The Best Birthday Freebies and Discounts in Pittsburgh

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One of my favorite times of year is my birthday. This is not because I love turning another year older, but rather is because Angie and I were born only a few days apart (in the same year), also started dating within the same week, and have many reasons to celebrate as a result.

In Pittsburgh we've been fortunate to find many local businesses that offer birthday clubs that help make our celebrations even more special with many discounts and freebies to keep the party going.

Now, there are a lot of boring chain restaurants and national brands out there that you see on every other birthday freebie list, but we don't care about those. We're talking about the specials from local businesses that make Pittsburgh the great city it is!

The best part? We found a lot of them!

Free Entree at the Big Burrito Restaurant Group

Kaya in the Strip District

Who doesn't love the Big Burrito restaurant group? With restaurants including Casbah, Eleven, Umi, Soba, and our personal favorite, Kaya, they truly have something for everyone.

For subscribers to their mailing list, you are rewarded with a free entree up to $30 in value at any restaurant (excluding Umi and Saturday service). This coupon is good for the period of one week before and after your birthday, giving a fair bit of time to schedule a visit for a great meal!

Free Burrito at Mad Mex

As if the Big Burrito coupon wasn't enough, their Mexican chain Mad Mex offers a separate mailing list which gives you a free burrito for your birthday too (also valid plus or minus one week from your birthday).

As an added perk, they also give you a coupon for a complimentary lunch special to be used within two weeks of signing up for their mailing list. Double burritos!

$10 off a Bottle from Wigle Whiskey

Wigle's Colorful Spirit Collection

Pittsburgh's favorite local distillery, Wigle Whiskey, offers a $10 gift card for all Birthday Club subscribers, to be used on 375 mL and 750 mL bottle purchases (average price ~$30-$35 each). 

This coupon is also valid for one month before and after your birthday, giving it the longest validity period of specials on this list!

Discounts from Threadbare Cider House

Threadbare Cider House

Threadbare Cider House in the North Side offers a birthday club feature for a free pizza and $5 off a bottle in their shop for your birthday! Click here to sign up to submit your information.

$10 Off Your Meal at The Original Oyster House

Original Oyster House in Pittsburgh

The oldest restaurant in Pittsburgh, The Original Oyster House, offers a $10 coupon for your next meal up to 30 days after your birthday if you join their Birthday Club. Considering nearly everything on their menu is under $10, this means it is likely your entire meal will be free!

Even better, The Original Oyster House also gives a free t-shirt, mug, or Rocky Marciano poster when you redeem your discount too.

Free Birthday Meal from Double Wide Grill

Double Wide Grill in Pittsburgh

Join the mailing list at Double Wide Grill and you'll receive a coupon for a free birthday meal!  This one is good for up to three days before and after your birthday.

Free Walk-in Session at Lumberjaxes

Lumberjaxes Pittsburgh

The indoor axe throwing range in Millvale, Lumberjaxes, offers a one hour walk-in session ($20 value) the week after your birthday. We received this offer via email after opting in for updates during our first visit.

There does not seem to be an online opt-in at this time.

Free Milkshake from Burgatory

Alcoholic Milkshake at Burgatory

Love the heavenly milkshakes from Burgatory? If you join their mailing list you'll receive a coupon for a free milkshake on your birthday! The coupon is good for seven days from the send date of the email, which is typically your birthday. When you receive it you are told to not open the discount code file (a ‘click here' link) until you are at Burgatory as it shows a countdown timer of five minutes to show the code to your server.

Discounts and Freebies from Eat'n Park and Hello Bistro

The regional restaurant chain Eat'n Park is in on the birthday freebies, as they offer discounts and coupons for email list members throughout the year!

Likewise, their offshoot bistro chain, Hello Bistro, also offers a free meal for your birthday if you are a member of their mailing list! (Validity period and exact details of the offer are unknown.)

Do you know of a good birthday special from local Pittsburgh businesses, comment below to let us know about it and we'll add it to our list!

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14 Comments

  1. I just got a free dessert at my fave place, Central Diner, in Robinson because it was my birthday!

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  2. Nakama offers a free dinner entree or lunch entree for your birthday. It’s good until the end of your birthday month as well.

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    • Thanks for letting us know, we’ll add it to the list!

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    • Just took my daughter-in-law there in June for her birthday wish I would have known then I’ll make sure to sign up for mine in November

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  3. Six Penn Kitchen has an email club and offers a birthday and anniversary dinner. I believe it is a buy one/get one free up to a certain value.

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  4. Houlihans does a free birthday dinner up to a certain amount it used to be a free dinner but they now have a limit can’t remember what it is but food is great there

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  5. mailing list gets you free entree at houlihan’s.

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  6. Claddagh Irish pub in south side is great and if you join the golden circle email list you receive $5 off your meal and a birthday present

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    • While it is an awesome deal, please update your information about the Big Burrito group. The coupon that comes in the mail is valid starting date of your birthday through one week later (not valid Saturdays)…..NOT one week before and after your birthday. Mine just arrived today (7/26/17), so I know. It’s a minor change, but it will make a difference when planning reservations. Thanks!

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      • Thanks for letting us know!

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  7. Atria’s also has either a free or BOGO entree/

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  8. Moe’s Southwest Grille gives you a free Burrito.

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  9. Walnut grill offers a free meal for about a week around your birthday.

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  10. Red Robin gives a free birthday burger if you join their loyalty program

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