It’s your birthday, you want to celebrate and getting something free for it isn’t the worst thing, right? A bunch of places locally offer some free or discounted things just for being born! This list will continue to stay updated, post any we missed in the comments!
RECENTLY UPDATED 9/3/22
Note: double check with the restaurant directly to make sure these specials are still happening
Rusty Nail (1781 US-9, Clifton Park) – They will treat you to the number of chicken wings = your age. For example, if you turn 31 you’re welcome to 31 wings – full rules here
The Barnsider (480 Sand Creek Rd, Colonie) – 1/2 off on a birthday (ID required). You must choose from the dining room menu only, and your meal must be accompanied by another entree of equal or greater value.
Bombers Burritos (258 Lark St, Albany | 447 State St, Schenectady) – a huge margarita on the rocks on your birthday (when you spend $20 or more)
Olde English Pub (683 Broadway, Albany) – Receive a giant teacup of beer
Wolff’s Biergarten (165 Erie Blvd, Schenectady | 895 Broadway, Albany) – Enjoy a free Das Boot (2-liter beer) on your birthday. You’ll need to show ID and place a $40 deposit on the boot.
Orchard Tavern West (2050 Western Ave, Guilderland) – a wing for each year of your age!
Ship’s Pub (360 Northern Blvd, Albany) – free filled growler/ steamed clams, one for each year
Wasabi (195 Wolf Rd, Albany | 63 Putnam St Suite 101, Saratoga Springs) – free all-you-can-eat sushi on your birthday. This offer is only valid on your birthday.
Far Shot Axe Throwing (69 N Pearl St, Albany) – you can throw axes for free on your birthday. This offer is valid when you book a session with six or more people, and can’t be combined with other promotions or offers.
Bentley’s Tavern (4 Hemphill Place, Malta) – Enjoy the number of chicken wings that’s equal to your age, relative to the size of your party. In addition, if you purchase any of their draft beers, a blue Hawaiian birthday cocktail, or a fountain soda in a thirty-two-ounce stadium cup, you get one free refill, and the cup is yours to keep. This offer is only valid on your birthday.
Hill Street Cafe (180 Madison Ave., Albany) – Get a free jumbo liter of beer on your birthday.
DZ Restaurants (Boca Bistro 384 Broadway, Forno Bistro 541 Broadway, Chianti Il Ristorante 18 Division St, all Saratoga Springs) – Join their preferred guest program and get a $20 gift certificate that can be used on your birthday at any one of their restaurants.
Casey’s Restaurant (77 Washington Ave., Rensselaer) – up to $20 off your meal
Nostalgia Ale House (113 Route 9P, Malta) – Grab a complimentary drink of your choice on the house during your birthday month.
Peddlers Bar & Bistro (16 Old Rte 9, Clifton Park) – If you celebrate your birthday with them the day before, day of, or day after, you’ll receive up to $15 off. Just show your license!
Katie O’Byrnes (121 Wall Street State Street &, Erie Blvd, Schenectady) – free fishbowl of rum punch on your birthday.
Peabody’s Sports Bar & Grill (39 Phila St., Saratoga) – Get 10 wings for free on your birthday.
Bootlegger’s on Broadway (200 Broadway, Troy) – Join the email club and get a coupon for a complimentary appetizer or another free treat.
The Century House (997 Loudon Road, Latham) – Sign up for Century Club Rewards and get a $15 reward coupon emailed to you to be redeemed during your birthday month.
The End Zone Sports Pub (227 Park Ave, Mechanicville) – Get a free drink on your birthday
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen (79 N. Pearl St., Albany) – Enjoy a complimentary 32-ounce Mason jar filled with a mixed drink.
City Beer Hall (42 Howard Street, Albany) – a 40-ounce glass of Miller High Life
Tipsy Moose (185 Old Loudon Rd, Latham | 261 New Scotland Ave, Albany) – Swing by the Tipsy Moose on your birthday & Scoop up your free growler of Moosehead Lager. Your group just needs to spend $20 & the growler (and the beer) is yours to keep!
Brown’s Brewing (417 River St, Troy) – Receive a free pint of beer
The Daily Grind (204 Lark St #1, Albany | 46 3rd St, Troy) – a free meal on your birthday, up to a $10 value
The Hill at Muza (379 Congress St, Troy) – a birthday porron of Polish beer
Plus, a ton of chain restaurant options…