987LA 6/24/10This club is so dark it feels like it’s always nighttime, even if you’re in there at 11am (which we have been). Perfect for checking out up-and-comers up close and personal.
8852 W. Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Metal, Acoustic, Alternative, Classic Rock, Punk and Rock
West Hollywood’s infamous club is still rocking in LA. The Viper Room is famous for their former owner Johnny Depp and the tragic death of River Phoenix, but there is so much more to mention about this great spot. The Viper Room pulls in Hollywood locals, celebrities and visitors looking to hear thrilling live tunes, dance to DJ-spun beats, or just grab a drink. The Viper Room finds a way to have live performances from classic, top artists like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Sheryl Crow, while still having small, new and upcoming bands able to perform and be recognized as well.
Eats & Drinks
The Viper Room has a full bar and has a variety of mixed drinks and drinks specialties; including their martinis that must be tasted! This bar has any drink you could ask for!
The small main room is styled in the fashion of a 1920s Harlem jazz club and is quite comfortable and sheik, and cozy holding only 250 people. Giving fans the opportunity to see national headlining artists that sell out arenas performing for them in such a private and personal environment has become one of the club's trademarks. Another tradition that the Viper Room has consistently upheld is to treat unsuspecting patrons to outstanding surprise performances and special guest appearances. There is also a downstairs lounge where you can escape into with a TV that shows you the live performance occurring upstairs. Customers here will find themselves treated with the same professionalism and hospitality as those familiar faces of the Hollywood limelight that may be standing next to you at the door. These character traits have set this club apart from the multitude of Hollywood nightspots, and guests here can be assured that they will leave having had a unique and memorable experience.
The Viper Room is one of the hottest spots for celebrities including, ofcourse, Johhny Depp, Jennifer Aniston, Sean Penn, Paris Hilton and Adam Duritz.
LA Weekly 1/25/13No longer owned by Johnny Depp, this nightclub remains a popular destination for live-music fans. Sadly, River Phoenix died outside on Halloween 1993. Check out the intimate lounge downstairs. 21+
The Standard 6/13/11CA (See) - The Viper Room is the place of rock star royalty. Always a good time, guaranteed!
Johnny P.8/10/10Johnny Depp River Phoenix
Trina G.1/24/10If I have to tell you about this place...okay, fine. There's music. There are libations. There are scantily clad women. There are unusual sightings within and without. Did I mention there's music?