Updated July 16, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Beverage Tubs

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in January of 2017. In your amateur hosting days, you used to store the party drinks in the refrigerator, stuffing them into any available space you could find. But now you know the worth of a high-quality beverage tub. We've rounded up choices that are charming, durable, and made to keep your beer, wine and sodas chilled for hours. Some would make excellent housewarming, anniversary, or wedding gifts. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best beverage tub on Amazon.

10. CreativeWare Party

9. Moon Boat Inflatable Tray

8. Homz Plastic Utility Tubs

7. Wooden Trough by Cathy's Concepts

6. Behrens 3-OV

5. Artisan Steel Chiller

4. TableCraft Oval

3. BirdRock Home Round

2. Igloo 20-Quart

1. Prodyne Big Square

Special Honors

Personalized Vintage Beverage Trough The Personalized Vintage Beverage Trough from A Southern Bucket is an attractive, if somewhat expensive, option. You can choose your name, a date, or other custom text to be hand painted onto it, so it will express your personality perfectly. asouthernbucket.com

Editor's Notes

July 16, 2019:

Although we liked the look of the BREKX Colt, it may begin to leak over time, making the attractive styling perhaps not worth the hassle. We've also elected to remove the Towle Double Walled due to availability issues. But when it comes to top choices, we still like the Igloo 20-Quart and the Prodyne Big Square. These are plastic options that are simple to clean and can stand up to your "livelier" party guests. Of course, for fancier gatherings you might need something more elegant, such as the BirdRock Home Round or the Artisan Steel Chiller. Both require a fairly large investment, but they're durable and so can be used for many years to come. They're also both double-walled, so you don't need to put a towel under them to catch condensation. Finally, after some deliberation, we opted to add an inflatable choice, the Moon Boat Inflatable Tray. It can't handle extremely rough treatment, but if you handle it gently, it should last you through a handful of gatherings. And on the plus side, it's quite large but easy to transport, the perfect complement to a portable grill for a party anywhere.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on July 16, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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