This is a question I get almost on a daily basis, and the honest answer is: If you want to lose unwanted weight, drinking alcohol will not help you reach your goal.
Sure, there are studies of longevity that show wine drinkers and moderate drinkers live longer, and there can be health benefits in certain alcohol. That being said, there is no positive benefit of drinking alcohol that we can’t get in other clean sources of food.
Conclusion: If your main goal is to lose unwanted weight, then don’t drink. If you are at more of a maintenance level, then enjoy a drink or two.