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East Shore Live Jazz Cafe

2/F, 2 Qianhai Nanyanlu, Beijing, China
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Ranked #93 of 305 Activities in Beijing
Type: Food & Drink
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Absolutely brilliant jazz club in on the Shore of Houhai Lake. Great and reasonably priced drinks, super friendly staff and best of all real high quality live jazz. The night we went there was no door charge. I think live music is only Thurs - Sun but check with the venue. Highly recommend a visit to this live jazz bar.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

If you appreciate great jazz, you must visit this place. But is right on a beautiful lake and has great beer at reasonable prices.

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Jazz lovers in Beijing who miss East Shore are making a big mistake. It is unfortunate that it's surrounded by the tackiness and pop schlack of 'Houhai', but it is what jazz is meant to be. Not a concert hall, not a fashionable hotel or other bar with lousy acoustics and musicians and audience scattered over a wide open space.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

I recently went to Beijing for vacation and stayed there for 4 nights. On the arriving day, Sunday, I and my friend visited the Houhai area and went to the East Shore Jazz Café when an international trio (piano/drum/bass) was performing. From their first song, I couldn't take my eyes off them as I had never seen such an amazing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We found a recommendation in our Lonely Planet Guide book and decided to check it out. Truly awesome! Live jazz performed by great musicians, and anyone could enter the stage and jam along after a while, if they felt up for the task. Cheap and really good drinks and an above average supply of Belgian beer (and international lagers). We... More

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