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The Viper Room
The Viper Room

The Viper Room

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Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Nightclub
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8852 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 358-1881
http://www.viperroom.com/
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This infamous dive bar is known as the place where John Belushi and River Phoenix both partied before passing away. This place is a dive bar, but has a funky, multi-level format ... Read more
with one main stage. Definitely worth a visit.

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Austin, Texas

This infamous dive bar is known as the place where John Belushi and River Phoenix both partied before passing away. This place is a dive bar, but has a funky, multi-level format with one main stage. Definitely worth a visit.

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Menlo Park, California, USA

This legendary music venue is a little bit gritty, but it is absolutely the place to be if your idea of nightlife is live, loud indie rock in a great atmosphere.

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Huntington Beach, California, USA

I love the Viper Room for the grunge and the showcasing of new bands. This is a Landmark on Sunset and if you are going to West Hollywood for the music seen, this is a stop you must make.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

The Viper Room is a pretty cool venue for more intimate concerts. It's small, dark, and somewhat divey, but they do a fairly good job with the sound. The crowd can be very...West Hollywood, but if you're there with good friends and the band brings their a-game, it's a lot of fun.

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Local from Los Angeles, California

The Viper Room was opened in 1993 and was partly owned by actor Johnny Depp until 2004. The club became known for being a hangout of Hollywood elite, and was the site where actor River Phoenix died of a drug overdose on Halloween morning in 1993. Despite the death of River Phoenix the year the venue opened, the club became and remained a hangout for Hollywood’s most popular young actors and musicians. Regulars included Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Marie Presley, Jared Leto, Christina Applegate, Angelina Jolie, Tobey Maguire, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Adam Duritz, the lead singer of Counting Crows, worked as a Viper Room bartender in late 1994 – early 1995 to escape his newfound fame. The Viper Room has undergone several changes in ownership, and continues to host music of multiple genres, including metal, punk rock, and alternative rock. (NOTE: We would have given this 5 stars in the past, but they just haven't been getting great acts anymore. If you see an act that you love, it's a GREAT place to check them out... but otherwise, it's more of a place to take note of as you drive by.)

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London, United Kingdom

I loved the Viper Room, it's so iconic and I'd wanted to visit forever. I went on a Saturday night, the atmosphere was great and band line-up was great. Definitely a must-visit club on a trip to LA. Catching a taxi at the end of the night was a little bit of a mission, as the strip was pretty busy.

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Local from Montebello, California, USA
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Perfect bar for any day- but I liked it on slower days which were still quite full of people. I've gone on a Sunday and still was glad I did. Comfortable, nice social atmosphere and a band upstairs in the main area. Worthwhile any day that you choose to go.

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