Few drinking cultures are as storied as Irish drinking culture. Whether you’re talking Guinness, a dram of Irish whiskey, or pub life in general, everyone loves to drink like the Irish drink. If you really want to get in the mood, though, you need traditional Irish drinking music. Well, lads, if you don’t have an Irish drinking playlist yet, we’ve got you covered. Here are the 10 best Irish drinking songs.
“Beer, Beer, Beer” by The Clancy Brothers
Listen only if you’re comfortable chanting “beer, beer, beer” for the rest of the night.
“Whiskey in the Jar” by The Dubliners
One of the most widely performed traditional Irish songs, best listened to while consuming a pint and a dram.
“Sing Irishman Sing” by The Barley Corn
“Sing Irishman Sing” is the type of song that’ll make you want to throw your arms around the nearest person and sway along.
“Seven Drunken Nights” by Ronnie Drew
A drunken tale for every day that ends in “y.”
“Whiskey on a Sunday” by The Corrib Folk
Wind down, toss this song on, and grab some whiskey — no matter what day of the week.
“The Irish Rover” by Ronnie Drew
Bask in the tale of a glorious ship that sees its last day before the tune is over.
“All for me Grog” by The Dubliners
It’s all for me grog, my jolly, jolly grog. Really.
“I’ll Tell Me Ma” by Brier
Take a listen and prepare to fall in love with the Belle of Belfast.
“Ramblin’ Irishman” by Corrib Folk
Yes, Irish drinking songs are about enjoying drinks and partying. But sometimes you need to slow it down a little, which is where “Ramblin’ Irishman” comes in.
“Song for Ireland” by The Dubliners
You can’t finish a long night of singing Irish drinking songs without capping it off with “Song for Ireland.”