Simmzy's - Burbank

3000 W Olive Ave
Burbank CA 91505
(818) 962-2500
  • PUB QUIZ—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 Mar 1 2020
| by Quizmaster Ashley !

Congrats to People vs. OJ Simmzy's on winning the drinking round, and congrats to Hands off the Hot Zone for taking home the first place prize! See you next week!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10781 Hands off the Hot Zone 79 13 1.000
2 10754 Crucial Taunt 75 12 0.923
3 11516 Sun. Assembly Required 65 11 0.846
4 17981 Drunk in Public 64 10 0.769
5 10358 The Corner 61 8 0.654
5 10680 The People Vs. Oj Simmzy's 61 8 0.654
7 11258 Chicks at the Bar 59 7 0.538
8 10632 Sue's Looking for Work 53 6 0.462
9 23570 Ludaquiz 48 5 0.385
10 22700 Defense Against the Dark Arts and Crafts 44 4 0.308
11 Generic Trivia Name 43 3 0.231
12 20246 Triv Free Or Die 38 2 0.154
13 Awesome 30 1 0.077
14 Asian Persuasion 4 0 0.000