Outdoor bars are the new must-have element for oceanfront entertaining. By, Brianna Lapolla

Imagine ice-cold drinks on a scorching day and having three different beers on tap chilled to perfection—all in your own backyard. Thanks to Perlick’s residential line of refrigeration and beer-dispensing products, that’s just what you can have.

If you’re spending most of your time al fresco, you want your outdoor appliances to stand up to the elements and Perlick products are no exception.  Built strong enough to resist the harsh temperatures and salty air associated with coastal living, these refrigeration systems are all UL approved, have a maintenance-free auto defrost cycle, and come with a two-year warranty, promising your open-air bar to not only be stylish but also technologically savvy and weather safe. And as many oceanfront homes are restricted to summertime vacations due to frigid winter temperatures (hello, Hamptons!) you can rest assured that the heart of your outdoor oasis will be in top shape when you return for the summer.

Jeff Wimberly, vice president of sales and marketing for PerlickÂ’s residential and hospitality products, weighs in on the companyÂ’s top three items for outdoor entertaining.

“When cooking outdoors, everything our customers need is literally at their fingertips,” says Wimberly. When it comes to outdoor refrigeration, the 24-inch Signature Series boasts 5.3 cubic feet of capacity and industry-exclusive full-extension pullout adjustable shelving to reach any item with ease. The best part? This refrigerator is rated for both food and beverage storage to keep bottled water, beverages, and appetizers cool and fresh all day long.

For those looking for an item to set their home bar apart from the rest, the 48-inch Signature Series Refrigerator with Beer Dispenser is an obvious favorite. Perlick is the only company in the industry that allows for three taps to accommodate up to three of your favorite beachside beers, all guaranteed to put dew on a glass in the hottest of climates. But, Wimberly does warn customers that “having three beers on tap in their outdoor entertaining area may lead to their guests never leaving…” ThatÂ’s definitely one risk worth taking.

And for the beverages that could use a little extra frost, Wimberly recommends the 15-inch Signature Series Clear Ice Maker, which produces up to 50 pounds of crystal-clear ice per day and has a 22-pound storage capacity.

Whether you prefer a Champagne toast or tossing back a few beers with friends poolside, PerlickÂ’s appliances will make your patio the life of the party. bringperlickhome.com