During the period it took to obtain permits for Tin Roof Bistro, another Simms restaurant, Mike Simms busied himself by brewing beer in his garage and taste-testing the future burger menu. Around the same time, his brother Chris moved closer; the brothers hadn't lived in such close proximity for over 10 years. Wanting to grab a good brew together, the two realized nothing nearby satisfied their craving. Their neighborhood desperately needed a craft beer bar, and just like that, Simmzy's was born. Viola!