The Viper Room

The Viper Room, West Hollywood: Hours, Address, The Viper Room Reviews: 4/5

The Viper Room
4
from £3.79
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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The area
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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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John W
4 contributions
Accident
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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Daniel M
Jurupa Valley188 contributions
Questionably worth the effort
Jan 2020
Firstly I would like to say that I am trying not to be fussy here, but my experience is an honest one. We were there to see a friend who was one of the singers performing in the small downstairs lounge. The web site indicted doors would be opening much early than they were, so we were stuck with a very early arrival and sat in a parking lot behind the Viper Room. That was $20. Parking is seriously nasty in the area. The amount of pot smoking in that parking lot was pretty stunning. At one point during the wait, we considered putting corn nuts out on the building pipes to take bets on which one would be grabbed by a rat first. Most of the patrons we observed were pretty much the "you can't tell me what to do" types, and rather obnoxious during the performances. The downstairs lounge was small and limited. Could accommodate maybe 25 persons comfortably. Upstairs was standing room only unless you were paying to reserve one of the few tables there. Now if you are going there "for the history" of celebrity overdose deaths on the sidewalks, this is your place. The building itself is old, restrooms limited, and a very crowded, uncomfortable venue. Drink prices were pretty typical for this sort of venue. I think we had $4 diet cokes and $10 whiskey rocks, both a fairly small pour. Most of the staff was nice but obviously had to put up with a lot of people that don't pay attention or were mouthy. The area had problems that night. I think within 1 mile of us, there had been one shooting in the middle of the street near Sunset and Hollywood Blvd., and a lady had been stabbed in another club nearby. That is what the area has become. Again, we traveled about 2 1/2 hrs to support someone, so it was on us, but this would not be a choice in the future.
Written 2 February 2020
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bive2016
Texas21 contributions
Viper Room
Dec 2019
We just had to stop in to have a drink before seeing a band at the Whisky A Go Go. They are right across the street from each other so you might as well. Lots of history in these walls. We arrived there early to look around so it was pretty empty at 5:00 but a fun happy hour starting to gather. They said your wouldn't be able to walk later when the music started. I'd go back, Very small so get there early if you want a booth.
Written 27 December 2019
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Barbara A
United Kingdom54 contributions
Visited with Granddaughter as huge River Phoenix fan & be died on sidewalk outside here,.
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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RoryA82
Fairfax County, VA39 contributions
The history here
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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Tanya Six
East Point, GA8 contributions
Excellent Expirience!
Jul 2018 • Friends
Too thrilled that an old school hip hop act, "Slum Village" was playing the Viper Room during my visit. My experience was GREAT! We found safe reasonably priced parking near. We ate a delicious meal at the pizzeria across the street. We got on line and the doors opened promptly. Ms. Marilyn graciously took our money at the door (we had not purchased advanced tickets). The crowd was refreshing, authentic (not too hipster) and appropriate (not too young) for the act. The performances were GREAT! Service was good at the upstairs bar where we got shots and beers. Service was even better in the downstairs bar/lounge seating area with merchandise from the bands. I asked the stylish bartender downstairs for matches or some sort of keepsake. She eagerly tried to accommodate my request and found a sticker that says "Support Local Music The Viper Room". I feel honored to have enjoyed an authentic experience at the Iconic Viper Room.
Written 20 August 2018
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BENelson
Lancaster, CA62 contributions
The Viper Room delivered the Entertainment Goods
Jul 2018 • Friends
Where do you take New Yorkers who are in town for just one night? My old college buddy and his wife were in LA for the day to attend a professional seminar and symposium. Their one demand was to be shown an atypical LA nightlife. This was next to impossible because they were not here on a Friday or Saturday. On the contrary. Their one night in LA was on a Tuesday night! A Tuesday Night! I called my old party buddy and he scored me some tickets to see Tiffani Jenee at The Viper Room. The room is small but they have very comfortable booths that seat about 6-7 adults. The drink prices were a bit high but within typical LA nightclub prices. The 1st band was Blind Innocence. They had some great songs and the lead singer reminded us of Gwen Stefani. The 2nd band was Tiffani Jenee and they tore the house down. The sound system was first rate. We could hear every instrument and vocals clearly. The sound was loud enough to convey a great party, but not too loud to not enjoy the music. Anyway, my friends had a great time and I looked like the hero of the night. They went back to New York with some great memories thanks to the Tuesday night entertainment and rockin atmosphere of the Viper Room. BTW- We met other couples that night and partied with them until closing. Also, I've heard rumors that the Viper Room has been sold and may not exist by next year. So if anyone is reading this you have until the end of the year to make it down to West Hollywood and check out The Viper Room for yourselves. I can only imagine what their Fridays and Saturdays must be like if their Tuesday night was that awesome.
Written 7 August 2018
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jjones4421
27 contributions
The Viper Room
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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RaquelCostaLeite
Porto, Portugal79 contributions
Iconic Place
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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Ian A
Rochester, UK105 contributions
Probably a one off chance to see a band in The Viper Room ruined by poor staff organisation.
May 2018 • Friends
I was visiting LA from England just recently, specifically to check out some of the ‘rock history’. My party of three had wandered into the Viper Room as a band we’re finishing setting up so we’re lucky enough to get inside and have a look around. It looked like a cool venue, the type of place we’d love. The band were due on at 7:30 so we planned to come back and see them, just the opening act as we had other arrangements for the rest of the evening. Standing in the queue as potentially the only paying customers for their early slot we got fed up of waiting and being messed about trying to get in. We eventually gave up and left just after 8pm...at the time still the only ones waiting to get in. Great opportunity for us missed and a great opportunity for the band to gain 3 English fans who could spread the word. Pretty poor show for a venue with such a huge reputation, if I ever make it back to LA I’ll give it another go.
Written 3 June 2018
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