East Shore Jazz Café

entertainment-nightlife / Other

Lonely Planet review

Cui Jian’s saxophonist, whose quartet play here, opened this chilled venue just off Di’anmenwai Dajie and next to Qiánhǎi Lake. It’s a place to hear the best local jazz bands, with live performances from Wednesdays to Sundays (from 10pm), in a laid-back, comfortable atmosphere. There’s a small roof terrace open in summer with a nice view of the lake and it’s worth booking a table here on weekends, when it gets busy. There’s no cover charge.