Pop Open A Cold One With Workshop-Worthy Bottle Openers

Don’t drink and ride. But when the ride ends, use the mechanic’s choice.

Is there anything more satisfying than popping open a cold beer after pulling into your garage following a beautiful Saturday afternoon motorcycle ride? Sure, you can use pretty much anything to open a beer, but this is about aesthetic consistency. Perhaps you’re pouring Samuel Smith’s Taddy Porter to complement the ticking soundtrack of your cooling Triumph Bonneville, imbibing Old Milwaukee next to your old Harley-Davidson Panhead, or appreciating the matching color schemes of your Honda RC30 and the label on your bottle of Hitachino Nest white ale. If you’re the kind of person who matches your beer to your bike, a garage-specific bottle opener makes perfect sense.

Craftsman Screwdriver Handle Bottle Opener

Craftsman Screwdriver Handle Bottle Opener
That Craftsman builds a bottle opener with a screwdriver handle suggests it really knows its customer base.Amazon

Since you abide by the mantra, "Use the right tool for the job," why not extend that philosophy to the tool you use to get into your favorite beverage, a bottle opener fitted with a Craftsman screwdriver handle? The ergonomics of a screwdriver are a natural choice for a bottle opener, not that you need a lot of torque to pop open a brew. Although, if you're getting off your motocross bike with a bad case of arm-pump, a bit of leverage could be nice.

Southern Homewares Wrench Bottle Opener

Southern Homewares Wrench Bottle Opener
Throw a wrench in your beer drinking.Amazon

You could probably make a bottle opener just like this one in your garage, but cutting up a perfectly good 9/16-inch wrench seems wrong. Maybe the Southern Homewares Wrench Bottle Opener is a better novelty item than it is a functional bottle opener, but as far as kitsch goes, it's pretty good. If you'd be bothered by picking it up by mistake when you're reaching for a real wrench, look elsewhere.

Starr X Wall-Mounted Bottle Opener

Starr X Wall-Mounted Bottle Opener
If it’s good enough for the local pub, it’s good enough for your workshop.Amazon

The patented Starr X is the original wall-mounted bottle-cap opener. Its producer, Brown Mfg., located near Atlanta, claims to be the oldest bottle-opener maker in the country. Every wall looks better with one of these classic openers mounted on it. Add a screw-down aluminum, plastic, or—our favorite—magnetic catcher beneath the opener to keep your floor free of errant caps.