We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

The Red Hot

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2914 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-6713
(253) 779-0229
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 78: English reviews
Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
Level Contributor
36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
Level Contributor
29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
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
Leominster, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

a series of very unique hot dogs for you to choose from. I had a hot dog with peanut butter and bacon. was surprisingly good. the prices are reasonable. this is also a local bar so you can have a beer as well.

Thank oelfkedad
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Great service, great dogs, large selection of brews. Very much enjoyed it. Plan to come again on our next visit from Michigan.

Thank Toni S
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
157 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

As casual as they come, The Red Hot delivers an array of dogs, brats and other snacks that just plain satisfy! Wash it all down with a cold draft from a considerable selection and life just seems a bit better. The pricing is reasonable and the atmosphere is right about where it should be.

Thank mblam7

Travelers who viewed The Red Hot also viewed


Been to The Red Hot? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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 98406-6713
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: (253) 779-0229

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Red Hot staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?