If you are living in Liverpool, you are sure to know that there are many weird and wonderful things to experience while you have some free time. There’s a large range of restaurants and coffee places to enjoy in Liverpool One, on the docks, and dotted around the town and streets. However, there are also a range of lovely independent cafés, bars and restaurants that certainly do not receive the credit that they deserve.

The Independent Liverpool Card is designed to encourage people to step away from the chains that we are used to and to explore the independent cafés, bars and restaurants that Liverpool has to offer. The card works by offering you discounts on your total food and drink bill in selected venues. It’s a great way for independent stores to draw in more customers, and for the curious food and drink lovers to try somewhere new. There is a range of unique places on this card like The Merchant, Tribeca, Cheese and Co, Miyagi, KO Grill and lots more. Each place offers a different discount and deal, perfect for any student.

The card costs £15 for a year’s worth of discounts in hundreds of Liverpool’s most interesting venues. Although this may, initially, seem like a large amount, it’s a little different from a NUS card. Just think about exactly how much coffee and cake you get through in a month! If, like us, it’s a seizable quantity, you may want to consider giving the card a try. It will help support local businesses and possibly, help you to find the perfect little hideaway coffee shop.

The best independent food and drink venues in Liverpool have the added bonus of receiving a discount for the holders of this very special card.  If most of your new year’s resolutions have faded away, lets pick up a new one now and help these fabulous independent stores continue to flourish.