'Tis the season to be jolly and support a Birmingham independent business. 

Whether you are looking for a truly special unique gift, locally sourced food or a Christmas party in one of Birmingham’s buzzing experiential bars, Independent is the way to go. 

We’re proud to have a vast offering of home grown business’ with everything from boutiques, cafes and salons to book stores, florists and bakeries. Our Brummie Indies showcase passion, determination and success daily and our support (no matter how big or small) goes a long way.

Highlighting just a snippet of Birmingham’s ever expanding local talent, we have listed a selection of 50 independent brands in the city that demonstrate how lucky we are!


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1. The Electric Cinema  

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The UK's oldest working cinema... 

2. The Clean Kilo

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Multi-award winning zero waste supermarket in Birmingham, delivering everything from dry food to toiletries.

Based in Digbeth, Birmingham, The Clean Kilo (@TheCleanKilo) is the largest zero-waste supermarket in the UK that aims to shape the future of food retail and revolutionise supermarkets and packaging ๐Ÿ“ฆ๐ŸŒฟ The company was established by Jeanette Wong and her Birmingham scientist partner, Tom Pell, with the ethos that it would sell plastic-free products, source as local as possible and reduce food waste. By sourcing in bulk, selling without packaging and encouraging customers to bring their own containers to refill, they’re challenging the status quo and promoting environmentally friendly shopping โ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿƒ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Most of the products are either organic or artisan-made and they’ve recently won ‘Best Grocer’ 2018 award from Slow Food UK, an organisation that strives for good, clean and fair food. Since opening June ’18 the company has saved nearly 130,000 pieces of plastic from potentially existing/entering the environment in just one year! ๐Ÿ’š ____________________ ๐Ÿ“ธ: @brumtopia @bethpell83 #GREATBritishFood

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3. Bar Opus 

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A city bar serving delicious lunches and bar plates to accompany a fabulous cocktails and wine list.

4. Bone Head  

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Fantastic fried chicken and craft beer - a perfect combo! 

5. Medicine Bakery And Gallery 

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An artisan bakery, café and gallery in Birmingham baking a unique mix of breads, cakes and pastries daily.

6. Adam's 

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A contemporary British fine dining restaurant serving modern dishes created to the very highest professional standard in stylish surroundings.

7. Staying Cool 

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Stylish, central apartments in Birmingham’s city centre with spectacular skyline views.

8. The Floodgate 

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An experiential bar located in the Custard Factory action packed with Baseball, Curling and PitPat table golf. 

9.The Edwardian Tearooms 

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A beautifully renovated tearoom located in Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. 

10. Gas Street Social 

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A casual setting all about sharing and socialising, with large tables, intimate booths and a cosy ‘social’ area.


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Birmingham’s first Peruvian Restaurant opening in Moseley. Exciting new project by Michelin Starred Peruvian chef Robert Ortiz!

12. The Indian Brewery 

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Awesome craft beers, innovative Indian street food and a second to none unique experience. 

13. 40 St Paul’s 

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World Gin Bar of the Year - serving 140 different gins! 

Bank holiday weekend you say? Pass me the gin๐Ÿธ Still dreaming about these giant G&Ts from @40stpauls ๐Ÿ˜ They pour doubles as a standard and garnish to bring our the botanicals in the gin. My kind of bar. It was also voted best gin bar in the world. So, y'know, no biggie. โœจ Definitely worth a visit if you're in Birmingham! What are you up to this weekend? We're heading up north to see Dan's mum and will be spending some time in Manchester tomorrow. Can't wait!๐Ÿ #EatandExploreEverywhere #SophieetcEats . . . . #birmingham #40stpauls #ginbar #ginandtonic #visitbirmingham #hellobrum #brumbloggers #foodbloggers #ginlovers #ilovegin #eatingfortheinsta #foodmakesmehappy #foodadventures #gindrink #gindrinkers #gindrinkersofinstagram #ginstagram #birminghameats #independentbirmingham #bloggersdoitbetter #mycolourfulcorners #thesehappysquares #theuncoolclub #stylishandslowadventuring #chattycaptioncommunity #SmallBlogger #microblogger

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14. Flight Club

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A social experience like no other - electric atmosphere, incredible interior, food, drink and darts. 

15. Digbeth Dining Club 

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A multi award-winning street food event that transforms unique venues throughout the Midlands into vibrant, street food destinations.

16. Mockingbird Cinema And Kitchen 

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Situated within Birmingham’s iconic Custard Factory offering a unique cinematic experience.

17. Harborne Kitchen 

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A contemporary, playful, inviting and exciting culinary experience.

18. The Plough  

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An independent eatery serving freshly cooked comfort food, pub classics, stone baked pizza and a vast range of healthy options to suit every taste.

19. Simpsons 

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An informal, contemporary and elegant restaurant that reflects the spirit of fine dining today.

20. Carter’s Of Moseley 

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Menus developed by following the natural rhythms of the season with a focus on nature, wild foraged flora and fauna. 

21. Zindiya  

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An Indian Streatery and bar designed to take customers through an immersive, cultural journey exploring Indian cities in a casual and fun environment. 

Our second and final meal in Birmingham and we visited Indian Street Food restaurant @zindiyamoseley ๐Ÿ˜. Zindiya is a family run Indian Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, showcasing food based on the streets of Delhi or the markets of Mumbai ๐Ÿ‘Œ. Pictured here are just some of the dishes we ate, with highlights including Chilli Paneer (first picture, bottom right), and Lamb Chops (second picture) ๐Ÿคค. London.Foodie.Blog@hotmail.com #foodblogger #birmingham #birminghamfood #londoncity #birminghamblogger #londonblogger #londonfood #londonfoodie #birminghamrestaurants #food #foodie #travelblogger #instafoodie #hotelblogger #luxuryhotel #londonrestaurants #feedfeed #foodlover #foodblog #travel #visitlondon #f52grams #brum #foodiegram #foodphotography #ukhotels Guide to eat and drink in London, along with other occasional cities: โค๏ธ๐Ÿฝ๐ŸธLondon.Foodie.Blog@hotmail.com

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22. Midlands Arts Centre 

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A creative centre, offering a jam packed programme of theatre, dance, independent cinema, music, spoken word, comedy, exhibitions and special events, as well as a wealth of practical sessions. 


23. Bank 

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A chic and sophisticated continental brasserie in the heart of Brindleyplace.  

24. Birdies Bar and BBQ

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A bit like the beach, but in Birmingham - with cocktails, food and a stunning outdoor garden terrace .

25. Grand Central Kitchen 


A small, friendly independent restaurant offering a variety of quality food. From full English breakfasts and baguettes to jaket potatos and burgers with a selction of drinks to wash it all down. 

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26. Island Bar 

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Believed to have the most comprehensive spirit and liqueur collection in the West Midlands, mixing up homemade, award-winning and classic cocktails. 

27. Birmingham Repertory Theatre

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One of Britain's most successful producing theatres, having achieved national recognition and prestigious awards for the quality, excitement innovation of its programme. 

28. Mellow's  

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Always fresh, always mellows... a multi-award winning, modern infused restaurant with a authentic taste of the Caribbean.

29. Purecraft Bar and Kitchen 

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Crafted beer, real good food and top people in a fantastic democratic environment.

30. Serve 

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An amazing space worthy of the glorious game of Ping Pong with a late lounge vibe.

31. The Jekyll and Hyde 

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A cross between a Victorian-inspired Gin Parlour and raucous shenanigans and games.

32. Zen Metro 

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An award-winning Thai Restaurant serving a fusion of traditional and contemporary Thai cuisine in Birmingham's Business District. 

33. The Oyster Club 

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A menu focused on Seafood and a stunning Wine List.

Dining at the @the_oysterclub Birmingham last night ๐Ÿ˜โฃ โฃ Do you like Oysters? Tell me which wine you would pair with them? Let me know in the comments below โฌ‡๏ธโฃ โฃ The restaurant is the brainchild of the fantastic Adam Stokes of @restaurantadams ๐Ÿด The relationship between the two is clear to see; the attention to detail, professionalism of the staff, quality of the produce and ultimately the outstanding finished product ๐ŸŸ โฃ โฃ The Oyster Club offers a casual and relaxed approach to dining. With an Oyster Bar which offers an array of fresh, delicious Oysters, a menu focussing on Seafood and a stunning Wine List. A comfortable bar offers customers a walk-in option, allowing you to pop in for a few Oysters after work. Alternatively you can book in advance to celebrate a special occasion in the restaurant ๐ŸŽŠ โฃ โฃ For food we had six Jersey Rock Oysters, Crispy Squid, White Crab on Toast, Octopus Salad, Seared Tuna Sashimi and Wagyu Burger ๐Ÿ„ โฃ โฃ Andddd for wine ๐Ÿ˜‹ We had 2013 Blanc de Blanc @hattingleywines 2017 Chablis Les Vaillon Bernard Defaix, 2015 Meursault Jean-Michel Gaunoux, 2016 Chorey Maillaird and 2014 Barolo Fontanafredda ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น โฃ โฃ Is the Oyster Club cheap? No, and it’s not supposed to be, so don’t expect it. What you do get is value for money, it was an outstandingly good experience. The food is, in my opinion, faultless. An absolutely refreshing addition to Birminghams culinary offering ๐ŸŒƒ โฃ โฃ #wine #vivino #winelover #wino #vineyard #winereview #winesofinstagram #winereviewer #wineporn #winestagram #sommelier #winetasting #winelover #winelovers #wineoclock #wineoftheday #winery #cheers #wineworld #winenot #winetime #winegeek #barolo #chablis #oystersandwine #oysters #birminghamfoodies #birminghamfood #birmingham

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34. The Indian Streatery 

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A traditional, authentic Indian menu not forgetting their street food roots.

35. Ikon Bookshop 

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Birmingham’s only specialist art bookshop, stocking a wide range of books, cards, artists’ multiples, magazines and gifts for the art and contemporary culture.

36. Ju Ju’s Cafe 

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Brunch in style with Ju Ju's signature frying pan Hash's and Breakfast Cobs...delish.

37. Anderson and Hill 

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Expect everything from dry goods and A&H-branded coffee to a selection of top-notch cured meats, cheeses, delightful Italian baked goods and a full lunch-menu too!

38. Theatrix Birmingham 

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Housed in an iconic Grade II listed building, Theatrix is a brand new bar, restaurant and entertainment venue.

39. Saint Pauls House 

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Located in Jewellery Quarter with a stunning restaurant, bar and boutique hotel.

40. Kongs 

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Tunes, craft beers and games! (Table tennis, table football, arcade machines and pinball - something for all)

41. Baked In Brick 

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From formal dining to street food, Baked in Brick's first ever permanent restaurant is located in Brum - Custard Factory!

42. Ghetto Golf

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A seriously twisted 18 hole mini golf experience with cocktails and street food in Custard Factory.

43. The Prince of Wales 

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An award-winning pub in the heart of Moseley, offering a unique atmosphere and experience. 

44. Dark Horse Moseley 

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Slow cooked American BBQ goodness with a fantastic selection of craft beers and live music.

45. Loki Wine 

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The most awarded wine Merchant in Birmingham with up-to 40 wines to taste.

The consumption of wine is changing, bars and retailers are at the heart of this change โค๏ธ โฃ โฃ As investment floods in to Birmingham, the city is changing. Great wine is synonymous with vibrant culture, amazing food and social dynamism ๐ŸŒƒ โฃ โฃ What’s your favourite wine bar outside of London? Let me know in the comments below โฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธ Mine is @lokiwine in Birmingham ๐Ÿขโฃ โฃ Loki opened its first branch in the city in 2012, since then Loki has expanded, now boasting a further branch in Edgebaston ๐ŸŒฒ โฃ โฃ Lokis owner, Phil, worked his way up in the wine industry with stints at Oddbins and Wine-rack. Loki flies in the face of industry tradition by encouraging people to try, sample and discover before purchasing ๐Ÿ‡ โฃ โฃ The wines on tasting are consistently interesting, vibrant and diverse in flavour-profile and budget ๐Ÿ’ฐ โฃ โฃ In my opinion, what makes Loki different is the staff. All of the staff at Loki love wine, whenever I visit they are keen to speak to me about my latest trips, tastings and wine experiences ๐Ÿ‘ซโฃ โฃ Loki has 72 wines available to taste 7 days a week. The enomatic machines ensure that every wine they serve is done so at the optimum temperature, and with as little interference from the atmosphere as humanly possible ๐Ÿท โฃ โฃ Personally I think Loki is the leading wine retailer and bar in Birmingham, if you happen to visit the city please pop in and taste, Loki also offers tasty meat and cheese boards so you won’t go hungry ๐Ÿ˜‹ โฃ โฃ #wine #vivino #winelover #wino #vineyard #winereview #winesofinstagram #winereviewer #wineporn #winestagram #sommelier #winetasting #winelover #winelovers #wineoftheday #winery #cheers #wineworld #winenot #winetime #winegeek #winelife #winestore #ukwine #birminghamblogger #birminghamfoodie #brumfood #birminghamfood

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46. Tiger Bites Pig 

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Chinese bao buns and rice dishes to tickle the taste buds. 

47. Pint Shop 

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After falling in love with Birmingham's people and vibes... Pint Shop was created - the latest addition to Brum's extensive craft beer scene.

48. Yorks 

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Birmingham’s new-generation coffee shop, all-day café and social space serving fantastic soul food.


49. Wayland’s Yard  

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A dog friendly coffee shop serving up breakfast, brunch, lunch and sweet treats.

50. Hush Hair

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Birmingham’s leading contemporary hair and beauty salon.

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