Simmzy's - Burbank

3000 W Olive Ave
Burbank CA 91505
(818) 962-2500
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 May 6 2018
| by Quizmaster Brendan Milove

Packed. House. At. Simmzy's. With the combination of our beautiful Sunday night trivia crowd and an after party for an "Overwatch League" event across the street, Simmzy's was absolutely electric for tonight's trivia brawl. Most of Us Have Glasses came out of the gate sprinting at full speed and did not miss a single point in the first two rounds, eventually leading them to tonight's victory. Team Adam From Akshon Esports won a round of free drinks in our intense game heads or tails and ended up taking home our second place gift cards. Therm Scissor Punch also had a strong showing with 65 points and successfully corrected me when I pronounced every word of tonight's trivia incorrectly. Come join in the fun at Simmzy's Burbank every Sunday at 8pm!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 12012 Most of Us Have Glasses 81 14 1.000
2 Team Adam from Akshon eSports 79 13 0.929
3 10781 Therm Scissor Punch 65 12 0.857
4 10754 Crucial Taunt 53 11 0.786
5 Sesame Streetwalkes 52 10 0.714
6 13301 Agatha Quiztie 51 9 0.643
7 10680 CURSE THE GODS 50 8 0.571
8 10439 Secret Utah Family 47 7 0.500
9 12587 One Can Hope 38 5 0.393
9 Preppy Cheeseballs 38 5 0.393
11 14095 With Zero Points... 35 2 0.214
11 The Great Barrior Keef 35 2 0.214
11 Mentor de Force 35 2 0.214
14 Just Joined 34 1 0.071
15 11413 When the Schnecken Beckons 24 0 0.000
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