A banana Nutella crepe on a plate with chocolate sauce and berry sauceBirthday deals change frequently. Destination Ann Arbor makes no guarantees on any deal, gift, or coupon, and all offers should be confirmed with the respective businesses. Note that some deals may require signing up for a marketing list and/or loyalty program. Deals may require I.D. proof of birthday.

They say it is better to give than to receive, but your birthday is prime receiving time - especially at Ann Arbor area businesses.

We’ve put together a list of deals, coupons, and freebies to be found all around town. Stop by just one and get a special treat, or make a day of it and see how many you can hit!  From free desserts to shopping and entertainment discounts, there’s a lot on offer! 

  1. Any good list should begin with dessert, and this one is just fancy enough to pass as breakfast. At Café Zola and Zola Bistro, start off your day with a free signature Nutella Banana Crepe (with ID and purchase of an entree).

  2. Another opportunity for dessert disguised as breakfast lies at The Bomber in Ypsilanti, where you can chow down on a free ½ order of Cap’n Crunch French Toast (with ID). If you’re gastronomically adventurous, have it for second breakfast after your crepe!

  3. Continue your sweet extravaganza at The Chelsea Treehouse, where kids can receive a sticker and a free ice cream to celebrate their special day! Then stay and run off some of that birthday treat energy! 

  4. Celebrate another year boulder at Planet Rock, with a free day pass for rock climbing on your birthday! Can you reach the top?

  5. Argus Farm Stop café offers a free drink as a birthday treat. While you’re there, check out their excellent selection of local farm-grown produce and prepare for a long life of many more birthdays to come!

  6. Head to Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack for a birthday dessert! After your delicious meal, enjoy a free dessert of your choice. 

  7. Laugh out loud with your nearest and dearest at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase. During the month of your birthday, you and three guests can attend one show, general admission, on any night, for free! (Only the 10:30pm show on Saturday). Reservations must be made at least one day in advance by calling the box office.

  8. After enjoying your meal, stop by TAQ or Afternoon Delight to receive one free dessert. (Dessert is included with the purchase of a meal.) 

  9. The Zingerman’s blowout! Make your birthday unforgettable with a treat to the ring of businesses. Visit Zingerman's Bakehouse and receive a free loaf of selected Bakehouse breads with any purchase up to $6.99! At Zingerman's Deli, receive 15% off everything with a valid ID. Wash it all down at Zingerman's Coffee Company, where you will receive 50% off any coffee or hot chocolate drink. Follow up at Zingerman's Creamery, where you will receive one free gelato. This Zingerman route is a filling birthday celebration. 

  10.  Looking to buy some beautiful, handcrafted gifts or decorative items for your special day? Stop by 16 Hands in the Kerrytown Shops and receive 15% off one item on your birthday! You can also continue your birthday shopping extravaganza by visiting The Himalayan Bazaar to receive 15% off total purchases on your birthday with ID. 

  11. After enjoying a delicious steak at Knight's Steakhouse, treat yourself to something sweet and enjoy a free dessert on your birthday! 

  12. After enjoying a hearty German meal at Metzger's, follow up your dinner by receiving a free strudel on your special day. Deals are only valid with ID. 

  13. Northside Grill’s incredible birthday deal includes a free breakfast or lunch entree until 3 pm with ID. Dine-in only.  

  14. Stop by Ashley's for a free birthday dessert. Select from either a chocolate chip cookie sundae or cinnamon sugar fried pretzel bites. You can't go wrong with these delicious options! 

  15. Visit Found, a gallery and shop in the Kerrytown District for a free pack of birthday candles to top off your cake on your special day. 



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