The 20 Best Bottle Openers

The 20 Best Bottle Openers

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A lighter, your wedding ring, the edge of a table — all have been employed at some point to open a bottle when no proper tool could be found. (We’ve heard of a guy who used a boulder to get at his beer — it didn’t go well for the guy or the beer, though the boulder was unscathed.)

Instead, let these bottle openers save your furniture, your fingers, and your fire maker with an assortment of gadgets that are ready and willing to grant immediate access to your beer of choice.

We found slim keychain openers ready to go wherever you do, a bottle opener or two that border on display-worthy works of art, and bottle openers with multiple purposes. We rounded up the 20 best bottle openers to make sure you have something cool on hand to crack open your next beer. Even if there’s not a boulder in sight.

Tactica One Bottle Opener

Tactica One Bottle Opener

This bottle opener is like none you’ve seen before.  It looks like a giant safety pin permanently fused in the closed position.  That said, it could just be the most convenient bottle opener you’ve ever owned.  At 6.2 inches, it fits comfortably in the hand, and a small slot on the upper divider lets you hook it on belt loops and backpacks.  When needed, slide the upper loop over a bottle top for exceedingly good leverage. – Shop Now

Ballard Bottle Opener

Ballard Bottle Opener

You might think all bottle openers are created equal, but it’s simply not true.  For one thing, this sturdy, stainless steel top-popper looks more like a bolt that your standard key shaped bottle opener.  The appeal of its sleek, modern appearance is only exceeded by its utility.  It’s TSA friendly, it fits on your keyring, and at six ounces and just under 2.5 inches, it’s EDC ready.  It also opens bottles like you would expect from a chunk of solid metal. – Shop Now

The Good Bottle Opener

The Good Bottle Opener

Keychain bottle openers are a dime a dozen.  What makes one better than another?  How about strength, durability, and a charmingly rugged exterior?  If this is how your friends describe you, then the Good Bottle Opener will perfectly match your manly demeanor.  Resilient zinc is plated in texturized brass for old-world styling and the slim design fits right in with the keys on your chain so it’s always in easy reach. – Shop Now

Yeti Brick Bottle Opener

Yeti Brick Bottle Opener

Hardy doesn’t begin to describe this thick chunk of metal, designed to open the stubbornest of bottle tops.  At ¾ pound, it’s definitely not the lightest bottle opener you ever owned, but the tradeoff is superior cap-busting capability that will separate any barriers between you and your sudsy delights, post haste.  Display it proudly on your bar to show your beer who’s boss.  Get it now or miss out on the limited run. – Shop Now

Corkcicle Decapitator

Corkcicle Decapitator

There’s nothing more fun than decapitating bottle tops, but don’t lose your head.  It’s all too easy to get caught up in the fun of this unique device and end up opening an entire 6-pack.  All you do is place the cylinder over the bottle top, press down, and pull up, bringing the bottle cap with you thanks to a built-in magnet.  You’ll never again have to dig around the dirtier corners of the kitchen in search of lost bottle caps. – Shop Now

M0.25 Titanium Micro Bottle Opener

M0.25 Titanium Micro Bottle Opener

This bottle opener in stone-tumbled titanium is pure, rugged delight, with a tough-looking exterior that matches its strong, resilient underpinning.  Don’t be fooled by the diminutive size.  At just 1.3 inches in length, it might get lost among your keys, but when you find it, you’ll open bottles with nary a hitch.  For those who prefer minimal EDC items, this bottle opener made from scrap materials is both economical and eco-friendly. – Shop Now

Loop Bottle Opener

Loop Bottle Opener

The Loop looks a bit like a butler’s friend – you know, for opening wine bottles.  Not familiar?  Well, one is handy at BBQs, the other at fancy dinner parties.  Let’s talk about the one you prefer.  The Loop has rugged, industrial appeal thanks to stainless steel finished with aluminum oxide and fine glass bead blasts.  The 5-inch length provides a handle with comfortable grip and the signature oval loop at the top leaves bottle caps in the dust. – Shop Now

Pico Titanium Bottle Opener

Pico Titanium Bottle Opener

Calling this bottle opener small is something of an understatement.  At just one inch in length, you might be understandably skeptical about your ability to get enough leverage to contend with the average bottle cap.  Incredibly, the attached keyring is part of the active design.  Just place the solid titanium, keyring bottle opener on the cap, set your thumb on top, loop your index finger through the keyring, and pull.  Voila!  Cap detached. – Shop Now

DropCatch Magnetic Bottle Opener

DropCatch Magnetic Bottle Opener

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a bottle opener that magically snatches up bottle caps as they drop?  You can stop dreaming – this contraption actually exists.  The DropCatch pairs a sturdy, stainless steel bottle opener with a quarter sawn walnut hardwood backing (with attractive maple inlays and water-resistant lacquer finish) that mounts to your wall or magnetically adheres to your fridge for easy cap popping.  The powerful magnet within attracts bottle caps before they fall to the floor. – Shop Now

BrewCapper

BrewCapper

Some companies go the extra mile to create designs that are not only utilitarian, but also eco-friendly.  This is definitely the case with the BrewCapper, featuring a wooden handle made from recycled whiskey barrels, natch.  Smooth wood fits comfortably in the hand and the metal peg at one end will pry up bottle tops without denting them, for the collectors.  The message on the side encourages your family and friends to “Think Globally, Drink Locally”, further spreading planet-friendly ideals. – Shop Now

Pry.Me Titanium Bottle Opener

Pry.Me Titanium Bottle Opener

Another addition to the realm of teensy-weensy bottle openers, the ¾-inch long tool nonetheless gets the job done thanks to the added leverage of the attached keyring.  Even at the size of a penny, this titanium hook with a rugged sandstone finish can reportedly hold 164,000 times its own weight (over 3,000 pounds), but good luck testing that claim.  The point is, it will open bottlecaps, and the curved design won’t stab you in the leg when hooked to your keychain. – Shop Now

Craighill Bottle Opener

Craighill Trophy Brass Bottle Opener

It’s too big to wear as a ring and too small for a wrist cuff.  What is this curvy, metal device?  A bottle opener, of course!  Ok, so it’s not super intuitive, but it’s hardly a Rubik’s Cube.  Made from sand-blasted solid brass, it’s both sturdy and nice to look at.  When you need to open a bottle, just hook one curved edge under the cap and set the other on top for leverage. – Shop Now

You Earned It Bottle Opener

You Earned It Bottle Opener

Never feel guilty about drinking a few brews with your bros again.  The messaging on this bottle opener reminds you that you did, indeed, earn it, and your trusty friend in solid brass will help you get it.  This sand casted, tumbled, and hand-finished beauty is thick and sturdy, but still slips easily into your pocket for quick grab whenever inferior bottle openers aren’t doing the trick.  Pop tops and drink up – you earned it. – Shop Now

GrabOpener

GrabOpener

The design of this one-handed bottle opener is nothing short of genius.  The upper hook (a steel tooth in the lightweight, aluminum body) fits over the bottle cap, your index finger hooks through the hole while your middle finger rests on the back loop for extra leverage, and with a swift snap, the bottle cap is gone (hint: it’s held in the magnetic hook, which also clings to metal surfaces like your fridge when not in use). – Shop Now

Craighill Ripple Bottle Opener

Craighill Ripple Bottle Opener

Function is the name of the game with this well-appointed bottle opener designed for comfort and ease of use.  The rippled stock provides a perfect gripping surface for all four fingers, with your thumb resting on the head.  All you do is position the C-hook around the bottle cap and deftly pry it up.  Even at seven inches in length, this slim device will still fit in your pocket like a pen, and solid steel construction ensures a long and useful life. – Shop Now

Line Of Trade Machined Steel Bottle Opener

Line Of Trade Machined Steel Bottle Opener

When you think of bottle openers, you probably don’t make the leap to military-grade metalworks, and yet, that’s exactly what you’ll get with this eye-catching bottle opener.  Made in Connecticut by a third generation, family-owned manufacturer, this cast steel concoction in smoky black is wickedly delightful to behold, and even more fun to use.  Add this gunmetal beauty to your keyring and brandish it whenever a stubborn bottle cap threatens your good time. – Shop Now

Porter Key Knife

Porter Key Knife

It’s easy to see what makes this stainless steel bottle opener a special addition to your keychain – it’s shaped like a key to blend seamlessly with your collection of other portal passthroughs.  With a hook in the head for popping tops, you might wonder what the elongated “key” edge is for.  It actually hides a tiny blade, which you can slide out with ease.  At just 2.5 inches in length, it’s the perfect size for your EDC needs. – Shop Now

The James Brand Halifax Keychain Tool

The James Brand Halifax Keychain Tool

It’s a prybar.  It’s a screwdriver.  It’s a bottle opener.  This keychain-friendly, slim, and lightweight multi-tool is all three, making it an EDC must-have.  With a body in titanium, machined from a single block, and stainless steel thumb stud for opening bottles, you’ll get all the strength and durability you expect from this handy tool.  The black cerakote coating just looks wicked.  At just under three inches long and ½ inch thick, you can take it anywhere. – Shop Now

Kershaw Pub Knife

Kershaw Pub Knife

There’s more than meets the eye to this bottle opener, as you may have guessed from the name.  The brainchild of Belarusian custom knifemaker Dmitry Sinkevich, it looks like nothing more than a blocky bottle opener when the knife is stowed.  All you nee to do is rotate the carabiner on the end to reveal a 1.6-inch steel blade.  There’s even a slotted screwdriver tip, making for a compact and exceptionally handy multi-tool. – Shop Now

Grovemade Titanium Key Ring

Grovemade Titanium Key Ring

Bottle openers don’t tend to be particularly pretty.  Some are clever, like a top-popper hidden in the underside of a hockey puck…but pretty?  Not so much.  This lovely loop bucks the trend with an elegant, circular design featuring an open slot to slide into a belt loop and a small hole to hook a keyring through.  If you’ve been wondering where you can get a sophisticated bottle opener to fancy up your beer-swilling shindigs, look no further. – Shop Now

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