Simmzy's - Burbank

3000 W Olive Ave
Burbank CA 91505
(818) 962-2500
  • Sundays @ 8:00pm
About Simmzy's - Burbank

"It's in my genes, I had no choice!" A Southern California native, Mike Simms knew from an early age that he would foray into the world of hospitality. He and his brother grew up running around the kitchen and under the tables at French Market in West Hollywood and The Kettle in Manhattan Beach – his father’s and grandfather’s restaurants – but later did stints washing dishes and busing tables for spending money throughout high school.

After graduating from Cornell's prestigious Hotel School, Mike moved to the Napa Valley and managed Tra Vigne restaurant, where he was able to fully immerse himself in food. In trying his hand at home brewing, traveling to the world’s best wine regions and developing relationships with various winemakers, Mike came to realize his passion for beer and wine. In 2005, he took this experience and returned to his native Southern California, compelled to connect local restaurants to surrounding farms, breweries, and wineries and celebrate all things craft. He joined forces with his father Tom and brother Chris to form The Simms Restaurant Group and went on to open Tin Roof Bistro (2009), Simmzy's Manhattan Beach (2009), Manhattan Beach Post (2011) and Fishing With Dynamite (2013).

In 2007, Mike developed the Tin Roof Bistro in Manhattan Beach. Amidst delays, he stumbled upon vacant space just steps from the ocean in Manhattan Beach and decided (along with his brother Chris) the neighborhood needed a spot that served a simple, delicious burger and quality craft beer and wine. This concept quickly came to fruition in the form of Simmzy's and opened in 2009, three months before Tin Roof Bistro. In 2012, Mike shared his knowledge and passion for wine and beer with the community of Belmont Shore at Simmzy's much anticipated second location. Now in 2014 Mike looks forward to his third Simmzy's in Venice Beach.

Whether it's teaching servers about new styles of beer, encouraging cooks to use new techniques, or honing his own palate with an Introductory Sommelier Certificate, Mike is a firm believer in empowerment through education. In the same vein, Mike prides himself on promoting from within (a current GM started off as a server, and a one-time dishwasher now boasts the title of executive chef), and truly believes in putting people first.

When he's not at Simmzy's, Mike can be found surfing in Manhattan Beach, spending time with his wife and daughters, or planning his next aerial flight over California’s wine regions.



Sun Apr 29 2018
| by Quizmaster Stevie Lukaszewski

A wonderful evening of trivia here tonight!

The playlist inspired our teams to sing their hearts out to a variety of classics.

Now onto the trivia! Teams came up with some great names which I believe is a great way to start the game. Bright Hot and Manly slowly but surely inched their way through the early rounds and into first places the end of the game!


Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 14614 Bright Hot and Manly 73 17 1.000
2 12012 All of us have glasses 70 16 0.941
3 10781 Justice Avengers Infinity League 69 15 0.882
4 Roadkill Teachers 68 14 0.824
5 13301 Agatha Quiztie 63 13 0.765
6 Teen Girl Squad 60 12 0.706
7 10016 Street Walker Texas Ranger 55 11 0.647
8 10680 Curse the Gods! 54 10 0.588
9 12017 Just here to establish an alibi 52 9 0.529
10 14095 With Zero Points... 49 7 0.441
10 10754 Crucial Taunt 49 7 0.441
12 Three Men in a Tub 47 6 0.353
13 10938 The Opossum Nipple Club 40 5 0.294
14 Moonshine 29 4 0.235
15 Hangry 15 3 0.176
16 Fluffy Sparkle Shine 12 2 0.118
17 Burbank Zads 11 1 0.059
18 Rieces Pieces 10 0 0.000