http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/tennessee.pdfCarry in Restaurants That Serve Alcohol YES Note: A "YES" above means you can carry into places like described below. "NO" means you can't. Handgunlaw.us definition of "Restaurant Carry" is carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Places like Friday's or Red Lobster unless posted with "No Gun Signs." This may or may not mean the bar or the bar area of a restaurant. But you can carry your firearm into a restaurant that serves alcohol and sit and eat without consuming. Handgunlaw.us recommends you not sit at the Bar or in the Bar area of such restaurants. In some states it is illegal to be in the Bar area of such restaurants. Handgunlaw.us believes you should never consume alcohol when carrying your firearm. In some states it is illegal to take even one drink while carrying a firearm. If you want further info on carrying in places that serve alcohol check your state laws.
I'll be eating a lot of fine dinners at restaurants for a few months while working in Tennessee with the big dogs. I occasionally like to enjoy a single glass of fine red wine, craft beer, or whiskey or scotch with a fine steak dinner. The big dogs do too.
Is carrying concealed and having an alcoholic drink with dinner at a restaurant that serves alcohol illegal in Tennessee?
Thanks for any answers and the heads up.
I'll be concealing for various reasons.