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The Red Hot

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American, Hot Dogs, Bar, Pub
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious hotdogs, local beer, cool vibe

I love everything about this bar! The decor is cool and you can buy growlers and bar merchandise if you want. The bartender is very attentive and polite, too. Both the beer and the hot dogs lived up to the reputation. The food was decently priced. If you're looking for a fun, cool bar to go to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Christina B
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I love everything about this bar! The decor is cool and you can buy growlers and bar merchandise if you want. The bartender is very attentive and polite, too. Both the beer and the hot dogs lived up to the reputation. The food was decently priced. If you're looking for a fun, cool bar to go to on 6th Avenue... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We met up w friends from Portland after kayaking at point Defiance and based on reviews decided to ck this place out. It was 5 on a Sunday and the place was packed. We took a table after waiting for a bit. None of us knew Washington beers so we told the server what we liked and she picked. I... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The hot dogs are pretty good, but nothing exotic. It's basically pub food to accompany a good selection of beers. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable and makes a good place to have a couple of beers and dogs while watching a baseball game. The staff is friendly and easy going. My visit was very pleasant, it makes a great... More 

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Harker Heights, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The place looks like a pub. Good beers (decent selection and prices) and dogs are awesome! Great atmosphere. Only down size is the limited number of tables. They have a bit of open space in the middle which they can use a bit better.

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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Red Hot has moved to a new and much better location on 6th avenue, and with the move came larger crowds. The atmosphere is much better , the variety of Hot Dogs are still excellent, but better get there early to find a seat! The variety of Beer has grown and never disappoints ...

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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Highly recommended this place for unique twist on gourmet hot dogs and sausages. Destiny City Slaw dog and "filthy nachos" were amazing. Will be back again and again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Fun, food, drinks. Wait staff great. Only down side was the wanna be manager in the kitchen who thought it was appropriate to be rude and abrupt. Other than him, the place was great!!! Local feel and good vibe. Just keep the bearded guy in the back away from your party.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My husband prefers Parkway Tavern but I prefer Red Hot so only 4 stars here. The beer selection isn't the largest in town but it's ever changing and always has something for both of us. The hotdogs have gone downhill. Would love to see more organic or natural options. We first came because our farmer told us his sausage was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a special place for "Hot Dog Lovers." There is a local theme to menu items. I tried the "Tide Flats" meal with an "Old School Coke". They also offer a variety of Beer and other beverages. Reasonably priced food items that really have a connection to "Tacoma, WA" My home town for over 53 years now. I was... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I really enjoyed their hot dog varieties, particularly the Chicago dog. The nachos are fantastic. I also liked the atmosphere and decor.

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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, Pub
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?