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 Oct 13 2019
| by Quizmaster Ashley !

Congrats to Breaking Bad Santa on winning the drinking round and congrats to Crucial Taunt for taking home the first place prize! See you all next week!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10754 Crucial Taunt 71 8 1.000
2 22476 The Golden Ghouls 64 7 0.875
3 12937 Perpetually 2nd Place 43 6 0.750
4 10781 the Trivulators 39 5 0.625
5 17688 Walt Quizney 35 4 0.500
6 21040 Tacoholics 31 3 0.375
7 Ludaquiz 29 2 0.250
8 23210 Kohballs 10 1 0.125
9 Joel Camel 9 0 0.000


Sun Oct 6 2019
| by Quizmaster Ashley !

Congrats to Batman Beyond Burger for winning the Survey Slam Drinking Round and congrats to Eye of the Tiger Mom for taking home the first place prize. See you all next week!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10016 Eye of the Tiger Mom 79 8 1.000
2 10781 Batman Beyond Burger 73 7 0.875
3 10754 Crucial Taunt 68 6 0.750
4 10680 Quiz Me Like One Of Your French Girls 62 5 0.625
5 King Quizard and the Quizard Quizard 55 3 0.438
5 10297 Clean Up at Table 4 55 3 0.438
7 20246 Triv Free Or Die 49 2 0.250
8 11258 Three Maids in a Tub 36 1 0.125
9 Tip Your Bartender 30 0 0.000


Sun Sep 29 2019
| by Quizmaster Ashley !

Congrats to Nothing Lasts Forever 21 for winning both the drinking round and the first place prize. See you all next week!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10016 Nothing Lasts Forever 21 78 5 1.000
2 10754 Crucial Taunt 59 4 0.800
3 10781 The Lip Strips 53 3 0.600
4 11258 She's Getting the Boot 49 2 0.400
5 10680 Quiz me like one of your french girls 32 1 0.200
6 22986 Nova Prime 20 0 0.000