Amid the colorful array of bars and restaurants on the downtown Hollywood strip is Venom, a new rock ’n’ roll club. Surrounded by an iron gate, the outdoor bar area is filled with comfy seating and tables. Inside the rather large venue, a bar illuminated by twinkle lights fills up one side of the room where barstools wrap around in. Toward the back is a stage where various live bands, both metal and cover, play several nights of the night. The walls are painted bright purple and adorned with music and beer memorabilia. In addition to pool tables and jukeboxes to hold your attention, there are several nightly specials and events. Venom Rock Bar is completely casual, and the folks inside have an anything-goes, no-holds-barred attitude.