"If I Was a Drinkin' Man" is a song written by Byron Hill and J.B. Rudd, and recorded by American country music artist Neal McCoy. It was released in August 1995 as the third single from the album You Gotta Love That. The song reached #16 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
The song is about a man missing his lover. He says that if he were a "drinkin' man like [he] used to be", that he would consume alcohol to help himself forget her.
Deborah Evans Price of Billboard gave the song a positive review, saying that it was a "thoughtful ballad" and that "McCoy has a warmth to his voice".