Bottle Openers - Unique & Novelty Gift Ideas

These bottle openers are the perfect way to show off your personality and your bar skills. Whether you're a seasoned bartender or just love getting your drinks on, these hard-to-find openers will make getting that drink into your hand easier than ever. With so many cool designs to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect opener for your home bar.

There’s no denying that bottle openers are one of the most important barware in every home. After all, they allow us to access the delicious carbonated beverages that we all love so much. But what many people don’t know is that bottle openers have a long and interesting history that dates back centuries. Let’s take a look at how the modern openers were invented and why they’re such a vital part of our lives today. Looking for more gift ideas on beer bottle openers?

The History of The Bottle Opener

The bottle opener is a relatively simple tool that consists of a metal arm with a serrated edge that fits over the bottle cap. When pressure is applied, the serrated edge grips the cap and lifts it off with ease. But how did this tool come to be?

It’s believed that bottle openers were first invented in the early 1800s, around the same time that bottle caps were invented. At first, they were made out of brass and iron and they were fairly crude in design.

It wasn’t until 1892 that the first patented bottle opener was created by William Painter, a man from Baltimore, Maryland. His bottle opener was called the Crown Cork System and it quickly became the most popular bottle opener of its time.

Did you know that William Painter also invented the bottle cap in 1892?

It was also called the crown caps, crown seal or just a cap.

Types of Bottle Open

There are many different types of openers on the market today, and each one has its own unique purpose. It's notable to mention that not all openers are dishwasher safe. Here is a list of the most common bottle openers and their uses.

Wall Mounted Opener

Often seen in bars and restaurants, wall-mounted openers are designed to be mounted on the wall for easy access when opening drinks. Some wall-mounted openers will also feature a catcher at to bottom to prevent your caps from littering the floor. This catcher is great for opening beer bottles at restaurants and bars.

Crown cork opener

The crown cork opener is a type of bottle opener that is designed to remove crown caps with ease. It features a solid handle that is large enough to hold with your thumb and forefingers. This is your standard opener and can open drinks fairly efficiently.

Speed opener or 'Bar Blade'

A speed opener is also known as a bar blade. It is usually a flat simple design made from steel. It's mainly used by professional bartenders and can be carried in a pocket. Its simple and slim design is for speed and easy storage. Bartenders need to supply alcohol with efficiency and these speed openers are quick and consistent.


A multi-opener is a bottle opener that can open multiple types of bottles. It’s a handy tool to have if you regularly drink different types of beverages. You might find that a multi-opener will contain corkscrews, a key ring and many other handy features.

What is a good bottle opener?

A good bottle opener should have a number of features that make it easy to use. First, it should have a sturdy construction that is unlikely to break. Second, it should have a comfortable grip that is easy to hold. Finally, it should be able to open bottles with ease which will allow you to receive liquor in a timely manner.

Why is the bottle opener called church key?

The bottle opener is also called a "church key" because of its resemblance to the keys that were once used to open churches. The most logical reason for this is that in the 1800s monks were known for brewing beer and they often brew them in churches. The real reason why it's called the 'church key' is unknown.

How do you open a bottle without a bottle opener?

Have you been to a party and couldn't find a bottle opener? Well, there are many various methods and objects you can use to pop open your caps and impress someone at your next party.

Using A Countertop

One common and fun way to open a bottle without a bottle opener is by using a countertop. First, find a hard and sturdy surface like a countertop or a table. Second, place the bottle cap on the edge of the countertop and apply pressure with your hand. Finally, twist the bottle and the cap should pop off.

Using A Knife

Another common way to open a bottle without a bottle opener is by using a knife. First, find a sharp knife with a serrated edge. Second, place the cap on the edge of the countertop and apply pressure with your hand. Finally, twist the bottle until the cap pops off.

Using A Key

Another popular life hack is to use a key to open your caps. First, find a small key that will fit through the cap’s hole. Second, insert the key into the bottle cap and twist it until the cap pops off.

And To Wrap It Up ...

A bottle opener is a perfect companion to have in your kitchen drawer or home bar. It’s an essential barware tool to open bottles of beer, soda, and other carbonated beverages. There are many different types of openers on the market today, each with its own unique purpose. Whether you’re using a wall-mounted opener, speed opener, or multi-opener, bottle openers we hope you find the perfect bottle opener at DadShop. Don't forget also sell a wide variety of beer bottle openers.


The moment your order is placed on our site we will endeavour to have your order shipped and delivered as quick as possible. Since we are located in Australia most orders are delivered within 1 week of dispatch. By shopping at DadShop you can also get free delivery on all orders over $150. Please note that delivery times to regional Australia can take 2-3 weeks.

What Is The Liquor Control Reform Act?

The Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 is an act of the Parliament of Australia that reformed the laws governing liquor in Australia. The act repealed the Liquor Control Act 1988 and replaced it with a new framework designed to reduce alcohol-related harm. The key changes introduced by the act included:

  • Introducing a risk-based approach to liquor licensing, with a focus on reducing alcohol-related harm
  • Allowing supermarkets and other retail outlets to supply alcohol to the general public
  • Introducing minimum packaging requirements for liquor products
  • Introducing restrictions on advertising and marketing of liquor products
  • Establishing a national system for the regulation of liquor sales and supply
  • Strengthening the powers of police and other enforcement agencies to tackle alcohol-related crime and disorder.

The act also created a new independent statutory body, the Liquor Regulation Authority, to oversee the regulation of liquor in Australia.

What is the responsible service of alcohol in Australia?

Responsible service of alcohol (RSA) is the practice of serving alcohol in a responsible manner. It involves ensuring that customers are aware of the risks associated with drinking, that they are not served too much alcohol, and that they are not allowed to become intoxicated.

RSA training is mandatory for all staff who work in licensed premises in Australia, and it is an offence to sell or supply alcohol to a person who is intoxicated.

There are a number of different RSA training courses available, and the most appropriate course will depend on the type of premises in which you work. For example, there are specific RSA courses for hotels, bars, nightclubs, and restaurants.

Common Questions About Bottle Openers (Barware)?

What is the difference between a beer bottle opener and a wine bottle opener?

A beer bottle opener is a type of bottle opener that is specifically designed for opening beer bottles. They are typically made from stainless steel and have a small serrated blade that can cut through the foil that covers the top of the bottle. Most openers of wine bottles is a type of opener that is specifically designed for opening wine bottles. They typically have a long, thin blade that can slip under the cork and pull it out without damaging the wine bottles.

Are there bottle openers that have a corkscrew on the back?

Yes, you can find many openers which have multiple tools on the other end including a corkscrew.

What's the other side of a bottle opener for?

The other side of the bottle opener is commonly used as a can opener. It features a small sharp blade that can be used to puncture holes in cans. You can also find key rings attached to the other side of bottle openers.

Is a bottle opener An example of a screw?

A bottle opener is not a screw, but it does use a screw-like motion to open bottle caps. The bottle opener has a small metal blade that fits into the bottle cap. When you twist the bottle opener, the blade screws into the bottle cap and pops it off.

Is a bottle opener a machine?

A bottle opener is not a machine, but it is a tool that uses mechanical energy to open bottle caps.

What do bartenders call bottle openers?

Bartenders often them "speed openers" or "bar blades." Speed openers are simple and flat bottle openers that are made from steel. They are easy to carry and fit in your pocket. Bar blades are similar to speed openers, but they often have a bottle opener on one side and a can opener on the other.

What is the difference between a bottle opener and a church key?

The main difference between a bottle opener and a church key is the shape and value. Church keys resemble a large key and can be highly valuable as they can be very old.