We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

East Shore Live Jazz Cafe

Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 2/F, 2 Qianhai Nanyanlu, Beijing, China
Name/address in local language

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 18 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Wish there were more jazz bar like this

We visited that place about a week ago, I am a jazz lover, found this bar by chance walking around the famous houhai area. Just want to repeat and briefly confirm what so many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2016
Lilla K
,
Shanghai, China
Add Photo Write a Review

18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 13: English reviews
Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

We visited that place about a week ago, I am a jazz lover, found this bar by chance walking around the famous houhai area. Just want to repeat and briefly confirm what so many people said before: 1, Perfect jazz venue and music, 2, no cover and reasonably priced drinks, 3, nice atmosphere, great for dates/couples. The band starts play... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Lilla K
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Amazing bar, great cocktails and hot chocolate. Usually they have bands playing every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I go there almost every week and have never been disappointed! Worth the visit.

Helpful?
Thank riri455
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

It was the second time visiting East shore jazz cafe after a few years, and it still wowed me as the very first time. Quietly tucked in the corner around the Houhai lake, a very narrow dark stairs would lead to the cafe on the second floor. Usually the place is full with jazz lovers. The night we went this... More 

Helpful?
Thank Juan L
Harvard, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank Jim P
Beijing, China
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank Spencer M
New Zealand
Level Contributor
298 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 745 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Brett M
Stokenchurch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

Helpful?
Thank Fusilli2014
Hong Kong
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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 

Helpful?
Thank LawrenceTk
London
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank moonmorals
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Runner8888

Travelers who viewed East Shore Live Jazz Cafe also viewed

 

Been to East Shore Live Jazz Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from East Shore Live Jazz Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?