• The Red Hot

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Serves meat, vegan options available. A hot dog and craft beer bar offers clearly labeled vegan choices including hot dog, buns, baked beans and others. Every Sunday, 9-11am, has a limited breakfast menu and always has a vegan choice. Free Wi-Fi. A craft beer and cider selection (on tap and bottled) and wine are available. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-11:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-12:00am, Sun 11:00am-11:00pm.

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26 Reviews

First Review by SnuggleBear


Points +165

31 Jul 2023


I might be biased because I love field roast products. I grabbed a couple of ther hot dogs on a lunch break, and they were delicious. If it wasn't a lunchtime grab, I definitely would have hung for a couple of beers as well.

Pros: Tasty field roast dogs, Cool bar, Friendly service



Points +34

05 Jul 2023

Pleasantly surprised

They have quite a bit of options for vegan. The slaw is good and they use field roast dogs. They’re hot dogs not much to really say other than it’s worth giving a try.

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-05


Points +93

13 Mar 2023

Hits the Spot!

Decent sized vegan menu to include vegan coleslaw. My only complaint is that sometimes the slaw is 10/10 amazingly delicious and sometimes it’s a 1/10 completely flavorless. Vegan hot dogs are delicious. Would only be better if they used the new beyond sausages.

Pros: Good amount of vegan options , Decent price , Fast service

Cons: Inconsistent coleslaw and hot dog buns


Points +116

28 Dec 2022

Met my expectations

I wished they used more than just the Field Roast brand, but I appreciated that they used different flavors of “meats.” I ordered the North End Not Dog, which is their signature vegan dog and it met my expectations, but didn’t exceed them.

Pros: Good amount of vegan options , Fairly priced , Warm buns

Cons: Messy to eat , Flavors weren’t balanced


Points +433

29 Oct 2022

Hot Dawg!

Loved the hot dog options here - super diverse & very yummy! Also great beer & cider selection. They have wine too! I got the Kommisar (no peppers) and The Nature Boy (bake beans are a bit spicy?). They recommended I get two, but I was stuffed - varies person to person, but next time I’ll get one and a side.

Baked beans & vegan coleslaw are vegan side options!

Pros: Whole vegan menu , Great beer/cider selection , Affordable!

Cons: Surprisingly busy on a Tuesday night


Points +2381

03 Oct 2022

Okay Hot Dogs

The hot dogs are all reasonably priced and varied. I think they’d be a lot better if they used the beyond sausages as opposed to field roast, other than that it was the perfect cheap quick bite. We had our kids with us so we had to grab them to go, but they’ve got a decent sized bar.


Points +11

Mostly Veg
11 Aug 2022

Lots of completely vegan options that are super delicious.

They use field roast sausages, which are super tasty, and I liked how many options they had for vegans.

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +1219

29 Jun 2022

Eat at Red Hot

Excellent beer selection, tasty and inventive dogs, friendly atmosphere. A great community spot.


Points +16

11 Jun 2022

Nice Community Place With Plenty of Vegan Options

Specializes in hot dogs and craft beers. Currently have six vegan dogs and some vegan sides. Very reasonable prices and good service.

Pros: Good selection of vegan options , Reasonable prices, Local

Cons: Parking can be hard to find when busy.


Points +230

11 Jun 2022

Fine food good beer

We had the veganerwurst and the north end not dog. They were fine. 6 vegan options on the menu all using Field Roast. Also tried the baked beans based on reviews however the beans were a little undercooked for my preference. Nice staff and atmosphere.

Pros: Options, Atmosphere


Points +348

29 Nov 2021

Definitely try the Beer-B-Q Baked Beans, Vegan Cole Slaw

Red Hot has seven vegan dog selections. Our family ordered take out and enjoyed the North End Not Dog, which is a field roast dog with the fixings: yellow mustard, onions, sweet relish, sport peppers, tomatoes, pickle spear, & celery salt. Be sure to try the vegan cole slaw and Beer-B-Q baked beans! It's hard to find a restaurant that knows how to make good baked beans anymore!

Pros: Beer-B-Q Baked Beans , Vegan Cole Slaw, 7 vegan dog selections


Points +33

10 Nov 2021

Spicy dog and taste beers!

I've enjoyed Red Hot dogs on two different trips and both were excellent. If we could score 5 stars for restaurants that didn't have full vegan menus, I would give them 5 stars. Tonight it was the Nature Boy and the Green Machine, previously I enjoyed The Kommisar. All were creative, well balanced and served perfectly made. Field Roast dogs are excellent so I consider that a plus (I realize some may not enjoy this brand). I've had the vegan slaw both times and it was ok, not great the second time. Overall, very good place to grab a meal and beer.

Pros: Creative, taste food, Good hours for dinner, Staff is great!

Cons: Parking can be a bit challenging, Could be spicier (for my taste)


Points +461

25 Oct 2021

So many to choose from!

It was so much fun ordering all of the different vegan hot dog options! Definitely worth the experience!


Points +49

20 Jun 2021

Love Red Hot!

A bunch of great vegan options in a cool atmosphere.

Pros: Lots of great vegan options. , Lots of beer options. , Great atmosphere.


Points +28

07 Jul 2019

Good Food Sports, Bar feel

Food is good, tons of beer to choose from. Sports bar atmosphere. Definitely worth eating at. Only con is the store-bought meats. "Roast Field" brand. Not bad, but could be better.

Pros: Vegan options: Burgers, hotdogs, and appetizer

Cons: Store bought faux meats


Points +214

23 Apr 2019

Craft beer and vegan dogs!

There is also a vegan burger. The dogs are Field Roast. I like this place a lot for their great selection of craft beer. The food is reasonably priced and good enough when I’m hungry. I usually get the Nature Boy with baked beans. I’ve had a few varieties including the burger and all were good. I wish they had a vegan chili dog. I also wish they had a whole wheat bun, though few restaurants have that option.

Pros: Craft beer and reasonably priced vegan dogs! , Next door to vegan ice cream at Ice Cream Social!

Cons: No chili dog!, No whole wheat buns!


Points +76

11 Mar 2019

Chicago style not dogs!!

Chicago style not dogs!!

Pros: Beer, Chicago style not dogs!!


Points +64

24 Feb 2019

Repeat customer for sure!

My partner tried and like 2 different vegan hot dogs. I had 1 and the baked beans. We were very satisfied and will return.

Pros: Plenty of vegan options , Good drinks

Cons: Can be pretty crowded, Parking sucks


Points +113

18 Feb 2019

New go to spot

I travel to Tacoma every month or so to visit family, so I have been underwhelmed by the lack of vegan options in the city in the past. We tried The Red Hot today and it’s definitely going to be my new go to! Separate veg section of the menu. Inventive recipes and sides. Service was great too!

Pros: Lots of options , Great location , Cheap


Points +73

19 Apr 2018

Hell Yeah, Hot Dogs

When The Red Hot use to be in their smaller space next door I think the vibes were more comfortable and genuine. Now that they're in their bigger space it definitely feels like a bro sports bar. In my experience it can also be a little cold/drafty. Even though I miss the authentic Tacoma vibes, I do absolutely adore that they have a bigger vegan section on their menu now! The food is always extremely fast and quality. The North End Not Dog is a classic favorite and their Kommisar dog is divine.

Pros: Fast Service, Awesome Hot Dogs!

Cons: Drafty


Points +107

27 Jan 2018

vegan hot dogs!

Clearly labeled vegan menu. Beer-B-Q beans are delicious! Also lots of beers to choose from. They serve vegan options for their Sat/Sun breakfast but I haven’t been. Hot dogs are very good!

Pros: clear vegan menu, low cost


Points +120

07 Aug 2017

What's not to LOVE?!?!?!

They have a wonderful selection of Vegan Hot Dogs.... WOOHOO!!! And they are tasty and yummy and hits the spot GOOOOOOD!!!! When we are missing this wonderful treat.... we drive as fast as we can to The Red Hot. This is our happy place!! Try all the styles..... go on.... we know you wanna.... WE HAVE!!! Oh and don't forget to have the The Space Cowboy. It's cold brew coffee + draft root beer = Won't sleep for a week, but WORTH IT!!!

Pros: Great Vegan selections., Funky little place. Tacoma Gem!!

Cons: Food comes out a bit messy., Parking sucks., Not kid friendly if you have kids.


Points +29

15 Mar 2017

great dogs

I had the Veganerwurst with a side of beer-b-q baked beans. I'm not a fan of sauerkraut normally, but this dog was really tasty and thankfully the sauerkraut wasn't stinky! The service was really quick and pleasant. The decor was pretty cool inside, with giant chalkboards for their beer menu and lots of tap handles hanging from the ceiling.


Points +59

09 Mar 2017

Good Stuff

They have a great beer list. Separate section of menu just for great Vegan dogs! great "gut-bomb food"

Pros: Chalk graffiti in the restrooms , Messy food, messy fingers

Cons: More dogs!!!


Points +61

22 Mar 2015

didn't know not kid friendly

I came in here looking for a vegan hot dog for me amd my kids and found this place on happy cow. I just didn't know it was a bar :( that's why I gave it 3 stars. I wish it had like a drive thru window or something then I would go all the time but since it's a bar I won't be going anymore. I need somewhere the whole family can eat, guess it's back to smart dogs in my kitchen.

Pros: like 4 vegan hot dogs on the menu

Cons: not to expensive


Points +167

27 Oct 2014

Awesome place, what every town needs

I am headed back there in a few minutes and I can't wait.

Red Hot is right on 6th Avenue in Tacoma. It is a great place to enjoy a variety of vegan hot dogs (there are four very strong options from which to choose) and get a drink (a very large beer menu and root beer on tap and espresso) and watch a baseball game. I can't recommend this place enough.
The service has always been great and having four fun hot dog options where you feel like the vegan options are taken seriously is really great.

Pros: great food options, baseball on television, open late

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