Someone you are drinking beer with. Someone who goes out for drinks with you.

Not necessarily a close friend but is present during a drink with you.

  • Drink buddy...?
    – user140086
    Jun 10, 2016 at 6:09
  • I use beer buddy.
    – vickyace
    Jun 10, 2016 at 6:17

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A drinking buddy:

  • some one who is almost always there when you drink.

From A West Texas Soapbox:

  • My best drinking buddy, Mike Cronin, laughed and said that Sanderson had the aesthetic of a plumber.

The expression has been used from the '50s (Ngram)

  • Is beer buddy not popular from where you are?
    – vickyace
    Jun 10, 2016 at 6:17
  • @vickyace - beer buddy is also used:urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=beer%20buddy
    – user66974
    Jun 10, 2016 at 6:19
  • I was thinking drinking buddy must be more popular than beer buddy which is why you used the former. Or maybe some other reason. Both are good.
    – vickyace
    Jun 10, 2016 at 6:31
  • @vickyace - it actually is, at least according to books.google.com/ngrams/… - OP is asking for "a person who drinks alchool" and drinking is more generic.
    – user66974
    Jun 10, 2016 at 6:33
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    You should also add drinking partner, it's fairly common, and it's more BrEng friendly. Ngram
    – Mari-Lou A
    Jun 10, 2016 at 11:10

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