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The Velvet Olive

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4928 50 St, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1X7, Canada
+1 403-340-8288
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Love this little out of the way bar. Very quaint and quite...a little pricey on their drinks. And hard to find...but once you do it is very romantic.

Thank Eva K
Red Deer, Canada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This WAS a back alley gem! Only accessed thru the back alley, brought you into one of the hippest bars in the city. The moment you entered you felt accepted and at ease. It has now been sold....and .....now not what locals loved and held dear. The Olive will be missed.

Thank artsandculture
Red Deer, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2015

My husband and I were looking for someplace to grab a meal, a drink or two and listen to live music. The Olive filled all these requirement. The bartender -Charlie was great. Quick service, the hummus was fab. Hubbie had a steak - done to perfection. I went with the Gouda burger and it tasted like homemade -wonderful. Kinda cute... More 

Thank Cindy A
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

You won't find anything quite like the Olive anywhere else in Red Deer. This place doesn't claim to be something it's not. Small room, dimly lit, great art, live entertainment on occasion... Great place to go have a quiet glass or a cocktail. Many of the customers you meet are regulars. BBQ out back that the tender will grill for... More 

Thank Brandon B
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013

I was convinced to go to this lounge last night, I was told by a few people it was a gay bar but still fun. I am not gay nor am I offended by people who are so we went. It is super tiny, it holds a maximum of 44 people inside. We just missed the live entertainment, the place... More 

3 Thank Gail D
Red Deer, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2013

Liked the small outside area and enjoyed a nice glass of red wine. Good place to visit with a couple of friends

1 Thank Anneke L
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2013

I have been to the Velvet Olive a number of times. It is definitely the charm that keeps me coming back. You won't find any tv's with sports games on which is exactly what I'm looking for. It may be a little harder to find, as it's in the back alley north of Ross Street. Don't give up, look for... More 

2 Thank Joe_Blow_RD
Red Deer, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2013

We walked from the casino one night with friends visiting from up North. They were wondering if we were putting them on as we led them down the dark alley and they the patio lights appeared in the distance and the sound of live music wafted through the air. We caught an exceptional singer/guitar player and a friendly crowd anxious... More 

Thank MsBonita
Red Deer, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 November 2012

Cozy little pub/lounge with a nice atmosphere and live music (on the eve I went). Can't wait to go back!

Thank Alan F
Red Deer, Canada
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2012

strangest situation ever. I ordered a chicken burger and while waiting on the patio with friends, after a long wait was approached by the waiter who very blunty told me that he was the bartender NOT the waiter and that I had to come back to make my own burger and that he only did the bbqing. The buns were... More 

4 Thank Kendra K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Restaurant features
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4928 50 St, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1X7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Red Deer
  • Phone Number: +1 403-340-8288

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?