Nicotine, coffee, and booze are enough to keep most people going, especially if you're Denis Leary, and need to fill about 90 minutes of a standup routine. He's really bad! Inhale all your vices at once, at Broken Border Bar & Grill.
Sharing a wonderfully smoke-filled front patio with sister-spot (and also newly opened) Caesar's Cigar & Coffee Lounge, BBB&G's a rustic new Gaslamp haunt lined with riveted picnic tables and booths, and rocking a marble-topped brick bar rimmed by maroon faux-snakeskin and backed by a collage of Catholic iconography & old reward posters -- ironic, as the most celebrated religious icon was wanted dead, and then alive. The menu starts mostly Mexi-centric, with apps like a trio of Mexico City Tacos (available carne asada or adobada), a basket of 11hr smoked Tequila Rib Tips, and the jumbo Fuego Shrimp served with cucumber, avocado, tomato, and "fire sauce", also what Highrise and Spyda wanted to do after he kept refusing to get back on defense. Stateside mains include smoked pulled-pork sandos and Philly cheesesteaks, while traditional south-of-the-border fare's repped by chicken or beef fajita plates, plus the gringo-created Mexican-inspired Cali Burrito: a carne asada monster topped (rather than filled) with salsa and guac, and stuffed with the French fries as always, leading one to wonder why they didn't name it the Kirstie Alley Burrito.
And because simple food gluttony's not enough, everything can be enjoyed outside along with cigars (from Ashtons to Romeo y Julietas), plus a booze list that's "heavy on the single malts, Cognacs, and tequilas", and features 16 taps and nearly a hundred wines, unlike a Leary standup routine, which has significantly more.