Free Birthday Fun for all Ages

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Posted Thu, Feb 28, 2013

Photo by Ashley Hattle

Photo by Ashley Hattle

DENVER- As we get older birthdays become less of something to celebrate and more of something to dread. After a while lower insurance premiums are the most exciting thing to look forward to. However, Denver runs rampant with birthday specials that may leave most counting down the days until their next birthday. From free drinks to free toys, Denver has a birthday surprise for people of all ages.

Free Drinks in Denver

Charlie Brown’s is located at 980 Grant St. in Denver. While their happy hour only applies to the first round, their birthday special brings people flocking in. Charlie Brown’s gives a $30 tab to the birthday boy or girl, and if the party spends over $100 the birthday person drinks free all night. This makes Charlie Brown’s the ideal place to spend a birthday.

Ernie’s Bar and Pizza, located at 2915 W. 44th Ave., is a close second to Charlie Browns. Although Ernie’s is a bit of a drive from downtown Denver, the free tab makes it worth it. On your birthday you receive up to a $20 tab.

The Front Porch, at 1512 Larimer St., is also a great place to get free drinks. This bar is a great place to go all year round. All week long (Wednesdays excluded) The Front Porch offers “Name Night.” Every night they post three new names on the board, if your name is on the calendar you drink free all night! Got an unusual name? Write your name on the chalk board to be considered for the calendar. Wednesday’s are flip night which is also an amazing special. At the flip of a coin you have a 50/50 chance of a free drink. At The Front Porch it seems like your birthday every week.

**Many bars will give one free shot to the birthday person. Some bars only apply this to your 21st birthday but many will give a free birthday shot to anyone 21 and over.

Free Food in Denver

Rock Bottom Brewery has multiple locations one being 1001 16th St. Suite 100 in Denver. Although this birthday special requires a quick sign-

Photo By Ashley Hattle

Photo By Ashley Hattle

up for the Rock Bottom Mug Club, the inconvenience is worth it. On your first birthday after you join the club you receive a free appetizer, on your second birthday your entire meal is free!

Spicy Pickle, 988 Lincoln St., offers a free sandwich on your birthday. This special does require signing up for the Spicy Pickle VIP e-club. A free sandwich every birthday is great, but Spicy Pickle also gives a free sandwich on the anniversary of your VIP sign up.

Noodles & Co., 1460 16th St., offers a free entree on birthdays. This also requires signing up for the “Noodlegram” which automatically emails birthday specials and anniversary of sign-up specials.

For the kids

Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., gives free admission to kids on their birthday. Register on the zoo website and they’ll not only get free admission, but a free ice cream cone, free souvenir button, and a free carousel ride.

Cold Stone Creamery, 7472 E 29th Place Suite 301, gives anyone free ice cream on their birthday. Children and adults can enjoy an ice cream creation, before going on to the next birthday special.

Dairy Queen, 7601 E. Colfax Ave., offers a free blizzard on birthdays. Your child may get a sugar overload but free ice cream is great for any birthday!

Toys “R” Us, locations in Aurora, Westminster and Englewood, is the ultimate birthday special for children. Sign your son or daughter up for Geoffrey’s Birthday Club and they will receive a phone call from Geoffrey the giraffe on their birthday. They will also get a birthday card and surprise gift every year. Toys “R” Us helps makes kid’s birthdays memorable and exciting.

Adults and kids alike can look forward to these freebies every year. Birthdays are a special day for people of every age, these companies allow for your or your child’s birthday to be not only special but essentially free of cost. So whether you are dreading your next birthday or counting down the days, make a trip to any of these places to make your next birthday the best one yet.

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Ashley Hattle

About Ashley Hattle

Ashley Hattle is a senior at Metropolitan State University (MSU). In high school, Hattle worked for the school newspaper, The Blazer, as the Executive Photo Editor and Lifestyles Editor. After high school she pursued a career in photography and attended the Art Institute of Colorado. After the Art Institute she quickly began working for a photography company in Denver. Through working as a photographer in Denver she re-found her love of journalism and has been a magazine journalism major at MSU since 2010. Hattle hopes to work as a journalist and photographer after graduation in May 2014.

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