East Shore Jazz Bar

Jazz in Beihai Park & Xicheng North

Rock star Cui Jian’s saxophonist, whose quartet plays here, opened this dark and moody upstairs jazz den overlooking Qianhai Lake. It’s the best place to hear local jazz cats showing off their chops, with live performances Wednesdays to Sundays (from 10pm).

There’s also a small roof terrace open in summer with a nice view of the lake. No cover charge.