Downtown Social District
A Social District provides flexibility for restaurants and bars by enabling the on-site sale and off-site consumption of alcoholic beverages in the designated “Social District” areas. The Lake Orion Village Council designated the social district commons area inside the downtown center to include all the sidewalks on Broadway from Shadbolt to M-24, on Flint and Front from Anderson to Lapeer, and the following areas:
- Flint Street Alleyway
- Meek’s Park at Broadway
- and the Children’s Park bike lot area.
Within the district, the American Legion Post #233, 313 Pizza Bar, Fork N Pint, and Wine Social obtained permits to sell Social District beverages. The commons area is open and drinks can be sold 7 days a week from when the restaurant opens until midnight. Originally, the operation of the Social District was planned for May – October, but later the Village council extended the district operations year-round.
What is bought for the social district stays in the social district! At the entrance of every restaurant in downtown, there is a receptacle for disposing of the social district cups. Please do not enter any restaurant with the drink – it puts them at risk for losing their liquor license.
What does a Social District beverage look like?
When you buy a drink from a Social District Venue you will get a 16 oz disposable cup with a social district sticker and the name of the venue upon it. This is important because, as you stroll down the street enjoying the downtown, the social district cup is what identifies your drinking behavior as legal.
Social District Menus
Please see the menus below from 313 Pizza Bar, Fork N’ Pint, American Legion Post 233, and Wine Social.