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    Can I ask the bartender or restaurant clerk these questions: What kind of alcohol do

    Can I ask the bartender or restaurant clerk these questions:

    What kind of alcohol do you guys have?

    Or

    What kind of alcohol do you have?

    Or

    What kind of alcohol are there?

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    Re: Can I ask the bartender or restaurant clerk these questions: What kind of alcoho

    The first two are possible, but not really normal. Only ethyl alcohol is served. You should really ask what kind of alcoholic drinks they have. The last one is just wrong. Alcohol is singular. Kind is singular. The verb "are there" has no need to be in the plural, and should read "is there." Ethyl alcohol has 2 carbon atoms: CH3CH2OH. Methyl alcohol, CH2OH, makes you go blind. There are also many other less common kinds.

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    Re: Can I ask the bartender or restaurant clerk these questions: What kind of alcoho

    People don't usually start with the largest possible group when asking for choices. They normally have some idea of what they are looking for. There can be literally hundreds of different spirits, wines and beers available.

    Do you have beer? What beers do you have?

    Do you serve liquor or just beer and wine?

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    Re: Can I ask the bartender or restaurant clerk these questions: What kind of alcoho

    I am not a teacher.

    You could ask what kind of alcohol/alcoholic drinks they serve.

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    Re: Can I ask the bartender or restaurant clerk these questions: What kind of alcoho

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    Can I ask the bartender or restaurant clerk these questions:

    What kind of alcohol do you guys have?

    Or

    What kind of alcohol do you have?

    Or

    What kind of alcohol are there?
    I see you are in South Korea now.

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    Re: Can I ask the bartender or restaurant clerk these questions: What kind of alcoho

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I see you are in South Korea now.
    What does that have to do with anything? You're really scaring me right now.

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    Re: Can I ask the bartender or restaurant clerk these questions: What kind of alcoho

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    People don't usually start with the largest possible group when asking for choices. They normally have some idea of what they are looking for. There can be literally hundreds of different spirits, wines and beers available.

    Do you have beer? What beers do you have?

    Do you serve liquor or just beer and wine?
    What about:

    What kind of hard liquor do you guys have?


    Can you say "you guys" or does that not make sense?

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    Re: Can I ask the bartender or restaurant clerk these questions: What kind of alcoho

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    What about:

    What kind of hard liquor do you guys have?


    Can you say "you guys" or does that not make sense?
    Sure and sure. I wouldn't say "you guys" in a fancy place, but I'm not likely to be drinking in any fancy places.

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    Re: Can I ask the bartender or restaurant clerk these questions: What kind of alcoho

    Batman, I don't understand the purpose of your question.

    If you're talking to a bartender, the entire range of alcoholic drinks he serves will be on open display.

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    Re: Can I ask the bartender or restaurant clerk these questions: What kind of alcoho

    It's not just a bar scenario I'm inquiring about. What if I was on a train or plane?

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