I'm speaking on what I have observed. There are pictures of freemasons on social medias sites with holding alcoholic beverages with Masonic emblems while in a club. What are your thoughts on this ?
Both sides for me.
One of the reasons I petitioned the Masons instead of the Elks is the Masons had no bar on the premises.
I know we were founded at a tavern to hold Table Lodge meetings with drink. I'm enough of a history buff to understand that the American stance against drink comes from the Prohibition era, which failed in epic ways.
Combining the two views this is why I occasionally like to go across the street with the Brothers to have a beer, why I occasionally attend Shrine events and have a glass of something, why I like to attend Table Lodge at places that have drinks before the meeting starts in states where that's allowed.