Presidents Drinking Beer

Cheers! President Obama paid homage to his Irish heritage by knocking back a Guinness at a DC pub on St. Patrick’s Day. Which of these guys would you want to get a drink with?

1. Barack Obama

ID: 174866

2. George W. Bush

Note: Non-alcoholic

ID: 174865

Note: Alcoholic

ID: 174872

4. Bill Clinton

ID: 174870

5. George H. W. Bush (not found)

We did find a picture of then-Vice President Bush with a glass of wine, enjoying what must have been a very funny joke.

ID: 174906

6. Ronald Reagan

ID: 174855

7. Jimmy Carter (not found)

However, here’s Jimmy Carter with his brother Billy…

ID: 174917

…and here’s Billy’s personal brand of beer. (Also, from Jon Chait: How Jimmy Carter Saved Beer)

ID: 174918

9. Gerald Ford

ID: 174973

10. Richard Nixon

Bobby Grich poured beer on Nixon after the Angels won their first ever division title. (story)

ID: 174922

11. Lyndon B. Johnson (not found)

On some hot Texas days, LBJ used the Secret Service as a rolling scotch and soda delivery system, according to his top domestic aide Joe Califano (via the National Park Service).

ID: 174961

12. John F. Kennedy (not found)

JFK did drink other spirits.

ID: 174945

13. Dwight D. Eisenhower (not found)

The lack of an Ike-with-a-beer photo is truly unfortunate. Eisenhower first dipped his toe into national politics with the “hot dogs and beer” speech—a paean to an American identity that he saw slipping away. “Some people wanted champagne and caviar,” Eisenhower declared, “when they should have had beer and hot dogs.”

Here’s a photo of Ike eating a hot dog, anyway.

ID: 174935

14. Harry S. Truman

Label from a bottle of Ballantine’s ale brewed especially for Truman.

ID: 174966

15. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (not found)

FDR with a martini and a cigarette.

ID: 174956

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!


More News

More News

Now Buzzing