Our Story

Mike and Tim have been friends for almost 40 years, first meeting when they both worked in retail in Ohio/Kentucky. Tim continued in retail, owning two different businesses and learning a lot about sales and business. Mike also worked in retail for awhile, owning and running a restaurant. Mike and his wife, Gretchen, have over 25 years combined experience in the restaurant/hospitality industry.

Mike and Tim have lived most of their lives in Ohio, yet vacationed as often as they could in Florida. Florida, Naples in particular, has been a second home for them for a long time and now has become their permanent homes! Southern Latitudes, in the Bay Front Center,is a combination of their Ohio roots and their love of Naples, Florida and the South. The guys are craft beer lovers and showcase that with taps of mostly local brews, with one of the largest selections of Naples Beach Brewery beers outside of their taproom! Their wives enjoy a glass of wine more than beer, thus Southern Latitudes also carries a variety of wine and even has 8 wines on tap. Naples Bay Front area is a great location since it’s near downtown Naples along with easy access from Tamiami Trail/RT #41.

There’s always things happening at Southern Latitudes so check out our calendar of events page.

Tim Rogers

Coming from a city like Cincinnati with a long history of great beers, and a current meca for craft breweries, I felt the need to showcase Southwest Florida's own craft breweries. Souther Latitudes is a place to gather with family and friends and enjoy Florida craft beers along with great beers from several other southern states!

Mike Mettler
General Manager

Coming from a family background of German recipes mixed with Southern tastes...Southern Latitudes seemed the perfect place to mix these two together. A friendly place to gather on the paradise coast and offering transplants a taste of home. My wife and I have enjoyed creating a menu with our favorites...come try them out!