A Pint in the Pub: Top 10 Irish Drinking Songs


Sometimes, you may be in the mood for a different vibe for your weekend playlist. Why not turn down your top 40 and sway and sing along to these top 10 classic Irish drinking songs? These are the songs you can expect to hear in your quintessential Irish pub, whether it’s around the corner or across the pond. While there’s hundreds of these catchy ditties, we’ve compiled a beginner’s list for anyone who’s preparing to sing along during their next night out.

“Uncle Dan” - Irish Descendants Maybe this isn’t the first one that comes to mind, but you have to admit, it’s incredibly catchy and sure to get everyone up and dancing

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“Whiskey In the Jar” - The Dubliners If you want to stick with the absolute classics, you can probably listen to any of The Dubliners’ albums, they seem to have the monopoly and appear numerous times on our list. This seems to be one that everyone knows the words to, and if you don’t no worries, you’ll be clapping along in no time.

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“Beer, Beer, Beer” - The Clancy Brothers Need I say more? [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJVtFpZl7-Y[/embedyt]

“Rocky Road to Dublin” - The High Kings What’s this playlist without a sweet song about a journey back to the homeland? Once again perfect for clapping and stomping along - just don’t spill!

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“Molly Malone” - The Dubliners Here’s a story: one time I went on a four hour bus tour (one way) across Ireland. Our driver sang this song on his microphone and made us (yes, really truly made us) sing along for the majority of the ride. The chorus is perfect for swaying with a pint in one hand, and the other around your “mate” singing along like you know you’ve always wanted to do.

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Wild Rover/ No Nay Never” - Luke Kelly You won’t be sure what you're protesting, but you’ll be sure not to miss a chorus of “No, Nay, Never” with the classic group claps.


“7 Drunken Nights” - Celtic Thunder This song is a classic story of “who done it?” and has been covered by numerous artists and musicians, but in this video you can see just how much of a crowd pleaser it is!

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“Drunken Sailor” - Irish Rovers You’ve absolutely heard this one before, and will recognize its delicate pirate vibes.

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“Big Strong Man” - The Wolfe Tones Another great one to get everyone singing along, and it’s actually pretty funny if you can get all the words straight!

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“Bugger Off” - The Real McKenzies Turn your volume down for this one and make sure mom’s not around. Hopefully your night doesn’t lead to this song, but just in case this one wraps up our list!

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