The Bar Life Wedding Cocktail Hour

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.

As 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

Recap of Previous Cocktail Hour Playlists

Here are our prior submissions:

  1. Alternative Rock Cocktail Hour, Craft Beer (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  2. The Quintessentially Mixed Cocktail Hour, Long Island Iced Tea (DJ AQ). Click here.
  3. Good Vibes Cocktail Hour, Pina Colada (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  4. Head to Shoulder Dip Cocktail Hour, Hairy Navel (DJ Gary G). Click here.
  5. Retro Soul Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Havana Coconut Martini (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  6. Smooth Sail Cocktail Hour, Malibu Bay Breeze (DJ Mike K). Click here.
  7. Back to the Eighties Cocktail Hour, Midori Sour (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  8. Beach Themed Cocktail Hour, Red Stripe Beer (DJ Spinz). Click here.
  9. Classic Wedding Cocktail Hour, Tanqueray & Tonic (DJ Garrett B.). Click here.
  10. International Excursions Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sangria (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  11. Country Wedding Cocktail Hour, Manhattan (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  12. Crooner Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jack Daniels on the Rocks w/Splash of Water (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  13. Chanteuse Wedding Cocktail Hour, White Lady (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  14. TV Theme Songs Wedding Cocktail Hour, Coca-Cola with a side of Popcorn (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  15. Christmas Wedding Cocktail Hour, Eggnog (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  16. Boardwalk Empire / Great Gatsby Wedding Cocktail Hour, Rum Punch for a Crowd (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  17. Classic R&B Wedding Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Blue Ocean (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  18. James Bond Wedding Cocktail Hour, Vesper Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  19. Valentines Wedding Cocktail Hour, Godiva Chocolate Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  20. Miami Vice Wedding Cocktail Hour, Cuba Libre (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  21. The "Super Happy Hour" Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Bob Marley (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  22. The Brazilian Wedding Cocktail Hour, Caipirinha (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  23. The New Jersey Homegrown Wedding Cocktail Hour, Boat Beer (Microbrew) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  24. The French Connection Wedding Cocktail Hour, 2010 Canon-la-Gaffeliere (Bordeaux) (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  25. The Disco Love Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sloe Gin Fizz (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  26. The Super Funky Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour, Funky Cold Medina (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  27. The Acid Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour, Gimlet (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  28. The 70s Soft Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour, Miller High Life (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
  29. The New York State of Mind Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bronx Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  30. The Disney Wedding Cocktail Hour, Vibrant Orange Juice Frosty (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  31. The Summer Pop Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jameson & Ginger Ale (DJ Spinz). Click here.
  32. The Colorful Wedding Cocktail Hour, Shot of Goldschlager (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  33. The Inspiring Ladies of Music Wedding Cocktail Hour, Brandy Alexander (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  34. The Psychedelic Wedding Cocktail Hour, Death in the Afternoon (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  35. The Surf's Up Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Italian Surfer (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  36. The 90s Grunge Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour, Whiskey Sour (Guest Bloggers Pash & David). Click here.
  37. The Nice and Easy Wedding Cocktail Hour, Dirty Martini (DJ Greg Nice). Click here.
  38. The All Beatles Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bass Ale (DJ Gregg Ambient). Click here.
  39. The Savannah Southern Charm Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sweet Tea Vodka Lemonade Mojito (Guest blogger Cindy Brown). Click here.
  40. The All Cover Versions Wedding Cocktail Hour, Tecate Beer (Team Ambient) . Click here.
  41. The Giants of Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jazz Martini (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  42. The Smooth Jazz Wedding Cocktail Hour, Kahlua & Cream (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  43. The Vintage Soul Wedding Cocktail Hour, Old-Fashioned (Guest Blogger DJ Ali Gruber) . Click here.
  44. The Acquired Taste Wedding Cocktail Hour, Fernet Branca (Guest Blogger DJ Toad) . Click here.
  45. The Jamaican Love Song Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Hummingbird (DJ Jazz) . Click here.
  46. The Motown Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Last Word (DJ Spinz) . Click here.
  47. The Broadway Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Fuzzy Greyhound (Guest bloggers Kris & Wesley) . Click here.
  48. The 50 Shades of Grey Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bottle of 1999 Bollinger La Grande Annee Rose . Click here.
  49. The Hip Hop Wedding Cocktail Hour, Bottle of Cristal Champagne (DJ Iron Mike) . Click here.
  50. The Tropical Tradewinds Wedding Cocktail Hour, Barbados Rum Punch (DJ Marti Gras) . Click here.
  51. The Reggae Wedding Cocktail Hour, Dirty Banana (DJ Sully) . Click here.
  52. The Mellow Country Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour, Southern Comfort Cherry & Cola (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  53. The Space Travelers Wedding Cocktail Hour, Astronaut (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  54. The African Safari Wedding Cocktail Hour, Castle Lager Beer (DJ Gregg Ambient) . Click here.
  55. The Sunset Sessions Wedding Cocktail Hour, Mojito (Guest Blogger DJ Troy Michael) . Click here.
  56. The 70s Soft Rock Wedding Cocktail Hour (Volume 2), Scotch on the Rocks (DJ Iron Mike) . Click here.

About Ambient DJ Service

Ambient DJ Service is a full-service mobile NJ DJ entertainment company based in Central New Jersey that specializes in wedding DJ entertainment. Ambient DJ is a 2015 winner of the Knot Best of Weddings award as well as of the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award. We have a deep passion for the music that we play and enjoy collaborating with our brides and grooms to create unforgettable parties! For more info and to read our wedding reviews, visit us on the web at