Stratford was revamped to get the area ready for the 2012 Olympic Games, and it transformed into a buzzing leisure hub.
There’s no shortage of things to do and places to eat in Stratford now, that’s for sure!
It also has the largest shopping centre in Europe and the tallest sculpture in Britain – two pretty impressive feats.
As well as shopping, visiting the Olympic Park and admiring tall buildings, there are plenty of bars in Stratford.
Some of the very best bars are rooftop bars, too, which is what we love to hear.
So if you’re looking for a round-up of the best rooftop bars in Stratford, then you’re in luck, because that’s exactly what this is!
I’ve put together a list of the very best rooftop bars in Stratford, and it’s all yours to peruse at your leisure.
Have a scroll through, book into your favourites, and remember, it’s quality over quantity in Stratford!
1. Roof East
Address: 7 & 8 Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Rd, London E15 1BB
Phone number: 07895 246950
Roof East is a huge rooftop hangout and urban park that offers a whole host of things to do.
From outdoor cinema nights to mini-golf, this rooftop spot does it all.
Every summer, Roof East throws its doors open to the public for a season of fun and laughter in the sun.
It really is the place to be in Stratford, and there’s nothing they haven’t thought of.
Their street food offering changes each summer, but one thing you can always guarantee is that it will be banging.
And if outdoor cinemas are your thing, then it doesn’t get better than this one.
Here you can enjoy a movie under the night sky, with some of the best food and drink in town.
What more could you possibly want on a summer’s night?
Make sure to make the most of everything they have to offer at Roof East because there is enough to fill a full day with some fun in the sun.
Don’t miss this one this summer – you’ll regret it if you do!
2. Allegra Restaurant & Bar
Address: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 20 International Way, London E20 1FD
Phone number: 020 3973 0545
Allegra Restaurant & Bar is on the seventh floor of the extraordinary building that is The Stratford.
It’s sophisticated and classy, and it’s the kind of place that you want to be seen.
The menu features avant-garde seafood and meat plates for the most part, and it does them well.
The hand-picked crab and chilled shellfish broth is the starter of dreams, especially when followed by the Cornish cod with Pommes Paillasson.
Then why not go for the duck a l’orange to share?
You know you want to.
The interiors at Allegra combine cutting-edge style with the cosiness of old-world opulence, and that spills out onto the gorgeous terrace space, too.
If you want food that’s suitable for Instagram, and views to match, then Allegra is the place for you.
Now, what are you waiting for?
Address: 2 Bridge Rd, London E15 3FF
Phone number: 020 3993 0112
Pitch is a casual spot for chilled out drinks with your mates.
They’ve got picnic benches aplenty, plus private booths that are available to hire should you so desire.
Food offerings are curated by their friends At The Table, and the selection is pretty banging, let me tell you.
Their bar serves up quirky tiki cocktails, which can be enjoyed to a backdrop of regular DJ sets and live music events.
If cinema’s more your thing, then fear not.
They also have a one-hundred-and-ninety-six-inch outdoor cinema screen!
Now you must be sold!
Pitch is perfectly located super close to Stratford High Street Station, meaning it’s not only a great rooftop bar, but it’s also easy to get to.
What more could you possibly want?
They also host interesting and innovative ticketed supper clubs from time to time.
Those events are always a blast, so they’re worth keeping an eye out for!
Make sure to head up to Pitch on the next sunny day we have.
4. Terrace E20
Address: Olympic Park, Queen Elizabeth, 20 International Way, London E20 1FD
Phone number: 020 3961 3333
Terrace E20 is yet another gorgeous outdoor space at The Stratford.
Now, this one may not be a rooftop terrace, but it was too gorgeous to miss off the list.
You’ll forgive me after you’ve visited and seen how amazing it is, I promise!
In the winter, the terrace transforms into the Rémy Martin Enchanted Forest.
In the enchanted forest, you can cosy up by the open fire and enjoy a festive food menu and an exclusive Christmas cocktail menu which is sure to delight.
This terrace is perfect year-round for pizza, snacks, cocktails and everything in between.
Boogie the night away to the sounds of their DJs, or watch a Christmas movie al fresco with friends.
They also do a weekend brunch which is always popular, so give that a go if you’re a brunch lover!
One of the best rooftop bars in Stratford?
I think so!
5. The Stadium Lounge Bar & Terrace
Address: Westfield Stratford City, 10a Montfichet Rd, London E20 1GL
Phone number: 020 3301 4040
The Stadium Lounge Bar & Terrace is the relaxed hotel bar at the Holiday Inn in Westfield Stratford.
Oh, and it’s one of the best rooftop bars in Stratford, of course!
The bar’s terrace is the perfect place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds of Westfield.
With panoramic views of the Olympic Park, this is a great way to see the sights while enjoying a pint or two.
Start the day with a hearty breakfast while looking out on one of the city’s biggest landmarks, or enjoy cocktails on the terrace before dinner.
This quiet hideaway is perfect for a break from all the shopping, that’s for sure!
Their menu is enormous, too, so you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy here.
How about a traditional cheddar ploughman’s, or a classic carbonara?
They truly have it all here at The Stadium, and the views of the park are unmatched!
Make sure to stop by on your next visit to Westfield Stratford.
6. Rooftop Film Club
Address: Rooftop Film Club, Roof East, Great Eastern Rd, London E15 1BB
Phone number: 020 7635 6655
Okay so by including Rooftop Film Club in the same list as Roof East, I’m technically cheating.
I can hold my hands up and admit to that!
Rooftop Film Club is the resident outdoor cinema at Roof East, so it’s included twice in this list in some sense, but it’s so good it deserved its own section!
They show some of the best films on their schedule, and it’s well worth trying to grab a ticket to one of their screenings.
This is the ultimate open-air film experience, there’s no doubt about it.
With your own set of headphones, you can drown out the world around you and fully immerse yourself in the film.
There’s no better place for film fanatics to enjoy an outdoor showing!
Plus, with food and drinks being supplied by the incredible team at Roof East, this cinema just got even better.
Book your tickets now – don’t be left disappointed!
7. Sky Bar at Aspers Casino
Address: Westfield Stratford City, The Loft, Olympic Park, 312 Montfichet Rd, London E20 1ET
Phone number: 020 8536 5630
If you love a casino and you love a rooftop bar, then Sky Bar at Aspers Casino will be one of the best rooftop bars in Stratford for you.
Hidden away on the top floor of Westfield Stratford City lies the fantastic Sky Bar, also known as East London’s best-kept secret.
It’s stylish, it’s glamorous, and it’s the perfect place to enjoy an expertly mixed cocktail or a glass of bubbly.
The comfy sofas inside are ideal for colder nights, while the stunning open roof terrace is great for those summer days.
Every Friday and Saturday, guests are treated to a range of live entertainment which is always a blast.
The terrace looks out on the Olympic Park, making this an even more desirable drinking spot.
Give them a run for their money in the casino and then head on out to the terrace to bask in the evening air.
There’s no better place for it than the Sky Bar Terrace!
Address: Level 8 Car Park, Stratford Center, Great Eastern Way, London E15 1XE
Phone number: 020 7635 6655
Birdies is one of the very best-mini golfing venues around at the moment.
You’re not going to want to miss this one, with all the activities it has to offer, that’s for sure!
While it’s technically in the same space as Roof East, it is its own entity, so don’t hate me for including it!
This colourful rooftop hangout is the place to go in Stratford for tasty drinks.
While you enjoy sipping on drinks, you can also engage in a spot of mini-golf, curling or lawn bowling.
After all that exercise, you’ll probably be quite peckish, but fear not!
The food at Birdies is incredible, so you’re in luck.
Give the Cheeky Hot Daddy burger a try with some truffle and parmesan French fries, then thank me later.
Get ready to bring out your competitive side with some fun and games at Birdies!
So, there you have it, my round-up of the very best rooftop bars in Stratford.
While there are certainly not an abundance of rooftop bars here, the ones that do exist are well worth shouting about.
With many of them boasting views of the Olympic Park, they’re perfect for a pit stop on a touristy day out in Stratford, don’t you think?