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Alcohol Dream Interpretation Meaning

Last Updated on August 6, 2018

Alcohol can be seen in dreams in a number of different ways and have a number of different meanings. If you want to understand the meaning of dreaming about alcohol, it is important to look at the context in which alcohol is presented in the dream, as well as your own personal views about consuming alcoholic beverages.

Here are some possible Dream Interpretation Meanings for Alcohol

Drinking Bitter or Strong Alcohol

Strong grain alcohol or bitter alcohol could suggest meaning that you are feeling very strongly about something, or that you feel that you are not doing something in your waking life that is good for you. You may feel that a decision you recently made was too harsh, or that you have been harsh towards someone in your words and actions.

Dreaming of Alcohol Addiction

Addiction in your dreams may be manifesting your concerns you have about your own or someone else’s drinking habits. It could also suggest that there is something in your life that you feel out of control towards.

Drinking Alcohol in Your Dream As a Celebration

This means you may feel good about recent decisions and that success may seem within reach concerning a project you are working on.

Conversely, if you dream that you drink too much or you feel hungover after a celebration where alcohol is involved, it could mean you feel that you may not be completely honest with your true feelings or may have mixed feelings about the details relating to the celebration in your dream.

Dreaming Your Health is at Risk

Alcohol in excessive amounts can be dangerous and damaging for our health. Dreaming of alcohol may mean that you need to examine your own health and wellness habits and that you need to start making positive changes to live a healthy lifestyle. It may also mean you are feeling unresolved feelings of guilt.

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Understanding the Types of Alcohol as a Dream Symbol

It’s also important to consider what type of alcohol is present in a dream. Many times, this can provide more clues on what your dream may mean. Are you drinking whiskey, wine, or beer? Each of these can provide more context into what the dream symbol alcohol may mean to you.

Hard Liquor in Dreams:

Dreaming of Hard liquor drinks, such as whiskey, bourbon, vodka, and rum can be a sign of feeling like you are going through hard times.

These are very strong drinks, so this could also mean when these types of drinks are present in a dream that you have very strong feelings about something or someone. Look to the other details of the dream to understand what you may be feeling strongly about.

Another word used for hard liquor is spirits, and yes, alcohol can be a sign or symbol for needing to become more spiritual or to pay attention to spiritual needs.

Dreaming of Champagne:

Champagne in our dreams is often associated with celebration and toasting. When you notice champagne in your dream, it is a good idea to think about what good things are happening in your life. You may need to focus more on the positive and show some gratitude.

Dreaming of Wine:

Wine in our dreams often is associated with companionship, commiseration, and complimenting others. As a dream symbol, wine could mean you have good friendships, or it could symbolize you are feeling lonely or not confident in your current friendships.

Seeing wine in a dream can also be a subconscious play on the word “whine” – which means to complain. Is there something you have been complaining a lot about lately but not seeing results? Do you feel like someone else in your life is whining about a situation?

Dreaming of Beer:

Beer is often associated with relaxing and enjoying time with others. However, drinking too much beer can have negative effects on your health and relationships. If you have a dream about beer, it is possible you need to find a healthy balance between work and fun.


Do you have any dreams about alcohol you would like to share? What are your own personal thoughts on what alcohol means as a dream symbol? Tell us about them in the comments below!

22 thoughts on “Alcohol Dream Interpretation Meaning”

    • Hi Annie, a strong but diluted drink could have a few different meanings, and would greatly depend on the context of the other details of the dream. If it were my dream, I would probably ask – is there something in my life that is a little difficult to accept as-is? This could be in the form of some unexpected news, a difficult life situation, or even a person who may be hard to handle at times.

      Hope that helps a little and of course if you have any other questions about dreams feel free to ask anytime on our site!

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  1. In q bar with a yellowish lighting, I seem to be there with a group of people investigating something. We ask the bar keeper for water, but he gives us an alcoholic beverage with a strong flavour, made from fermented milk

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  2. I had 3 dreams in one night that I was drinking Smirnoff vodka out of the bottle by my self but not getting drunk. I was drinking at home, at my grandmas house and in school

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  3. I had a dream last night where I began drinking a beer, but quickly stopped and spit it out.
    I recently quit drinking on June 1st.

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    • Hi Nick, it could be a dream symbolizing disappointment or feelings of being forgotten by friends. Alternatively, the waitress could be a symbol for how you feel about your current job or career – do you feel fulfilled or do you struggle with coworkers and bosses not doing all that is expected of them?

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  4. Taking a sip or a bottle of wine with the expiration date 05/07/53, in a dream I had that was in the year 2053 in a bar, I had that dream I couple or days ago

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  5. My dad giving me peach gin schnapps to celebrate my belated birthday. He opened it and poured me a little shot. I had a sip and he said “happy birthday” and kisses me. What does that mean?

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  6. Lately I’ve been having bad dreams about drinking in general. They start off with me drinking alone or with someone and then something bad happens (Letter from the bank, fights, things catching fire. But I can’t do anything about it because drunk and can’t fix/help it. I can never remember what I’m drinking, just that I have been. The most recent one I was driving alone after drinking and then here my kid in the back seat and crash. I then proceeded to watch my kid die.

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  7. I had a dream that i was in a beer bar with three bottles of beer placed before me.after i finished drinking one bottle i started packing my belongings and left…

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  8. Dreamt a had drank a couple of alcoholic drinks n people I know had 2 help me as I couldnt walk ..was trying n 2 explain I only had bout 2 drinks …I was embarrassed b ashamed

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  9. Had a dream where I see myself drinking a fizzling (like whiskey) in an unlabelled small transparent bottle, I drink it halfway and decides to leave the place (looks like a betting house), but I have to take some of my work tools which incidentally is in a centrally located center table that requires that I have to ask some corporate dressed individuals (males) to stand up to grant me access to the tools, they oblige me without a complaint, I get my tools and wake up before I leave the joint.

    I don’t take alcohol, I don’t gamble and I don’t and in the dream I didn’t live in the joint so how my work tools came to be there simply beats me.

    Any clue to what this dream means?

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  10. I dreamt my mum was an alcoholic, she asked 2 girls in the que behind us in the shop for change towards her alcohol because she was short. She was stumbling everywhere and I had to help her home

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  11. Hi I was dreaming serving alkohol & the were 3 glasses of alkohol inftront if me I took a teaspoon tasted the bitter & was bitter

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  12. Hi i dream of my close friend who just passed away he was smiling and brings me a bottle of white liquor really strong before he came i was drinking coffee and he was happy to share this drink with me and i woked up we didn’t drink it :/ i was really sad when he passed away till now am so happy to see him alive again though it was a dream

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