Answered by Emily, Hiring Expert at Praxair, Inc., on Friday, August 28, 2015
This is a great question, and the answer depends largely on the company’s culture. At some companies, beer and wine is served openly for employees to enjoy responsibly while at others it is very much frowned upon. Until you get a good sense of the culture, I think it is always a good idea to play it safe and stick to non-alcholic beverages. The rules are a little more relaxed at corporate dinners and evening activities but for a lunch I would suggest you stick to water or iced tea.