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Discuss Tag:shop=alcohol

UK "off-licenses"

Seems to be an inconsistency in the description here. UK "off-licenses" are just independent shops with a license to sell alcohol for consumption off the premises. Pubs have "on-licenses", a license granted to sell alcohol on the premises. Thus UK "off-licenses" do not fall in the category proposed for this tag.

I'm not sure that a specific tag is required for state liquor shops in jurisdictions where these have a monopoly, unless they have a restricted monopoly, for instance in selling drinks over 20% alcohol content. It may be possible to extend shop=beverages through adding an operator tag, or otherwise denoting restrictions as to which alcoholic drinks are permitted to be sold. SK53 14:16, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

"off-licenses do not fall in the category proposed for this tag" I'm confused. What do you mean category proposed ? Reading the description at the top of this page, UK off licenses are covered by this. They are government licensed to sell for consumption off the premises as you say.
As I asked here, why are there two different tags anyway?
-- Harry Wood 10:47, 23 May 2009 (UTC)


Is it possible to render this tag in some way? It would be very useful in countries that have alcohol monopolies. That way this is the only way to find shops that sell alcohol through OSM. My suggestion is to render it kind of like this: /Grillo 19:27, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

A few months back there was a bunch of new shop types added to the standard tile layer rendering. example -- Harry Wood (talk) 00:32, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Type of alcohol

It could be useful to have a key to indicate what products the shop specialises in, if any. For example, some shops sell mostly just wine. Danrok (talk) 20:58, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Yeah I've just added a Tag:shop=alcohol#Tags to use in combination section which gives two different approaches in use.
  • There's the suggestion of a drink=* (i.e. drink:wine=yes)
  • and then (one which I instinctively used on a few occasions) alcohol=wine.
I think I prefer either of those approaches, to the newly added shop=wine , which should be encompassed by this shop=alcohol tag I think. see Talk:Tag:shop=wine
-- Harry Wood (talk) 00:20, 27 May 2015 (UTC)