Post updated February 20, 2022

When I first moved to Fort Wayne and my birthday rolled around, I naturally tried to find out what the local scene has to offer a birthday girl. And, for one of the few times in my life, the internet failed me. It turned out that no such guide existed for Fort Wayne. Why is that? Are there no birthday freebies in this city? The answer to that question is a resounding no.

Fort Wayne local businesses are exceedingly generous. This city is an amazing place to spend a birthday when you know how much all the local businesses want to celebrate with you!

Welcome to the Fort Wayne Birthday Freebies guide. There are a few local restaurants that will give you a totally free birthday meal and many others that will help you celebrate with a free beverage, dessert, or other perk. Some of these require you to sign up for a free rewards club in advance, so if you've got a birthday coming up, be sure to take care of that beforehand!

Hoppy Gnome

Fort Wayne, Indiana Birthday Freebies Guide

What You’ll Find: This guide is for any local business that offers a birthday deal or freebie. There are lots of lists of chain store and restaurant freebies out there.

Contribute: If you have a deal or freebie to contribute, please leave a comment below and we’ll add it to the list! We want this list to be as comprehensive as possible. Please also comment if there is an inaccuracy in the list.

TIPS FOR SUCCESS: When you’re getting a birthday freebie, be sure to have your ID handy. Also, assume that any of the free dessert offers from restaurants require the purchase of an entree.

Restaurants (Children Allowed)

Free Meal

Restaurant
Freebie
Action Required

The Hoppy Gnome

$10 off next visit with purchase of 2 entrees

Complimentary birthday dessert annually

Complimentary bottle of house wine (red or white) on their wedding anniversary date

Sign up for email list (in store)

Mad Anthony’s

Free meal up to $15 the week of your birthday with the purchase of another meal of equal or lesser value.

Sign up for email list

Shigs in Pit

Free meal up to $15 the week of your birthday with the purchase of another meal of equal or lesser value.

Sign up for email list

Umi Fort Wayne

$25 off on your birthday and anniversary

Sign up for "Luminary Rewards" program (in store)

Free Dessert

Restaurant
Freebie
Action Required

BakerStreet Steakhouse

Any dessert on the menu

No

Biaggi’s

Any dessert on the menu

Become a member of the club (free, sign up at the restaurant)

Casa!

9” Celebratory Birthday Cake FREE (serves up to 6 guests.)

No

Catablu

Molten cake

No

Chop’s Steakhouse

Chocolate turtle brownie

No

Cebolla’s Mexican Grill

Sopapilla dessert (ice cream with cinnamon chips) and a rendition of Happy Birthday from the staff

No

Don Hall Restaurants

Free dessert (dessert depends on the restaurant)

No

Dos Margaritas

Shot of tequila or free piece of cake

No

Firefly Coffee House

Free cookie or other baked good

No

Italian Connection

Spumoni ice cream

No

Junk Ditch Brewing Company

Free birthday cake ice cream

No

La Fogata

Free dessert

No
Landing Beer Company $5 off anything! Rewards program

Paula’s on Main

Key lime pie

No

Proximo

Free dessert

No
Marquee Free dessert Sign up for VIP program (free)
Nawa

Free dessert

No

The Oyster Bar

Any dessert on the menu

No

Spyro’s

Strawberry shortcake biscuit dessert

No

Three Rivers Distilling Company

Free cookie

No

Umi Fort Wayne

Roll cake

No

21+ Bars/Restaurants

Cocktail at Marquee on the Landing

Restaurant
Freebie
Action Required

Club Soda

Any dessert on the menu

No

Chop's Wine Bar

Chocolate lava cake

No

Copper Spoon

Free dessert

No
Hop River Brewing Company Free drink Mug club members

J. K. O’Donnells

Any dessert on the menu

No

O’Reilly’s

Bread pudding

 
Marquee Free champagne toast Sign up for VIP program (free)
Summit City Brewerks Free drink no
Trubble Brewing

Buy them a beer

No

Dessert and Coffee Shops

Conjure Coffee on Jefferson

Shop
Freebie
Action Required
Conjure Coffee Regular coffee No
Kanela Coffee Small latte Member's program 

Sweets So Geek

Cookie

Sign up for the birthday club (a joint venture with the Fort Wayne CW station)

Utopian Coffee $5 off Rewards program