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The Red Hot

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American, Bar, Pub
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2914 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
+1 253-779-0229
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Tacoma, Washington
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65 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Large menu, lots of selections for a Hot Dog joint. Special craft beers aplenty. In the hipster area of Tacoma. Busy place with good service. [parking in neighborhood is not great] Everything seemed priced ok. we tried a few items, all were great!

Thank otisscrotis_11
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great dogs and even better beers. Outstanding rotating selection and variety. Less expensive than the "other" great beer bar in the North End.

Thank David S
Tacoma, Washington
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here several times, and each time is a little different from the last. Not that it has been bad, just different. Sitting at the bar definitely will get you better service, although we have never had "bad" service. The choices of dogs are pretty cool. From the Elvis, w/ peanut butter to the BLT, it's all good.... More 

Thank David K
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143 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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
Level Contributor
31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 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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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 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 18 October 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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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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 7 October 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 5 October 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

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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
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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?