The 10 Best Patio Coolers

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We spent 21 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top picks for this wiki. When you're having a barbecue or other outdoor party, a key part of being a good host is making sure your guests have easy access to all the cold drinks they want. With one of these patio coolers, you can keep beer, wine, soda, and bottled water chilled for hours. We've included plastic, wooden, and metal options in a variety of sizes, so there's something to please just about anyone. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best patio cooler on Amazon.

10. Giantex Trolley

9. Backyard Expressions 87 Quart

8. Clevr Retro

7. Leigh Country Char-Log

6. Trinity Stainless Steel

5. Black+Decker Mobile Cart

4. Suncast Station

3. Belleze Wagon

2. Vingli Ice Chest

1. Keter Cool Bar

Editor's Notes

February 15, 2019:

We chose coolers in an assortment of sizes, so whether you're just having a few people over for dinner or you're throwing a huge pool party, we've got you covered. The Keter Cool Bar is attractive, durable, and doubles as a cocktail or coffee table, making it our top choice. The Vingli Ice Chest can keep food hot as well as drinks cold, which is useful if you frequently cook for large groups of people. The Black+Decker Mobile Cart, Trinity Stainless Steel, and Clevr Retro all have large capacities and are on wheels, so they're easy to move even when full. When it comes to portability, the Belleze Wagon wins hands-down due to its large wheels and long handle.


Gabrielle Taylor
Last updated on February 20, 2019 by Gabrielle Taylor

Originally from a tiny town in Virginia, Gabrielle moved to Los Angeles for a marketing internship at a well-known Hollywood public relations firm and was shocked to find that she loves the West Coast. She spent two years as a writer and editor for a large DIY/tutorial startup, where she wrote extensively about technology, security, lifestyle, and home improvement. A self-professed skincare nerd, she’s well-versed in numerous ingredients and methods, including both Western and Asian products. She is an avid home cook who has whiled away thousands of hours cooking and obsessively researching all things related to food and food science. Her time in the kitchen has also had the curious side effect of making her an expert at fending off attempted food thievery by her lazy boxer dog.


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