Can hold up to 16 gallons of water. Heavy-duty tub for indoor or outdoor use. Will not leak.
Some have complained about chipped paint or sharp spots on the tub.
Keeps drinks cold for up to 6 hours. Elegant design. Does not sweat. Well-constructed.
Pricey compared to the other beverage tubs.
Shatter-proof tub. Affordably priced. No sweating or leaking. Simple design that can be used for formal or casual events.
Smaller than the other beverage tubs on this list.
Sturdy, watertight tub that can be used indoors and out. Large enough to hold 8 bottles of wine.
A few users have complained of scratches and dents.
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A beverage tub is a great way to serve drinks at a party instead of a traditional cooler. The tubs on the market today are intended to provide easy access and the ability to keep a drink cool. Beverage tubs should be able to hold ice, as that’s the primary or sole cooling element. While a beverage tub may not work as well as a cooler, it can help keep drinks cold and ready. Make sure you find a tub that will not leak, as your ice will melt over time, even with the best designed beverage tubs. Plastic tubs might not have the same aesthetic as a stainless or galvanized steel tub, but will likely provide extra insulation to keep your drinks cooler longer.
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