We all know that half the fun of going to a sporting event is hanging out in the parking lot beforehand, socializing, sipping adult beverages and enjoying good food. That’s why a tailgate grill is a must-have for any sports fan. Tailgating grills should be powerful and portable, without breaking the bank. Check out our tailgate grill top picks so that you can find a grill that’s up to the task!
Green Mountain Grills Trek
Solidly built and a great value for the money, the Green Mountain Grills Trek offers a 219 square inch grilling capacity, stainless steel grates, a peaked lid for rib racks and an externally accessible 9-pound pellet hopper. (Cue applause from the pellet grill fans). What’s more, is that the WiFi-enabled meat probe lets you control the temperature and monitor the meats progress through the GMG app. The grill can run on 12V or 120AC.
Big Green Egg MiniMaxx
The “eggsperience” from a Big Green Egg MiniMaxx is truly unmatched! Quite quickly, you will realize that the grill is not so mini on the inside, as you can easily grill for up to 4 people at a time. While the MiniMaxx is smaller, it still is proportionally sized for grilling perfection. The BGE MiniMaxx is one of the most powerful portable grills on the market when you consider that it can produce 700 degrees and delivers excellent temperature control within its solid construction.
Coleman Roadtrip 285
Think: carry-on suitcase, but better because it can grill your favorite foods. That’s what having the Coleman Roadtrip 285 is like! Once folded up this propane grill can be rolled to wherever you want to go using the two large wheel and build-in handle. The Roadtrip provides a 285 square-inch grilling area and it includes three adjustable burners – which have enhanced temperature control allowing for more precise heating – capable of delivering up to 20,000 BTUs.
Weber Q 2200
Weber is known for making some of the best grills on the market and this portable grill does not disappoint. The Weber Q2200 is a great choice if you are looking for something small and compact. Its sleek design and disassembling stand packs up well, which makes it ideal for grilling on the go. Using a simple yet effective single-burner system, the Q2200 can still produce enough food for a small crowd of hungry sports fans!
Char-Broil Grill2Go X200
The Char-Broil Grill2Go X200 is a sleek, road-worthy, portable grill that’s perfect for tailgating. It comes with its own carrying case and is designed to fold up when you’re done cooking, so it doesn’t take up much room in your car or trunk. It offers a reliable push button ignition for easy starts. The no flare-up TRU-Infrared cooking system provides 200 square inches of grilling space to cook up to eight burgers.
Blackstone 1650 Tabletop Griddle
The Blackstone Tabletop Griddle is quick and easy to assemble and is highly portable. With a piezoelectric ignition, this griddle does not require an external outlet. The cooking surface is made of heavy-duty stainless steel for a longer service life. “H” style burners provide even heat distribution for more optimal cooking. It features an integrated grease tray that keeps the table free of mess. The top is easy to remove and flips over for easy storage.