The Viper Room
The Viper Room
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4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
About
Since its opening in 1993, the world-famous Viper Room has hosted the likes of Johnny Cash, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Stone Temple Pilots, Bruce Springsteen, Oasis, Queens of The Stone Age, Courtney Love, Natalie Cole, Elvis Costello, Pete Yorn, Lenny Kravitz, Pearl Jam, The Strokes, Weezer, Maroon 5, John Mayer, Iggy Pop and Sheryl Crow, as well as an array of other internationally established artists and the cult favorites of America's underground. This intimate nightclub, situated in the heart of the world famous Sunset Strip, is styled in the fashion of Harlem's great jazz clubs of the 1920's.
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Neighbourhood: West Hollywood
For years, West Hollywood has been known as a hub for the LGBT communities in Los Angeles. Today it still maintains the title, but has also become the “it” neighborhood for the entertainment industry’s up-and-comers. Producers, directors, writers and aspiring actors call this area home. Known for great boutique shopping, vintage clothing stores, home décor shops and fitness studios, West Hollywood is a grid of wide boulevards and narrow residential streets. The neighborhood also has a concentration of the most avant-garde restaurants in Los Angeles (rivaled only by the burgeoning restaurant scene Downtown). A trip to the iconic Sunset Strip, with its many clubs, music venues, hotels and flashing lights won’t be forgotten.
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4.0 of 5 bubbles105 reviews
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John W
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
I didn't actually go in,but back in 1996 my mates and did a 3 week tour of the West coast.
Whist in Los Angeles, my mates decided to visit Tower records on Sunset boulevard.
I got bored so took a wander, and accidentally found The Viper Room
This was only 3 years after the passing of RP.
Always regretted not going in.
Written 1 October 2020
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Pathfinder9375
San Francisco, CA2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Went with a friend who lives in W. Hollywood, so the walk to and from the Viper Room was an experience in itself. Of the hundreds and hundreds of clubs I've been in, I thought the Viper Room rated right up there. The wait was about an hour, and the doorman was quite entertaining. They had an excellent sound system upstairs. Johnny Mar (Mars?) was playing the night we went and, although it wasn't my type of music, I really enjoyed it. Then we went downstairs to the smaller, more intimate bar and the only disappointment, aside from Johnny not being there (!), was that the music was piped in and way too loud, I thought, so that even though you were in this intimate setting, you had to yell to be heard. The next day, I went through my wallet and pulled out a fake $20 that someone had passed me at the Viper, but that could have happened anywhere. All in all, it was a great experience and a fun night!
Written 15 July 2003
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veronica p
Los Angeles, California, United States73 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
I attend concerts all over the world--from A+ orchestra venues with world-renowned orchestras to little holes in the wall for local grunge bands. Last night, my husband, son, daughter-in-law and I went to see The Real MacKenzies at The Viper Room. I have no idea what's wrong with their sound person, but he blows. The worst mix I have ever heard. Beyond horrific. And my husband just found an article online from 4 years ago, written by a musician who has played there, talking about this very thing. The Viper Room doesn't care. In addition, the room upstairs is very small. Moronic, drunken sots decided to make the room a mosh-pit. There is no room for this there. No security. No containment. My daughter-in-law got her ankle kicked so badly she couldn't walk and my left foot got stomped on, it's swollen today--and we had moved away from the stage to avoid this. The "game" seemed to be to push the moshers back towards the stage as they drifted further and further afield. It was dreadful. It was dangerous. Go to The Whiskey, The Palladium, McCabe's--but steer clear of here.
Written 28 May 2017
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Melly K
chicago, IL4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Johnny Depp owns it...so we thought sweet. I was down the st. at the Valdon Hotel. We went there and the bartenders were lame, the drinks were tiny, the house band sucked and it was so small.Plus I had some gay guy try to dance with me and I turned him down so he told me to get over myself!!! it was so retarded.
Written 17 June 2003
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rkjlondon
London, UK327 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
We stayed nearby so decided to,visit,,,we expected a small place...it was tiny...and intimate....the bands were great...so much fun...must have been a blast in its day...
Written 14 September 2014
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Barbara A
United Kingdom52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Lovely manager who allowed us in to take photos & showed us downstairs to VIP area where River Phoenix was on the evening before he died. Nice club originally owned by Johnny Depp, happy hour each evening, groups live on stage, mainly good tribute rock bands.
Written 7 August 2019
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jjones4421
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
The Viper Room is an intimate night club where you can get up close to the performer.
Get there early and you can park in the small parking lot in the back. The building is a little misleading the entrance is on the side not in the front.
Written 19 June 2018
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Charvey17
Hamilton, UK63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
Visited the Viper room due to its legendary status and it was a really fun night out. We visited and watched Bravo Delta, Future Villains and Dead End Sky. Sound quality is superb and there is a great ambience in this venue.

Only drawback for me was the cost of drinks. Granted it is on the sunset strip but you'll need a few extra bucks for a night out here. Would highly recommend for top quality on demand live music.
Written 26 July 2014
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RoryA82
Fairfax County, VA43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
My first night in Hollywood I decided to check out the viper room. Saw the doors cover band “Peace Frog” there. Amazing band. The staff is friendly and awesome to talk to. Would definitely make a trip back here. Fantastic place.
Written 16 July 2019
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RaquelCostaLeite
Porto, Portugal77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
After having a long lunch at the Rainbow it's kind of hard to give this place 5 stars! The beer we drank was $8, which is a lot for us, but that's the average price there.
It's dark inside even if the sun is shining outside.
We went to the "backstage" area and took some cool photos in there.
The stage is really small and I just thought about Scott Weilland (as he played there) and obviously, River Phoeanix who overdosed outside this place. There's history going on on those rock n roll bars. I will be back for sure
Written 5 June 2018
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