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Address: 2/F, 2 Qianhai Nanyanlu, Beijing, China
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Fantastic Jazz!

My friend from Manila was visiting and I invited two fellow musicians from Beijing. We all met at the East Coast jazz club. It is a small, intimate club, seats maybe 30. No... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jim P
Harvard, Massachusetts
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Harvard, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My friend from Manila was visiting and I invited two fellow musicians from Beijing. We all met at the East Coast jazz club. It is a small, intimate club, seats maybe 30. No cover, drinks are reasonable. Bar food available. This night, the club pianist, who simply goes by Moreno, had bass and drums accompanying him. The drummer was Cuban... More 

Thank Jim P
Beijing Region, China
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Bar none the best place to go for consistently great Jazz in Beijing. There is no cover, and the drinks are standard for the Houhai area, which means still a bit pricey compared to other places in Beijing. But really, this place is all about the music. The stage is acoustically set up to provide a great sound throughout the... More 

Thank Spencer M
New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

On a nice evening in Beijing, Houhai Lake makes for a great evening. Try strolling right around the lake if you can - there are so many cafes, bars, excellent restaurants, and live music venues that its almost impossible to make it without stopping a number of times. East Shore Jazz Cafe is on the quiet side, and has a... More 

Thank Kiwi-Frequent-Flier
Stokenchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My wife and I visited here on Sunday last week. The location is very good with views out over the lake. It's nice and cosy, with candles lighting the tables and couples/small groups attentively listening to the music (unfortunately when we went there was a larger louder group who didn't help the atmosphere). I would go again but not on... More 

Thank Fusilli2014
Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

There are tons cultural icons in Beijing, and at the end of each day you are going to be tired/in need of a good drink and a place to relax. This is that place. Unequivocally the highlight of my trip. Pair a visit to this famous cafe with a night stroll around the lake, grab some food around the way... More 

Thank LawrenceTk
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32 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

Thank moonmorals
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

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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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 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 

2 Thank BeijingBill
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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 

3 Thank Suyeon S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

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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