Proper beer drinkers want the best cooler for beer bottles. Having a mini fridge that can properly chill beer bottles instead of just cans makes sense. While a lot of people drink canned beer, there are plenty of bottled beer options and you want a cooler that can maximize the space that bottles take up. We researched the most popular beverage coolers for bottled beer and found that the Danby DBC120BLS was the best choice and available at a bargain price. It is an extremely popular choice and for very good reason. Customers were generally very pleased with it’s performance.
We picked the Whynter BR-130SB as our runner up option that is extremely similar but a few dollars more expensive. We also chose the NewAir AWB-360DB as a great upgrade pick with its dual zone temperature control and French door design. Continue reading to learn about these beverage coolers and why we picked them.
Our Top Pick:
Danby DBC120BLS Beverage Center
The Danby DBC120BLS Beverage Center 3.3 cubic foot mini fridge is our choice for the best cooler to hold beer bottles. It’s reasonably priced, can cool down to below 50º, and has adjustable shelves that can be ideally positioned to hold beer bottles. It has a nice blue cast from the blue led interior lighting. The door is all glass on the front with stainless steel, smudge resistant trim. The body of the fridge is black metal. The door is reversible so that it can open to the right or the left and the temperature is adjustable. A nice additional feature is a lock and key that’s great for keeping your alcoholic beverages secured from curious youngsters or anyone else you’d like to keep away from your personal stash.
This beverage center is extremely popular and does a good job according to reviews left by most customers. The majority of issues stated by reviewers were that they would prefer it to go colder, it was louder than they prefer, and some purchasers received the cooler with shipping damage and had to return it for a replacement. The majority of reviewers had no real issues and were very pleased with their purchase.
Whynter BR-130SB Beverage Refrigerator
The Whynter BR-130SB comes in a close second to the Danby Beverage Center. In many ways this beverage cooler is identical to the Danby. It’s approximately the same size, has a glass front door trimmed in stainless steel, has an interior LED light, and has a keyed lock at the bottom front. The door is reversible and it has an adjustable thermostat.
While this cooler isn’t as popular as the Danby it gets very similarly positive reviews. While there were various minor quibbles with the Danby, the primary issue with the Whynter seems to be inconsistent from one customer to the next. It seems that some customers complain that it won’t cool enough, some complain that it freezes drinks that are at the bottom, and some complain that it cools inconsistently. The vast majority however are very pleased with it overall, especially at this price point. It is slightly more expensive than the Danby so we’d recommend it unless you have a need to get your beer much cooler than 50º. With both of them though we recommend buying an inexpensive thermometer to place inside so you can monitor the temperature.
NewAir AWB-360DB 18 Bottle 60 Can Beverage Cooler
The NewAir AWB-360DB Beverage Cooler is an upgrade pick. It has dual zone cooling and French doors as opposed to the single door on the previous two options. The price is significantly higher but it is designed to not just be a freestanding unit but also be able to be mounted underneath a cabinet. You may think that any mini fridge can be mounted under a cabinet but they need to have proper cooling and airflow or they’ll overheat. This unit does the trick. It is very much like the other two aside from these differences. The doors are all glass with stainless steel trim, The main cabinet is black metal and the doors are lockable.
Customer reviews are also generally very positive. There isn’t any real complaints about this refrigerators ability to cool well and hold a consistent temperature. The only real complaints are that a small amount of the coolers died and needed to be replaced with a couple of these dying just outside the 1 year warranty period.
Things To Keep In Mind
What are the key features to look for when buying a beverage cooler?
- Does it have a reversible door?
- Is the door lockable?
- How much capacity does it have?
- Can the temperature be adjusted?
Best Cooler For Beer Bottles
Our pick for the best beverage cooler to keep your beer bottles in is the Danby DBC120BLS. It’s inexpensive, extremely popular, gets good customer feedback, and its interior design allows it to hold typically-sized beer bottles efficiently. The similarly designed Whynter BR-130SB is a close second place and only a few dollars more. If the price of the Danby goes up or it is out of stock, the Whynter is a great alternative option to go with. Last, the New Air AWB-360DB is an upgrade pick for those that want to have some beers cooler than others. It’s a very capable mini fridge that can also be permanently installed under a counter. Great for that integrated look. You can’t go wrong with any of these selections.