“Do you know a cool bar close by?”

Could you answer confidently and match someone to a watering hole that suits their taste? It’s knowledge that only comes from knowing an area inside out. When you feel like a true local, someone who’s integrated into the place where they work, live or play.
Well – we’ve done a bit of the legwork for you and listed some of our favourite Stratford pubs and bars. So, if it’s dinner with friends, a few 5pm drinks with colleagues or a Saturday lunch date – you can work through the list and discover the coolest Stratford pubs.

Roof East

It’s a local favourite. Open for the summer months (from April 17th) above the Stratford Shopping Centre (not to be confused with Westfield), Roof East is one of our favourite bars in Stratford London, offering an open air cinema and community space. It now features the Lanes where you can play curling or bowling with your friends. Around every corner there’s something bright and visual, and a busy calendar of events means no two visits are ever the same. Check out their website to see what's coming up.
Food and drink - Each day, you can enjoy some of London’s most popular street-food outlets as well as scrumptious cocktails, beer, spirits and wine.
Vibe – Fun. Informal. Never, ever boring.

Alfred Le Roy

We’re labelling it a drinking experience – as Alfred Le Roy is so much more than a bar. A functioning canal boat that journeys through the canals of Hackney Wick and Stratford whilst serving insanely good cocktails and food boards. Book your ticket on their website or if you’ve got something coming up, take a look into private hire.
Food and drink – A classic cocktail selection with a few wilder options thrown in for the adventurous. Spirits, beer, wine and soft drinks also available. Choose from one of three platters – cheese, meats, or vegetarian.
Vibe – Sophisticated but very fun.


We’ve already seen the beginning of warm nights in London. Now open for the summer months, Pitch is just minutes from Stratford Station. The live music venue welcomes an eclectic range of acts and brings in a steady stream of established DJs for evening entertainment. The outdoor cinema covers weekly screenings of cult classics, big hits and major sporting events. Don’t be mistaken, it’s still an ideal place to find a spot, grab a drink and catch up alfresco.
Food and drink - If open air drinks and street eats are to your taste – then this is somewhere to take a crowd. Cocktails have a tiki twist and every day you’ll find a range of food pop-ups from across London. See what’s on or view our full list of bars in the local area here.
Vibe – Effortlessly cool.