Whether or not you use one on a regular basis, it’s hard to deny the appeal of a classic hip flask. Perhaps it’s because flasks hearken back to a bygone era when men would bond by sharing nips of their favorite spirit, rather than their favorite viral cat videos. Or maybe it’s just the fact that any fancy container filled with alcohol is irresistible to men. And although traditional hip flasks are still around today, there are now also new types of flasks that offer a unique twist on this essential drinking accessory for men. Here are seven unusual and awesome flasks for men that we found.
1. Wishstone Shot Flask with Mini Funnel
Made of premium quality steel and decorated in soft black leather, this handsome flask is perfect for the man who prefers to sip his liquor from a glass, even while on the go. That’s because the Shot Flask features a built-in collapsible shot glass that can be stored securely in a hole on the side of the flask when it is not in use. The stainless steel shot glass holds a standard two-ounce serving and features a cool telescopic design. As an added convenience, this 8-ounce flask also comes with a mini funnel for no-spill refills. You can find the innovative Wishstone Shot Flask with Mini Funnel here.
2. Visol Edian Stainless Steel 4-Ounce Hip Flask with Built-In Cigar Holder
What’s better than being able to carry around a flask full of your favorite whiskey? How about being able to carry around a flask full of your favorite whiskey and two cigars? This premium stainless steel hip flask features a classic curved profile that also hides a compartment that can hold up to two cigars or eight cigarettes. The flask portion holds up to four ounces of liquor, while the cigar side includes a spring loaded piece that will lift your smokes for easy access. It’s the perfect accessory for poker night with the boys. You can find the Visol Edian Stainless Steel 4-Ounce Hip Flask with Built-In Cigar Holder here.
3. Jack Daniel’s Golf Flask
Make your next golf game a little more – ahem — interesting with this Jack Daniel’s Golf Flask. This seven-ounce stainless steel hip flask features a removable black leather cover for holding various golf accessories, including markers, tees, and a pitch repair tool — all branded with the distillery’s iconic logo. And while you can put whatever liquor you want in this golf-themed flask, it would be a shame to put anything but “Old No. 7.” Just remember to let someone else drive the golf cart, please. You can find the Jack Daniel’s Golf Flask here.
4. Cork Pops Nicholas Portside Flask
Besides featuring a cool nautical design, this Portside Flask also makes it easy to know when a refill is in order. One side of this flask is made of highly polished stainless steel, while the other side has a solid glass window modeled after a ship’s porthole. A great gift for sailors — or anyone who appreciates beautiful craftsmanship. You can find the Cork Pops Nicholas Portside Flask here.
5. Stanley Adventure Stainless Steel Flask
Made by the same company that is well-known for its rugged all-steel vacuum bottles, the Stanley Adventure Stainless Steel Flask is the ideal drinking accessory for your next outdoor adventure. Like the company’s iconic vacuum bottles, the outside of this flask is protected by a durable hammertone powder coat. The flask holds up to five ounces of your favorite spirit and includes an integrated lanyard so you’ll never have to worry about losing the cap. You can find the Stanley Adventure Stainless Steel Flask here.
6. Concealable Entertainment Flasks
Despite being over 30 years old, the Nintendo Entertainment System is still revered by gamers as one of the greatest game consoles of all time. Well, the NES cartridges are back – and this time they’re full of alcohol. Revisit your favorite retro gaming system with these NES cartridge flasks that feature hilarious parody titles like “Drunk Hunt” and “Super Bar-Hop Bros.” These flasks make perfect gifts for gamers, just remember: If you try to insert them into your game system, you’ve probably had enough to drink. You can find the Super Bar-Hop Bros. version of the Concealable Entertainment Flask here.
7. Silver Mini Stainless Steel Flask Alcohol Flagon with Keychain
Sometimes good things really do come in small packages. Especially when that package holds a tiny stainless steel flask that can hold up to one ounce of your favorite spirit. And while you won’t be able to share much with your friends, this keychain flask is the perfect size for discreet liquor carrying. You can find the Silver Mini Stainless Steel Flask Alcohol Flagon with Keychain here.
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