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, and Barristan Selmy.
- Ser Dontos Hollard, considered a drunkard by Sansa Stark
- Prince Daeron Targaryen, remembered by history as "Daeron the Drunken"
- Lord Harmond Umber, remembered as the Drunken Giant
- Septon Cellador of Castle Black, considered a drunkard by Jon Snow, and Melisandre. He is seldom sober
- Dagon Greyjoy, also known as "Dagon the Drunkard".
- Morgan, one of the guards left at Castle Black to guard Melisandre.
- Merrel, one of the guards left at Castle Black to guard Melisandre.
- Ulf the White, remembered by history as a drunkard
- Merrett Frey, who has the reputation of being the biggest drinker at the Twins.
- Ryman Frey, who is considered to be drunk more often than not.
- Maester Harmune, at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea, who is drunk more often than not.
- Morghaz zo Zherzyn - mocked as the "Drunken Conqueror" for his alcoholism.
- Boros Blount, said to be half-drunk half the time according to Ser Osmund Kettleblack
- Ser Bartimus, who is usually drunk, according to Davos Seaworth.
- Cersei Lannister, who, following her rise to power, always appears to have a flagons of wine nearby, according to her brother Jaime.
- Tyrion Lannister, who begins to drink heavily at the start of A Dance with Dragons. He is eventually forced into recuperation.
- 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 had drunken a lot in his youth, but changed following a near-death experience.
- Thoros of Myr, who had always had a taste for drinking, and who had been a drinking companion to King Robert I Baratheon, before experiencing a spiritual awakening.
- Catelyn Stark's thoughts
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.
- Sansa Stark's thoughts
- Tyrion Lannister's thoughts, in the cellar of Illyrio's manse
Casks of wine and ale surrounded them, more than enough drink to see a thirsty dwarf safely through the night. Or through a life.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 44, Sansa III.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 32, Cersei VII.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 70, The Queen's Hand.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 18, Sansa II.
- ↑ The Hedge Knight.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maekar I.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 7, Jon II.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Wall and Beyond: The Wildlings.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 19, Jon III.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 69, Jon IX.
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 31, Melisandre I.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 48, Jon VI.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 26, The Wayward Bride.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Epilogue.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime V.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 5, Samwell I.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 25, The Windblown.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 36, Cersei VIII.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 29, Davos IV.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime II.
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 1, Tyrion I.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 14, Tyrion IV.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Prologue.
- ↑ 25.0 25.1 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 Storm of Swords, Chapter 51, Catelyn VII.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 10, Sansa I.