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The Viper Room

West Hollywood
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Address: 8852 Sunset Blvd. at Laherty, West Hollywood, CA 90069
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+1 310-358-1880
08:00 - 02:00
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Popular club showcasing rock bands and owned by actor Johnny Depp.

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Another iconic location!

Whilst we didn't go in to the VR, we took photos and enjoyed the iconic location on Sunset boulevard

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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65 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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... More 

Thank Veronica P
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Whilst we didn't go in to the VR, we took photos and enjoyed the iconic location on Sunset boulevard

Thank peppermint
Albany, NY
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450 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Just check the schedule to see who's playing and that it's the sort of music you want to hear. Great small venue to hear up-and-coming bands. Be sure to check it out when in LA

Thank eluper
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We had a fantastic evening here, its such a great gig venue! It’s legendary so you have to visit! :D

Thank SwissSooosi
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The location is located next to one of the worlds biggest banks so it's convenient to withdraw cash if more is needed. There's a bar upstairs and bar downstairs so it's easy to keep the liqueur flowing lol. Plenty of groups of women to buy alcohol for and stores located close for you if you need some grub. The list... More 

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 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 

Thank Katriina S
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

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.

Thank Tedwards
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 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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Reviewed 10 July 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.

Thank Rawlio
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Reviewed 16 June 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

Thank Stefan F

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