Eat This Guy Fieri: A Photo Essay on The Dive Bars of Dallas

Categories: Whimsy

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All photos by Jay Barker
The burger at Lee Harvey's
We love dives. It's the feel of these places: the flaking-away booth chair, the wobbly stool, the Exile on Main Street on the juke box. And, oh sweet yes: late-night corn dogs. So, eat this Food Network: we sent our contributing photographer Jay Barker to capture one of Dallas' most lovable drunk characters -- the dive bar.

Check out his full essay and the joints he captured in our ol' slideshow section.

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The bar at the Loon

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The Lakewood Landing

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The Windmill Lounge

Location Info

Lee Harvey's

1807 Gould St., Dallas, TX

Category: Music

The Loon

3531 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Music

Lakewood Landing

5818 Live Oak St., Dallas, TX

Category: Music

Windmill Lounge

5320 Maple Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Music


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20 comments
Marcia Hackett
Marcia Hackett

YAY FOR YOU, CHARLIE BROWN!  THE WINDMILL IS AWESOME!

Mavdog
Mavdog

no mention of Club Schmitz?

McDoom
McDoom

Best dive bars, non-Dallas edition;

The Scoreboard Club, RockwallEuless Yacht Club, EulessThe University Pub, Ftw (go early to avoid the TCU kids)Malone's, FtwJW Fairfields, Richardson

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

What about Jake's in Plano?

On a different notes, I was just compiling the TPS reports for my boss, and careening down my alley comes a guy in a Rascal, weaving and smoking a cigarette.  So I run to the end of the driveway, and this guy crashes into Mrs. Leary's fence.  No damage.  I go and check on this guy, and he's moaning, says he's fine-and takes off.  Dude was as drunk as Cooter Brown........something to be said for day drinking!?  True life is stranger than fiction.  Also, the guy looked like the poster child for Methhead Magazine. And young; couldn't have been anywhere north of 25. 

Evan
Evan

The Loon is a dive bar? Could have fooled me.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

CS!?  That place is an utter dive....bordering on sh+thole.  Right smack dab in in the middle of "hell".  Drove by it a lot en route to the office (hard by SW Air), stopped in, not BAD.  What about Stokers Ice House down the way? 

Mervis
Mervis

Ah yes, the Euless Yacht Club.

twinwillow
twinwillow

Did Mrs. Leary's cow start a fire?

Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

I love CS. I've gone once a decade since the 70's

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

"Ice House?  Whoever thought of a c**ksucking Ice house?"

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

No worries, had it on Good Friday. You know I love me some burgers. Only veggie burger I've ever had.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Veggie burger = Jon Daniels or what Jake Z calls space

(Still love you broski, just saying)

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Jake's in Plano is a dive; keeps the +ssholes away!  Everything at Jake's is good/great........sweet tater fries. 

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I like Jake's, I guess I never thought of it as a dive. The veggie burger ain't half bad either.

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