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The Red Hot

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American, Bar, Pub
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2914 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 779-0229
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Tacoma, Washington
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A very nice, large selection of beer, cider and root beer. Regular, nitro and cask style. Creative and tasty hot dogs and sides.

Thank revcogal
Windham, Maine
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends frequent this little haunt down the road from their house. Based on their recommendation, get any of the hotdogs/sausages. I had the Bahn Mi (sp?). I was a few beers in and had a slight real estate issue, so I couldn't eat more than half. It was quite spicy in a good way. Beer selection was pretty crazy.... More 

Thank SingingOT
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We were passing through Tacoma and we wanted something besides seafood after a week on the coast. The beer selection was incredible. However... The dogs? Delicious!!!! I haven't had a hot dog that good since I was in Chi town. I had the Tacoma and the Gangsta. Both surpassed my expectations. Great service nice feel. Totally recommend for anyone looking... More 

Thank Chelsea R
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Some friends brought me to Red Hot. First time ever and definitely not my last. Great service, unbelievable selection of beer, and hot dogs of all kinds fixed in too many ways to mention. Make sure to try this place. You'll be hooked.

Thank GGRN44
Port Orchard, Washington
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77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Do not come here if you want fine wine and fancy cuisine. No, this is a beer and dog place that is off the charts. A huge assortment of beers and some of the craziest hot dogs you will ever try. Have been here a few times and I highly recommend if your in the area, to stop in and... More 

Thank Rick R
University Place, Washington
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Come here hungry and you will go home happy! this place has many hot dog selection including vegan option. My favorites are The Hilltop, BLT, and The Hound Dog (the one with peanut butter and bacon). This place can be crowded at times, but the wait is totally worth it. Don't forget to try Filthy Nachos for the appetizer! Many... More 

Thank Sun P
Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Had lunch there on 12/13/15 with 2 other couples. Lunch was great for all 6 of us. I have one suggestion--- If you don't order a side with your dog or sausage, the dog and sausage looks pretty lonely on that pie plate! I'd suggest serving it with a few potatoe chips.

Thank Les H
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Nice rotating selection of local, fresh beer & ciders. Friendly service. Menu is no-nonsense and every Thursday they do a special hot dog. We ordered the Pizza-Dog on the recommendation of our server and it was delicious! Definitely a local, hidden gem!

Thank BarHopper777
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This place is the real deal. Nice selection of beers (including root beer) and even vegan dog options. So don't be a wiener....check this place out.

Thank TacomaCoop
Seattle, Wa
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This little hot dog and beer mecca is a local watering hole for both the locals and nearby college students. The concept is simple and no-nonsense, a limited menu and a rotating list of fresh, seasonal and local brews and ciders with some food to wash it all down with. Let me be as clear as a filtered cider here,... More 

Thank SweetCyanide

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, 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
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: (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?