We demonstrate that two phenomena, the kinetic magneto-electric effect and the non-linear Hall effect, are universal to polar metals, as a consequence of their coexisting and contraindicated polarization and metallicity. We show that measurement of the effects provides a complete characterization of the nature of the polar metal, in that the non-zero response components indicate the direction of the polar axis, and the coefficients change sign on polarization reversal and become zero in the non-polar phase. We illustrate our findings for the case of electron-doped PbTiO$_3$ using a combination of density functional theory and model Hamiltonian-based calculations. Our model Hamiltonian analysis provides crucial insight into the microscopic origin of the effects, showing that they originate from inversion-symmetry-breaking-induced inter-orbital hoppings, which cause an asymmetric charge density quantified by odd-parity charge multipoles. Our work both heightens the relevance of the kinetic magneto-electric and non-linear Hall effects, and broadens the platform for investigating and detecting odd-parity charge multipoles in metals.