Here’s Why Marvel Makes the Best Built-In Kegerators

Marvel Refrigeration, a 125 year old luxury refrigeration business, has become very serious about your beer’s well-being. Other companies make kegerators, but Marvel makes the kegerators you wish you had. Many cicerones, home brewers and beer enthusiasts consider Marvel the world’s best beer dispenser and it isn’t just because they look pretty, they have features and functions like no other kegerators on the market. Let’s take a look.

Whether you are looking for an indoor or outdoor kegerator, Marvel has you covered. They have seperatley designed an indoor and outdoor series of kegerators to make sure the money goes into the most important areas of the unit. You don’t need heavy insulated side walls for an indoor unit right? Right. So we shouldn’t pay for it unless we truly need it.

Marvel is one of the only kegerator companies to add features like audible and visual alarms when you leave the door open and a Close Door Assist System™ (think soft close) that gently and automatically closes the door instead of slamming it. The Marvel kegerators also include a flush mounted drip tray (stainless steel) with an integrated drain. You can use the included reserve bottle or port the drain anywhere you want! Smart.

An engineer on the Marvel’s design team had this to say…

“Show me any other beer dispenser that is 24 inches wide, able to fit under a standard kitchen counter top, with a 4 inch toe kick, able to hold  1/2 barrel or two 1/6 barrels with forced air auto defrost and meets ENERGY STAR® energy performance, then I will concede we might have someone who is a contender. We tuned the temperature sensor to 1/10 of one degree to get the temperature of the beer to a precise accuracy of the set point.”

Here’s the Marvel cast of characters…


Built-In Indoor Single Tap

Built-In Indoor Twin Tap

These indoor kegerators have front venting in the toe kick area, an extra long designer grab bar, and quiet operation thanks to an exclusive design enhancement to buffer and minimize sound.


Built-In Outdoor Single Tap

Built-In Outdoor Twin Tap

These outdoor kegerators have double insulated stainless steel towers, frost-free temperature management, and a thermal-efficient insulated cabinet to ensure optimum energy efficiency and cooling performance.

Marvel’s Key Kegerator Features

  1. ENERGY EFFICIENT – Marvel went beyond the required energy requirements and received an energy star rating. Marvel was challenged to reduce the energy consumption by 30% from the previous models they had designed.
  2. CO2 KNOCKOUT – CO2 knockout plug for mounting a gas tank on exterior, routing the drain outside of the kegerator or venting CO2 if you are using the unit as a temperature control chamber for fermenting beer.
  3. SECURE – All of Marvel’s refrigerators come standard with security door locks which is very much needed on outdoor beer dispensers. The kegerators also come equipped with open door arms and designer glass guard rails on specific units.
  4. DOUBLE INSULATED DRAFT TOWER – An additional layer of insulation in the draft tower ensures no exterior condensation build up and an even temperature throughout the column.
  5. FLUSH MOUNT DRIP TRAY – Ideal for under counter installations, the integrated drip tray can be used during freestanding operation or in a countertop with a cutout for the tray. The drip tray also features a drain.
  6. DESIGNER FINISHES – Style is not lost to all the technical advancements. Door top digital temperature display, long pull bars and thick stainless steel guard rails add a level of luxury usually passed over by other kegerator makers.
  7. SPACE SAVERS – A low profile keg coupler and 90 degree professional grade power cord allow the kegerators to fit a larger selection of keg sizes and tight spaces.

6 Portable Kegerators for Poolside Pints

Here are 6 of the best portable keg dispensers for pouring a brew by the pool. Visit our Portable Kegerators section to see all the available choices.

Mobile Keg Cooler

The mobile keg cooler is a portable beer keg cooler or jockey box combined with an integrated draft beer dispensing system ideal for hospitality, caterers, and breweries using them at tailgating, weddings, corporate events, and concert venues. This portable beer keg cooler improves the experience and convenience over a traditional jockey box because of its all-in-one design, easy set-up, mobility, rugged toughness, and good looks which can go and be used anywhere. This manual pump keg chiller provides a convenient indoor or outdoor mobile draft beer delivery system that pours the perfect beer.

$189.49 – More Info

Kegerator Pool Cart

The Kegerator Pool Cart is a portable kegerator that serves cold beer anywhere you need it. The cooling power of the system is provided by the integrated Summit Full Size Kegerator. The mobile keg cart kegerator will pour 80 pints per hour at 39F.

This drink station has everything you need to get the party started: one stainless steel drip tray and single tap dispense faucet, tons of storage, easy-grip travel handle, and durable mobile casters.

$4,400.00 – More Info

My New Friend III Kegerator

My New Friend® III beer dispenser allows pouring from up to three different kegs. It contains a patented heat exchange device that uses ice to cool down the beer. Simply hook up the keg(s) and add the ice – in just minutes, you’ll have delicious, chilled beer flowing through the tap(s). A built-in digital thermometer displays the exact temperature of every cold brew you pour.

$1,690.00 – More Info

My New Friend IV Kegerator

My New Friend® IV serves your favorite brew in a small footprint. Designed for smaller home or brewery bars, it is a great beverage dispensing solution when space and electricity are an issue.

$520.00 – More Info

Super Cooler Kegerator

Powered by CO2 and a shiny draft tower, this mobile draft dispenser will keep your keg cold all weekend. Our Super Cooler features blown-in-place insulation that will hold beverages ice cold with a minimum amount of ice melt down and no condensation. Rugged double wall polyethylene construction looks great and is built to last.

$897.75 – More Info

The Coolerator Kegerator

GET 10 PINTS OF YOUR FAVORITE CARBONATED BEVERAGE ON TAP! The Coolerator holds one 5-Liter mini-keg that can be filled with your favorite craft beer or mixed drink.

$249.99 – More Info

Save $500 on Outdoor Kegerator

RF24T_vl1-2If you are building an outdoor kitchen or are planning one, then take advantage of this huge price drop on one of the most durable and top rated outdoor kegerators on the market.

DCS Outdoor Beer Dispenser – Open Box  Model:RF24TOB

Key features:

  • Ships Free
  • Weatherproof
  • Built-in or freestanding installation
  • Stainless Steel Housing
  • Holds 1/2 or 1/4 Kegs


Lynx Grills' Luxury Draft Beer Dispensers

Lynx is well know for their professional built-in style outdoor kitchen equipment and their Lynx Outdoor Commercial Kegerator – L24BF is the ROLLS ROYCE of kegerators ( if there is such a thing). Available in Single Tap and Double Tap.

Lynx Kegerator

Whether you are building a residential outdoor kitchen or a professional commercial kitchen, the Lynx refrigerator and draft beer dispenser is the ultimate workhorse for your dollar.  Lynx is one of the most expensive units on the market, but don’t be scared off by the price just yet.  If you are truly looking for a kegerator that will last 10+ years of outdoor wear and tear the Lynx might be for you.


These kegerators have it all:

  • Outdoor rated
  • Built-in ready
  • Full stainless interior and exterior
  • Rated for food and beverage storage
  • Digital temperature control
  • Temp range of 33 to 45 degrees F
  • Forced-air cooling and advanced insulation
  • Variable-speed compressor (4 year warranty)
  • Interior illumination
  • Two coated stainless steel pull-out racks with multiple positions
  • Door can be hinged left or right
  • Door lock
  • Accommodates all standard keg sizes

Have an Outdoor Kegerator? Bring It To Your Next Block Party!

Block Party Kegerator

Block parties are a great way to get out and have fun with your neighbors. Typically held in the summer, although they can also be held in the spring and fall (even if the winter if you live in a climate where winters aren’t cold and dreary), block parties are often held outside on the street where you live, in a cul-de-sac at the end of the street (if there is one) or in a front or backyard of one (or a few) of the neighbors. If you or someone on the block happens to have an outdoor kegerator, then you will surely be the hit of your next block party.

Outdoor kegerators function in the same way as indoor kegerators do. They consist of a refrigerated compartment that can house a keg of beer. The exterior of the kegerator compartment then has a single or double tap that dispenses the beer. Outdoor kegerators are available in different sizes that can house full kegs, half kegs and quarter-sized kegs. The only real difference between an outdoor kegerator and an indoor kegerator is that the outdoor model is constructed to withstand the elements outside.

If you have an outdoor kegerator built into an outdoor kitchen in your backyard, then the block party will have to come to the kegerator – meaning, the block party will wind up in your backyard because that’s where the good beer is. But if you have an outdoor serving cart with a kegerator, you can most likely bring the kegerator to the party, since most carts have wheels to make them easily transportable. This means that you can simply roll your outdoor cart and kegerator to a more central location in order to let all of your neighbors share in the good fortune of the great tasting draft beer you can offer.

Of course, a block party isn’t simply about the beer and how it is served, so you’ll also want to consider food, games and entertainment for the kids. Food at a block party is usually best handled by having everyone bring a dish to eat, or you can assign different types of food to different families. If you often plan block parties on your street, you may want to consider having a different theme each year or at each party to keep things interesting. So, you can plan a Mexican fiesta one year, an Italian festival the next and a German Octoberfest yet another (that’s clearly a themed event where you’ll want the outdoor kegerator to take center stage!). These are just a few ideas, but there are certainly many others – and one of the best ideas is just to have a good ol’ fashioned American barbecue, complete of course with good ol’ American beer along with the hotdogs and Guinness sliders.

Some block party coordinators find it easier to plan the entire menu, purchase all the food, drinks and beer and then just charge each family or person a fee to join the party. This is one option available to those who are planning a block party. Another is to just let each family contribute something to the party. However it is planned, you can be sure that having an outdoor kegerator on hand to dispense cold, fresh and great-tasting beer, will be a hit at your next block party!