From bagels to burgers, coffee beans to golfing greens, Ottawa’s local businesses have a slew of birthday specials worth celebrating.
We wanted to make your birthday planning a piece of cake (in some cases, literally). Thanks to the help and generosity of these businesses, we’ve compiled a long list of freebies and offers you can enjoy on your special day.
Without further ado, let’s put on our party hats and get this party started!
Note: This article was last updated on Apartment613’s anniversary, June 13, 2021.We encourage you to check with each business to receive up-to-date information on their birthday offers
Kettleman’s Bagel Co. ~ Multiple Locations
Score a dozen free bagels of your choice after downloading the app and registering for Kettleman’s Rewards.
The Works ~ Multiple Locations
Chow down on a craft burger and fries when you subscribe to the “Burgers With Benefits” mailing list. Ensure you do so a minimum of 9 days before your birthday.
Le Moulin de Provence KD ~ 30 Metcalfe Street
Choose your own freshly-baked sweet or savoury pastry after presenting your ID in-store. Please note this offer exclusively applies to the Metcalfe location and not the Byward Market store.
South St. Burger ~ 275 Laurier Avenue East
Treat yourself and a friend to a birthday burger. After signing up to the Birthday Club mailing list, you’ll receive a ‘buy one, get one free’ coupon valid on your birthday up until 14 days after for dine-in or pick up. Remember to sign up at least 72 hours in advance and bring your ID.
Blue Cactus ~ 2 ByWard Market Square
Receive a free entrée on your birthday when purchasing another main course of equal or greater value. If you’re celebrating within the week of your birthday, you’ll get hooked up with a complimentary dessert. Remember to bring your ID.
Pelican Fishery & Grill Restaurant ~ 1500 Bank Street
Swoop in for your free dessert when you celebrate at the restaurant. Remember to bring your ID.
Host India ~ Multiple locations
Complete your meal with a complimentary dessert when enjoying a birthday dinner. Remember to bring your ID.
Mia’s Indian Cuisine ~ 917 Richmond Road
Dessert is on the house when you celebrate your special day in-store. Remember to bring your ID.
Big Rig Kitchen & Brewery ~ 2750 Iris Street
You’ll receive a complimentary dessert when enjoying your birthday at the restaurant. Remember to bring your ID.
Mamma Teresa Ristorante ~ 300 Somerset Street West
Enjoy, in the words of a staff member, “a piece of cake, a candle, and a song” compliments of the restaurant. Remember to bring your ID.
Flapjack’s Canadian Diner ~ 354a Preston Street
Gulp down your very own birthday cake milkshake when you show your ID. Promotion for dine-in only.
Bridgehead Coffee ~ Multiple Locations
Sip a free specialty drink when you sign up for Bridgehead Rewards. The drink will appear in your reward balance and is redeemable on your birthday or up to 30 days after.
Hear your own personalized birthday shoutout on the radio during MOVE Mornings weekdays at 7:45am. You’ll need to register here by 4pm the day before the birthday announcement is to be made.
Greetings from the Prime Minister
Request a congratulatory certificate from the Prime Minister when celebrating milestone birthdays, including: 65th birthdays and up at 5-year intervals (e.g. 70th, 75th, 80th, etc.) and 100th birthdays and up (e.g. 100th, 101st, 102nd, etc.). Requests should be submitted online six weeks prior to the birthdate.
Anderson Links Golf Course ~ 4175 Anderson Road
Swing by for a complimentary 9 or 18 holes on your special day. If your birthday falls during the winter months, the offer is valid six months to the day (e.g. January 1 would be valid on July 1). Remember to bring your ID.
Nation Golf Club ~ 731 County Road 19
Your “green fees” are covered when you play 9 or 18 holes on your birthday. If your birthdate lands in the winter off-season, the offer is valid six months to the day (e.g. January 1 would be valid on July 1). Remember to bring your ID.
In addition to the Ottawa-founded and local businesses highlighted above, we also want to show some love for locally-owned franchises, found below. Latest details can be found on their respective websites or by contacting any one of their Ottawa locations:
- The Body Shop
- Boston Pizza
- Dairy Queen
- Designer Shoe Warehouse
- East Side Mario’s
- EB Games
- Marble Slab Creamery
- Menchies Frozen Yogurt
- New York Fries
- Old Navy
- Panera Bread
- RW & Co.
- Swiss Chalet
- Value Village
Did we miss any birthday specials? Please drop us your suggestions in the comments below.