The Bar Life Wedding Cocktail Hour

October 28, 2015 by Gregg Hollmann

Since a wedding cocktail hour is a time to enjoy alcoholic drinks, what better songs to enjoy than songs that reference drinks or the bar life? The accompany playlist compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient references specific beverages including beer, rum, Pina Coladas, Hurricanes and wine. The playlist all contains song about the bar/beach life including “Piano Man” by Billy Joel, “We are Young” by Fun and “Toes” by the Zac Brown Band. On a bluesier note, tracks by The Doors, Rolling Stones and John Lee Hooker were added to the set.

For a signature drink, we’ve selected a Margarita, the cocktail praised by Jimmy Buffett in Margaritaville and representing the good life.

Listen to the Bar Life Cocktail Hour on Spotify by clicking here.

drinksAs a bonus, a “side menu” of a “Hip Hop / R&B Bar Life Playlist” has been selected. Most of these tracks are appropriate for the main event or afterparty and reference stronger cocktails!

The Bar Life Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist – Compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient

  1. Boat Drinks – Jimmy Buffett
  2. Red, Red Wine – UB40
  3. Kokomo – The Beach Boys
  4. Rum is the Reason – Toby Keith
  5. It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere – Alan Jackson
  6. Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett
  7. Beer in Mexico – Kenny Chesney
  8. Toes – Zac Brown Band
  9. People are Crazy – Billy Currington
  10. Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo – Tracy Byrd
  11. Escape (The Pina Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes
  12. Alcohol – Brad Paisley
  13. Whiskey and Wimmen – John Lee Hooker
  14. Champagne & Reefer (cover version) – The Rolling Stones (w/ Buddy Guy)
  15. Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar) – The Doors
  16. Roadhouse Blues – The Doors
  17. Piano Man – Billy Joel
  18. We are Young – Fun
  19. Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks
  20. Closing Time – Semisonic

The Hip Hop / R&B Cocktails Side Menu

  1. Brass Monkey – The Beastie Boys
  2. Funky Cold Medina – Tone Loc
  3. Pass the Courvoisier – Busta Rhymes & P. Diddy
  4. Gin & Juice – Snoop Dogg
  5. Swimming Pool (Drank) – Kendrick Lamar
  6. Bartender – T-Pain f/ Akon
  7. Pop Champagne – Jim Jones & Ron Brownz w/ Juelz Santana
  8. Bottoms Up – Trey Songz w/ Nicki Minaj
  9. Cherry Wine – Amy Winehouse w/ Nas
  10. Me U & Henne$$y – Dej Loaf f/ Lil Wayne
  11. Cheers (Drink to That) – Rihanna
  12. Rehab – Amy Winehouse
  13. Drunk in Love – Beyonce w/ Jay-Z
  14. Tipsy – J-Kwon
  15. Blame It – Jamie Foxx
  16. Patron Tequila – Paradise Girls f/ Lil Jon & Eve
  17. Put Your Drinks Up – DJ Mad, Fatman Scoop and Kardinal Offshall

Listen to the Bar Life Cocktail Hour on Spotify by clicking here. Listen to the Hip Hop / R&B Cocktail Hour on Spotify by clicking here

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Gregg Hollmann Gregg Hollmann (56 Posts)

Ambient DJs’ Founder and President, Gregg Hollmann, is a leader in the wedding and events industry. With formal musical training on several instruments, Gregg is known for his creative mixing and chameleon-like ability to play in different musical styles. His musical knowledge allows him to excel in environments ranging from elegant wedding receptions to convivial dance parties. A graduate of the College of New Jersey, he holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. He enjoys working with clients and personalizing events to their tastes. An industry leader, Gregg has served as President of the East Coast’s premier professional disc jockey organization, the New Jersey Disc Jockey Network for the past three years. He is the author of The Bride’s Guide to Selecting the Perfect Wedding DJ available on

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