NCBPTA Purpose

The North Carolina Bar, Pub & Tavern Association was formed for the purpose of promoting the welfare of independent owners and operators of private clubs and on-premise ABC permit holders in the State of North Carolina.


To learn more about membership opportunities. CLICK HERE.

The membership application is now available.

Office Phone 919-573-1308



About the NCBPTA

Thank you for taking the time to check-out the NC Bar, Pub & Tavern Association website. You will note that we have recently added some very important information concerning Legislative and Regulatory issues that could impact our industry. Please take a few minutes to review this information HERE. Please also forward this information to other bar owners and operators you may know.

Additional information will be added as it becomes available.

Who we are

Dean Plunkett, Special Advisor

Dean Plunkett is the President & CEO of Plunkett Strategies, a government affairs and lobbying firm based in Raleigh, NC. He spent a decade with the NC Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, representing the interests of local, family-owned distributorships across the state, defending them from tax increases and regulatory burdens that would damage their businesses, and winning for them numerous legislative victories that benefitted them directly, and the industry as a whole.  Plunkett's two decades of experience in campaigns, political and public policy analysis and lobbying have brought him a unique understanding of all aspects of government, as well as a statewide and national network of contacts. He has twice been recognized by his peers as one of North Carolina's top lobbyists in the NC Public Policy Institute's Annual Ranking of the Most Influential Lobbyists.

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Andy Chase, Executive Director

Andy Chase has nearly six years of executive-level association management experience and a proven record of strategic planning, partnership development, and organizational management. Additionally, he has extensive non-profit budgeting and financial management experience.

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Are you tired of being blind-sided by changes to ABC laws and rules that have been passed or are being proposed in North Carolina? Do you wish that the independent bar owners across North Carolina could have a MORE INFLUENTIAL voice in Raleigh and know what is going on before it happens? Well, the time has finally come. CLICK HERE to learn more about the NCBPTA.

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