I don't typically go to bars or clubs. That said, I don't go anywhere unarmed... Ever!
I'm probably in the minority on this, but I lean more in favor of permitted carry. I agree with Joe, however I also believe that there are responsible, law-abiding adult citizens out there who would consider themselves knowledgeable enough to properly handle a firearm while in fact the opposite is closer to the truth.
I also believe that there's a huge difference between home defense and carrying. Carrying a firearm requires training, in my opinion. I don't mean the level of training that some here have, but there should be a minimum requirement for the responsibility that comes with carrying a firearm.