Top 15 Country Drinking Songs

Drinking is an experience which can be greatly varied depending on the context surrounding it. The location you are in and the people you are with will make all the difference. Some people drink when they are happy, some when they are sad, some when they are social, and some just because they feel like it! We’ve come up with a list of our favorite country drinking songs with a variety of different styles. From melancholy to old-school to sing-alongs, these songs all pair well with alcohol.

Garth Brooks
Friends in Lows Places

Of course this is the first song on the list. The ultimate country drinking song and when combined with alcohol it’s nearly guaranteed to create a bar wide sing along.


Luke Bryan
Drinkin’ Beer and Wastin Bullets

Not every drinking environment is a bar or a party. Sometimes you just want to hang out with your friends nowhere in particular just talking and killing time. This song is about a similar situation, with the singer just kind of bored and passing time.


Alan Jackson
It’s Five O’ Clock Somewhere

Drinking is always better when you have a good excuse, err- good reason. A good starting song to kick off the night, or afternoon, and say goodbye to the tedium of the workday that came before.


Toby Keith
I Love This Bar

While definitely a lot more mellow than some of the other selections on this list, the same “feel good” vibe is still here. This song is a celebration of all of the little things, good and bad, that can be found within Western bars and bar culture.


Merle Haggard
I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink

There’s something about Merle Haggard’s voice that just pairs well with alcohol. Most of us have felt exactly how Merle does in this song and no matter what’s happening in the world around us, we’d rather ‘just stay here and drink.’


Kenny Chesney
You and Tequila

‘You and Tequila make me crazy’. A romantic, drinking ballad from Kenny Chesney that puts people in a good mood, especially when they are with good friends and significant others. Kenny teamed up with Grace Potter for this country drinking song.


Dierks Bentley
Drunk on a Plane

Who has never wanted to have a big ol’ part on an airplane? This is a great country drinking song about lost love. The video is also hilarious with cameo’s from Bentley as two difference characters.


Brad Paisley
Alcohol

Drinking does things to people, both good and bad. This song is all about the things possible with alcohol and how it can affect people’s judgement.


Blake Shelton
The More I Drink

This song is both a country drinking song and a warning about how the more you drink, well the more you drink. It’s a very honest song that probably hits home with a lot of drinkers for the better or worse. That being said, it’s a fun, catchy tune that also goes great with good friends and booze!


Little Big Town
Day Drinking

A classic country drinking song, especially if the sun hasn’t set yet! This fun video and great sing along song is perfect for when you get off work early. It’s a happy hour favorite for country music fans.


Willie Nelson
Whiskey River

Country drinking songs are not limited to more recent hits. Whiskey River is an old school country drinking classic by none other than the legend that is Willie Nelson. If you’re drinking Whiskey with some buddies this is a fantastic song to listen more than once.


Hank Williams Jr.
Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound

Love and Whiskey are both complicated things for many people and Hank does a great job of describing why. This is one of those songs that needs a bottle of Jim Beam sitting on the table while you are enjoying it.


Billy Currington
Pretty Good at Drinking Beer

Not everyone is cut out for digging holes or working in a bank. Some of us are just pretty good at drinking beer. This is a nice country drinking song for those who like to drink beer with their buddies in their free time.


Waylon Jennings
I’ve Always Been Crazy

Following up on the theme of drinking songs on the sad side, Waylon Jennings’ I’ve Always Been Crazy is a song of self-reflection. The audience and singer looks back on their mistakes and regrets, something that is usually done with the aid of liquor.


Roy Rogers
Happy Trails

If you really want to hit someone in the nostalgia, this song will do the trick. Just imagine it- you’ve been out all night drinking with your closest friends, the bar’s about to close, you guys are downing your last drink, and this song comes up on the jukebox. A bittersweet ending to a fantastic night.

Want to list to some more good country drinking songs? Check out our Country Drinking Music Playlist on Spotify.

Denver Best Beer City

Denver’s Rank For Best Beer City

Recently the Thrillist rated the 16 Best Beer Cities in America by factoring in influence, breweries, history, impact, culture, and a little personal bias they added.

Speaking of personal bias, when checking out the list we figured Denver should be topping the charts as the #1 Best Beer Drinking city; however, that spot was filled by Portland Oregon along with bold claims that they are the city with the biggest volume of beer.

Denver was not far down the list though – coming in at #3! Considering there is almost 20,000 incorporated cities in the US I guess I shouldn’t be complaining too much about Denver taking bronze on the podium.

What do you think of Denver’s ranking?

Don’t forget! Tuesdays are all you can drink $1 draft beers!

Colorado Whiskey Brands

Everyone knows that whiskey and country music go together like peanut butter and jelly, but did you know how great the distillery scene is in Colorado?  There are experts all around the state cooking up some liquids that would make any Wild West gunslinger proud. Here’s a list of some of our favorite Colorado whiskey brands.

Stranahan’s

Stranahan’s distillery is extremely proud of the fact that they’re the makers of the first Colorado-born whiskey.  The distillery is located in Denver, so it’s an easy one for locals to get to.  If you go take part in one of their tours, you’ll learn how the whole thing started from a burning barn, and you’ll get to taste some of their delicious concoctions.

Colorado Whiskey Brands

Laws Whiskey House

This is another local Denver distillery, and they are obsessed with making a small amount of high quality whiskey.  They aren’t interested in making simple drinks that will appeal to the masses, and they just want to create whiskey the way it should be.  You can take a tour of their distillery, and they’ll make sure you leave fully educated about the distilling process.


Leopold Bros.

Another fine distillery in Denver, but this one doesn’t totally limit itself to whiskey.  They make a whole assortment including whiskey, gin, vodka, liqueurs, fernet, absinthe, and more.  But the diverse selection doesn’t lead to any sacrifice in quality – they just like to have a lot of options.  Not only do they offer tours of the distillery, but they also have cocktail workshops.


Boulder Distillery

If you head up the road to Boulder, you can find another great distillery.  They started making vodka from an old family recipe that immigrated with the founder’s grandfather, but they quickly realized their life wasn’t complete without making whiskey, too.  They’re currently moving to a new location, but tours should start again soon.


Downslope

Downslope is down the road in Centennial, and it’s another one that has a few different types of spirits on the menu.  Some of their drinks are even pre-mixed into cocktails, so they make life easy for you.  If you want to feel a little more challenged, then you can take a step up from the standard tour and enroll in a distilling course and workshop.

Colorado Whiskey Distillers
Breckenridge Distillery

It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to figure out where this distillery is located, and their whiskey starts its life as snow.  They get the ingredients for their different spirits from local sources whenever possible, but they’re not afraid to import a few barrels from Kentucky.  Tours are offered in the distillery, but you can also pop into the tasting room downtown for a faster experience.


Peach Street Distillers

When you’re ready to head west, don’t forget to stop into Peach Street Distillers in Palisade.  The ingredients that go into their spirits are unique because of the Colorado desert valley in which they grow, and you taste it in the drinks.  They’re proud of the fact that they embrace the small-town life, and they’ll welcome you in their tasting room like family.


Golden Moon Distillery

Golden Moon is located in Golden, and they call their brown stuff “Gun Fighter Bourbon Whiskey.”  One of the biggest points of pride in this distillery is that the owner has a world-class research library of books about distilling.  He can prove that he has access to pretty much all of the knowledge there is, and you can taste the history.


Spirit Hound Distillers

This distillery in Lyons built their equipment around the goal of making the most pure and flavorful whiskey they could.  Their location in the foothills inspire them to follow the boldness of the west, so it’s worth the trip to any whiskey fan.

Colorado WhiskeyDancing Pines Distillery

If you head up to this distillery in Loveland, be prepared to fall into their relaxed way of enjoying life.  They named their company after the way they saw pine trees dancing in a snowstorm, and the experience helped them realize that there’s always peace in our scary world.  However, they go all out on their craftsmanship, so they produce some mighty fine whiskey.


Woody Creek Distillers

This mountain distillery is located in Basalt, and they really live off the land with their ingredients. If your quest was for vodka instead of whiskey, you’d be drinking something from potatoes they grew themselves.  But, they put hard work into all their drinks, and that’s the same attitude that grew the Wild West.


Woods High Mountain Distillery

Two brothers founded this distillery, and they were motivated by their love of outdoor adventures in the mountains of Colorado.  If you make a trip to their distillery, you can set your eyes on beautiful “Ashley.”  That’s the name that they gave to the antique German pot still that’s still going strong even after working since the 1880s.  With that kind of equipment, you just know the whiskey is great.