Let’s face it – having your own beverage fridge at home is next level adulting. Growing up we all had that cool Aunt or Uncle with a small fridge in their tricked out basement that was dedicated to just soda, or (even better), just beer and wine. You would be lying if you said that there was any better feeling than cracking open that teeny tiny fridge door on a hot summer day and busting out a cold one. I promise you, few things will make you feel as accomplished and sophisticated as purchasing your very own beverage fridge; and once you get used to having that extra room in your kitchen fridge, there’ll be no looking back. Check out our below list and before you know it you’ll be saying “Hello, frosty Pinot Grigio”, and “Hello adulthood.” Congratulations, you are now that cool aunt or uncle.
Top Picks For Best Beverage Fridges
Best Overall Beverage Fridge – hOmeLabs Beverage Refrigerator and Cooler
Clean and simple, this beverage fridge can chill it all, including all of your favorite soda, beer, wine (and even those fancy cold brew).
The hOmeLabs Beverage Refrigerator and Cooler is a modern choice, bound to look great in any room.
At 3.2 cubic feet, this beverage fridge has a large glass door and stainless steel frame, along with a crisp white LED interior light that is particularly handy for selecting your favorite can or bottle in a low-light setting.
If you have a large family, tons of friends, or just like to host many dinner parties, this large capacity beverage fridge won’t disappoint you. The roomy internal storage design includes three adjustable and removable chrome shelves, with a drink organizer that conveniently holds up to 120 standard-sized cans or multiple bottles of wine (the amount of bottles varies greatly, depending on their size).
This single zone refrigerator has impressive temperature controls that allow you to easily change temperatures at the touch of a finger. Use the temperature control panel to cool things all the way down to 34°F.
The large digital display allows you to quickly and easily monitor and set any temperature you like, and the memory function gives you the option to quickly restore preset temperatures in the event of a power outage (or an accidental unplugging incident).
The cooling system is heavy duty with a vertical chiller feature and advanced energy-efficient technology. The compressor is very quiet and has a small convection fan designed to cool quickly and keep air circulation consistent.
This fridge has an auto defrosting function that is sure to come in handy and prevent things from getting too cold and causing pesky ice buildup.
- Can chill cans and bottles
- Large storage capacity
- Temperature preset memory function
- Heavy-duty cooling system
- Auto defrost function
- Temperature & light controls take up some internal space
- Some people complain that the shelves are a little weak
Best Mid-Sized Wine Fridge – Kalamera 24” Wine refrigerator
This beauty is as quiet as a mouse, has little to no vibration, and holds up to 46 bottles of wine with dual temperature control zones. Need I say more?
The Kalamera 24” Wine refrigerator has a 46 bottle dual temperature zone and can operate as a built-in or freestanding fridge.
This fridge is sleek and refined with stainless steel and black accents that make it a beautiful addition to any entertainment area.
The energy-efficient compressor and state of the art cooling technology provide even cooling, and with virtually no vibrations, this fridge is almost completely silent (which will ensure your wine sediments are not disturbed, keeping the flavor of your wine intact).
Inside this fridge, you will find beautiful beech wood shelves that can hold up to 46 bottles securely in place.
The dual-zone thermostat has a push-button display that chills wine from 40°F-66°F(5°C-18°C) so you can adjust each zone to the perfect chilling temperature for your favorite wines.
- Great mid-sized option
- Attractive design
- Quiet and energy-efficient with little vibration
- Some customers have complained about the durability of the locking mechanism
Best Compact Beverage Fridge – Antarctic Star Beverage Refrigerator Cooler
Small and mighty, this 60 can premium beverage refrigerator has a sleek design that will look great just about anywhere, and takes up hardly any space.
Despite its compact size, the Antarctic Star Beverage Refrigerator Cooler has big storage potential with it’s 1.6 Cu. Ft. capacity.
Control the internal temperature with the easy to use three-grade temperature control knob that offers a range of temperatures from 40°F- 61°F.
This beverage fridge has an impressively powerful (yet whisper-quiet) compressor and an efficient internal air-cooled system. The evenly cooled interior ensures consistent temperatures, no matter what drink you’re cooling (beer, soda, or wine).
In addition to beverages, the high-efficiency refrigeration system can even safely keep some foods fresh (unlike many other mini beverage fridges on the market).
Antarctic clearly had a beautiful design forefront in their minds when they made this powerful little fridge. With its black frame and soft LED interior light, this beverage fridge will look great day and night while it conveniently stores any of your favorite standard-size beverages behind it’s transparent, air-tight double-paned glass door.
The manufacturer offers free replacement parts guarantee for any quality problem within 90 days of purchase, along with a satisfaction guarantee.
- Modern design
- Compact enough to fit just about anywhere
- Powerful and quiet compressor
- Can cool cans and bottles of wine
- 90-day replacement parts guarantee `
- Some customers have mentioned that it is a little bit loud
The Most Versatile Beverage Fridge – Cooluli Concord
What makes this mini-fridge (and warmer) an exceptionally versatile option is the fact that it can be used for more than just beer, wine or soda. You can also use it to store and refrigerate snacks, insulin, makeup, beauty/skincare products, medications, and you can even use it to refrigerate or warm breast milk! At such an affordable price, it might make sense to get one of these little guys for every room in your house (and one for your desk at work, too!)
Coolui’s Concord Black 20 Liter Compact Cooler Warmer Mini Fridge really stands out from other options on the market with it’s sleek and perfectly portable design. This lightweight and compact 20L mini fridge is both adorable and functional, with cooling and warming capabilities. When it comes to what you can do with this little fridge, the sky’s the limit.
The exterior measurements come in at only 11.25″ W x 13.75″ D x 16.25″ H, and the inner dimensions are just 8.8″ L x 9″ D x 13.6″ H. At only 13 lbs. 12 oz. this mini fridge is a perfect option for your bedroom, office, car or dorm. It’s even small enough for you to take with you on any adventure that requires a cold drink, like maybe a tailgate party! (Granted you have electricity, of course).
The customized temperature control settings allow you to easily adjust and set your desired temperature at the touch of a button with the digital thermostat on the easy-to-read display.
The innovative semiconductor operation is energy-efficient, ultra-quiet and 100% eco-friendly. Not to mention, built using North American electrical standards.
Have peace of mind with a 1-year limited warranty that is provided with your purchase.
- Exceptionally versatile (use it for beverages, snacks, insulin, makeup, beauty/skincare products, medications, breastmilk)
- Cools and warms
- 1-year limited warrant
- Very compact so you might need multiple (depending on your needs)
Why Do You Need A Beverage Fridge Anyways?
Aside from just making you look sophisticated, having a beverage fridge will free up an impressive amount of space in your kitchen fridge, making them one of the most practical purchases you could ever make. These compact little fridges come in a variety of sizes and designs, so you can seamlessly stick them pretty much anywhere you entertain. Like purchasing any appliance, finding the right beverage fridge can be a confusing task with so many different options out there. Hopefully, this helpful list will make it a little bit easier to find the right option for you.
Things To Ask Yourself When Buying A Beverage Fridge
What do you want to put in there?
Are you a beer drinker? Wine lover? Or soda pop enthusiast? Do you love all of the above? If so, make sure the fridge you’re getting can accommodate various different shapes and sizes of drinks and has a multi-purpose function. If you buy a wine fridge to store your cola, you might end up overpaying, and have cans rolling out all over the floor.
Do you like the design?
You’re going to be using your beverage fridge a lot (and showing it to all of your friends) so make sure that the design is aesthetically pleasing to you, and seamlessly works with your room decor (especially if you’re sticking it in your living room!) You’ll be happy to learn that there are many different designs on the market, so you’ll be sure to find the right one for you.
Does it have a good energy rating?
This is a big one. If you don’t pay attention to your beverage fridge’s energy rating, you’re going to be sorry when your electric bill shoots through the roof. You need to pay special attention to the energy the fridge consumes, and it’s power output. The fridge on your wishlist needs to consume little power compared to its power output.
How much space do you have?
Beverage Fridge’s come in a wide variety of sizes, so make sure to measure twice and buy once. Pay close attention to the overall dimensions, and remember, you need to get this thing into your house, so it’s got to fit in the door! If you’re installing your beverage fridge into your cabinetry, precise measurements are even more important (for obvious reasons).
How much do you like to drink?
If you drink six cans of soda a day (I really hope you don’t) make sure you’re purchasing a fridge that can accommodate that kind of volume. If you collect wine and like to have a variety of chilled bottles on hand to impress all of your friends, take the time to research a larger fridge with a variety of temperature-controlled options.
What are you looking to spend?
If you don’t have the biggest budget in the world, that’s okay! Research some of the more expensive beverage fridge options out there and take special note of what you, and people, like about them. Make a prioritized list of the top three things you like about the fancy fridges (i.e. quiet, energy-efficient and stainless steel exterior) and then go find a budget version that has those three things (along with good reviews, of course). I promise you, it won’t take long for you to find the right beverage fridge to fit your budget!