Back Bar Refrigeration 101:
The Cold Hard Truth

Back bar refrigeration is used in restaurants, hotels, casinos and bars across the globe for storage and easy access of bottles, canned beverages and other products. These units are built with a low-profile design (typically ranging from 34” to 36” high) to enable them to be slid beneath counters easily in a bar environment. Shelves can be easily adjusted in the field to fit anything from tall wine bottles to small cans for beer and soda. Krowne back bar units are also approved for open food storage.

Things To Know Before Choosing Your Refrigerator

  • 1
    How much space do you have?

    We offer a wide variety of sizes from 24” wide all the way up to 108” wide

  • 2
    What type of door style is best for your application?

    We offer traditional hinged doors, sliding doors and pull-out drawers.

  • 3
    What type of door finish do you want?

    Choose between glass (best for merchandising), frosted glass, stainless steel and black vinyl doors.

  • 4
    What temperature range is required for the products you intend to store?

    We can configure units in the factory for temperatures ranging from 0°-32° on froster units, and 32°-65° on refrigeration units.

  • 5
    Do you need dual zone temperature control for different types of products (i.e. red wine on one side of the cooler and beer on the other)?

    We offer dual temperature options on all back bar refrigerators.

  • 6
    What color lighting do you want?

    We offer both crisp white and blue LED lighting.

Item Family Breakdown


  • Door Styles
  • LED Lighting
  • Hinge Styles
  • Refrigerant
  • Lengths
  • Depth
  • Temperature Ranges
Glass with Stainless Steel Frame
Glass with Black Vinyl Frame
Stainless Steel
Black Vinyl
Frosted Glass Doors
Hinged Doors with built in lock
Narrow Hinged Door (good for narrow aisles)
Slide-Out Drawers with built-in lock
Sliding Doors (good for narrow aisles)
R290 Hydrocarbon Natural Refrigerant (Eco-Friendly, more efficient)
R134A (Traditional)
24”, 36”, 48”, 52”, 60”, 72”, 84”, 96”, 108”
24” to be consistent with our standard underbar equipment depth
0º to 65º
Dual Temperature backbar units are also available for storage of different products.


Yes, just a few screws and wiring attachment and you can switch the light bar out in the field.

Yes, all refrigeration units, including the condensing unit, are made in our manufacturing plants in the United States.

Galvanized steel. Glass doors are great for merchandising. If you plan to store items not meant to be displayed (i.e. fruit replenishments, pre-mixed drinks etc.) solid doors are best.

All Krowne refrigeration comes with a one year parts and labor warranty, and a five year compressor warranty. We also offer an optional extended 2 year parts and labor warranty.

Yes, all Krowne backbar units are rated for storage of open food.

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Why choose Krowne?

We are the provider of choice for a wide range of high-end bars, restaurants, stadiums, casinos, and hotels all around the world. Krowne continues to spearhead innovation to improve design, workflow, space management and, above all, efficiency for the new “chefs” of the 21st century. Our underbar product lines are built for high volume applications, are fully customizable, and offer a diverse range of both custom and standard products. Krowne also offers a proprietary 3D design software called BarFlex3D to simplify the design process by allowing clients to virtually design, visualize and refine their workstation in real time, eliminating the need for multiple phone conversations through the process.

Made in the USA

What is more American than having a beer while watching the game at a bar? At Krowne, we manufacture our products in Wayne, New Jersey. For our customers, domestic manufacturing means quality assurance, quick response and fulfillment times, flexibility, and reduced shipping costs. For Krowne, it means an extended family.

Over 70 years in business

With over 70 years of design, manufacturing and innovation, our experienced team is ready to work closely with you throughout the entire process to ensure a high-quality end result. We have been fortunate enough to work on projects ranging from large stadiums and casinos to mom and pop restaurants and bars - no project is too big or too small!


As a third generation family-owned company, we have spent an immense amount of time and resources creating new innovative solutions that improve the design experience for our clients. Through significant capital improvements, continued investments in cutting-edge robotic machinery and rapid growth of our team, we will continue to lead the charge in our industry in bringing new products to market.

Short Lead Times

Here at Krowne, we take pride in our state-of-the-art facilities. Our newly built manufacturing facilities allow for rapid expansion of product offerings, while our new distribution center allows for easier and faster shipping. We use robotic automation for enhanced precision and expanded production capabilities and offer same-day shipping on all in-stock items as our new warehouse management systems ensures accurate fulfillment on every order.

Custom Options

Krowne Royal Series Underbar is our fully customizable, premium underbar product line. It is built for high volume applications and offers a diverse range of custom and standard product assortments. Known for flexibility, Royal Series Underbar is not only installed in high end bars and restaurants, but also stadiums, casinos, and hotels all over the world. Standard overall depths are offered at 24” and 26” but can be customized to fit your needs.

The Krowne Way

Our team takes pride in what we do and we always go the extra mile to make your experience as easy and seamless as possible. Our dedicated support team is always ready to assist with any questions or requests you may have. We also have a live chat option on our website so you can talk with one of our representatives online as you navigate our website.

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