Best Beverage Coolers & Centers for 2024

Make Your Outdoor Bar Dreams a Reality

Outdoor beverage coolers are a classic staple for a reason (well, depending on the capacity you choose, a solid 75–150 reasons). You never know how badly you want a chilled can, a crisp beer, or an ice-cold water until it's a hot summer day and the open flames are licking those juicy steaks. Why would you want to put extra steps between the sweet release of delicious, hydrating refreshment and your parched throat? Luckily, you've come to the right place! Here at BBQGuys, we've been testing and selling outdoor kitchen equipment and outdoor refrigeration since the late 90's (sorry to rip the band-aid, but they're further away than you remember). Through rigorous examination, our outdoor living experts have hand-picked the following models based on their quality, performance, and features. If you want to learn the type of refrigeration to fit your needs, you can always read How to Buy Outdoor Refrigeration. Now, go flip those steaks and pop open a cold one! A drink, that is. Not a steak. We haven't found a steak that dispenses beer — frankly, we think that's flying too close to the sun.

Best Glass Door Outdoor Beverage Cooler

Perlick Signature Series Glass Door Outdoor Beverage Center

Perlick Signature Series Glass Door Outdoor Beverage Center

What We Love:

  • Exclusive RAPIDcool forced-air refrigeration system provides industry leading cooling
  • Full extension shelves on glides provide easy access for stocking and retrieving product
  • Perlick offers an industry best 6-year warranty for peace of mind

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Best Outdoor Rated Beverage Cooler

Perlick Signature Series Stainless Steel Outdoor Beverage Center

Perlick Signature Series Stainless Steel Outdoor Beverage Center

What We Love:

  • Full extension shelves on smooth gliders offer easy access for stocking and retrieving products
  • Exclusive front-vented RAPIDcool forced-air refrigeration system provides commercial-grade cooling
  • Commercial-grade stainless steel interior and exterior for outdoor durability

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Best Built-In Outdoor Beverage Cooler

Perlick 15-Inch Signature Series Stainless Steel Outdoor Beverage Center

Perlick 15-Inch Signature Series Stainless Steel Outdoor Beverage Center

What We Love:

  • Compact 15-inch footprint is perfect for use in small or narrow spaces
  • Commercial-grade stainless steel interior and exterior for outdoor durability
  • Storage capacity for 8 wine bottles and 30 cans

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Best ADA-Compliant Outdoor Beverage Cooler

Summit ADA Compliant Shallow Depth Outdoor Compact Beverage Cooler

Summit ADA Compliant Shallow Depth Outdoor Compact Beverage Cooler

What We Love:

  • Compact design is 17 inches deep and 19 inches wide for fitting in narrow spaces
  • Meets NSF-7 and UL-471 commercial standards for commercial or residential use
  • ADA compliant 32.5-inch height for use under lower counters

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