The Viper Room

8852 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
+1 310 358-1881
Hours of Operation : Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat: 19:30 - 2:00
Price : $$ (Moderate)

About The Viper Room

The Viper Room is a nightclub located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. It 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. The Viper Room has undergone several changes in ownership, and continues to host music of multiple genres, including metal, punk rock, and alternative rock.

The space where the club is located was originally a jazz bar called the Melody Room, a hang out of mobsters Bugsy Siegel and Mickey Cohen.In the 1970s and 1980s it operated as a club called The Central, which was close to shutting down before Chuck E. Weiss, who had performed there for years, suggested to Depp that they revitalize the spot and rename it “The Viper Room”. Tom Waits also had a hand in redeveloping the spot.

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Dress Code: Club Attire

Website: http://www.viperroom.com

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