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The Red Hot

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2914 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 779-0229
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What's not to love?

This is a great place unless you hate really creative hot dogs (including some awesome vegan options), a substantial ever- changing beer list (I guess there's a lot of wine choices, too, but that's not my deal), very reasonable prices, really friendly servers, and a great vibe. Yup. You'd hate this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Michael W
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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  • Late Night
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Gig Harbor, Washington
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is a great place unless you hate really creative hot dogs (including some awesome vegan options), a substantial ever- changing beer list (I guess there's a lot of wine choices, too, but that's not my deal), very reasonable prices, really friendly servers, and a great vibe. Yup. You'd hate this place. ;)

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Tacoma, Washington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This place is great! Amazing food, great root beer, and super cool and relaxed environment. So glad its walking distance from our house!

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Tacoma, Washington
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you love a GOOD hot dog (and many varieties) and love to wash it down with a good Craft Brew, this is the place for you -- great atmosphere, great people working the place and great people patronizing the place -- right in the heart of the 6th Ave district!!

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Tacoma, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I've never been here at night. I prefer to get slightly day-drunk at lunch when it's generally not very crowded. Being cheap, I generally opt for canned, somewhat local ciders, but I very much appreciate the ever-changing array of beverages they offer in case I'm feeling fancy. No one tries to up-sell, and it's just a comfortable place to hang... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I do miss the small old space, BUT they have expanded their menu on beer and food. We are able to usually get a space or table. Great dogs, german potato, but most of all their beer selection. Most staff are pretty friendly and will let you sample a few beers if your unsure.

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Tacoma, WA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great bar with a large selection of beer on tap and tasty all beef hot dogs options, (and vegan dogs for those who don't eat meat). Service is good and knowledgable about all types of beer. Hot dogs are fast to be made, and lots of interesting topping options to meet every palette, whether you are traditional (Chicago style with... More 

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tacoma
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

You can't go wrong at The Red Hot. Amazing variety of beer and hot dogs. They have vegetarian and vegan dogs that are delicious. It gets packed quick so there is a chance of standing but well worth it.

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Spokane, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

First time visit. A stripped down environment with a clear eye to beer lovers; a giant chalk board listing a great collection of brews. food primarily consists of dogs or sausages with various and varied toppings and sides for additional. seating is limited and somewhat festival style. sports on tv. Over 21 only. I had Hawaiian dog and my companion... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Fun neighborhood bar/tavern. Good jazz vibe. Rustic decor with vintage beer memorabilia. About twenty hot dog/sausage selections. Lots of local beer on tap. Enjoyed "The Cowboy" sausage dog. Correct size poppy seed bun for dog. Thoroughly enjoyed. Will be back.

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Olympia, WA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

May be a funny headline, but since I've become pregnant I'm always thrilled to find something to take place of a beer when I'm in a place like this. Red Hot's root beer is brewed locally and is delicious. The dogs I've tried are: the Hound Dog, Hilltop, Rainier Reuben, Destiny City Slaw Dog, and Berliner. My all-time favorite has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2914 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: (253) 779-0229

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?