Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) patients usually have a high rate of relapse and metastasis. Alcohol, a risk factor for HCC, promotes the aggressiveness of HCC. However, the basic mechanism is still unclear. We used HCC cells and an orthotopic liver tumor model of HCC-LM3 cells for BALB/C nude mice to study the mechanism of alcohol-induced HCC progression. We showed that chronic alcohol exposure promoted HCC cells metastasis and pulmonary nodules formation. First, we identified miR-22-3p as an oncogene in HCC, which promoted HCC cells stemness, tumor growth, and metastasis. Further, we found that miR-22-3p directly targeted TET2 in HCC. TET2, a dioxygenase involved in cytosine demethylation, has pleiotropic roles in hematopoietic stem cells self-renewal. In clinic HCC specimen, TET2 expression was not only decreased by alcohol consumption, but also inversely correlated with miR-22-3p levels. Then, we demonstrated that TET2 depletion promoted HCC cells stemness, tumor growth and metastasis. Furthermore, we identified that β-catenin was an upstream activator of miR-22-3p. In conclusion, this study suggests that chronic alcohol exposure promotes HCC progression and β-catenin/miR-22-3p/TET2 regulatory axis plays an important role in alcohol-promoted HCC malignancy.