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Carry In Restaurants Serving Alcohol

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Despite what the law says ConcealedCarry.com strongly urges you to never consume alcohol when in direct access of a firearm.

Summary for Restaurants Serving Alcohol

Alabama:   No specific restriction
Alaska:   A person commits the crime of misconduct involving weapons in the fifth degree if the person knowingly possesses a loaded firearm on the person in any place where intoxicating liquor is sold for consumption on the premises; HOWEVER, one is exempt if one is at a restaurant and did not consume intoxicating liquor at the place.
Arizona:   Only permittees may carry if the establishment doesn't post a restriction. These restrictions have the force of law.
Arkansas:   You may not carry in a bar. Restaurants are ok and are defined in 3-5-1202 as places where complete meals are actually and regularly served and have a seating capacity of at least 50 people and have capacity to serve suitable food for its guests.
California:   No specific restriction
Colorado:   No specific restrictions.
Connecticut:   No specific restriction
Delaware:   No specific restriction
District of Columbia:   No specific restriction
Florida:   Some dining areas may be allowed but establishments that primarily serve alcohol or bars are prohibited.
Georgia:   No specific restriction
Hawaii:   No specific restriction.
Idaho:   No restriction by state law
Illinois:   Permittees may carry in dining areas
Indiana:   No specific restriction
Iowa:   No specific restriction
Kansas:   Not restricted unless premises is "posted"
Kentucky:   No specific restriction.
Louisiana:   No specific restriction
Maine:   Concealed Carry lawful if not posted otherwise
Maryland:   No specific restriction.
Massachusetts:   No specific restriction
Michigan:   No specific restriction
Minnesota:   No specific statutory restriction.
Mississippi:   No specific restriction
Missouri:   No specific restriction
Montana:   Concealed Carry Prohibited
Nebraska:   No specific restriction
Nevada:   No specific restriction
New Hampshire:   No restrictions
New Jersey:   No restriction
New Mexico:   Firearms in establishments that have a license for the dispensing of alcoholic beverages are unlawful, UNLESS you have a valid permit and the restaurant derives no less than sixty percent of it's annual revenue from the sale of food AND they sell only beer and wine... no hard liquor.
New York:   No restriction
North Carolina:   Those with permits may carry in establishments that serve alcohol.
North Dakota:   You may only have a firearm in an establishment that sells alcohol if in the part of a restaurant that permits those under the age of 21. 62.1-02-04
Ohio:   You can carry in an establishment that serves alcohol if you are not consuming.
Oklahoma:   Those with valid CHLs may carry into any establishment "where the sale of low-point beer or alcoholic beverages does not constitute the primary purpose of the business."
Oregon:   No specific regulation. Same as any other private property.
Pennsylvania:   No restrictions
Rhode Island:   No restriction
South Carolina:   No specific restriction.
South Dakota:   You may not carry in any licensed alcoholic beverage establishment that derives over one-half of its total income from the sale of malt or alcoholic beverages (23-7-8.1)
Tennessee:   No specific restriction
Texas:   You may not carry into a premise that has a liquor license and derives 51 percent or more of its income from the sale or service of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.
Utah:   No specific restriction
Vermont:   No restriction
Virginia:   No restriction as long as you don't consume any alcohol
Washington:   No specific restrictions
West Virginia:   No restriction
Wisconsin:   No statewide restriction. Same as any other private property.
Wyoming:   You may not carry in any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic liquor and malt beverages for
consumption on the premises, which portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to that
purpose. So in other words... avoid the bar or part of any establishment primary meant for alcohol service/consumption.
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