While sitting in my office this afternoon, I was starring at my drums and thinking about music. I love music almost as much as I love a good IPA.  Music and beer go hand in hand.  I believe that music is better if you have a beer in hand, and drinking beer is better with some good tunes rocking.

It got me thinking about songs about beer and gave me an idea to make a beer drinking playlist to listen to while I work. After looking over the songs, I figure I would write a post on the top 10 songs about beer.

I’m sure this list will be different then yours.  Read through it and add your thoughts below.

  1. Pretty Good At Drinkin’ BeerBilly Currington
    Yeah, he talks about drinking Bud Light, but this song reminds me of me.

    I’m not the type to work in a bank
    I’m no good at slappin on things
    Don’t have a knack for makin motors crank, no
    But I’m pretty good at drinkin beer

  2. Beer RunGarth Brooks and George Jones (originally by Todd Snider)
    I’m a sucker for Garth Brooks and George Jones, so had to add this one on the list.

    I guess half a dozen cases doesn’t last that long
    Come tomorrow morning it’ll be all gone
    Then, it’s turn around, leave town, sounds again
    Like a B Double E Double R-U-N.

  3. Beer Bottle BoogieKoko Taylor
    Great blues song, with a nice guitar solo.

    I drink good beer when I go home

  4. BeerAsylum Street Spankers
    Good catchy tune.

    Well I’ve tried ’em all and it might sound queer
    But my favorite drug is a nice cold beer.

  5. Who Spilt My BeerThe Adicts
    A little English punk. Will someone please tell the truth, who spilt his beer?

    Come on in
    Lets go buy me a beer
    If one of you dosn’t own up pretty soon, I’m gonna be very angry
    Who spilt my beer, who spilt my beer?

  6. I Like Beer Tom T. Hall
    An oldie but a goodie.

    I like beer. it makes me a jolly good fellow
    I like beer. it helps me unwind and sometimes it makes me feel mellow (makes him feel mellow)

  7. Beer!Psychostick
    This wins my WTF award.

    I like beer ‘cos it is good
    I drink beer because I should
    if there was a song to sing
    I sing it and beer you bring

  8. Beer Beer BeerFlogging Molly
    Had to add an Irish drinking song to the list.

    A barrel of malt, a bushel of hops, you stir it around with a stick,
    The kind of lubrication to make your engine tick.
    40 pints of wallop a day will keep away the quacks.
    It’s only eight pence hapenny and one and six in tax, 1 2 3 4 5

  9. Beer ThirtyBrooks & Dunn
    I think a few people have covered this song, I like Brooks & Dunn’s version the best.

    Yeah life’s too short, let’s get to livin’ it
    Let’s give it all we can give it
    Let your hair down, turn the music up
    We gonna paint the town flat, tear it up
    The party starts here get in line
    It’s beer thirty a honky tonk time

  10. In Heaven There Is No BeerSoggy Bottom Boys
    From the movie Oh Brother Wear Art Thou.

    In heaven there is no beer (no beer!)
    That’s why we drink it here
    And when we are gone from here
    Our friends will be drinking all the beer

So what would you add to this list?


Logan is the owner of Blog About Beer. Along with blogging, he is also the author of two books, Beer Lover's Oregon and Beer Lover's Washington, an avid homebrewer, husband, dad of 2 girls, business owner and lover of ridiculously spicy foods.


    • Wow, that’s perfect. Maybe you should put that as the background music on your site. 🙂

  1. “Hooray for Beer”- Bowling for Soup

    Hooray for beer
    I’m really glad you’re here
    Let’s make this moment last
    You feel so right, wanna be with you all night
    Shout it out- hooray for beer.

    “Beer”- Reel Big Fish (Think BASEketball)

    And if i get drunk well, I’ll pass out
    On the floor now baby
    You won’t bother me no more
    And if you’re drinkin’ well, you know
    That you’re my friend and I say
    I think I’ll have myself a beer

  2. This one is half about fishing and half about beer:

    Catch All The Fish – Brad Paisley

  3. Mine would have to be six pack by Black Flag with Henry Rollins.

    Thirty-five dollars and a six pack to my name
    Spent the rest on beer so who’s to blame
    They say I’m f***up all the time
    Six pack!
    What they do is a waste of time
    Six pack

  4. Pretty good list. The first thing that popped into my head was the
    George Thorogood “I Drink Alone” and his version of “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”
    Next would be “Roadhouse Blues” – The Doors
    Great drinking song Sublime – “40 Oz. to Freedom”
    I think we’ve all been there. “Too Drunk to Fuck” – Dead Kennedy’s
    And drum roll please…………..
    the Duff Beer Song

  5. I liked that list, but it´s missing tankard´s album named “kings of beer” and “the beauty and the beer”…

  6. ‘In Heaven there is no Beer” is sung by the University of Minnesota Duluth’s students every time our hockey team scores a goal.

  7. This list would have failed instantly if it didn’t have Psychostick’s Beer on it. But it did, so well done. I shall check out the other 9 songs on this list.

  8. Hey Bartender from the Blues Brothers Live Album
    “Draw 1, draw 2, draw 3 glasses of beer

    I heard somebody call
    Last round for al-kee-hol!”

  9. The Old Dun Cow
    East-bound And Down (Smokey and the Bandit, the whole point was beer!)

  10. If you like a GREAT drinking song-check out my good Friend from Boston, Ma- JON Z. BOWSER with his Original Classic-written while attending ZOO MASS {U MASS AMHERST} giving him more than enough inspiration, with the song- BEER GOGGLE SONG!!!! Check it out on CD BABY.COM- You will not be disapointed!!!!!!!

  11. take off ya hoser Reply

    six pack – black flag

    alcohol – gbh

    ….and some 1980s country song possibly called 12 pack…it namedrops Lonnie Mack (possibly just to rhyme) and he doesn’t mind his real good friends stopping by to drink because they “brought their own 12 pack”

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