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The Red Hot

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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2914 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
+1 253-779-0229
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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136 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I ordered take out from this bar/restaurant because my son was underage. We tried the 4 different types of vegan hot dogs that they had on the menu. They were out of the regular vegan dogs so we had to substitute the vegan beer brat and vegan kielbasa. They were all ok but the best was the Nature Boy which... More 

Thank Tofurry
Tacoma, Washington
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Took my family here for a birthday today. - service was great and quick - we had 5 different dogs on the menu and shared around the table - very tasty and would recommend!

Thank Mike W
Monterey County, California
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

This place has about every type of beer or cider that you could actually desire! We had pineapple cider (bomb) and peach lambic beer (bomb) and several others! Lol! We ordered 2 Chicago Dogs, 1 Chili Dog and a Frito Boat........OMG, sooooo good! My wife and I both wished that we had bigger stomachs so we could try some of... More 

Tacoma, Washington
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Red Hot is Tacoma through and through, from the Murray Morgan Bridge Brat to the Destiny City Slaw Dog. Red Hot also has a selection of sandwiches and Vegan selections. The tap list always has a great variety of craft beers and a variety of bottled beers. While not really a sports bar, it has a couple of TVs that... More 

Thank KenR1029
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Comfortable little pub with a good selection of house-made dogs and a very good selection of craft beers and ciders. Friendly staff, no worries about sample tasting, very tasty dogs. One small complaint, only one restroom on site, so plan your potty break.

Thank Bjorne H
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

So many options, easily adjustable for food allergies/ sensitivities. Peanut butter bacon was incredible. Oh but the beer and cider options... Piña Colada cider, who would of thought. Just try it!

Thank Adrienne C
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Let's get this out of the way first: IRISH. DEATH. This place offers 30 microbrews on tap. Just go straight to Iron Horse's Irish Death. Look no further. My favorite microbrew. I generally don't like dark beers, but this is the bomb! I look forward to my next trip to Seattle just to get some more! The dogs and brats... More 

Thank headgamer
Richmond, Virginia
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I'm not hugely into hot dogs, but my friends recommended The Red Hot for a post-hike meal, and it sounded like it would hit the spot. So glad we went - this was one of the most satisfying meals of our trip! I stuck with water, but the beer menu was massive, so that's a big plus. We started with... More 

Thank Katie R
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

If you like different and great hot dog combo's go here there selection is outstanding and the beers and ciders on tap are amazing! excellent selection!

Thank lakebrats
Oak Harbor, Washington, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Fun dog selection, and even vegan if that's your thing. Three of us and we got a Tacoma, Rainier Reuben, and hubby got the Tideflats. And shared a Frito pie. Really good food, good prices, great waitress and nice casual environment. Bummed because we live three hours away!

Thank RoxNBear

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2914 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-779-0229

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