The sign outside of Lakewood Landing reads “Upscale Dive,” hinting to the ironic and sarcastic nature of the dimly lit, gritty bar and its bartenders in Lakewood, an area adjacent to White Rock Lake, about a 17-minute drive northeast of downtown Dallas. The clientele is mostly Gen X with millennials and boomers sprinkled in, and many are seen weekly, if not a few times a week at “the Landing,” as many locals call it. The food here is of typical bar fashion, with the corndog as a well-known favorite. Beware the jalapeno poppers – they’re flaming hot! Drinks are cheap, especially the beers, and best enjoyed on the outdoor patio where patrons in their 20s, 30s and 40s with tattoos, black digs and cigarettes chat and mingle in a laid-back fashion.