You’ve had a hard day at work and are home at last. The work clothes are stashed and you’re in your casuals, shoes kicked off and a cold beer in hand. Only one thing can ruin this beautiful moment – you don’t have a bottle opener that works!
Before you resort to drastic measures (we’ve all been there, and it’s not pretty), fire up your laptop and get one of our Best Bottle Openers ordered and on delivery fast track. From keyring-sized cap clip offs to ingenious pump action monsters and everything in-between, get set to be matched to the bottle opener of your dreams.
Pick well and you will always be bottle cap-off ready when the ice-cold golden nectar calls.
The Best Bottle Openers
When is a bottle opener not just a bottle opener? When it is also a cap launcher to boot! If the idea of a functional kitchen gadget also being something to play with floats your beer opening boat, then the Spinning Hat Cap Zapper is for you.
But before we explain the novelty side of this robust-looking beer bottle opener, just how good is it at actually doing its job? Pretty good to be honest, especially for its price.
To start with, it comes as a key-ring so you’re always bottle-open ready, great for those impromptu barbecues or beach picnics. The Cap Zappa is made from strong orange plastic, with a metal decapper section which flips off bottle tops with ease.
Now here is an eye-catching bottle opener that adds a touch of designer style to the drinks trolley…but can still fit in your back pocket for when you need to open a bottle of beer on the go.
As you would expect from quirky household accessory designers Craighill, the Ripple takes an everyday object and pimps up the design. Made from stainless steel with a nitrocarburized black coating for extra durability, it’s a cool beer bottle opening dude indeed, making it a natural contender on our best bottle opener wish list.
Another quirky design from Craighill, the Trophy Brass totally challenges what you think a beer bottle opener should look like. At first glance, it looks like a desk puzzle that wouldn’t look out of place in a swanky corporate office but despite its arty shape, this opener can pop off your beer bottle lid like a pro. A perfect gift for beer lovers.
First though, a word on the design of the Trophy Brass – as its name suggests, it is made from solid brass and sand-blasted for a super-smart finish that is intended to change and deepen with time. And, if you can bear to take it from the shelf and actually use it, then this is a bottle opener that won’t let you down. A tad unconventional, you hold it in one hand by the two looped ends, hooking it over the top of the bottle cap and lever back. Trust us, once you get used to it, it’s a seamless move.
The Brew Soldier is one of the toughest bottle openers in our review, making it the perfect tool to take on your next camping or travel trip. Made from Grade 5 titanium, the Brew Soldier is lightweight yet super strong and its slimline design makes it a breeze to carry around on your key ring or belt loop.
The team at Gear Infusion, the designers behind the Brew Soldier, are on a mission to take everyday tools and make them simpler and stronger, and this best-selling beer bottle opener is no exception. Smaller than most conventional bottle openers, the key to the Brew Dog’s bottle opening success is its ‘eagle grip’ tooth mechanism. This simple but effective design locks under the bottle cap to create a better leverage angle that reduces spillage and gives a smoother lift.
If the novelty value rates high on your beer bottle opener shopping list, then you can’t go wrong with the Thor Hammer from Bayram. Make like Chris Hemsworth and add a touch of the Norse god warrior to your parties by bringing some muscle-power to your bottle opening duties.
It is certainly a party talking point – you may even find you’ve opened more bottles than you need just to get to play at being Thor! It’s also a relatively easy device to use – hammer down on the top of your beer bottle so the opening latches on to the cap and pop, you have a lovely bottle of beer to drink. The price is good too as this is a hardwearing bottle opener as well as hardworking – made from solid metal you’ll be cap popping like a super hero for some time to come.
When it comes to a conventional looking beer bottle opener you can’t go wrong with the OXO, perfectly designed to take with you in your pocket or backpack for those al fresco beer drinking moments. Made from die-cast steel for strength and durability, this double-ended bottle opener has been finished with an attractive satin chrome to make it look at home at the table.
This is a versatile bottle opener that deserves its place on our list of best beer bottle openers. With one end designed to pop off metal bottle caps, the other end is perfectly designed for use on metal twist-off tops. To add to its overall design, there’s also a comfortable to grip, non-slip underside.
Cross the final frontier when it comes to novelty beer bottle openers with this super-looking USS Starship Enterprise bottle opener that makes a nice collector’s piece too.
Solidly made, this bottle opener is official Star Trek merchandise so the perfect gift for the Trekkie in your life. Geek-fact alert: the bottle opener is authentically modelled on the NCC-1791 ship from the original 1960s’ TV series and like the Star Trek franchise, has been built to stand the test of time.
The rather dramatically named Decapitator is a bottle opener like no other – but it makes neat work of putting your beer’s bottle cap out of its misery, without your precious beer losing its head.
Innovative drink accessories maker Corkcicle has turned the humble bottle opener on its head with a clever slip on device that makes light work of removing any bottle top. It’s extremely easy to use – simply pop the Decapitator over the top of the bottle and press down. Once firm push is all it takes to whip off the bottle cap. A small magnet on the inside of the device then holds on to the removed cap so you can then tap it into the bin for swift and easy disposal.
Back to bottle opener innovators Gear Infusion and with their bestselling product – the Pry.Me.
As with all their products, Gear Infusion’s Pry.Me is a functional device that has been totally reinvented. The first thing that strikes you about this ingenious beer bottle opener is its size – it is tiny! In fact, so tiny, it can easily sit inside a bottle cap. But don’t let that put you off – great things tend to come in small packaging.
From first glance, the Mamba beer bottle opener is its name when comes to design – there is no mistaking the two fang-like hooks, primed and ready to strike at a bottle cap with stealth-like ease.
The Mamba’s fangs elevate this super-stylish bottle opener from the rest of its more conventional design but then again, there is much more to this opener from Snake Bite Co. than meets the eye. Firstly, it is not just a bottle opener – the streamline design means it can also take a decent bite out of being a can tab opener, can venter and pour spout mover – making it every bartender’s dream. In fact, it was created with the professional in mind, but comes at a price that means you’d be happy to have it at home, or out on the porch for a cool beer sundowner.