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The Viper Room

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Address: 8852 Sunset Blvd. at Laherty, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone Number: 310-358-1880
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Popular club showcasing rock bands and owned by actor Johnny Depp.

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Small and pretty basic

Gotta say that this is a small place! Well idk, I guess I expected a lil more. There's a stage and a bar upstairs, and a really small room with a bar downstairs. The whole place... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Katriina S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gotta say that this is a small place! Well idk, I guess I expected a lil more. There's a stage and a bar upstairs, and a really small room with a bar downstairs. The whole place is quite gloomy and plain, I'd say. Anyway there was a gig right when we visited and the place was pretty crowded. It might... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Understated and not glitzy like you would expect. Dark, small, and private. Historically very interesting back to gangster days...That's why Depp initially bought it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

As you probably know, this is Johnny Depp's old place and is probably more famous for River Phoenix. It's smaller than I would have thought, but does get a good atmosphere going. They have live music, mostly unknowns, and you get to see busy music execs discussing wether or not to sign. It starts late, so if you get there... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This place is worth a visit because of the historical significance of the place. It's now become a standard sticky-floored rock club, but good to go and have a couple of drinks.

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Thank Rawlio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Went here to see a band called dead flower. Really cool atmosphere. This really is an iconic rock bar that you just have to visit if in LA

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We went to the Viper Room about 9pm on a Sunday night. The crowd wasn't huge but the bands were awesome. We really wanted to check it out because its an icon and the whole 'river pheonix died there' but the staff are friendly and the vibe is cool. It can seem overwhelming to go in at first but the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

If you're out and about the Viper Room is right on Sunset Strip, perfect for partying while listening to great music! This place rocks, I've been there several times and have nothing bad to say about it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Had always wanted to stop in and visit this place. Cover charge and decent prices on drinks. Got to see a cool band. Neat atmosphere. Will visit again when passing thru

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

If you are in LA, see what gigs are on, and go for the history, but then enjoy it because you will probably have a good night out. We went because "it was Johnny Depp's club", "River Phoenix died outside", and it was such a celebratory hang out. So we googled the gigs, YouTubed the bands, picked the one we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This was a bit of a bucket list item for some in our group. We had to pay a pretty penny to get in, and I'm not sure it was worth it, but at the very least, it was unique. We ended up hanging out in the downstairs bar area where it was a more low key atmosphere. They actually... More 

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