Kimo's Sports Bar
Founded by Steve & Renea Metzger in 1997, opening on July 4th of that year. Rattlesnake Mountain Brewing Co. quickly grew to be a local favorite hangout because of the great food, beer, view and personality given to the business by Steve & Renea.
RMBC also became the place to go for great live music. Indoor and outdoor concerts ranging from country, rock, blues, and once even had a Pink Floyd tribute band. This built Rattlesnake's reputation for supporting local bands. Some bands who played back at the beginning are still performing at Kimo's today.
Steve eventually took a job at Fluor and the Metzgers sold the business to Kimo in 2002. Renea remained to help run the restaurant for the new owner until surgery on an injured ankle forced her to quit working at the restaurant.
In 2005, Kimo and the other owners decided to update the aging building. The doors were closed in February and the inside was gutted. Four months later the new and improved "Kimo's" was opened and was an immediate hit.
Everything about the restaurant was changed except for the beer and the brewery. The brewery remains intact and continues to make many of the recipies created by Steve Metzger. The same brewer that has worked with Steve since the beginning continues working there today.
The first year was an interesting one for Kimo's. The owner Kimo von Oelhoffen won a superbowl ring playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the home town Seahawks. Hopefully all is forgiven.
- Kimo's Sports Bar
- 2696 N. Columbis Center Blvd.
- Richland, Wa 99352
- (509) 783-5747