Alcoholic beverages are popular in the known world.
Common alcoholic drinks include beer, fermented milk, hippocras, liquors, mulled spirits, rum, mead, cider, and wine. They are often served to the public in beer halls, brothels, inns, taverns, and winesinks. Lords often have beverages available in their halls and keeps as well.
Some characters in A Song of Ice and Fire suffer from alcoholism.
- King Robert I Baratheon, considered a drunkard by Sansa Stark, Cersei Lannister, Jaime Lannister, and Barristan Selmy.
- Ser Bartimus, who is usually drunk, according to Ser Davos Seaworth.
- Ser Boros Blount, said to be half-drunk half the time according to Ser Osmund Kettleblack
- Septon Cellador of Castle Black, considered a drunkard by Jon Snow, and Melisandre. He is seldom sober.
- The Drunken Daughter, a prostitute in Braavos.
- Dagon Greyjoy, also known as "Dagon the Drunkard".
- Merrett Frey, who has the reputation of being the biggest drinker at the Twins.
- Ser Ryman Frey, who is considered to be drunk more often than not.
- Hammer, considered a drunk by Kem.
- Maester Harmune, at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea, who is drunk more often than not.
- Ser Dontos Hollard, considered a drunkard by Sansa Stark.
- Tyrion Lannister, considered a drunk by Jon Connington. Tyrion is eventually forced into recuperation.
- Merrel and Morgan, guards left at Castle Black to protect Melisandre.
- Septon Moon, renowned as a lecherous drunkard.
- Rymolf Stormdrunk, considered a drunk by Asha Greyjoy.
- Ser Victor Risley, considered a sot by Mushroom.
- Racallio Ryndoon, remembered as a glutton and a drunkard.
- Ser Willam Stafford, remembered as the Drunken Knight.
- Prince Daeron Targaryen, remembered by history as "Daeron the Drunken"
- Princess Saera Targaryen, who attended prayers while drunk.
- Todric, considered a drunkard by Theon Greyjoy.
- Lord Bertrand Tyrell, known to have been a drunkard.
- Lord Harmond Umber, remembered as the Drunken Giant
- Lord Jon Umber, considered a frequent drinker by Catelyn Stark.
- Ser Ulf White, remembered as a drunkard.
- Morghaz zo Zherzyn, mocked as the "Drunken Conqueror" for his alcoholism.
- Dareon, who oft becomes drunk on firewine.
- Cersei Lannister, who, following her rise to power, always appears to have a flagon of wine nearby, according to her brother Jaime.
- Mollander, a novice at the Citadel, who begins to drink heavily after receiving news of his father's death in the Battle of the Blackwater.
- Aeron Greyjoy, who drank a lot in his youth, but changed following a near-death experience.
- Thoros of Myr, who always had a taste for drinking and was a drinking companion to King Robert I Baratheon, before experiencing a spiritual awakening.
A wedding feast was not a battle, but there were always dangers when men were in their cups, and a king should never be unguarded.—Catelyn Stark's thoughts
—Jaime Lannister's thoughts
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 44, Sansa III.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 32, Cersei VII.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 55, Catelyn VII.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 70, The Queen's Hand.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 29, Davos IV.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 36, Cersei VIII.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 19, Jon III.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 69, Jon IX.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 31, Melisandre I.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 48, Jon VI.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 34, Cat Of The Canals.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 26, The Wayward Bride.
- A Storm of Swords, Epilogue.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime V.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 66, Tyrion XII.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 5, Samwell I.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 7, Jon II.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 18, Sansa II.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 24, The Lost Lord.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 14, Tyrion IV.
- Fire & Blood, Prince into King - The Ascension of Jaehaerys I.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 24, Theon II.
- Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
- Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Voyage of Alyn Oakenfist.
- Fire & Blood, The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC.
- The Hedge Knight.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maekar I.
- Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 37, Theon III.
- Fire & Blood, Birth, Death, and Betrayal Under King Jaehaerys I.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Wall and Beyond: The Wildlings.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 51, Catelyn VII.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 25, The Windblown.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 15, Samwell II.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime II.
- A Feast for Crows, Prologue.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 2, The Captain Of Guards.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 11, Theon I.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 43, Arya VIII.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 34, Arya VI.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 1, Tyrion I.