Shop Local. Celebrate The Unique. Believe In Birmingham.

Independent Birmingham is your go-to guide to discovering Birmingham’s independent culture.

Dedicated to unearthing the very best of Birmingham’s hidden gems and best-kept secrets, we tour the city in search of the unique and the inspiring – shedding light on these wonderful establishments, their stories and their quirks, so as to inspire you to rediscover your city, one hidden gem at a time.

And now you can enjoy up to 25% off (alongside exclusive 2-for-1 offers, freebies, and more) at over 170 of the very best independents across Birmingham and Solihull, right at your fingertips, with the Independent Birmingham App – all for just £1.99 a month.

Available to download now on Apple and Android, the IB App is your key to the city – allowing you to explore Birmingham like never before, and making you fall in love with this city all over again.

If you’re looking to get out and about and support local, then downloading the Independent Birmingham App is an absolute no brainer. You can use the IB App to discover a whole host (over 170) of the very best independents across Birmingham and Solihull, using our list and interactive map – but best of all, you can save money at each of these venues whilst supporting local. You can save £5, £10, £20, £30, even up to hundreds of pounds off (at certain venues), and at pretty much every venue listed you can save your whole month’s membership in one go – all while having fun AND supporting Brum’s ace indie businesses. IB Membership is just £1.99 a month (or £21.90 a year) and it helps to keep this vital platform alive and allows us to keep doing what we do best – supporting Brum’s marvellous independents, and shining a light on our wonderful city.

With an average readership of over 100,000 unique visitors a month and a highly-engaged social media platform of over 160,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – with mentions in national newspapers (The Guardian, The Independent), named by Twitter UK as one to follow to discover Birmingham, named by The Birmingham Post as one of the 250 most influential people in the region, and named as one of Birmingham Live’s 30 Under 30 – Independent Birmingham has helped pave the way for new (and old) independent businesses to blossom in the city and championed a revolution of local.

Believe in Birmingham. A tagline coined on the first day that Independent Birmingham began it’s journey – a dig at those on the outside who have, over the years, shot our city down in magazines and newspapers and on social media. Once perceived as a concrete jungle where no innovation took place, our city is now home to an incredibly exciting food and drink scene, spearheaded and championed by our independents, and all eyes are on us. Independent culture is coming to the forefront. Now, more than ever, we are starting to believe in Birmingham.

In addition to IB App, we regularly host massive food and drink festivals, held at iconic locations and attended by thousands of people – with many more great events to follow. In the process of writing this love letter to Birmingham, we’ve created a whole platform for celebrating independent culture. Reigniting the fire for Birmingham independence and helping people to rediscover their city, one hidden gem at a time.

Here’s a list of every business offering discounts and deals for Independent Birmingham Members, lovingly curated and helpfully categorised by area (with many more set to join). 

Go forth and conquer Brum with your IB App!

City Centre

Plates By Purnell’s – 10% off the bill

BoneHead – 20% off the bill (Tuesday – Friday, 12pm – 5pm) OR 10% off the bill (anytime)

Purnell’s Restaurant – 10% off the bill (Tuesday – Thursday)

EN Steak – 12.5% off the bill (Sunday – Thursday, all day + Friday – Saturday, lunch) [valid for up to tables of 4] + a FREE £100 restaurant voucher when you use your IB App 5 times

Ramen Don – 15% off the bill (Sunday – Friday, lunch) + ramen/katsu curry and a beer/cocktail/glass of wine for just £15 (Friday dinner + Saturday lunch and dinner) + a veg curry and a beer/cocktail/glass of wine for just £12 (Friday dinner + Saturday lunch and dinner)

Ju Ju’s Cafe – A FREE pint of beer/small glass of house wine/soft drink when you purchase a main meal or 3 small plates (Thursday – Saturday, after 5pm) or with your Sunday Roast

Cherry Reds – A free pint of cask ale, lager, cider, or draught soft drink with your main meal

Damascena – 10% off the bill when you spend £10 or more

Laghi’s – 10% off the bill (Monday – Thursday) AND 20% off takeaway pizzas (anytime)

Medicine Bakery And Gallery – 10% off takeaway baked goods

Adam’s – 10% off the Tasting 7 Menu (Tuesday – Thursday)

The Oyster Club – 15% off the bill (excluding caviar and set menus)

Tiger Bites Pig – 10% off the bill when you spend £10 or more (Sunday – Thursday)

Qavali – 15% off the bill (Sunday – Thursday) + a FREE glass of prosecco with your meal for reservations made in the Bar & Lounge (Friday – Saturday)

Roundhouse Birmingham – Concession rates (saving up to £5 off) on all guided tours

Itaewon – A FREE pint of draught beer/soft drink when you spend £15 or more

Sommar Brewing Company – 10% off all beer and food + 25% off brewery tours + 15% off tasting events

Shokupan – 10% off the bill

Loki Wine – 10% off purchases in-store and online (excluding gift vouchers, use the code: IndependentBirmingham to redeem)

Craft – 20% Off The 4-Course and 5-Course Set Menu

Kuula Poké – A FREE Miso Soup (vegan or salmon/prawn) when you purchase a Sumo Poké Bowl

Sushi Passion – 10% off the bill (Monday – Thursday) or a FREE glass of Classic Sake with your meal (Friday – Sunday)

Snobs – 20% off food (anytime) and £1 off entry (before midnight)

Theatrix – 10% off the bill OR any small plate and a cocktail for £12

The Indian Streatery – 10% off the bill or 2 Cocktails For £12

The Indian Streatery Express – 10% off the bill, 20% off Mango Pale Ale Beer, and Exclusivity On Specials (IB Members will be able to try specials first before they go on general sale)

Wayland’s Yard – 10% off the bill

Fox & Chance – 10% off the bill

Staying Cool – 15% off any apartment using the code: INDBHAM

All Greek Street Food – 10% off food

The Coffee Bar – 15% off takeaway coffee when you use your own cup, and a FREE slice of cake on your birthday when you present your IB App (no purchase required)

Hookway’s – A FREE pistachio Baklava when you purchase any regular/large wrap

Jamaya – 20% off the bill (Sunday – Thursday)

Indico Street Kitchen – 20% off the bill (Sunday – Thursday)

Tilt – 15% off coffee, tea and cakes

Tin Tin Food Court – 15% off food at select traders

Gas Street Social – A FREE cocktail, craft beer or glass of wine when purchasing any main course (Three Social Plates is equivalent to a main course) 

Shepherds – 10% off all services and 5% off products

Ikon Bookshop – 10% off all purchases (excluding magazines and limited edition prints) 

Purecraft Bar And Kitchen – A FREE half pint of any Purity beer when you purchase a main meal (Sunday – Thursday)

The Barber House – 10% off all services

Land – 10% off food

Driftroom – 15% off all full priced items

Yakinori – 20% off the bill

Ngopi – Any rice dish + a coffee for just £10

Twist – 10% off all drinks

Liquor Store – 10% off full price purchases (exclusions apply, please check in-store)

The Sun On The Hill – 25% off all food

The Victoria – 10% off drinks (Sunday – Thursday)

Morridge – 10% off the bill

Habaneros – A FREE drink with your meal

Swordfish Records – 10% off second-hand/used and vintage LPs and CDs

Bodega Cantina – A FREE Nacho Platter To Share When You And A Friend Each Purchase A Main Dish (Street Food/Large Plates) From The Menu (Sunday – Thursday)

Jewellery Quarter

Opheem – Your choice of a FREE glass of English sparkling wine, a super chilled dry martini, or a non-alcoholic mixed drink when dining on the 5 or 10-course tasting menu (Wednesdays and Thursdays only – see IB Profile for essential booking info)

The Wilderness – 20% off Tasting Menus (Wednesday – Thursday, excluding supplements)

The Barrel Store – Any pizza + a pint of Attic Brew Co’s core beers (Forward/Signals/Intuition) for just £12

Trentina – a FREE soft serve ice cream when you spend £10 or more (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday)

Somewhere In Brum – a FREE hot/soft drink when you order any dish from the brunch menu (Monday – Thursday) + a FREE pint of beer/glass of wine/soft drink when you purchase any burger or curry bowl (Monday – Thursday) + 20% off the bill (Friday – Saturday)

The Church – 20% off food (Monday – Saturday)

40 St Paul’s – 2 Cocktails For £15 On Selected Cocktails

Indian Brewery Snowhill – 15% Off A Pint Or Can Of Birmingham Lager (anytime) OR 10% off food (Sunday – Thursday)

Damascena – 10% off the bill when you spend £10 or more

One1 – A FREE cake/pastry when you spend £10 or more

Restaurant Folium – 10% off the tasting menu (excluding Saturday evening)

Quarter Horse Coffee Espresso Bar – 10% off the bill 

The Pig & Tail – 10% off brunch + 10% off draught beer and craft beer cans

Saint Pauls House – 20% off food (Sunday – Thursday)

The Borrow Shop – Coffee/Tea And A Cookie For Just £5 + 10% Off Yearly Library Of Things Membership

Arch 13 – 10% off all food + cheese and wine flights

Cash & Cash Co – Any sandwich and fresh juice/hot drink for £6.50 (Monday – Friday) + 10% off groceries and homeware (anytime)

Minima – 10% off all purchases

The Wolf – 15% off the bill

Saint Kitchen – 50% Off A Side Or Salad When You Purchase Any Bagel (Monday – Friday).

BLACC + BLOND – 15% off colour services (please book in for a free skin test/consultation first) + 10% off hair/lifestyle products

Milan Indian Cuisine – 10% off the bill (when dining from the A La Carte menu)

The Chocolate Quarter – 10% off all purchases (to redeem online, use code: INDBIRMINGHAM2021)

Burning Soul Brewing – 10% off takeaway craft beer cans 

The Hive Bakery And Cafe – 10% off the bill

1000 Trades – 10% off drinks (excluding Friday and Saturday evening, after 6pm)

The Whisky Club – The Club Old Fashioned or The Whisky Drummer for just £5 (instead of £8 – one per visit)

The Quarterworkshop – £5.50 Off The ‘Make A Ring In An Evening’ Workshop (Using The Code: INDEPENDENTBHAM) And Free Engraving Of Initials/Date When Booking A ‘Make Your Own Wedding Ring’ Workshop

Connolly’s – 10% Off The Wine Of The Week

BLOC Hotel – 15% off the best available rate

Espresso Quarter – 10% off the bill

Digbeth

Cafe Lovelife – 10% off brunch (Monday – Friday) + 15% off dinner (anytime) + 10% off Sunday Roasts

Passing Fancies – a monthly exclusive IB cocktail for just £8 (only available to IB App Members) 

670 Grams – 10% off your drinks bill on the day

Chance & Counters – 15% off the bill

Baked In Brick – 15% off the bill

Halton Turner Brewing Company – 15% off Halton Turner beers

AutoBrew – 15% off cocktails and coffee + 10% off beer

Kilo Ziro – A FREE glass of sparkling wine when you pre-book a Signature Afternoon Tea OR £5 FREE credit when you top up with £20 for the Wine Wall OR 15% off all local beer/cider flights OR any hot drink and pastry/cake for just £5 (choose one deal only per visit)

Nortons – 20% off the bill (Monday – Friday) + a pizza and a pint for just £10 (Saturday – Sunday)

Pip’s Hot Sauce – 10% off all purchases in Red Brick Market + exclusivity on new products

DropShot – 50% off games (Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday) AND 10% off food and drinks (anytime)

Mama Roux’s – 2 cocktails for just £10 (instead of £19 – Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday)

The Night Owl – 2 Cocktails For £10 And £1 Off Entry

Mockingbird Cinema And Kitchen – 10% off tickets (purchased in person at the venue) + 10% off food and drink

The Ruin – Any 2 burgers + 2 drinks (lager/cider/wine/soft drink) for £30

The Anchor – 12.5% off all drinks

Zen – 10% off all gifts and jewellery

Solihull

Smoke At Hampton Manor – 10% off food (Tuesday – Wednesday)

Bakery At Hampton Manor – 10% off the bill

Grace & Savour – 10% off food (Wednesday – Thursday)

Toffs By Rob Palmer – 10% off food when dining on the 7-course Tasting Menu (Wednesday – Friday) + a FREE drink on arrival (Thursday lunch, Friday lunch and dinner, Saturday lunch, Sunday lunch – excluding the 3-course Tasting Menu)

Burger Me Up – 10% off the bill at their Taste Collective pop-up

The Woods – 10% off the bill

Stripclub Streetfood – 15% off the bill

Shaking Hand – 15% off all draught beers and cask ales (Sunday – Wednesday)

Sommar Brewing Company – 10% off all beer and food + 25% off brewery tours + 15% off tasting events

Liv’s – 10% off purchases in-store

Loki Wine – 10% off purchases in-store and online (excluding gift vouchers, use the code: IndependentBirmingham to redeem)

Yakinori – 20% off the bill

Indico Street Kitchen – 20% off the bill (Sunday – Thursday)

Cleopatra’s Kitchen – 10% off the bill

Jamaya – 20% off the bill (Sunday – Thursday)

1683 Chocolate Place – 10% off all purchases (to redeem online, use the code: IB10)

Connolly’s – 10% Off The Wine Of The Week

Perios – 20% off the bill (Sunday – Thursday)

Moseley

Peacer – 15% off the bill

Halawaat – 15% off the bill

Lisa & Pann – 10% off the bill (Wednesday – Friday, lunch and dinner + Saturday – Sunday, lunch)

Chakana – 10% off the bill (excluding Friday and Saturday evenings, after 6pm)

Zindiya – 20% off the bill (Tuesday – Thursday)

Brum Mi – 15% off the bill (excluding Wing Wednesdays)

The Dark Horse – 15% off craft beer (please ask for a member of staff to redeem)

Damascena – 10% off the bill when you spend £10 or more

The Jungle Club – a FREE baby houseplant when you spend £10 or more

The Cuban Embassy – 15% off food

RIGS Fitness – a FREE Bootcamp class

Moseley Road Baths – 15% off the adult swim price

The Village – 10% off food (Monday – Friday)

Cafephilia – 10% off the bill

Maison Mayci – 15% Off The Bill

Southside

Gaijin Sushi – 10% off the bill (Monday – Thursday) + a FREE glass of house sake or soft drink with your meal (Friday – Sunday)

Indian Cafe Racer – 10% off food (Sunday – Thursday, anytime) + 10% off food (Saturday – Sunday, lunch only)

Chung Ying Cantonese Restaurant – 20% off the bill (Monday – Thursday)

Malaysian Delight – 10% off the bill when dining-in (Monday – Friday) OR 15% off takeaways (anytime)

Birmingham Hippodrome – Seasonal discounts (£3-5 minimum off tickets) to select shows and 10% off  food and hot drinks at the Coffee Bar

Quarter Horse Coffee – 10% off the bill + 10% off coffee beans and merch (excluding brewing equipment and subscriptions) using the code: IB4ever

The Workshop Below – 10% off purchases (excluding mustard lockers and baskets)

Kings Heath

The Early Bird Bakery – 10% off the bill

Pause – The Cinnabundle (a flat white/Americano + original Cinnabuffin) for just £5

Gorilla Coffee Cafe – a FREE coffee or tea when you purchase any item from the main brunch menu

The MilkCake Man – 10% off the bill

Hare & Hounds – 10% off food

Levain & Cherry – 10% off all purchases (Wednesday – Thursday)

La Santé – a cheese or charcuterie board + 500ml carafe of wine for £30

Blow Water – Dumplings + Gwei Lo Beer for just £10 OR Dumplings + any hot drink for just £8

The Juke – 20% off all takeaway cans (anytime) AND 10% off all draught beers (Sunday – Thursday)

Borough & Fox – 10% off all purchases

Harvest – 10% off all purchases (to redeem online, use the code: IndieBrum10)

Kitchen Garden Cafe – 10% off the bill + 10% off workshops

Fletchers Bar And Eatery – 10% off the bill when dining

Harborne

Harborne Kitchen – 20% off the Tasting Menu (Wednesday only, saving £19) + a FREE glass of English sparkling wine when you order the Tasting Menu (Thursday dinner, Friday lunch and Saturday lunch)

The Plough – 10% off food

Damascena – 10% off the bill when you spend £10 or more

Edgbaston

Fogo Bar & Kitchen – 2-for-1 pizzas (Monday) + 2 pizzas and a bottle of house wine for £40 (Tuesday, Wednesday) + 10% off the bill (Thursday – Sunday)

LA-POP – 10% off the bill

Smoke + Ash – 10% off the bill OR 20% off takeaways (collection only)

Chapter – 10% off the bill

Laghi’s – 10% off the bill (Monday – Thursday) AND 20% off takeaway pizzas (anytime)

Damascena – 10% off the bill when you spend £10 or more

Loki Wine – 10% off purchases in-store and online (excluding gift vouchers, use the code: IndependentBirmingham to redeem)

Midlands Arts Centre – 10% off purchases in the MAC gift shop

Stirchley

Soi 1268 by Buddha Belly – 10% off the bill (Wednesday – Thursday, dinner) + 10% off the bill (Friday – Saturday, lunch)

Yardbirds – 15% off food

Birmingham Brewing Company – 10% off beer in the taproom

Attic Brew Co. – 25% Off All Take-Away Cans Purchased In The Taproom

GlassHouse Beer Co – 10% off all draught beer + 10% off all takeaway cans purchased in the taproom

Stir Stores – 2 for £11 cocktails (Wednesday – Thursday) + 10% off selected drinks (Friday: 5pm-7pm + Saturday: 12pm-4pm + all day Sunday)

Ikigai – 10% off the bill

Stirchley Wines And Spirits – 10% Off Growlers Fills, 10% Off A Mixed Case Of Any 12 Bottles/Cans Of Beer/Cider, 5% Off Any 3 Bottles Of Wine (75cl or above), 5% Off Any Single Bottle Of Spirits (50cl or above)

British Oak – £1 off cocktails

Enamel Shades – 20% off purchases and repairs

Bournville

The Clean Kilo – A choice of FREE zero waste gifts when you spend over £30 (Moseley and Bournville – see profile for details)

Bearwood

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TAMU – a FREE hot drink of your choice when you purchase any breakfast or brunch dish

A La Mexicana – A starter + main + soft drink for just £18 (lunchtime only)

Sutton Coldfield

The Bracebridge – 15% off food (Monday – Thursday) OR a FREE pint of beer/glass of house wine/soft drink with your main meal (Friday – Sunday)

Silver Tree Bakery – Any hot drink and pastry/bun for just £4.50 (Wednesday – Friday) + 10% off the bill (Saturday – Sunday)

OnTheBreadLine – A FREE coffee and cake when you spend over £10

Sip & Slice – 10% off the bill

Sushido – 10% off the bill

Leviathan Brewing – 10% off all draught beers/ciders + 10% off merch purchased in the taproom

Hall Green

Raja Monkey – 15% off the bill (Sunday – Thursday, anytime) or 15% off the bill (Friday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm + Saturday, 5pm – 6pm)

Selly Oak

Hey Brew Espresso – Any hot drink/cold drink + cinnabun for just £5.50 (excluding syrups)

Download the Independent Birmingham App now and enjoy up to 25% off (alongside exclusive 2-for-1 offers, freebies, and more) at over 170 of the very best independents across Birmingham and Solihull – all for just £1.99 a month!

Download the IB App here.

The IB App features a list of over 170 terrific independents across Birmingham and Solihull for you to discover and support (with more added all the time), alongside an interactive map, filters (so you can filter by category, day, and area) and a Wish List so you can create your very own bespoke ‘to visit’ list. IB Membership is just £1.99 a month and it helps to keep this vital platform alive and allows us to keep doing what we do best – supporting Brum’s marvellous independents, and shining a light on our wonderful city.