East Shore Jazz Café

Jazz in Beihai Park & Xicheng North

Rock star Cui Jian’s saxophonist, whose quartet plays 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. No cover charge.