You Need This Clever Outdoor Patio Table With a Hidden Cooler Inside for Your Next Backyard Gathering
If you're entertaining guests outdoors, the two host tasks to conquer are making sure the crowd is well fed and each that person has a chilled drink in hand. While you could check up on every guest throughout the evening, having outdoor furniture that can essentially do the work for you is every homeowner's dream. And this ingenious patio table that doubles as a cooler—and is on sale—is just the way to do it.
The Keter Pacific Cool Bar looks like any ordinary table, except it actually has a hidden insulated cooler underneath. The bar top extends upward up to 10 inches, revealing a hollow enclave that has a 7.5-gallon capacity designed to hold ice and up to 40 cans of soda, beer, and more. Shoppers confirm that the cooler keeps drinks chilled for several hours. And one person who left contents in the cooler for several nights after a gathering even confirmed that it "keeps ice for over 72 hours."
To buy: $78 (was $90); amazon.com.
The versatile patio table can be used as a hightop or a coffee table. For gatherings, go with the taller option by fully extending the bar top before twisting to lock it in place. This way, guests can peruse the drink selection on their own while snacking on appetizers resting on top. However, if you'd prefer using it as a coffee table (or want to keep drinks extra cold on hot days), lower the bar top to up the insulation ante.
While the Keter table cooler has a stylish rattan look, it's actually made with durable resin that'll stand up to rain and resist fading from sunlight exposure. It's also extremely lightweight when empty, so you can easily carry it from one area of the yard to another when you're setting up for guests. When your function is over, you'll love that the cooler has a drainage plug on the bottom that lets melted ice empty out with minimal effort on your part.
The outdoor table is a backyard party favorite and an Amazon best-seller with more than 14,400 five-star ratings. Shoppers say they have used the hybrid item at holiday gatherings, barbecue events, and pool parties.
One reviewer who dubs it the "perfect two-for-one patio addition" said the table "impressively keeps drinks cold for four to six hours on an 80 [degree] afternoon" in partial and full sun with the tabletop down. "Amazing how much you can put in this thing," wrote another who shared that they spend every weekend of the "humid summer in New England" by the pool. "I would fill this on a Friday night and still have ice in it Sunday afternoon."
Forget toting around a heavy—and not-so-stylish—cooler and opt for this clever Keter insulated patio table instead. Get it while it's still on sale at Amazon now.