Updated January 31, 2019 by Sam Kraft

The 10 Best Grills For Tailgating

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Aside from uncooperative weather, one of the only obstacles that can stand in the way of a lively game day tailgate party is an inadequate grill. With one of these portable models, you’ll be able to whip up juicy brats, delicious burgers and tasty appetizers without stressing about your equipment’s reliability. They come in an array of sizes to satisfy both small and large groups. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best grill for tailgating on Amazon.

10. Gibson Home

9. Smoke Hollow 205

8. Moskus Gear Mini

7. Solaire SOL-IR17BWR

6. Gourmia Turbo

5. StowAway Clear

4. Coleman RoadTrip

3. Blackstone Tabletop

2. Weber Q1000

1. Blackstone Outdoor

Editor's Notes

January 28, 2019:

Emphasized that the StowAway Clear attaches to the hitch of a truck or SUV, something that differentiates it from most other models. Also noted the built-in grease channel on the Blackstone Tabletop, a feature some users who are worried about making a mess may find very valuable. Looked into the Uten Barbecue, but encountered several user reports expressing serious durability concerns.


Sam Kraft
Last updated on January 31, 2019 by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.


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