Whether needing to free up some space in your main fridge or simply want to bring the bar into your very own living room, a compact, large-capacity beer fridge is the answer!


Beer fridges, like wine fridges, come in all sizes, with different capacities and several different features, and all at varying price points. They all aim to keep your cans and bottles neatly stored and cold, ready for that perfect chilled brew. Whether a lager, ale, IPA, pilsner or stout fan, beer fridges will have you covered, chilling them to the right temperature, ready to drink.

The Recommended has scoured the web and rounded up some of our top favourite beer fridges on the market - there are plenty to choose from! Read on for some inspiration.

The best beer fridges at-a-glance:

The best beer fridges

Best low-energy beer fridge: Subcold Super85 LED Beer Fridge

Complete with a handy security lock

Subcold Super85 LED Beer Fridge

Wattage: 70kWh per year

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Estimated monthly running cost: £1.98

Fill up this 85-litre fridge with your favourite beers, ales and lagers, and chill them down with the advanced compressor cooling technology, functioning with economical energy consumption.

This beer fridge has four strong wire shelves, which are adjustable and removable, providing the optimum space for beer cans and bottles, as well as wine bottles, soft drinks and snacks. It features an internal LED light to illuminate your drinks, operates at low noise, and has adjustable feet to fit anywhere hassle-free.

Best large beer fridge: Comfee Beer Fridge

Compact and convenient

Comfee Beer Fridge

Wattage: 100 kWh per year

Estimated monthly running cost: £2.83

Adjust the temperature between 2-15°C in this beer fridge and load up its 93-litre capacity with your beer bottles and cans. There are three wire shelves for easy, organised storage.

This beer fridge has a transparent glass door, so you can keep a check of your stock and features a handy LED light inside, making it convenient to see in low-lit settings. It also has adjustable front legs for all surface types and a reversible door hinge for the ultimate flexibility in your space.

Best quiet beer fridge: Baridi 85L Beer and Wine Cooler Fridge

Smart and efficient

Baridi 85L Beer and Wine Cooler Fridge

Wattage: 70kWh per year

Estimated monthly running cost: £1.98

This beer fridge has a built-in thermostat so you can take control of its temperature, ranging between 3-10°C. It is efficient to run, easy to use and produces minimal noise.

With its 85-litre capacity, fill this fridge with cans and bottles and keep your beverages cold and fresh throughout the day. It features removable metal shelves and a warm-glow light inside for simple storage and access. It also has a handy security lock for added safety.

Best compact beer fridge: Subcold Super50 LED Beer Fridge

Universally practical

Subcold Super50 LED Beer Fridge

Wattage: 66kWh per year

Estimated monthly running cost: £1.87

Suitable for beer cans and bottles, plus wine, soft drinks and snacks, this mini beer fridge is super versatile. Its compact size has a capacity of 50 litres and a wide temperature range of 3-18°C.

Designed with high-density foam insulation to preserve the internal temperature, this beer fridge has a powerful cooling system using Advanced Compressor Cooling technology to keep items icy cold. Additional features included a dual-glazed glass door for extra safety, three strong removable shelves, an internal LED light, and a security lock and key.

Best countertop beer fridge: Russell Hobbs Table Top Drinks Cooler

Slick and sleek

Russell Hobbs Table Top Drinks Cooler

Wattage: 147kWh per year

Estimated monthly running cost: £4.17

Free up space in your main fridge with this handy drinks fridge, ready-to-cool beer bottles and cans. Its compact size fits easily onto most countertops, providing a convenient solution.

This beer fridge has multiple storage arrangements with two removable shelves and one rack, with a capacity of up to 46 litres. It features a reversible door for versatility, adjustable feet for easy manoeuvring and positioning, and a chrome front with a glass door for a contemporary design.

Best smart beer fridge: Kalamera Beer Fridge

With an 86-litre capacity

Kalamera Beer Fridge

Wattage: 97kWh per year

Estimated monthly running cost: £2.74

Easy to set up, this freestanding beer fridge is ideal for kitchens and dining rooms, giving you extra space for your beers. It operates with a quiet cooling system for minimal disturbance.

Inside, this beer fridge has several removable wire shelves for simple storage and soft blue LED lighting for added ambience. The stainless steel exterior will bring style to your home, featuring smart digital controls for a modern option. Use the touch screen controls to adjust the temperature, ranging from 3 to 18°C.

Best under-counter beer fridge: Cookology Table Top Beverage Cooler

Ideal for small spaces

Cookology Table Top Beverage Cooler

Estimated wattage: 94kWh per year

Estimated monthly running cost: £2.66

Pack up to 43 litres into this small beer fridge and always have ice-cold beers at the ready. Position under counters, on top, or in small alcoves for a space-saving solution.

This mini beer fridge has a double-glazed door and high-quality insulation for the ultimate cooling experience and features a removable shelf to adjust the storage set-up. It has a large glass window for a stylish design and operates at a low-noise and low cost, making it a great energy-efficient investment.

Best lightweight beer fridge: Husky Stella Artois Drinks Cooler

Ideal for big beer fans

Husky Stella Artois Drinks Cooler

Wattage: 94kWh per year

Estimated monthly running cost: £2.66

Impress your guests with this Stella Artois beer fridge. Its silver colour with branding on the sides and door will bring the bar to you, as well as being functional and practical storage.

Light in weight to move around and position anywhere thanks to its compact size and fill with up to 40 cans. The double-glazed door provides efficient cooling, and its clear window enables visibility of the fridge’s content. You can control the temperature using the adjustable five-setting thermostat very easily.

How much does it cost to run a beer fridge?

According to Ofgem, from 1st October, the current electricity price cap for households with typical consumption on a dual electricity and gas bill and paying by direct debit is £0.34 per kWh. Using the energy price cap figure, we've calculated the running costs for all the beer fridges in our list and detailed them above, with costs ranging from £1.87-4.17 per month. The amount you will pay may vary from the current price cap, depending on your energy tariff. To find out how much you pay, see your electricity bill.

How to calculate the monthly running cost of a beer fridge

To work out the monthly cost of each appliance, multiply the annual kWh by the price of electricity per kWh (you can find this on your electricity bill). Then divide this figure by 12 to calculate the appliance’s monthly operating cost. 

What features to look for when choosing a beer fridge?

  • Size and capacity: Decide where your beer fridge will be positioned in your home and the space you have to work with. Also, consider how much storage you require - do you need a large fridge to store a lot of bottles and cans, or a more compact, small fridge for a smaller amount? Look at how many litres capacity the fridge has.
  • Interior layout: Choose a fridge with several shelves and racks so you can store away your beers with ease. Most beer fridges feature removable and adjustable shelves, so you can customise the interior to fit your bottles and cans appropriately.
  • Lighting: Most beer fridges have LED lighting inside to light up the contents. Not only does this facilitate seeing what’s in the fridge in all low-light/dark conditions, but it also adds some ambience to your setting.
  • Temperature control: Most fridges will have a temperature control to set the fridge to your desired cooling temperature. This usually ranges from about 2-18°C.
  • Door: Some fridges feature reversible doors for easy access wherever positioned, and most have transparent glass doors so you can see inside the fridge.
  • Safety lock: Many fridges will have a lock and key for extra security. This is ideal if you have kids in the house.

What temperature should your beer fridge be?

As mentioned above, most beer fridges have temperature controls ranging from around 2-18°C. Different ales, lagers, IPAs and pilsners are best enjoyed at different drinking temperatures - depending on the type of beer you are storing and then drinking, you can alter the control on your beer fridge for the ideal temperature. Lagers are best served between 2-4°C, pilsners 4-6°C, pale ales about 6°C, IPAs 8-10°C, and dark ales and stouts around 12-14°C.


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Cordelia AspinallDigital Writer

Cordelia Aspinall is a Digital Writer for Immediate Media, working across brands including The Recommended, RadioTimes.com, MadeForMums and BBC Gardeners’ World. She has previously worked and written for digital publications including Condé Nast Traveller, The Evening Standard, Cosmopolitan, and several other lifestyle brands.