VA Bar (Vanguard)

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Wudaoying Hutong
VA Bar (Vanguard)

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published on 27 Sep 2011

The single-room bar inside features a stage at the back, a bar running along one side of the venue, and plenty of comfortable sofas to relax on while listening to the music, all bathed in deep red lighting. While primarily a jazz venue, VA Bar features different bands almost every night of the week, showcasing the variety that Beijing has to offer.


With 20RMB Tsingtao, cocktails at around 40RMB, and a small but classy wine list, this intimate hutong hangout won’t break the bank, and works as a great after-dinner drinks venue. The volume of the band on stage fills the whole bar – unsurprising considering its size – so if conversation is your thing then maybe check out a different place.


If it’s the music that’s attracting you, expect to be quietly impressed – VA Bar doesn't featuring cheesy cover bands or crooning KTV egotists, but a selection of the city’s finest jazz musicians. A hutong jazz club already sounds self-consciously ‘cool’, but allay those fears and concentrate on soaking up the atmosphere, and VA Bar becomes a great venue.

Ross Goulding

Details

Open
2pm-late.

Telephone 5844 3638

English address 13 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng district

Chinese address 东城区五道营胡同13号

Events at VA Bar (Vanguard)

Sun 03 Aug - Sun 26 Oct (Every Sunday)

VA Bar throw a special Beatles-themed night on Sundays

Mon 04 Aug - Mon 27 Oct (Every Monday)

VA bar host a smooth evening of jazz every Monday

Tue 05 Aug - Tue 28 Oct (Every Tuesday)

An evening of guitar music performed by Beijing local artists

Wed 06 Aug - Wed 22 Oct (Every Wednesday)

VA Bar host an all-welcome musical open mic every Wednesday

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