Man Cave Barstools

So, your man cave is starting to take shape. You’ve got a killer set up with an amazing entertainment system and the décor is looking better than you could have hoped. You have got everything sorted for your mates to come around. Well, if they don’t mind sitting on the floor while watching the match or playing FIFA (or whatever your go-to game is!).

In sorting out all bigger, more complicated stuff, you may have overlooked the smaller, but just as important stuff such as where people are going to sit! (Unless, of course, you are on the ball with your planning and this is just the final stages, even if this isn’t your reason for the mad rushed search for bar stools for your man cave, we think you should stick with this excuse!)

You probably already have the main sofa, or some armchairs sorted, so we’re not going to cover that here. What we’re going to do is help you find the best bar stools for your man cave.

The first thing you need to do when looking for a bar stool is asking yourself what kind of style you are going for?

You see, there are a wide variety of different bar stools out there, all better suited in design and style to different man caves.

The styles we are going to cover are:

  • Wooden (Pub Style)
  • Swivel
  • Retro/Vintage
  • Posh

As well as highlighting some of the best products available in each style category, we will look at the kind of things you need to think about when buying man cave bar stools.

Wooden (Pub Style)

Lots of guys tend to go down the route of replicating a lot of the charm from their local pub in their man cave. If that’s your intention, what you need more than anything else is some good old fashioned pub style wooden bar stools, like the ones featured in this section of the guide.

1. Millhouse Wooden Bar Stools

To kick things off, we have this awesome pair of wooden bar stools that look like they’ve just been taken from any local drinking hole you’d find anywhere up and down the country. They are a real combination of robust and durable materials with an effortlessly cool design. Rustic and charming they have a real classic style and feel.

While the frame is made from industrial-standard metal, the seat part is made of tough, but comfortable wood with spaces moulded out for your buttocks. There is a little metal bar that can be used as a footrest, depending on what the user prefers.

As these are from Millhouse Furniture and Interiors, there is no question of the quality control that has gone into the design and production of them. The branding is also a reassurance that these are made

Easy to assemble and although we wouldn’t suggest you sit on them for hours and hours, to give your man cave that real bar-feel, these are the perfect addition. It may seem a little expensive paying so much for just a pair of barstools, but trust us, these are stunning. Be careful though, with these in your man cave, you won’t be able to get rid of your friends and they’ll want to hang out and drink all your beer!

 

2. eSituro Dark Beech and Metal Barstools

 

The next pair of cool barstools for your man cave is made by a company called eSituro and have a dark beech coloured MDF seat and a metal frame just as the model above. They have been made highly ergonomic with footrests at two different levels, ideal for short and tall people alike.

They have a very similar inn or public house feel. The flatpack instructions and design plus the inclusion of all the materials and tools you need to put them together means they can be up and ready for use within minutes of taking them out of their box.

The advantage these wood-effect barstools have over the similar models above is that they are a lot taller, so ale to accommodate a wider range of people while providing the same stability and comfort.

They also are a little cheaper, because they are not made from real wood. So, if you are on a tight budget, but want to make your man cave the retreat it really should be, these are an ideal choice.

These would easily be at home in an old-fashioned boozer as much as they would in a trendy student bar, so if that matches your man cave plans, get them!

 

3. VASAGLE Rustic Brown Barstools

 

You may not have heard of the brand behind the next set of barstools for your man cave, but that doesn’t mean you should skip past and dismiss this great value set. VASAGLE was established in 2011 and from that point onwards, the company has been designing and creating enjoyable, flexible and, crucially, affordable home furniture. They have used their many years of expertise and skills to put together this set of very square and precise barstools.

Their blackened steel frame, with footrests all the way around and the firm and solid but very comfortable wooden seat with its wooden colouring have a very casual look and appeal. Although smaller than some of the others we’ve featured, measuring 40 x 30 x 65cm, they have a maximum capacity of 120kg (that’s 264-pounds in old money, for you fans of the imperial system!), so more than enough space for even your biggest friends.

Like the other models we have featured so far, this set of bar stools from VASAGLE for your man cave are very easy to setup. There are no complicated instructions or special tools that you need. It only takes about 15 minutes from the point of opening the box to having functional, flexible and practical seating.

 

4. Festnight Wooden Stools, Set of 2

 

Finally, for anyone that’s looking to splash out on the seating options in their man cave, we’ve got this high-end set of two barstools from a company called Festnight. Another sturdy industrial-grade metal frame paired with a wooden seat made to an exceptionally high standard, we think this is quite stunning. There are clear signs of the craftsmanship that has gone into its creation.

The metal in question used in the frame is iron, which says a lot about the price tag and its durability. While the wood used for the seat is a nice and solid mango wood that has been hand cut and shaped to perfection with a suitably comfortable and ergonomic top for your bottom to sit on.

As each of these stools is handmade from real pieces of mango wood, it also means that the patterns of the beautiful wood grains will be unique, so even if your friends have invested in these, they will not look the same.

Yes, they are expensive. However, if you want to create a space to call your own that exudes style, sophisticated and just effortless cool – can you put a price on that? We don’t think you can!

 

Swivel

Who doesn’t like a good swivel-action in their bar stool or chair? They add fun and flexibility to the more stationary bar stools and are ideal when you have a large crowd of people all talking in smaller groups or want to quickly switch from one screen to another or from the bar to the entertainment centre. Check out our top picks for swivel man cave bar stools below.

 

1. DICTAC Vintage Adjustable Height Leather Bar Stools, Set of 2

 

The first of two offerings of swivel-style barstools for your man cave are these from DICTAC, upholstered with an eye-catching and very realistic faux bronze leather and padded out with a generous 5cm of refined sponge. So, if you plan on having guests over for a long time in your man cave, whether you are having a big sesh trying out your best tipples or some kind of party, these are perfect. The chair is also made more relaxing to use thanks to the backrest, which is padded out too.

Probably the biggest draw to this swivel chair aside from the above and the ability for it to spin around a full 360-degrees is the fact it is height-adjustable. This is thanks to the SGS-certified liftable air rod, which offers support for weights up to 200kg/440-pounds with a minimum height of 57 that extends to a maximum height of 80cm.

Considering the adjustability of this pair of chairs and the fact it has been fully certified and given the okay by the SGS, the slightly higher price tag is more than justified. It may not be to everyone’s taste or meet your budget, but if you are looking for a high-quality adjustable barstool with backrest and swivel for your man cave, this is a worthy investment.

 

2. Unho Rustic Round Leather Swivel Backed Bar Stool

 

Like the above, this is another set of two adjustable height bar stools that have an imitation leather coating the seat, which itself is padded out with a high-quality sponge. The stools in this set do not have quite as high backrests.

It is built with a metallic stand and contains a similar airlift-style lever that allows you to adjust it from the lowest height setting of 23.62-inches to the highest of 31.50-inches.

Not only is it incredibly easy to use, but it is also very easy to put together and install, even with the airlift technology. You don’t even need to use your tools or invest in any new widgets or fixings, as everything is included in the package when you receive it.

We like this because it has a real industrial and nostalgic feel. It looks a little like the barstools you would get in one of those pubs that have been renovated into a modern bar and has features that highlight both it’s past and present style. Don’t let that put you off if that doesn’t sound like your man cave or the planned ideas you have for your cave as it has such a versatile design that it will look great no matter where you place it.

 

Retro/Vintage

What was cool in the past is now cool again. Funny how things always seem to turn out that way. If you are a big fan of the vintage and retro look, then you may find the best bar stools for your man cave from this section.

1. Topower Industrial Retro Wooden Height Adjustable Barstool with Swivel

 

The first of the two offerings we have in the retro and vintage section of our guide to barstools for man caves are from the Topower brand. This is a cool accessory with an industrial-retro flavour that gives it a classic and timeless appeal. One thing’s for sure, barstools like this do not go out of fashion.

We feel that because of its back-to-basics design with everything on display fully gives it a creative and quirky edge that’s not found in other products. The fact that it is made from high quality cast iron makes it all the better and with excellent durability and stability. There is no chance you are going to fall off it accidentally.

As a nice and natural contrast to the industrial and mechanical feel of the stand, the seating part of the stool is made from solid pine. Capable of accommodating a maximum weight of 200kg/440-pounds, which makes it easily one of the most versatile of all barstools across the sections we’ve covered in this post.

There is a very easy to operate the mechanism to use to adjust the height to suit and it is very easy to assemble. You get everything you need in the package when it arrives. This is not rocket science – it’s following the marked out instructions. As simple as that.

 

2. Requena Vintage Leatherette Adjustable Swivel Barstools Set

 

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The second vintage-style barstools in our guide are these very cool, and quite sexy padded and upholstered with faux leather swivel and height-adjustable stools from Requena. The stitched pattern is what really reminds us of the old chairs from the 60s and 70s and therefore if that’s the kind of period you are aiming to emulate with your man cave. The stitching is remarkable on the seat and because there is a little more to these stools than the more traditional options, you can spend a long time sitting on them, deep in conversation without having to move due to discomfort or fatigue.

What’s more, as they can be height adjusted via the simple, but effective airlift rod mechanism and are fully 360-swivel, it doesn’t matter whether you have them set up at the bar in your man cave or another point, they are always practical and perform their role as a comfortable and versatile seating option for your guests, no matter the situation.

Although the style may not be to everyone’s taste, we felt they were too good and too uniquely kitsch to pass upon. They just seem to elevate the average barstool to something a bit better and swankier.

Posh

For those of you who have a little bit more class and consider yourself to be a very distinguished gentleman among your peers, we have just the barstools for your man cave. Although not all of these are particularly expensive, they are the epitome of what we think posh describes.

 

3. DICTAC Vintage Leather Bar Stools, Set of 2

 

The first choice we have in the posh selection of barstools for man caves are these sophisticated, imitation leather options from DICTAC. These are made to an exceptionally high standard, as is expected and are similar in some ways to the other DICTAC models we’ve already featured.

Having been fully certified by SGS, you can rest assured that as well as looking like something you’d only find in a pub for the upper crust, they are also safe, robust, durable and very reliable. Designed to accommodate weights of up to 200kg/440-pounds, they are also user-friendly and versatile.

We love the comfortable cushioning and the curvy design of the chair-like seating section and the fact that they can be adjusted for users and bars/tables of different heights from 57cm to 80cm. With a footrest and the backrest in place, there is more than adequate support for your lumbar spine.

Although the priciest of the posh barstools for man caves, we have featured in this guide, the price tag is justified by the quality of workmanship that has gone into them and their overall look and feel. When you are looking for the best of the best of anything, you need to be prepared to spend a little extra.

 

4. Millhouse Modern Leatherette Adjustable and Swivel Barstools, Set of 2

 

Another great set of two barstools from Millhouse are the next in the posher options on offer. They feature a lot of exquisite features you would expect to find in furnishings for an upmarket wine bar, student bar or even laidback bistro.

To start with, check out that awesome chrome-finish base that is cool and shiny. Then as you look up to the seat section, you will notice the high-quality PU leather that covers a nice and comfortable sponge cushion.

Millhouse has shown time and time again with their pieces that they are fully dedicated to making sure each item is as awesome as it can be, and that is something that could be said about these barstools. We feel that if you are not getting the posh look and vibe you are going for with your man cave quite right, that the addition of just these contemporary barstools would be enough to make all the difference.

As a bonus, they are also a lot less expensive than the previous pair we looked at – so you are getting all that class and elegance for a remarkably affordable price. No-one will be any wiser, so there’s nothing to worry about.

 

5. EUCO White Leather Adjustable Swivel Barstools with Chrome Footrest and Base, Set of 2

 

Another fancy barstool for man caves with a leather and chrome styling is this awesome looking thing from EUCO. Do you like the clean and crisp look of white, have a lot of light coloured and white things or need something to contrast a lot of the darkness in your man cave? These bar stools will do the trick.

The smart shine of the chrome of the base, stalk and footrest shines, while the white-coloured leatherette fabric on the chair just oozes luxury. It just screams “sit on me, sit on me”. That’s what we think anyway.

Like many of the other barstools featured in our guide, these can be height adjusted via the airlift lever and can, therefore, be set to anything from 63 to 83cm. Not only that but it is also built to swivel through a full 360-degrees.

The gas lift mechanism has been fully certified by BIFMA and SGS, so you know these bar stools are going to be reliably robust and durable. The best thing we wanted to highlight this pair of barstools is that they are available for an unbelievable price. So, sometimes, just sometimes, luxury doesn’t mean you need to spend the world.

6. IntimaTe WM Heart Faux Leather Adjustable Swivel Bar Stools, Set of 2

 

We’ve left what we really think is the best – this pair of two beautiful adjustable swivel chrome and faux leather bar stools. You’ve probably never heard of the brand until now. However, don’t let that put you off buying these. Sometimes you need to put trust in other, smaller brands that aren’t the major retailers and companies. These look a little like doughnuts. Big, fancy and very luxurious doughnuts. If you are creative or into the arts, then these will probably suit you. They remind us of the kind of chairs and seating you might get in an upmarket bar or even a museum or jazz hall.

With a metallic chrome-coated pedestal base and a gas lift height adjusting mechanism, they are great looking and easy to use. From the moment you get these beauties in your home, you don’t need to do much to put them together and certainly don’t require fancy tools or complicated processes. Everything you need is included in the box.

It depends on what you want, but if you want your guests to feel special and want them to see your man cave as better than everyone else’s, then these stools are the way forward. When you consider they have a mid-range price, they are one of the best options in terms of value.

Man Cave Bar Stools – Buying Guide

Whether you have finished looking through the selection above or have just jumped straight to this section, we wanted to provide you with additional help when it comes to choosing the best bar stools. This buying guide will highlight many of the features and other factors you should think about when finding the stools for your special hideout in your home.

Size

Size is something you need to consider when choosing bar stools for your man cave. While none of the models available or those we’ve featured is particularly big, you need to make sure that they are tall enough for your bar area or any countertops or tables that you may be sitting at.

Fortunately, most come with some flexibility and have adjustable height settings.

Backrests and Footrests

Two of the main features you will find most commonly on bar stools are backrests and footrests. We have yet to come across a bar stool that doesn’t have a footrest. Normally in the form of a simple bar built into the structure between two of the legs, these help to increase the comfort and stop shorter people’s legs from feeling like they are dangling…because they are…well, dangling!

Backrests, on the other hand, are not always included in barstools. This is a usual feature if you suffer from back issues or posture problems or just want to be able to sit back without worrying about falling over. Especially after having all those craft beers and tasty gins.

Soft and Cushioned or Solid and Firm

Again, you will find that there are just as many bar stools out there that have cushioning as there are that don’t, so whichever you choose will come down to personal taste and preference. Think about the people who will be visiting your man cave, though. Do you want your mates to have a comfortable time sitting with you? Of course, you do. So, if you know there is someone in your circle of friends who gets uncomfortable easily, you may want to invest in cushioned stools.

If you know that you and your friends are not fussed about that, then the models without any cushioning are probably going to do just nicely.

Frame and Build Quality

This is something you may need to look at some customer reviews about but is still vital to consider. The last thing you want to do is spend out money on some nice bar stools for your man cave, only for them to fall apart after just a few uses. Always look for high-quality materials like cast iron, MDF and if you are that way inclined, solid wood.

As noted further up the page, many come with adjustable height settings, and this is normally controlled by a gas/airlift mechanism. SGS is an international certification body. Look out especially for height adjustable bar stools for man caves that have been certified by the SGS as this is a great sign of quality.

You will find that most stools consist of a metal base and a wooden or wood-like seat.

Price

Who doesn’t factor in their budget when buying anything? However, don’t be tempted to pay out lots for a pair of bar stools thinking that they must be amazing as they are so high priced. While higher price tags are often a sign of quality and craftsmanship, it is not always the case.

So always be wary when looking at especially expensive models. Likewise, always be cautious when considering bar stools that seem to be much lower-priced than other models. It may be that they are just on a special offer, but it also may be that there are other more serious reasons why they have marked it up for such a low price. Such as the quality is not there compared to the other more expensive models.

Conclusion

Having somewhere to sit is important for a great man cave and if you have a bar setup, it’s a good idea to have bar stools. Whether you had some ideas of what you wanted before you looked at this guide or not, we hope we’ve left you with some food for thought.

By keeping in mind the suggestions, we made in the buying guide and maybe even picking out one of the great products we showcased, you’ll have great bar furniture for your man cave

 

Man Cave Fridge

So, you’ve got your man cave set out the way you want it. It’s all there waiting for you when you come home from a hard day at the office or wherever you work. That luxurious leather recliner, the cutting-edge entertainment system with all the latest in televisual and audio technology designed to make even watching the footie into a night at the cinema. You’ve got the floor to ceiling bookshelves, a pool table, and dartboard, and …. well that’s the thing…there seems to be something missing does there not?

What about a crisp, ice-cold beer to gently let the stresses and frustrations of the day melt away as you sink back into your chair.

Obviously, you could ask your adorable partner or spouse or roommate to get you one from the fridge or get up out of your comfy chair to get your own, but where is the fun in that?

Why would you go to the trouble of creating a space that’s your very own, that’s supposed to cater to your every need, if you don’t have ice-cold beers ready and waiting in the man cave? It defeats the purpose a little does it not.

That’s why you need to invest in a good quality man cave fridge. Whether you have some mates over and are playing video games, spending some quality time with your girlfriend or partner catching up on a bit of Netflix or just chilling out on your own, being able to reach down and pull out your favourite blonde, craft or even bitter is a must.

If you’ve ever looked at investing in a mini fridge for a man cave, you will know that there is quite a selection to choose from. How do you go about picking the best one for all your needs? By all means, spend the best part of an evening or two or even a whole weekend researching each individual brand and model. We dare you.

Or, here’s an even better solution that requires less work on your part – let us do all the heavy lifting and in-depth researching for you! In the following guide, you will find what we consider to be the very best fridges on the market suitable for a man cave like that one you have sitting beer-less now.

Without further ado, then, let’s dive into those reviews.

 

1. ChillQuiet Silent Mini Fridge 24-Litre Capacity, Black

 

First up in our guide we have this beautiful and simplistic small man cave fridge that comes courtesy of a manufacturer known as ChillQuiet. An appropriate name, isn’t it? As that is two words, you’ll want to associate with your mini fridge for man cave – one that is quiet and chills things.

Despite its incredibly compact and discreet size, this mini bar fridge can pack a lot of drinks and snacks away for you, so that you won’t need to replenish it too often. 24-litres can go along way. Unless of course, you are partying with 20 of your best mates.

We’re going to go out on a limb and guess that that’s not the case, though. What can we say about this smart little thing? As the name suggests, it is very quiet and that’s all thanks to the advanced heat-pipe tech that has been utilised to ensure that it will never make its presence known, other than when you reach in and grab a cold one.

In terms of storage, it has an adjustable shelf system that allows you to keep whatever you fancy in there. So, in addition to beer and other beverages, you can keep chocolate and other fridge snacks. To give you a better idea of what 24-litres is like in reality – there is enough space for 15 regular sized beer bottles or 8 standard-sized cans.

For those of you interested it has an energy rating of A, which may not be the best, but for the relatively affordable price it’s retailing at, along with the soft long-lasting LED light on the interior and lockable door, this is one budget-friendly man cave fridge you will want to seriously consider.

 

2. Subcold Ultra 15 Mini Fridge Cooler & Warmer, 15-litre capacity, Black

 

Next up we have another portable and compact mini fridge, man cave sized and ready to take up pride of place in your hideout for an even better price from Subcold. The Ultra 15 mini fridge is surprisingly versatile.

Not only does it have the capacity, thanks to its cutting-edge thermoelectric to cool contents to at least 20-degrees Celsius below its ambient temperature, but it can also warm things up to around the 65-degrees Celsius mark.

What if you already have a beer chiller in your man cave, but need something to keep the tacos, burgers, hot dogs, or kebabs deliciously warm? This is what you need. Manufactured from high-quality ABS plastic with a high-end tempered glass door, this is a sleek and sexy number that will fit right in whatever style of décor and colour scheme you’ve opted for in your den.

We especially love the grab handle installed at the top of the fridge that makes it easy to move around if you are venturing outside of your mancave and taking supplies with you or just moving furniture around.

Similarly to the above, this will not interrupt the quieter moments of those horror survivalist games you may like to play or just before the big reveal in that Nordic Noir drama you’ve been watching on Netflix, as it benefits from a top-notch brush-less fan motor. Not only will you not hear much at all from it, but you will find that it lasts a whole lot longer than many of the alternatives used in other fridges.

We love the fact that as it is so versatile if you holiday a lot and like to go camping, caravanning, or something similar, you can take it along as an extra mini home from home appliance.

 

3. Klarstein Frosty Mini Fridge, 10-Litres Capacity, Black

 

Although it is a bit smaller than the models we’ve featured so far, this compact offering from Klarstein is ideal when you are just looking for a simple man cave beer fridge, without any of the bells and whistles found in others. Perfect if you have very limited space. It has a very smart black metallic casing and glass panelling in the door that has been doubled up to provide exceptional insulation, while still offering you a glimpse of the tasty and refreshing treats stored inside.

Even though it is small, there is still enough room inside it for a glass shelf, if needed, to give your mini man cave fridge a little order.

Klarstein is a very popular brand that is known for producing high-end accessories and appliances and this is no exception. It is easy enough to clean, economical when it comes to energy efficiency even if it is only classed with a B rating and extremely quiet producing just 33dBs of noise.

With an adjustable temperature setting of 12 to 18-degrees Celsius and LED light on the interior, there is not a lot you would be missing if you invested in this simple and cool fridge.

 

4. Husky Coca-Cola Design Mini Fridge/Drinks Cooler, Red

 

Perhaps you are not looking for something particularly subtle and want to bring a bit of iconic colour and drama to that little part of your home you’ve carved out for yourself? You may appreciate the Coca-Cola mini fridge from Husky.

Stick this anywhere and you will instantly want a cold bottle of Coca-Cola, though, you’ve been warned. There is just something about those swirls, the red and the white that makes us drool, isn’t there?

Seriously though, this has a retro style to it that will remind you of cafes and American diners.

It’s more than just style over substance though, as it offers 42.9-litres of cooling storage. That works out at 40 x standard 440ml cans. Not only does it come with a removable shelf to offer two tiers of space to chill bottles, cans, or any snacks you fancy, but there is storage space on the inside of the door too.

If you’re not a fan of world-famous advertisements and branding or Coca-Cola in general, this might not be for you.

This is after all a definite “statement” piece and will become a focal point wherever you place it in your man cave. As it is so small, it is also ideal if you have limited space but want to store a decent amount of beer, soft drinks, and snacks.

 

5. Cater-Wash Single Door Eco Bottle Cooler, 115-litre capacity, black

 

What if you do have quite a generously sized man cave and are looking for a larger cooler? The others above may not really cut it. That’s when you need something like the Cater-Wash single door black eco-friendly bottle cooler.

This is a beast. It is very simplistic in design, but it does the one thing you want it to do and it does it very well – it stores and chills a multitude of bottles, cans, and snacks. In fact, 115-litres worth. To do this, it has not just one or two adjustable shelves but a total of 4, so not only can you have a proper café or restaurant-sized cooler, but one that is organised too.

Did we mention that it also has an A+ energy rating, so it’s also incredibly energy-efficient? With softer than usual LED lighting, it won’t hurt your eyes or cause glaring when you open it to take out a beer or can of your favourite fizzy during those long marathon gaming sessions when the lighting has been adjusted to enhance the mood and atmosphere of your man cave.

It is more at the higher end of the price range, but this is largely due to its capacity and energy rating, so more than justified.

 

6. Klarstein Beersafe XXL Fridge, 80-litres Capacity, Silver

 

We really are moving into the larger man cave beer fridge section of the market with this next product. Another from Klarstein, the Beersafe XXL fridge is not as big as the above model, but with a capacity of 80-litres, it is still punching above the average.

It has a nice silver-tone and is still relatively compact despite its higher capacity. Three chrome metal inserts give it a very stylish and sophisticated look while offering some form of organisation for your snack and refreshments hub.

Although it is not as quiet as others we’ve highlighted on this page, producing around 42dB of noise hardly makes it distracting or off-putting. Underneath the sound of gunfire, large explosions, or even the crowd at White Hart Lane, Anfield, Old Trafford (or wherever your team plays), you are unlikely to even notice it working away, keeping your food and drink chilled for you.

Another A+ rated fridge for a man cave, this will also not send your utility bills through the roof, and weighing just 30kg means it is not too difficult to move around, whenever you need to clean out your hideaway.

To top off all the above, thanks to the removable elements and wide opening door, it is relatively easy to keep this small man cave fridge clean.

 

7. Russell Hobbs Tabletop Wine/Drinks Cooler with Glass Door, 46-litres12-Bottle Capacity, Stainless Steel

 

 

For the second-to-last of our guide to the best mini fridges available for man caves, we turn to the highly respected and reliable manufacturer Russell Hobbs. Most people will have at one time or another bought and used a Russell Hobbs product and if you have, you will know that they are not only smart but effective and efficient.

This tabletop wine and drinks cooler is no different. With a 46-litres capacity, it sits nicely in the mid-range of coolers and man fridges market. Who really needs space for more than 40 cans of beer, cider, or your favourite fizzy or 12 bottles of red, white, rose, or whatever you fancy?

Constructed from sturdy, but aesthetically pleasing stainless steel, it comes with 2 removable chrome shelves and 1 removable chrome rack so that there can be a least the illusion of order and organisation in your den. Even if it is just within this awesome man cave beer fridge.

With the Russell Hobbs branding, comes the expectation that it will not be too noisy and energy-efficient. Two things that can be said of this fridge, which as an A rating and only produces around 39dB of noise.

 

8. Husky Union Flag Mini Fridge

 

How about something to stir the patriotism deep within you? The last item in our guide to the best man cave fridges on offer is this Union Flag model from Husky. A tabletop design, it has a total capacity of 43-litres, which works out at approximately 40 cans. Although a large part of what will attract you to it is the design, there is a lot more to recommend it to you.

As is the case with the other Husky model we showcased further up our list, it is made to a very high standard with reliable and robust materials and produces just 39dB of noise, so is hardly going to disturb anything you may be doing in your man cave.

As it is only small and compact, weighing just 14kg, if you ever decide that you need to redecorate or want to take it with you on a camping holiday or to someone else’s house for a social event, it is easy enough to move.

In addition to the removable shelf that helps to create two different tiers for storing and chilling items inside it, there is also space to store cans and bottles in the door too, so it makes excellent use of the limited space it has.

 

Man Cave Fridge Buyer’s Guide

Now that we’ve given you a rundown of just what’s out there in the world of fridges fit for your man cave, we thought you may appreciate some additional help choosing the right one for you with this buyer’s guide. In it, you will find out all about the important features found in most mini-fridges that you should consider before spending your hard-earned cash.

Capacity

Okay, we are going to kick off this guide with the most obvious, but crucial feature of any man cave beer fridge you are interested in – the capacity. It all comes down to personal preference really. How many cans or bottles of drink and snacks do you want to store at any given time?

All man caves are unique in style and size, which is why it makes sense that the right beer fridge for your man cave will be different from one that your friend has.

Who, besides yourself, if anyone, uses your man cave? Do you spend most nights that you’re in there alone or with just your partner or a best buddy or two? Or is it the meet-up place for a larger group of friends and neighbours?

If your situation and setup are more in line with the former than the latter, then you will not need quite as big a man cave fridge than you would if it was more in line with the latter.

You will find that, similar to as it is for their larger, full-size counterparts, the listings for most mini-fridges for man caves offer information regarding their capacity. It is usually displayed in a couple of different ways – as a capacity in litres and/or in terms of how many items it can hold.

For example, the ChillQuiet Silent Mini Fridge in our list above has a capacity of 24-litres. That capacity, according to the manufacturer, offers space for as many as 15 x standard-sized beer bottles.

Important Note – while these estimations are a good indication, most listings and man cave beer fridge listings only take into consideration “standard” sizes of bottles and cans. If you are a fan of a beer or other beverage with an unusual or oversized bottle or can, this will impact how much you can store. You also need to factor this in if you are going to use your man cave fridge for more than just drinks.

Fortunately, a good way to check out the capabilities of any beer fridge is with the images that are normally featured alongside it. They often feature branded items, so it is easier to judge for yourself.

Dimensions/Size/Footprint

The next factor you need to consider when looking at mini-fridges for man caves is somewhat related to the capacity and that’s the footprint or the dimensions. In other words, the size of the fridge and the space you have available for it in your man cave.

Just as important as how good it looks and it can hold the desired number of beverages and snacks is that it will fit in the area you have set aside for it. Again, this will depend on the unique setup of your own man cave.

Bigger man caves have more space to play around with and therefore can accommodate larger fridges and coolers, whereas smaller and more compact man caves demand smaller drinks coolers.

So, when choosing a model, look at how much space it will take up and, if possible, check out the amount of space the door will take up when it is fully opened. You want to avoid something that is going to be a fire risk or cause any kind of accident.

Energy Efficiency/Energy Consumption

This is a hot topic when it comes to buying all kinds of electrical appliances these days because most companies and consumers are trying their best to be more environmentally friendly. Not only that but who doesn’t want to save a bit of money where possible on their utility bills?

Price is a huge factor that you will take into consideration when buying a beer fridge for a man cave. You will have a certain amount of money that you can afford to spend on one. But, aside from the initial costs, you need to factor in those hidden running costs, like how much electricity it takes to keep a beer fridge running. Even if you intend on completely turning it off when there is nothing inside it, you will mostly keep it on all the time.

This is why it is crucial to consider all these factors when looking at the size and capacity because although a massive 114-litres capacity fridge will be more convenient and probably require replenishing less regularly than a smaller one, the amount of electricity it takes to run one that size could be more expensive than the slight convenience it offers is worth.

This is where considering energy efficiency comes into your decision making. Most of the models in our list above are rated at A and many even have an A+ rating.

Does it Offer a Reversible Hinge?

If you ever bought a full-size refrigerator you will already be aware of the option that often comes with these appliances of a reversible hinge for the door. This feature essentially means that the door can be installed so that it is either on the left hand or right-hand side, depending on what is most convenient for your setup.

If you have a small man cave for instance and there are limited places to put your beer fridge, you will want a cooling solution that you can fit the door to offer the best access.

An important word of caution is that not all models offer this option.

Temperature Range

You could be forgiven for thinking when looking at man cave beer fridges that all on the market would be suitable for cooling your favourite beverages to the right temperature. They all chill drinks, don’t they? Yes, but not all chill drinks to the same temperature as one another.

You will find that there is a lot of variety in the temperature ranges offered. For example, some of the beer fridges at the lower end of the price range, are often not nearly powerful enough. They may, at best, keep your beer, cider, or whatever you’re drinking, at lower than room temperature, but not enough to give you that truly satisfying and refreshing coolness that you’re looking for on especially hot days.

Ideally, the best fridges are those that offer the widest temperature range, but you may have to just find what works best for you while falling into your available budget. Online reviews are a great resource for this kind of information.

Many even have adjustable thermostats that allow you to set the temperature to the desired amount you need or prefer.

Temperature Digital Display

What good is having a beer fridge for your man cave that can adjust the temperature, if you can’t read the temperature? Not that good at all. That’s why we would suggest if the temperature is something you are wanting to closely monitor, then you need to find a beer fridge with more advanced thermostat and temperature controls.

Many modern models will have a digital display of the internal temperature.

Noise Level

As generally when we buy fridges, they are placed in kitchens, notoriously noisy rooms, we may not immediately be concerned about the amount of noise they generate while they are running. However, in closer quarters and generally smaller spaces like man caves, any additional noise not generated from your entertainment system or home theatre can become frustration and irritation very quickly and ruin the whole atmosphere of your most special room.

Fortunately, as is the case with most modern electrical appliances these days, the noise level generated by them while they are fully operational is listed by the manufacturer.

This is another aspect of a man cave beer fridge that is only important if you have a smaller room. Many budget-priced and high energy consumption coolers and fridges tend to make a lot more noise while they are running. The best of the bunch in our list have noise levels of around the 30dB mark. So, that may be a good number to look out for when deciding, especially if you intend on watching a lot of movies, TV shows and playing games in your man cave.

Adjustable Shelving and Storage

This section could easily have followed the capacity section at the start of the buyer’s guide, but as we don’t consider it quite as important as the preceding features and factors, it’s fine that we’re covering it here. In addition to being aware of how much you can store in the fridge for your man cave, you should also give some thought to the consideration offered by different models. Many (in fact all the models in our list benefit from this feature) on the market come with removable and adjustable shelving options.

This means you have versatility and flexibility as to the way you arrange and organise your beer fridge. While uniform shelves all at the same distance apart etc. is great if you only ever drink one type of soda or beer, it is not so convenient when you have that craft beer in the strange-shaped bottle or that large bottle of prosecco you bought for a special occasion.

It can also be helpful to have a beer fridge for a man cave where you can move the shelves around if you intend to keep food in there as well as drinks.

Door Lock

A door lock might be another of those additional features that you may not immediately rush to look for. If, however, you have small children or teenagers in your house that could potentially gain access to your man cave, it is something that you might want to look out for.

The last thing you want is your stash being raided by small hands. It can also be a useful feature if your man cave is not in the main part of your house but instead is in your garden outhouse, shed, or garage. That extra bit of security means you don’t need to worry about thieves making off with your goodies.

 

Conclusion

Every great man cave needs an equally great man cave fridge. With the guide above, we are sure you have all the information you need to make the right choice for yours. You have our list of the best models on the market and all the important features and factors you need to take into consideration when choosing one.

Now that we have done our part, the rest is up to you. So, get out there, or on Amazon and find that awesome man cave fridge to keep all your goodies fresh and your beer ice-cold and refreshing as it should be!