10 Spots to Get Birthday Freebies in Albany

Party like it's your birthday - because it is! Don't spend more money than you need to on your special day - head to one of these restaurants or bars and get free birthday deals on drinks or eats. Just remember to bring your ID with you!

woman smiling and holding up a giant boot of beerThe birthday boot at Wolff's Biergarten, photo provided by Lydia Jean Garofalo

a long and large glass half filled with margarita1) LAX on Lark

Lax on Lark offers a free 60-ounce "tower" of margarita or beer on your birthday. Cheers! Lax on Lark also often has live music and comedy shows going on, and they're of course located on the historic Lark Street in Albany.

2) Bombers Burrito Bar

Probably the best known birthday freebie in the Albany area, Bombers gives you a whopping 60-ounce margarita on the rocks! Bring the family and friends for this one, because you're defintiely going to want to share. Bombers has locations in Albany, Schenectady, and Troy.

3) Wolff's Biergarten

If you're more of a beer person, you'll want to head to Wolff's Biergarten for "the boot!" You get two whole liters of one of Germany's most delicious beers, the Hofbräu Original, served up in a glass boot. As with Bombers, Wolff's Biergarten has locations in Albany, Schenectady, and Troy.

4) The Olde English Pub

You get a choice between Heineken beer or Strongbow cider in a giant two liter teacup when you dine at The Olde English Pub on your birthday. The Olde English Pub is located on Broadway in Albany and has a fun old world atmosphere.

5) City Beer Hall

Get a 40-ounce glass of Olde English at City Beer Hall! If your birthday happens to fall during the summer, they have one of the best patio dining spots in Albany, and their food is fantastic as well.

6) Brown's Brewing Company

Receive a free beer sampler at Brown's Brewing Company in Troy on your birthday. Brown's Brewing was actually the first brewery restaurant in the Capital Region, having opened in 1993 - they definitely know their beer!

7) Ben & Jerry's

If you sign up for Ben & Jerry's newsletter you'll become a "Chunk Spelunker," and can receive a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday. Sweet! Find Ben & Jerry's right on Madison Avenue in Albany.

8) The Daily Grind

The Daily Grind will let you have a free meal on your birthday, up to a $10 value. They have locations in Albany and Troy, and have a full menu with deli sandwiches and breakfast served all day in addition to their great coffee. Eat up!

9) IHOP

As with Ben & Jerry's you have to sign up to receive their emails, but IHOP gives a great deal: You not only get a free full stack of the Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity pancakes on your birthday, but also right away just for signing up, and also on the anniversary of the day you signed up. Nice! IHOP is located on Wolf Road in Albany.

10) Red Robin

Join Red Robin's e-club for free and get a free burger for your birthday. The best part? You have the entire month of your birthday to go in and grab your burger - it doesn't have to be on your exact birthday. You can find Red Robin in Latham or Clifton Park.

Do you have a favorite deal that we missed? Let us know and we'll be sure to add it!

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