NC General Statute that covers weapons in places that serve alcohol:
§ 14‑269.3. Carrying weapons into assemblies and establishments where alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to carry any gun, rifle, or pistol into any assembly where a fee has been charged for admission thereto, or into any establishment in which alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
(b) This section shall not apply to the following:
(1) A person exempted from the provisions of G.S. 14‑269;
(2) The owner or lessee of the premises or business establishment;
(3) A person participating in the event, if he is carrying a gun, rifle, or pistol with the permission of the owner, lessee, or person or organization sponsoring the event; and
(4) A person registered or hired as a security guard by the owner, lessee, or person or organization sponsoring the event. (1977, c. 1016, s. 1; 1981, c. 412, s. 4, c. 747, s. 66; 1993, c. 539, s. 165; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c).)
It is not legal to carry a weapon into such a place, openly or concealed. Having someone who can legally carry said weapon into the establishment and then hand it to you might actually be legal, so long as it was not concealed within the meaning of the law. I wouldn't want to be the test case though.
I have a friend that owns a bar in Chapel Hill. He can (and does) legally carry there because he is the owner of the establishment. Those exempted from GS-14-269 can also carry in such establishments. That would include CHP holders if the CHP legislation didn't specifically prohibit it. Most of the other statutes that exempt folks of one kind or another from weapons laws specifically note GS 14-269(b) which is mostly law enforcement officers, active duty folks on deployment, etc.