Optimism is in the air, people are hitting the streets, and we’re experiencing an overwhelming sense of appreciation for all of the things we are able to do once more.

After a gruelling year and a bit, there seems to finally be a buzz in the air as lockdown eases more and more. Swathes of the country have received their vaccines, cases of Covid are the lowest they’ve been for months, and we can finally meet people inside again!

This is a massive step in the road to recovery for many small, independent businesses and the ability to allow customers back through their doors means a huge number of our city’s incredible independents have finally been able to reopen again.

With this in mind, we’ve rounded up all of the amazing businesses on the IB App who you can go and support (enjoying up to 25% off, alongside exclusive 2-for-1 offers, freebies and more in the process!). These businesses need your support now more than ever, so please get out there and welcome as many of them back as you can. But as always, please remember not to book multiple places and only show up to one – no-shows are absolutely crippling to small businesses, especially at a crucial time such as this.

To download the Independent Birmingham App and begin your mission to support local, click here. All that’s left to do then is scroll down this list, pick an independent that takes your fancy, and get supporting. Then repeat!

Note: whilst the new rules mean that most of the independents in this list are able to reopen, please be aware that not all of them will be able to. Please check the website of the independent you wish to visit for the latest opening hours and booking information.

BARS AND PUBS

THE PLOUGH

Location: 21 High Street, B17 9NT

What To Expect: Neighbourhood gastro pub with a welcoming atmosphere, a food menu full of crowd-pleasers and a Brum-famous beer garden.

IB Deal: 10% off food.

The Pineapple Club

Location: Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU

What To Expect: Stylish bar, restaurant and bottle shop where you can drink delightful cocktails and eat delicious brunch and small plates in a beautiful art deco inspired lounge.

IB Deal: A FREE Espresso Martini cocktail when you purchase 3 or more small plates AND 10% off purchases in the Bottle Shop

PURECRAFT BAR AND KITCHEN

Location: 30 Waterloo Street, B2 5TJ

What To Expect: Craft beer bar delivering an extensive range of great beers and proper food.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill (Sunday – Thursday).

CHANCE AND COUNTERS

Location: Courtyard Studio 8, Custart Factory, B9 4AA

What To Expect: Board game cafe with around 500 games to choose from serving draught beer and cider alongside a menu of wings, burgers, tacos and more.

IB Deal: 15% off the bill.

INDIAN BREWERY TAPROOM

Location: Unit 5, Aston Expressway Industrial Estate, Pritchett Street, B6 4EX

What To Expect: Taproom from the team behind Indian Brewery Snowhill, serving Indian street food dishes and their own beers, with a games area and big screen for live sports.

IB Deal: 20% off all Indian Brewery beers and street food.

CHERRY REDS

Location: 88-90 John Bright Street, B1 1BN

What To Expect: Your family home from home, serving quality, home-cooked food, locally-brewed beers and more.

IB Deal: A FREE pint of cask ale, lager, cider or draught soft drink with your main meal.

The Pig & Tail

Location: 12-13 Albion Street, B1 3ED

What To Expect: Beautiful neighbourhood gastropub located in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Serving an array of craft beers, cocktails, wines, spirits and more in a cosy pub setting, or to be enjoyed in their lovely outdoor courtyard. Home to Lisa & Pann’s Kitchen, serving authentic South East Asian eats.

IB Deal: 10% off draught beer and craft beer cans

40 St Paul’s

Location: 40 Cox Street, St Paul’s Square, B3 1RD

What To Expect: Award-winning, neighbourhood gin bar with an impressive gin list and a menu of beautifully-balanced cocktails, set on the stunning St Paul’s Square.

IB Deal: 2 cocktails for £15 on selected cocktails

WINE FREEDOM

Location: 28 Floodgate Street, B5 5SL

What To Expect: Wine bar like no other, set in a cool, industrial warehouse packed with houseplants, serving natural wines.

IB Deal: A FREE extra glass of wine when you book a tasting.

Bourne & Co.

Location: 7-8 Suffolk Street Queensway, B1 1LT

What To Expect: Sophisticated yet relaxed cocktail bar, paying homage to the classics and serving up some of the finest cocktails in the city, in this speakeasy-inspired hangout.

IB Deal: 20% off the specials menu and a complimentary aperitif upon arrival (please mention you have a valid IB App when booking, or upon arrival)

THE JUKE

Location: 16 York Road, B14 7RZ

What To Expect: Craft beer bar and eatery where the centrepiece is a rare Rock-ola Regis 120 Jukebox. Expect a range of craft beers, wine and spirits to drink with kitchen takeovers from some of the best street food traders in Brum.

IB Deal: 20% off all takeaway cans (anytime) AND 10% off all draught beers (Sunday – Thursday)

Mama Roux’s

Location: 2-3 Lower Trinity Street, B9 4AG

What To Expect: Digbeth’s neighbourhood yard, bar and music venue with a party atmosphere. Beer, wine, cocktails and more at the bar. Home to Only Jerkin’ street food. Varied roster of events. DJs from open to close.

IB Deal: 2 cocktails for just £12 (instead of £16 – Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday)

Dropshot

Location: 60 Heath Mill Lane, B9 4AR

What To Expect: Fun activity bar where you can play Table Tennis, Shuffleboard and Pool. Wood-fired pizzas, craft beer, cocktails, wine and more to enjoy as you play. Family-friendly before 8pm, over 18 only after 8pm.

IB Deal: 50% off games (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday) AND 10% off food and drinks (anytime)

ATTIC BREW CO

Location: 29B Mary Vale Road, B30 2DA

What To Expect: Micro-brewery and taproom serving tasty vegan beers. Dog friendly.

IB Deal: 25% off all take-away cans purchased in the taproom.

BIRMINGHAM BREWING CO

Location: Unit 17, Stirchley Trading Estate, Hazelwell Road, B30 2PF

What To Expect: Local brewery producing vegan and gluten free Brummie beers using the best ingredients for the best taste and distinctive flavours.

IB Deal: 10% off beer in the taproom.

The Wolf

Location: 2-10 Constitution Hill, B19 3LY

What To Expect: Local pub with a welcoming atmosphere and a carefully-curated selection of beer. Comfort food staples available to enjoy with your drink.

IB Deal: 15% off the bill

ARCH 13

Location: Livery Street, B3 1EU

What To Expect: Neighbourhood wine bar serving glorious wines by the glass or bottle. Enjoy with their epic charcuterie and cheese boards.

IB Deal: 10% off food.

BURNING SOUL BREWING

Location: Unit 1 Mott Street, B19 3HE

What To Expect: Fantastic independent brewery and taproom serving their own distinctive beers, including some pilot brews to sample (with the most popular becoming permanent fixtures).

IB Deal: 50p off each 0121 Brew-one can (see IB App to discover the discount code).

THE LOFT BAR AND KITCHEN

Location: 143 Bromsgrove Street, B5 6RG

What To Expect: Lively bar and grill offering craft beer and fun cocktails, alongside home-made, comfort food classics, with a heated, weather-proof garden.

IB Deal: 25% off food.

THE PRINCE OF WALES

Location: 118 Alcester Road, B13 8EE

What To Expect: Vibrant and bustling pub with traditional charm and modern edge, with a wonderful beer garden and Brum-famous Mo-Tiki bar.

IB Deal: £1 off cocktails at the Mo-Tiki bar (anytime, before 9pm) and buy any 3 tacos and get the 4th free at Taconistas (Thursday – Sunday, before 9pm).

BRITISH OAK

Location: 1364 Pershore Road, B30 2XS

What To Expect: Traditional pub with a large beer garden, serving a fantastic range of beers and gins, as well as wine and cocktails. Burgers available courtesy of Original Patty Men.

IB Deal: £1 off cocktails.

INDIAN BREWERY SNOWHILL

Location: Livery Street, B3 1EU

What To Expect: Indian street food dishes in a laid-back eatery. Try their famous fat naans (small naan breads loaded with tasty toppings).

IB Deal: 15% Off A Pint Or Can Of Birmingham Lager (anytime) OR 10% off food (Sunday – Thursday)

Ikigai

Location: 16 Frederick Street, B1 3HE

What To Expect: Japanese-inspired neighbourhood bar serving a range of cocktails based around seasonal, Japanese ingredients, alongside a selection of beers, soft drinks, sake and hot drinks.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill AND Click + Collect cocktails

GRAIN & GLASS

Location: 75 – 80 Vyse Street, B18 6HA

What To Expect: Jewellery Quarter based whisky bar (and home of Birmingham Whisky Club) serving whisky, cocktails and more.

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

The Rose Villa Tavern

Location: 172 Warstone Lane, B18 6JW

What To Expect: Traditional pub with a contemporary twist, found in a stunning Grade II listed building, offering a menu of American diner-style food, alongside hand-crafted cocktails, cask ales, beers, wines and soft drinks.

IB Deal: 10% off drinks (Sunday – Thursday)

THE DARK HORSE

Location: 145 Alcester Road, B13 8JP

What To Expect: Neighbourhood pub serving a wide selection of craft beer, both on draught and by the bottle, alongside food from a rotating line-up of street food pop-ups.

IB Deal: 15% off craft beer

THE PAPER DUCK

Location: 115 High Street, B17 9NP

What To Expect: Neighbourhood craft beer bar with 18 taps and a fully-stocked fridge packed with cans and bottles, showcasing craft beers from all over the world, as well as local brews.

IB Deal: 2 cocktails for £12 (Sunday – Wednesday).

Theatrix

Location: 130 Colmore Row, B3 3AP

What To Expect: Chic restaurant and bar housed in a stunning Grade II listed building, serving small plates and comfort food classics, alongside an array of cocktails, craft beers, wines, spirits and more.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill or any small plate and a cocktail for £12

THE VILLAGE

Location: 179 Alcester Road, B13 8JR

What To Expect: Neighbourhood pub with a focus on honest, home-made food and a contemporary, cosy space to enjoy good food and drink.

IB Deal: 10% off food (Monday – Friday).

STAG DIGBETH

Location: The Custard Factory, B9 4AA

What To Expect: Coffee shop, cocktail bar and barbershop putting its own stamp on Digbeth nightlife.

IB Deal: 10% off all bar purchases.

The Prince of Wales (Cambridge Street)

Location: 84 Cambridge Street, B1 2NP

What To Expect: Traditional British pub with a modern twist, with a strong focus on live music and weekly performances.

IB Deal: 15% off the bill

Snobs

Location: 51 Smallbrook Queensway, B5 4HX

What To Expect: Birmingham-famous nightclub. Daytime bar and grill offering classic pub grub and comfort food, along with beer and wine.

IB Deal: 20% off food (anytime) AND £1 off club entry (before midnight)

THE RUIN

Location: 92 Floodgate Street, B5 5SR

What To Expect: Quirky pub with electic décor, serving traditional ales and a European-inspired food menu.

IB Deal: 2 flatbreads and a bottle of house wine for £20.

Dig Brew Co

Location: 43 River Street, B5 5SA

What To Expect: Independent brewery producing some of the finest beer to come out of the city, and supplying to many other local events and venues. Industrial-feel taproom. Brewery tours available.

IB Deal: 25% off brewery tours

The Anchor

Location: 308 Bradford Street, B5 6ET

What To Expect: Local pub with traditional charm and a laid-back atmosphere, serving craft beer, real ale, cocktails and a hand-picked wine list. Quirky beer garden.

IB Deal: 12.5% off all drinks

1000 Trades

Location: 16 Frederick Street, B1 3HE

What To Expect: Neighbourhood bar and kitchen, a social hub within the Jewellery Quarter. Celebrating all forms of craft – from natural wine and craft beer to local art. Regular kitchen takeovers.

IB Deal: 10% off drinks (excluding Friday and Saturday evening, after 6pm)

The Sun on The Hill

Location: 23 Bennetts Hill, B2 5QP

What To Expect: Lively, City Centre local, focussed on bringing great beer and hearty food to their customers. Home-cooked food in a laid-back setting with regular entertainment.

IB Deal: 25% off all food

The Victoria

Location: 48 John Bright Street, B1 1BN

What To Expect: Modern and quirky pub, housed in a traditional and historic building. Known for their whisky offering, but also serving beer, real ale, wine and more. Hosting regular events.

IB Deal: A FREE Small Churros Or Mac ‘N’ Cheese To Share When You And A Friend Each Purchase A Main Dish From The Hot Chix Menu (Sunday – Thursday)

The Night Owl

Location: 17-18 Lower Trinity Street, B9 4AG

What To Expect: Retro club and live music venue, inspired by Northern Soul and playing the best soul and retro sounds.

IB Deal: 2 cocktails for £10 AND £1 off entry.

RESTAURANTS

Baked In Brick

Location: Gibb Street, The Custard Factory, B9 4AA

What To Expect: Multi-award winning street food trader’s permanent restaurant, serving incredible wood-fired pizzas, amazing Sunday roasts and more.

IB Deal: 15% off the bill

Carters of Moseley

Location: 2c Wake Green Road, B13 9EZ

What To Expect: Micehlin-starred neighbourhood restaurant from Brummie legend, chef Brad Carter, using the finest seasonal ingredients to create stunning dishes as part of their signature tasting menus.

IB Deal: A Complimentary Glass Of Gusbourne English Sparkling Wine Upon Arrival + 10% Off Your Drinks Bill On The Day (See IB Website For Essential Booking Info)

Bonehead

Location: 8 Lower Severn Street, B1 1PU

What To Expect: Fried chicken and craft beer in a dive bar setting. Funky tunes and epic eats including fried chicken burgers strips, wings and sides.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill

Adam’s

Location: 16 Waterloo Street, B2 5UG

What To Expect: Michelin starred fine-dining restaurant from chef Adam Stokes, serving tantalising modern dishes, using high quality ingredients, created to an exceptional standard.

IB Deal: 10% off the tasting menu (Tuesday – Thursday)

Zindiya

Location: 21 Woodbridge Road, B13 8EH

What To Expect: Indian street food eatery, serving mouth-watering Indian street food style favourites, with a bright and fun interior with a nod to authentic and nostalgic Indian culture.

IB Deal: 20% off the bill (Tuesday – Thursday)

Hampton Manor

Location: Shadowbrook Lane, B92 0EN

What To Expect: Country house hotel, home to Michelin-starred restaurant Peel’s, serving garden to table fine-dining in a relaxed and fuss-free manner. Amazing foodie experiences available.

IB Deal: 10% off food at Peel’s Restaurant (Wednesdays only – please mention your IB App upon booking)

Tiger Bites Pig

Location: 34 Stephenson Street, B2 4BH

What To Expect: Fast, fresh and flavourful food in this small restaurant doing big things. Epic bao buns and rice bowls, friendly service and bar-style seating.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill when you spend £10 or more (Monday – Thursday)

Sushi Passion

Location: Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU

What To Expect: Sushi restaurant serving traditional and fusion sushi, known for their giant sushi platters (including one served on a huge wooden ship).

IB Deal: 10% off the bill (Monday – Thursday) OR a FREE glass of classic Sake with your meal (Friday – Sunday)

CRAFT

Location: Unit 10, The ICC, Centenary Square, B1 2EA

What To Expect: Relaxed, fine-dining restaurant celebrating the very best that the British Isles have too offer, from spirits to wine, and meat to vegetables.

IB Deal: 20% off the bill (Monday – Friday) [Please mention your IB App at the time of booking].

Purnell’s Restaurant

Location: 55 Cornwall Street, B3 2DH

What To Expect: Michelin starred, award-winning restaurant from Glynn Purnell showcasing his signature bold and innovative cooking style.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill (Tuesday – Thursday)

Tierra

Location: 53 Frederick Street, B1 3HS

What To Expect: Taco bar serving ridiculously tasty tacos, small plates and more. Washed down with Margaritas, Mezcal, natural wine and craft beers.

IB Deal: A FREE Margarita Or Soft Drink When You Spend £15 Or More (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday)

The Indian Streatery

Location: 21A Bennetts Hill, B2 5QP

What To Expect: Street food style eatery serving your favourite Indian street food dishes in a casual restaurant, along with fast and tasty lunchtime options.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill OR 2 cocktails for £9

LAGHI’S DELI

Location: 22-24 Islington Row, B15 1LD

What To Expect: Authentic Italian restaurant and deli, serving delicious hand-made pasta, authentic pizzas and more, using the finest Italian ingredients.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill (Monday – Thursday) OR 20% off all take-away pizzas (anytime).

Chung Ying Cantonese Restaurant

Location: 16 – 18 Wrottesley Street, B5 4RT

What To Expect: One of Birmingham’s longest-standing Cantonese restaurants, serving up a glorious array of authentic Dim Sum and Chinese takeaway favourites.

IB Deal: 20% off the bill (Monday – Thursday)

The INDIAN STREATERY EXPRESS

Location: The Bullring, Birmingham, B5 4BU

What To Expect: Indian street food favourites and home-style dishes available to eat in (indoor and outdoor) at this vibrant eatery, and also to take-away.

IB Deal: 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).

Pulperia

Location: Unit 3, Brindleyplace, B1 2JF

What To Expect: Stunning Argentinian-inspired steak restaurant by Aktar Islam, specialising in unique and exquisite steaks. The finest seasonal ingredients cooked to perfection over open flame.

IB Deal: 10% off food (excluding Saturday evenings and set menus)

VIETNAMESE STREET KITCHEN

Location: St Martins Square, Bullring, B5 4BW

What To Expect: Authentic Vietnamese street food style dishes, in a fun and vibrant restaurant space.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill.

The Oyster Club

Location: 43 Temple Street, B2 5DP

What To Expect: Casual and relaxed seafood-focussed restaurant and oyster bar from the team behind Michelin-starred Adam’s. Simple, perfectly cooked dishes, stunning wine list and stylish décor.

IB Deal: 15% off the bill (excluding caviar and set menus)

Peacer

Location: 4 Woodbridge Road, B13 8EJ

What To Expect: Vegetarian slice shop, offering New York style 20” pizzas by the slice to grab-and-go or eat in.

IB Deal: 15% off the bill

Stripclub Streetfood

Location: Mell Square, Solihull, B91 3AY

What To Expect: Permanent street food pop-up offering the naughtiest burgers and delicious sides in the centre of Solihull.

IB Deal: 15% off the bill

All Greek Street Food

Location: 33 Stephenson Street, B2 4BH

What To Expect: Authentic Greek street food restaurant close to New Street Station. Serving delicious Greek dishes including gyros, pitas, dips and sides. Fast, fresh, and tasty food to eat in or take-away.

IB Deal: 10% off food

Dough

Location: 43 River Street, B5 5SA

What To Expect: Pizzeria located within Dig Brew Co. Taproom, serving 20” pizzas, doughballs and more – the perfect accompaniment to a Dig Brew Co. beer or two.

IB Deal: FREE doughballs (of your choice) when you purchase any 20” pizza

GAS STREET SOCIAL

Location: 166-168 Wharfside Street, The Mailbox, B1 1RL

What To Expect: Stylish, canal-side restaurant known for their weekend bottomless brunches, but also serving great lunch and dinner options, alongside craft beer and cocktails.

IB Deal: A FREE cocktail, craft beer or glass of wine when purchasing any main course (three social plates is equivalent to a main course) – see IB profile for a list of drinks included in this offer.

SAINT PAUL’S HOUSE

Location: 15-20 St Paul’s Square, B3 1QU

What To Expect: Boutique hotel, restaurant and cocktail bar with a chic outdoor roof terrace, serving tasty food and a wide selection of drinks.

IB Deal: 20% off food (Sunday – Thursday).

KUULA POKÉ

Location: 16A Colmore Row, B2 5HU

What To Expect: Healthy and tasty eatery offering fresh and delicious Poké bowls, Açai bowls and more to eat in or take-away.

IB Deal: A FREE Miso Soup (vegan or salmon/prawn) when you purchase a Sumo Poké Bowl.

INDICO STREET KITCHEN

Location: 16 Parkgate Shopping Centre, Stratford Road, B90 3GG

What To Expect: Modern, vibrant restaurant serving traditional Indian street food dishes with a twist.

IB Deal: 20% off the bill (Sunday – Thursday).

YAKINORI

Location: 26 Jubilee Walk, Touchwood, B91 3HT

What To Expect: A fun Japanese dining experience. Enjoy all of your favourite Japanese dishes in one place – from Bento Boxes to Sushi, and Katsu Curry to Ramen. High quality, freshly-prepared food in a welcoming environment.

IB Deal: 20% off the bill

JAMAYA

Location: Touchwood Shopping Centre, Solihull, B91 3QW

What To Expect: Jamaican-inspired restaurant serving proper Jerk Chicken and Jamaican fried chicken, alongside fun and fruity juices and delicious frozen cocktails.

IB Deal: 20% off the bill (Sunday – Thursday)

Purnell’s Bistro and Ginger’s Bar

Location: 11 Newhall Street, B3 3NY

What To Expect: Sister restaurant to Purnell’s. Laid-back and stylish bistro and bar offering decent portions of excellent food inspired by rustic home-cooking, with an elegant twist, alongside modern, creative cocktails and quality wines.

IB Deal: 20% off food (Tuesday – Thursday) OR a complimentary glass of Prosecco (Friday – Monday) when you purchase a main meal

Bodega Cantina

Location: 12 Bennetts Hill, B2 5RS

What To Expect: Mexican restaurant and bar serving delicious plates of nachos, quaesedillas, burritos and more, alongside tasty cocktails.

IB Deal: 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)

Jacques

Location: 1630 High Street, Knowle, B93 0LB

What To Expect: Modern British restaurant showcasing the finest British ingredients and a modern take on classic British dishes, alongside a carefully curated drinks list.

IB Deal: 10% off Jacques To Go (see IB App for discount code)

PERIOS

Location: 16 Parkgate Shopping Centre, B90 3GG

What To Expect: Fun and vibrant Tex-Mex restaurant, offering Mexican and Texan style dishes such as burritos, fajitas, tacos, chilli con carne, burgers, chicken, and more.

IB Deal: 20% off the bill (Sunday – Thursday)

Hookway’s

Location: 7 The Minories, B4 6AG

What To Expect: Fast, tasty and healthy take-away lunch spot. Lots of vegetarian and vegan options and tasty kebabs.

IB Deal: A FREE pistachio Baklava when you purchase any salad, or regular/large wrap.

Chakana

Location: 140 Alcester Road, B13 8HT

What To Expect: Relaxed neighbourhood restaurant bringing a modern take on traditional Peruvian cuisine and twists on Peruvian cocktails, set in a stunning old bank.

IB Deal: 2 Pisco Sours For Just £12 (Wednesday – Sunday) OR 3-Course Early Bird Set Menu For Just £25 (Instead Of £30) [Wednesday – Thursday]

KITCHEN GARDEN CAFE

Location: 17 York Road, B14 7SA

What To Expect: Cosy and welcoming deli-cafe, serving home-cooked food made from locally and ethically sourced ingredients – expect all-day breakfasts, wholesome lunches and Sunday roasts.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill.

Plant and Pulse

Location: Unit 9, The Minories, B4 6AG

What To Expect: Sustainable eating establishment offering delicious plant-based take-away style boxes, cakes, juices and coffee.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill 

Milan Indian Cuisine

Location: 93 Newhall Street, B3 1LH

What To Expect: Indian restaurant serving a traditional yet modern approach to Indian cuisine with an authentic yet innovative take on popular Indian dishes, including a good selection of vegetarian options.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill (when dining from the a la carte menu)

Land

Location: 26 Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU

What To Expect: Vegan and vegetarian restaurant pushing the boundaries of fine dining cuisine, with menus inspired by the land and highlighting the very best ingredients of the season.

IB Deal: 10% off food

Habaneros

Location: Temple Row, B2 5JP

What To Expect: Delicious and hearty grab-and-go burritos, burrito bowls and nachos served from the ‘Hab Van’ parked in the City Centre. Perfect for lunch on the go.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill

FLETCHERS BAR AND EATERY

Location: 7 York Road, B14 7SA

What To Expect: Relaxed neighbourhood bar and bistro serving a wide range of drinks, with regular live music events.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill when dining.

Marmalade

Location: Centenary Square, Broad Street, B1 2EP

What To Expect: Stylish and welcoming restaurant and bar, with an outdoor terrace overlooking Centenary Square. Enjoy coffee, cocktails, lunch, dinner, Afternoon Tea or Sunday lunch.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill

COFFEE SHOPS

MEDICINE BAKERY + GALLERY

Location: 69a New Street, B2 4DU

What To Expect: Bakery and coffee shop stocking incredible baked goods including their signature cronuts and serving delicious brunches.

IB Deal: 10% off takeaway baked goods

The Early Bird Bakery

Location: 28 High Street, B14 7JT

What To Expect: Outstanding neighbourhood bakery and coffee shop, serving speciality coffee, incredible home-made cakes and pastries, and an inventive, exciting brunch menu.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill

Lewis’s

Location: 2-4 St. Mary’s Row, B13 8JG

What To Expect: Neighbourhood cafe serving delicious breakfast and brunch, all prepared on-site from high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. Passionate about great food, great service, and reducing their impact on the environment.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill

WAYLAND’S YARD

Location: 42 Bull Street, B4 6AF

What To Expect: Coffee shop known for their tasty brunches and excellent coffee (their eggy crumpets are a must-try dish).

IB Deal: 10% off the bill.

GORILLA COFFEE CAFE

Location: 14 Drayton Road, B14 7LP

What To Expect: Birmingham’s first premium bicycle cafe, sharing their passion for great food, great drinks, and cycling. Enjoy great coffee, delicious brunch dishes, local beers, and Friday night Italian small plates.

IB Deal: A FREE coffee or tea when you purchase any item from the main brunch menu.

SAINT KITCHEN

Location: 61A St Paul’s Square, B3 1QS

What To Expect: Laid-back coffee shop serving all-day breakfast and brunch, speciality coffee and tea and a Middle Eastern inspired lunch menu, all cooked on site from fresh.

IB Deal: 50% off a side or salad when you purchase any bagel (Monday – Friday).

De La Crem

Location: 6-8 Temple Row, B2 5HG

What To Expect: Dessert cafe and coffee shop, specialising in decadent and indulgent desserts such as their signature soft serve in a candyfloss covered cone, cheesecake, crepes and more.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill

TAMU

Location: 606 Bearwood Road, B66 4BW

What To Expect: Coffee shop in Bearwood known for their incredibly tasty brunch dishes.

IB Deal: A FREE hot drink of your choice when you purchase any breakfast or brunch dish.

Ngopi

Location: 56 Dale End, B4 7LS

What To Expect: The UK’s first Indonesian coffee shop and cafe, serving speciality coffees made using Indonesian beans, roasted in-house. Traditional Indonesian-style dishes to order from the food menu.

IB Deal: 20% off retail bags of coffee

QUARTER HORSE COFFEE

Location: 80-90 Bristol Street, B5 7AH

What To Expect: Birmingham’s first coffee-roastery cafe, roasting beans in-house and serving some of the best speciality coffees in the city in a light, minimal and stylish space. Brunch also available.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill + 10% off coffee beans and merch (excluding brewing equipment and subscriptions, see IB App to discover the discount code).

Damascena

Location: 133 Alcester Road, Moseley, B13 8JP

What To Expect: Highly popular Middle Eastern themed coffee shop known as “your local far away coffee house”. Wide range of hot drinks, juices and milkshakes alongside delicious and authentic Middle Eastern cuisine.

IB Deal: A FREE regular hot drink of your choice when you spend £6 or more.

LA-POP

Location: 38 Islington Row, B15 1LD

What To Expect: Create your own bespoke gelato lollies by choosing combinations of flavours and toppings, also serving coffee and tea.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill.

Espresso Quarter

Location: Warstone Lane, B18 6NN

What To Expect: Contemporary coffee shop, passionate about serving the best cup of coffee every time. Brunch and breakfast, cakes and more available to accompany your drink.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill

Morridge

Location: 14 Temple Row, B2 5HG

What To Expect: Cafe dedicated to oats and coffee, serving signature porridge finished with delicious seasonal toppings, alongside other breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes, coffees and teas.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill

The Coffee Bar

Location: 114 Corporation Street, B4 6SX

What To Expect: Small, independent coffee shop in the Oasis Markets, serving speciality coffee, teas, hot chocolates and a range of cakes and bakes. Emphasis on sustainability and quality.

IB Deal: 15% off the bill (excluding retail merchandise) AND a FREE slice of cake on your birthday when you present your IB App (no purchase required)

KARIBU COFFEE HOUSE

Location: 110 Digbeth, B5 6DT

What To Expect: East African, family-run coffee shop, serving Fair Trade coffee and tea from East Africa, alongside light bites, cakes and authentic African street food dishes.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill.

Folk Like These

Location: 11 Saint Mary’s Row, B13 8HW

What To Expect: Coffee shop and creative space serving coffee, cakes and sandwiches, and selling stationery, gifts and homeware and hosting regular creative workshops.

IB Deal: A FREE coffee when you purchase any sandwich/bagel AND 10% off retail purchases

Kanteen

Location: The Custard Factory, B9 4AA

What To Expect: Brunch cafe and coffee shop inspired by healthy eating and feel-good food. The space has a stylish, Scandi feel with a menu inspired by world cuisines.

IB Deal: A FREE hot drink with any brunch ordered

Tilt

Location: 2 City Arcade, B2 4TX

What To Expect: Coffee shop and craft beer bar, serving speciality coffees and a great range of craft beers by the can, bottle and on tap. Crowning glory is their range of themed pinball machines to play.

IB Deal: 15% off coffee, tea and cakes

CAFEPHILIA

Location: 138 Alcester Road, B13 8EE

What To Expect: Contemporary coffee bar, serving premium quality coffee, bespoke cakes, breakfast and freshly made panini, salads and sandwiches.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill.

Maison Mayci

Location: 148 Alcester Road, B13 8HS

What To Expect: Authentic French Bakery, stocking freshly-baked Artisan loaves, croissants, pastries and more. Operating as a French restaurant in the evenings, serving classic French dishes.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill (anytime) OR 2-for-1 cocktails when you purchase a main meal (per App member, Friday and Saturday evenings [Moseley only])

TWIST

Location: 3 Ethel Street, B2 4BG

What To Expect: Fun and quirky city centre café specialising in bubble tea and frozen yoghurt. Enjoy their Taiyaki (fish-shaped waffle cones filled with fro-yo and decorated with toppings), fun character macarons and meringues, ice cream sandwiches and more.

IB Deal: 10% off all drinks

URBAN

Location: The Big Peg, Warstone Lane, B18 6NF

What To Expect: Friendly, welcoming coffee shop, serving an excellent range of coffees, cakes, breakfast and brunch.

IB Deal: Any medium hot drink and cake for £4.50 (Church St. and JQ).

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TEN FOUR BAKEHOUSE

Location: Unit 11, Stirchley Trading Estate, B30 2PF

What To Expect: Artisan bakery with a focus on traditional and simple bakes done well, offering freshly baked loaves, doughnuts, pastries and more.

IB Deal: 10% off purchases (Wednesday – Friday, in-store only).

NO BASIC BOUTIQUE

Location: The Custard Factory, B9 4AA

What To Expect: Independent boutique stocking a range of homeware, clothing, plants, jewellery, art and accessories from indie brands and local artists (as well as their own range of No Basic Bombshell products, including their signature Geode Earrings).

IB Deal: 10% off all purchases

PIP’S HOT SAUCE

Location: Red Brick Market, 119 Floodgate Street, B5 5SU

What To Expect: The legendary Pip’s Hot Sauce now has a permanent store in Red Brick Market where you can stock up on all of your favourite hot sauces every day of the week. An absolute must for chilli heads.

IB Deal: 10% off all purchases in Red Brick Market + exclusivity on new products

THE CLEAN KILO

Location: The Custard Factory, B9 4AA

What To Expect: Zero-waste supermarket offering a wide selection of products to purchase without plastic packaging.

IB Deal: A choice of zero waste gifts when you spend over £20 (see profile for details).

LOKI WINE

Location: Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU

What To Expect: Award-winning wine bar and shop with a fantastic selection of wines to purchase.

IB Deal: 10% off purchases in-store and online (excluding gift vouchers – see IB App for online code).

LIV’S

Location: 32-34 Mill Lane, Solihull, B91 3BA

What To Expect: Norwegian-inspired homeware store with eye-catching displays and offering a range of unique pieces for your home.

IB Deal: 10% off purchases in-store.

HARVEST

Location: 34 Poplar Road, B14 7AD

What To Expect: Skincare and lifestyle store stocking their own range of natural skincare products, made in Birmingham in small batches.

IB Deal: 10% off purchases.

1683 CHOCOLATE PLACE

Location: 1683 High Street, Knowle, B93 0LL

What To Expect: Artisan chocolate shop producing exquisite hand-made chocolate truffles using the best ingredients.

IB Deal: 10% off all purchases.

THE CHOCOLATE QUARTER

Location: 1A Spencer Street, B18 6DD

What To Expect: Family-run chocolate shop offering a wide range of hand-made, artisan truffles, chocolates and gifts.

IB Deal: 10% off all purchases.

STIRCHLEY WINES AND SPIRITS

Location: 1535/1537 Pershore Road, B30 2JH

What To Expect: Award-winning off-licence, known for their extensive range of wines, spirits and especially their stocks of craft beers.

IB Deal: 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).

ISHERWOOD & CO.

Location: 1393 Pershore Road, B30 2JR

What To Expect: Neighbourhood florist and houseplant shop, stocking fresh, seasonal blooms, unusual houseplants and accessories.

IB Deal: A FREE mini cactus when you spend £30 or more.

SMITHSONIA

Location: Piccadilly Arcade, B2 4HD

What To Expect: Independent, family-run gift shop offering a wide range of greetings cards, jewellery and original gifts.

IB Deal: 10% off purchases.

AT THE KINGSWAY

Location: 73 High Street, B14 7BH

What To Expect: Independent weekly market showcasing local makers, creatives and artists. Evening beer garden space with drinks, street food and DJs. All located behind the stunning facade of a former cinema.

IB Deal: FREE entry + 10% off drinks at the bar + 20% off purchases at Off The Scale Vintage Clothes Bus.

ALLEWAY’S CONFECTIONARY

Location: 54-57 Allison Street, Digbeth, B5 5TH

What To Expect: 100% vegan confectioners on a mission to make an ethical and sustainable lifestyle more accessible and affordable. Stocking a wide selection of plant-based treats including Pick ‘N’ Mix, chocolate, sweets, crisps, popcorn and more.

IB Deal: 20% off Pick ‘N’ Mix.

THE WORKSHOP BELOW

Location: 100 Bristol Street, B5 7AH

What To Expect: Independent homeware store, specialising in beautiful and inventive bespoke lighting and lamps.

IB Deal: 10% off purchases (excluding mustard lockers and baskets).

LIQUOR STORE

Location: 3 The Grand, 27 Colmore Row, B3 2BS

What To Expect: Independent clothing store, stocking the best brands in Men’s and Women’s fashion, especially high quality wardrobe staples.

IB Deal: 10% off all purchases (excluding limited release products).

FLOWERS AT MOOR STREET

Location: Moor Street Station, B4 7UL

What To Expect: Independent florist and gift shop, offering beautiful fresh flowers by the stem, bouquets, houseplants and gifts.

IB Deal: 10% off purchases and a FREE wild stem of the day when you purchase a bouquet.

DRIFTROOM

Location: L5 Linkstreet, The Bullring, B5 4BU

What To Expect: Lifestyle and gifting store specialising in unique and quirky pieces to jazz up your home.

IB Deal: 15% off all full priced items.

MISS MACAROON

Location: 8 Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU

What To Expect: Specialist producer of premium, gluten-free, hand-made, French macaroons with profits going towards training young unemployed people, helping them to gain employment.

IB Deal: 10% off the bill when you spend £16 or more.

THE BARBER HOUSE

Location: Neville House, 14 Waterloo Street, B2 5TX

What To Expect: Chic Barbershop for the modern, well-groomed gentleman.

IB Deal: 10% off all services.

FIXMYBROKENMAC

Location: The Custard Factory, 4 Gibb Street, B9 4AA

What To Expect: Specialist Apple product repair shop, offering non-part repairs, data recovery, water damage repairs and more.

IB Deal: £50 off non-part repairs (including motherboard repairs and Apple MOT service), 20% off SSD and memory upgrades, 10% off any refurbished Apple equipment, and a free 1 hour express service for iPhone repairs (normally £10).

ENAMEL SHADES

Location: Unit 14, Stirchley Trading Estate, B30 2PF

What To Expect: Lighting retailer specialising in contemporary industrial lighting and custom lighting solutions.

IB Deal: 20% off purchases and repairs.

SWEETMEAT INC.

Location: 1420 Pershore Road, B30 2PH

What To Expect: Handmade fudge shop, selling their own incredible fudge and confectionery, cooked in small batches for the highest quality.

IB Deal: Buy 2 bags of fudge and get a third half price (collection at next door’s Chancer’s Cafe).

Kin Home

Location: 10 Saint Mary’s Row, B13 8JG

What To Expect: Homeware store dedicated to bringing a slice of Scandi style to Birmingham. A treasure trove of carefully-curated, high quality, stylish homeware, gifts and more.

IB Deal: 10% off purchases

SHEPHERDS

Location: Piccadilly Arcade, B2 4HD

What To Expect: Barbershop devoted to the very best in male grooming, stocking quality products and offering a range of services.

IB Deal: 10% off all services and 5% off products.

SPECTACLE EMPORIUM

Location: 2 High Street, B14 7SW

What To Expect: Independent opticians, specialising in quirky frames and designs, stocking stylish, independent brands.

IB Deal: 10% off purchases.

MINIMA

Location: 98-100 Hospital Street, B19 3QP

What To Expect: Homeware showroom and store, with an emphasis on high-quality pieces with enduring design.

IB Deal: 10% off all purchases.

CONNOLLY’S

Location: Arch 13, 220 Livery Street, B3 1EU

What To Expect: Independent fine wine and spirit merchant, dedicated to sourcing and stocking an eclectic array of unusual and intriguing wines, spirits, craft beers and more.

IB Deal: 10% off the wine of the week.

Ikon Bookshop

Location: Ikon Gallery, Brindleyplace, B1 2HS

What To Expect: Independent book and gift shop, stocking an eclectic array of specialist art books, fictional novels, magazines and homeware guaranteed to ignite your creative side.

IB Deal: 10% off all purchases (excluding magazines and limited edition prints)

ZEN

Location: 162 High Street, B12 0LD

What To Expect: Alternative therapy shop dedicated to all aspects of spirituality for the mind, body and soul.

IB Deal: 10% off all gifts and jewellery.

SWORDFISH RECORDS

Location: 66 Dalton Street, B4 7LX

What To Expect: A music lover’s paradise, this independent record store is home to rows upon rows of vinyl records and CDs and is steeped in musical history.

IB Deal: 10% off second-hand/used and vintage LPs and CDs.

Experiences

The Electric

Location: 47-49 Station Street, B5 4DY

What To Expect: Oldest working cinema in the UK with two screens, sofas, a bar and waiter service, showing a variety of quality mainstream films as well as independent, classic and foreign movies.

IB Deal: Concessionary rate tickets (saving £3 or more per ticket) for any screenings/events that offer concessionary rates (Sunday – Thursday)

Birmingham Hippodrome

Location: Hurst Street, B5 4TB

What To Expect: One of the largest touring theatres in the UK, showcasing an array of performing arts through an engaging and exciting selection of musicals, ballets, plays, pantomimes, comedy and opera.

IB Deal: Seasonal discounts (£3-5 minimum off tickets) to select shows and 10% off food and hot drinks at the coffee bar.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Location: Centenary Square, B1 2EP

What To Expect: One of the city’s best loved theatres, showcasing a series of fantastic productions each season. One of the UK’s leading producers of new theatre and a wonderful place to catch a show.

IB Deal: 10% off a selection of performances

The Quarterworkshop

Location: The Coffin Works, 13-15 Fleet Street, B3 1JP

What To Expect: Jewellery design workshop specialising in jewellery making experiences, hosting regular group workshops to create your own piece of jewellery. Wedding ring workshops available for couples to handcraft their wedding bands.

IB Deal: £5.50 off the ‘Make A Ring In An Evening’ workshop (see IB App for info) AND free engraving of initials/date when booking a ‘Make Your Own Wedding Ring’ workshop

Moseley Road Baths

Location: 497 Moseley Road, B12 9BX

What To Expect: The only Grade II* listed swimming baths still open to the public, Community-run pool with a variety of public swimming sessions on offer throughout the week.

IB Deal: 15% off the adult swim price

The Mockingbird Cinema And Kitchen

Location: The Custard Factory, B9 4AA

What To Expect: Independent cinema and kitchen, dedicated to curating the best cinematic experience. Expect a selection of new releases and classic films, and their notorious bottomless brunch.

IB Deal: 15% off food when watching a film

RIGS FITNESS

Location: 4 Willersey Road, B13 0AY

What To Expect: Award-winning, fully-stocked gym with an experienced team of coaches and excellent facilities to help you achieve your fitness goals.

IB Deal: First month’s membership for free when you join OR a 15 day trial for just £15.

Staying Cool

Location: The Rotunda, 150 New Street, B2 4PA

What To Expect: A series of spacious and stylish serviced apartments in one of Birmingham’s most famous buildings, within walking distance of lots of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, theatres, shops and more.

IB Deal: 15% off any apartment (see IB App for booking details)

Midlands Arts Centre

Location: Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH

What To Expect: Pioneering arts complex, offering a busy programme of theatre, dance, independent cinema, music, spoken word, comedy, exhibitions and special events. Driven by their mission to make art an important part of people’s lives.

IB Deal: 10% off purchases in the MAC gift shop

Bloc Hotel

Location: 77 Caroline Street, B3 1UG

What To Expect: Stylish and contemporary, 73-room hotel in the Jewellery Quarter. A great location from which to explore everything Birmingham has to offer.

IB Deal: 15% off the best available rate

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