East Shore Live Jazz Cafe

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East Shore Live Jazz Cafe
4.5
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4.5
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Gert F
18 contributions
It's all about the Jazz
Jun 2019 • Couples
We came there well before the first set started, not knowing we were going to see A Bu, the exceptional young Jazz pianist. The place got crammed full with a great atmosphere. The drinks are expensive, but there is no entrance fee.
Written June 20, 2019
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Einar Rune H
Bergen, Norway14 contributions
Nice and intimate, great atmosphere
Mar 2019 • Solo
Went alone on a Friday night, on a whim. Club up a flight of stairs, one level above the street on the shore. Stayed for one very nice set of music featuring Voision Xi and her "Little Happiness Group". Genuinely good, earnest performance. Crowd was attentive and disciplined, atmosphere very cozy and relaxed. Beer quite pricey (50 RMB per bottle) but there was no cover charge.

All in all had an unexpectedly good time, made for a really good end of the week and start of the weekend... Will definitely return if I'm back in town.
Written March 28, 2019
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Edite D
1 contribution
Not coming back...
Nov 2018 • Friends
Visited this place with my friends, who just happened to be in Beijing for short visit. We where sitting in the place far away from stage. Stuff was not friendly... We where talking where softly and quietly. We got 2 times notice that we are too loud...Only us...Chinese people around us where fine. Not coming back...😞😞😞
Written November 22, 2018
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tjlavery78
Tianjin, China6 contributions
nice to chill
Nov 2018
nice place to have a drink...live music starts at 10....nice views and a good mix of people. the atmosphere here is amazing with low level lighting and if u want to chat sit back from the stage. :)
Written November 7, 2018
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Deborah D
New York City, NY273 contributions
Jazz spot in Beijing
Aug 2018
Jazz hang in Beijing. Local musicians for the most part . Sometimes you might catch international musicians passing through the area picking up a gig or just sitting in. Great neighborhood for an evening stroll around the lake, a bite to eat and then some jazz. Be sure to plan time foal three. Nice friendly unpretentious relaxed atmosphere for a drink and some live jazz. The place jazz fans hit before they leave Beijing. GO check it out. I’ll be back.
Written September 28, 2018
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jojikhan1
Islamabad, Pakistan3 contributions
spent some good time there
Nov 2017 • Solo
a few days back late in the night in beijing i was searching on trip advisor for a place to spent acouple of hours as a lone tourist in beijing city, who doesnt drink and eats halal food, luckily and as usual tripadvisor had a solution, yes
the east shore jazzz bar, i ordered a cup of cofee and sat there on a quiet table enjoyed the music for an hour, its location is just heart of beijings tourist hub and no problem in getting a trnsport. highly recomeneded
Written November 12, 2017
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Lilla K
Shanghai, China23 contributions
Wish there were more jazz bar like this
Mar 2016 • Couples
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 at 10 pm. I highly recommend and will definitely return.
Written March 18, 2016
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riri455
Bath, UK22 contributions
Best jazz bar in Beijing!
Feb 2016 • Friends
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.
Written March 9, 2016
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viva634
Amsterdam, The Netherlands10 contributions
Cozy jazzy night in Beijing
Feb 2016 • Couples
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 time was on a Tuesday, the first day in a week when the band plays. Not a lot of people at all, perhaps also because of the CNY, but the band was playing as usual, very professional. The dark cozy cafe suggests a bit of "hushed" atmosphere, which makes it cozy, plus the jazz band was very into their music, so fluent and soulful that you could hear the story or their mind in it; this makes it even more intimate. The selection of beers was good, Duvel is always my favorite. I truly enjoyed our night there, even if it wasn't that full, applause for the professional attitude of the band!
Written March 8, 2016
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Jim P
Harvard, MA17 contributions
Fantastic Jazz!
Feb 2016 • Couples
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 (a real treat!) and there was a distinct Latin feel to the night.
Moreno's playing is very tasty, not a typical club pianist. From a geeky, musician point of view, fabulous technique. Clearly classically trained. The group performed Mack the Knife pivoting at the end of every chorus a half-step higher so they improvised in all twelve keys!
Highly recommended.
Getting there. Line 6 to BeiHai North. Walk east about 100 meters to HouHai Park. Walk to the right (CCW around the lake) about 200 yards. There will be a small bridge to your left crossing a canal, the club is immediately to your right.
Written February 7, 2016
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