That’s right folks, we’ve only gone and done it.

Your wallet’s best friend, the Independent Birmingham Membership Card, is now available to download as an App!!!

You asked for it, and we answered. The IB App is available to download now on both Apple and Android devices and entitles you to up to 20% off (alongside exclusive 2-for-1 offers, freebies and more) at over 115 of Brum’s very best independent cafes, bars, restaurants, theatres, pubs, cinemas, hotels, shops and experiences – right at your fingertips.

With features that include:

  • A full list of all participating independents and their discounts/deals
  • The ability to navigate deals by what day you wish to use the App, by category, and by area
  • The ability to view all participating independents on a map of the city, with their precise locations
  • A Search Bar, so that you can find specific independents (and rediscover old favourites)
  • A ‘Near Me’ function, which when the IB App is opened will automatically show you your closest 10 independents on a map of the city (a feature that will hopefully enable and encourage you to discover new independents you may not have heard about or visited before)

The IB App is perfect for helping you to support local and rediscover your city, one hidden gem at a time.

Discounts include: Digbeth Dining Club, The Electric Cinema, The Wilderness, Carters, The Indian Brewery, Birmingham Hippodrome, Adam’s, 18/81, Zindiya, The Meat Shack, Baked In Brick, Harborne Kitchen, BoneHead, Purnell’s Restaurant, Chakana, Tiger Bites Pig, Bodega Bar And Cantina, Stirchley Wines And Spirits, Wayland’s Yard, Legna, Purnell’s Bistro, Buffalo and Rye, Midlands Arts Centre, Gaijin Sushi, 40 St Paul’s, The Plough, Hare and Hounds, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, The Jekyll And Hyde, Bourne and Co., The Rose Villa Tavern, Cherry Reds, The Prince of Wales, The Loft, Laghi’s Deli, Medicine Bakery, The Paper Duck, The Clean Kilo, The Early Bird Bakery and many more.

The App will work on a monthly subscription basis and is available on both Apple and Android devices. Best of all, it can be downloaded instantly – meaning that you no longer have to wait for your card to arrive to start enjoying the perks of being an IB member!

The IB App costs just £1.99 a month to become a member, which is less than the price of a coffee and allows you to save loads of money whilst supporting local Birmingham independents. We also plan to introduce one-off exclusive discounts and deals to the IB App – giving you even more reasons to download the App and start supporting local.

Join us in heralding in the new era of Independent Birmingham and download the IB App today!

Download the IB App now on Apple here.

Download the IB App now on Android here.

What about my IBcard?

Good question. The IBcard will still be valid and accepted by all participating independents on the Independent Birmingham Membership scheme. Whilst we eventually plan to phase out the IBcard, the IBcard is still valid and you are still entitled to a year’s membership from purchase.

What’s more, the IB App is FREE to download and the map and list features in the App can be used for free alongside your current IBcard until it expires. Once your IBcard expires, you can then sign up as a member through the IB App instead of renewing your IBcard.