businesses participating in the MORA are allowed. No cans, glass bottles, or outside drinks are permitted within the boundaries.

NOTE: All State of Ohio and City of Port Clinton laws regarding public intoxication, impaired driving, and open containers apply to areas both inside and outside of the MORA boundaries. Please drink responsibly. 

Shops  within the MORA area that allow food and drinks in their stores have the option to be MORA friendly!
Please don't assume that you can go into all shops with your MORA cups. Look for this sign! 

participants

Slater's Madison Street Pub
Aimee Slater-West
111 Madison Street
Port Clinton, OH 43452
 419-732-2030


Rosie's Bar & Grill
Kevin Lowe
117 Madison Street
Port Clinton, OH 43452
 419-960-7310

McCarthy's
Joseph Brenner
101 Madison Street
Port Clinton, OH 43452
 419-732-8800

Mendoza's
Lali Mendoza
101 E Perry St
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
41-734-1693

Jet Express-Jet Bar
Kelly Freimark
3 Monroe St
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
800-245-1538

Dock's Beach House
Ed Fitzgerald
252 W Lakeshore Dr
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
419-732-6609

VFW Post 2480
Greg Eber
214 Madison St
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
419-734-9881


Bait House River Bar, The
Don Clemons
 121 E. Perry Street
Port Clinton, OH 43452
 419-734-2101


Clinton House
Jon Rodenhauser
106 W. Perry Street
Port Clinton, OH 43452
 419-967-9037

Mr. Ed's Bar & Grille
Ed Fitzgerald
255 W Lakeshore Dr
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
419-734-2243

Fraternal Order of Eagles #2295
Rick Ward
219  N Madison St
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
419-734-1000

Our Guest Inn/The Listening Room
Ron Miller
220 E Perry St
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
419-734-7111

Coastal Marine II
Bill Van Der Giessen
537 W Lakeshore Dr
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
419-732-2150