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Nalu (18) Washington | October 4, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
The Red Hot is a welcome addition to the craft brew scene in the Tacoma area. Beer selection is very good, rivaling that of the Parkway Tavern, and they update their taplist regularly via social networks. Real ale is usually available. Beer knowledge among staff is very good. Ambiance is pretty average due to the size of the place, high ceilings and all-glass front. Getting seating can be a challenge during special events and itís not easy to socialise among groups. The entrance uses up a lot of good drinking space! Service is so-so, even when itís not busy, and the limited food selection is fair - if you want hot dogs cooked on the counter. While the descriptions sound like ígourmetí hot dogs, this is hardly a gourmet production and below average pub fare. Prices however are very good and the place has promise. Games are shown on the big screen.
tapthis (84) Baytown, Texas | November 24, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Love the service and atmosphere here. Good beer selection and hotdogs/brats. People that come here are also nice.
bvc (103) Kenmore, Washington | March 31, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
Probably my favorite spot in Tacoma to date. They are just about to expand into the neighboring space, so it will be great to see how that works out. Currently they have around 13 beers on tap. Good mix of options and lower than Seattle pricing. Menu is simple and cheap...hot dog, nachos, fritos pie type of stuff. Service has always been great when I have been here and with E9 almost across the street and Tacoma Boys just a short drive down 6th, you can take care of the better stops in Tacoma.
Caytinator (113) Tucson, Arizona | September 13, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Yeah this place is the bomb if you like beer & hot dogs. The ambiance is a little dive-y but comfortable and friendly. The service was quick. The selection is good, some taps & bottles with mostly local stuff & seasonals available. The hot dogs taste incredibly, are creative, and cheap, so the value is very very good. I love this place!
BrewDad (451) Olympia, Washington | July 15, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Hot dogs and awesome beer. This is another great place in Tacoma. Stop here feed your face ad you will find some great beer to wash it all down with. Great service and this is a great looking place. I love this place.
after4ever (232) Brier, Washington | April 3, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
A hipster enclave on Tacomaís 6th Avenue, which is in the midst of something of a renaissance. For years, 6th was a bit of a dumping ground for businesses in T-Town, but, like downtown and quite a few other districts in the City of Destiny, 6th is coming up. And that makes room for spots like The Red Hot, which just carved out an available space in vintage construction, nestled between a dress shop and a dog washing parlor. Theyíre serious about beer, judging by the signage and the tap handles. Big bar dominates the room, plus some highboys and a few tables. Big chalk tap list. Service is a little bored and alienated...interesting choice for people in service positions. Food is wonderfully cheap, but itís just a bunch of weird hot dogs. Itís cool that you get to eat them with good beer, but itís all the kind of food that automatically makes you think you could do twice as well at home for half the money, which is probably not the reaction they want when theyíre trying to give you a heck of a deal (which they do succeed in doing). If youíre in T-Town, and youíre not hitting a brewery, Jakeís, or the Parkway, then TRH will hook you up with a beer and a brat.
TheRealMGD (58) Lakewood, Washington | December 22, 2010| Updated April 2, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
The Red Hot is a welcome addition to the craft brew scene in the Tacoma area. Beer selection is very good, rivaling that of the Parkway Tavern, but with fewer handles. They update their taplist religiously via social networks. Real ale is usually available. Beer knowledge among staff is very good to excellent and there are special events and brewerís nights which are value-added. Ambiance is pretty average due to the size of the place, high ceilings and all-glass front. It can get loud at times. Getting seating can be a challenge during special events and itís not easy to socialise among groups, though the recent expansion helps the situation. Service is improving all the time, and the limited food selection is fair - if you want hot dogs cooked on the counter. While the descriptions sound like ígourmetí hot dogs, this is hardly a gourmet production and below average pub fare. Prices however are very good (best in the region for craft beer) and the place has promise. Games are shown on the big screen. The craft brew bar for the regular guy/gal.
MarinaMarket (12) POULSBO, Washington | November 19, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Iím starting to like Tacoma? Very nice beer selection, had a great Coney dog, friendly staff and customers, good casual atmosphere. I would definitely recommend to friends.
fcjack1 (14) Washington | July 7, 2010| Updated February 20, 2011
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
I love this place! Good food at a good price. Very good selection of beers on tap. The selection changes daily. Great place!
taylorj (3) Tacoma, | June 15, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
The Red Hot does two things and they do them well. Beer and Hot Dogs. Their taps rotate often and favor a lot of IPAís. They usually have one or two local taps and a few national craft brews as well as the occasional foreign tap. They always have Rainier on tap as a testament to their local roots. The hot dogs are great, they have all beef dogs, brats, kielbasas, turkey dogs, veggie dogs and veggie brats. They will gladly substitute a veggie dog on any of their regular hot dogs for no extra charge. The cheese sauce they use is awesome. They also have moonpies!
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