Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About The Red Hot Move

Ever since we learned last summer that The Red Hot would be moving into the larger space next door, anticipation has been building among Tacoma's more discerning beer-and-hot-dog set. When is the move going to happen? Will I be able to take my kids there? Will I be able to take my teetotalling, vegan friend there to play pinball? Will they change everything we love about our favorite spot? 

If you too have these questions, or if you're just mildly curious about the future of one of Tacoma's smaller, but much-loved watering holes, they have a list of answers to almost all those questions, and more in a new TRH FAQ.

First things first, they will be doing everything they can to maintain the intimate atmosphere you've come to love - with a few more seats and a little more selection on both the beer and food lists.

Here are some highlights.

  • They will be moving into the space on the corner, and completely leaving their current space.
  • That move nearly triples the footprint from 1,052 square feet to 3,000 square feet.
  • Nearly 2,000 square feet of that will be bar and restrooms, the rest will be back-of-house
  • Still no kids allowed.
  • Still no hard liquor.
  • The beer: Going from 15 to 25 tap handles, and a lot more bottles
  • The food: Slightly expanded menu with returning favorites, new dogs, new sides, and new cooking techniques. Still no fryer.
  • Pinball: Still no, but maybe a few more board games.

The real question everyone is asking, of course is when??? The answer is a little less specific than we might want, but here it is.

Right now...the best we can say is May sometime. We incurred many delays during the permitting process, and had to upgrade the building before we could start on our space. We are working as fast as we can...and apologies for the noise/mess.

For more answers to your burning questions, visit the TRH FAQ page. For beer and hot dogs, you'll have to wait until at least lunchtime. (Doors open at 11, just in case...)

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I am really excited about TRH and Primo moving and expanding because that means 2 turn key restaurant/bar locations are now available to be occupied only adding to 6th Ave.!

March 26, 2014 at 6:36 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Not to be picky, but for us guys not in the know, an address would be helpful.

March 27, 2014 at 7:03 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Our apologies! The Red Hot is currently located at 2914 6th Ave. They plan to move next door. Menus, etc at http://redhottacoma.com/

March 27, 2014 at 8:06 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Thanks. I look forward to checking it out.

March 28, 2014 at 8:02 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Excellent point, Jake. More restaurants in the area would be awesome.

March 27, 2014 at 12:19 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Jo Jo

Psyched! Would be super cool if they had a walk up window for take out or kid delivery- my kid’s been bugging me for a while to get a hot dog there, sorry duderino.

March 27, 2014 at 1:44 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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