OB's Pub & Grill Manhattan Beach

3610 North Highland Ave.
Manhattan Beach CA 90266
(310) 546-1542
  • Wednesdays @ 8:00pm
About OB's Pub & Grill Manhattan Beach

OB's Manhattan Beach is proud to be your local beach pub since 1985. We are dedicated to personal attention, great food, excellent drinks and always a good time.



Wed Sep 7 2016
| by Quizmaster John Alexander

Well that was annoying. No, I don't mean the people who sat at my quizmaster's table all night (Or do I?)... Actually, I typed up the whole recap last night and thought I submitted it, but apparently not, and now it's gone and I have to start over. Yep, the old 'my dog ate my homework' routine.

Sometimes it can be slow on a holiday week, but we had most of our best teams in tonight. As mentioned, I didn't sit up by the door like usual, so I had to sit by the nuts, which I said over and over again until I got booed.

North American Taco Fleet were in tonight, they change their name every week but are currently back-to-back champions. I did find out that they cheated on me and went to a different trivia night up in Santa Monica. I think with a lot of work our relationship is strong enough to overcome this, but for now we're just going to be friends with benefits. They did their famous frantic table search upon first arrival. Bill threatened to vomit on everyone until a table finally relented and opened up for them. 1st place! Woop Woop! Liz we missed you!

The mighty Charlestown Chiefs were back in the house. A lot of their dominance hinges upon doubling down, which can be catastrophic if chosen poorly. Poor Drew took the brunt of the blame for that one. Quail?! Who's state bird is a quail?! But they pulled through and finished just a single point off of first place.

Walleeeeeeeeeets are here! I arrived early today and shared some onion rings with Chris and Kitty Kat. Chris stole his table from a lonely old man who wanted to sit next to his dog. Chris you heartless bastard! Then Chris stole bacon from the dog. Also the dog was blind and only had 3 legs. Kitty Kat in da house! Kitty Kat missed last week because she was getting a tan and having orgies on Catalina Island. Tiffany sported her 'hot for teacher' outfit which is always welcome. Third Place!

The Berry sisters' dream of having me sit next to them finally came to fruition (yes Megan, that pun is for you)... Rachel claims that she doesn't read my recaps because I'm a creeper, but I think she's just angry that she got a Harry Potter question wrong. Why do I ask her Harry Potter questions? Because she holds my beer hostage until I do. Yes folks, this is what we're dealing with over here. Side note: once Rachel didn't talk to me for an entire evening because I asked her a Game Of Thrones question that did not correctly specify whether or not it was book or TV series.

E=MC Hammer finally back. They took last week off due to an improbable combination of food allergies and grand slam tennis tournaments. Mineko said she would have come in and sat with me, but I keep refusing to spell Mineko correctly. Mineko is always welcome to come in whenever Mineko wishes, and I have no doubt that Mineko will win the quiz single-handedly. Speaking of which, I think I'm getting blamed for the results this week. Every time I announce on the microphone that they're definitely going to win, they crumble under the pressure. Womp Womp!

Cohort in the house with a new member?! Unclear at this stage whether or not this member will continue to join. Especially as they already have an Alex on their team. Seth strolled in late as always and berated the team for getting all the answers wrong. They pulled back within striking distance however, and only a round 7 failed double down prevented them from joining the winners circle. Hopefully a solid literature round next week will play in their favour. Although watching Sarah struggle with sports questions before Seth arrives is particularly joyful for me. Maybe they'll get plus 2 points for having the tallest team. Who knows!

Ooook I think that's a wrap on OB's trivia festivities for this week.

Peace out trouts

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 North American Taco Fleet 75 8 1.000
2 Charlestown Chiefs 74 7 0.875
3 10243 The Wallets of El Segundo 56 6 0.750
4 10193 E=MC Hammer 54 5 0.625
5 10399 Year of the Rat 52 4 0.500
6 Team Whisky 51 3 0.375
7 The Cohort 48 2 0.250
8 The Next Newest American 42 1 0.125
9 Bayview Duo 28 0 0.000


Wed Aug 31 2016
| by Quizmaster John Alexander

Dios Mio what a night. Had some major traffic issues on the way in, so lost some of my customary beer drinking/chat time. But never fear! The trivia must go on! Plus I was day drinking all day, so things got a little crazy at the end. Triple or nothing... is that even legal?!?

Kicked off with some extra boos when I was presented with a "Make America Great Again" hat from Megan. Colin Kaepernick was not there, but I doubt he would have stood for this type of accessory. (Damn, my pun game is on point today.) This hat should really come with a disclaimer that it is being worn as a joke. (Or is it?) Thankfully Wednesday pilates will not be stretching (wink) into the future, so Year of the Rat will once again get all The Bachelor questions correct.

The Oompa Loompas had been in short (yep) supply the past few weeks, but made a winner's showing. Made it through the Southern/Antarctic controversy with a powerful triple double round 7 to stake their claim to victory. They'd come in second place the last two times, so it was due. Thankfully they found a table just in time for Troy to arrive, because Troy does not do standing trivia.

Jesse Can't Wait came in second place without Cody, who is apparently in Hawaii with his girlfriend who hates trivia more than anyone I've ever met. Amy finally wore a cleavage shirt. "You said that last time I wore a cleavage shirt," she informs me. At least I'm consistent. Believe it or not, Jesse requested a music round for next week. Apparently they are looking for a 4th teammate but can't find anyone that can stand them long enough to be at their table for 2 full hours.

Trump Lochte 2016 overcame a sluggish start to rob the other teams of 3rd place. (although, upon further review, it seems that no robbery took place) (side note: they also may have peed on the walls) 10 bucks! Don't spend it all in once place. (Disclaimer: you do actually have to spend it all in one place)

Tessa is here! This is always fun because she lets me know exactly which questions/rounds were not to her liking. Year of the Rat had a bare bones team tonight. Rachel delivered me a beer, but not before making sure I understood that she had not bought it. She also petitioned to be done before 10pm, which I was able to provide.

Quiz Bros was finally let out of the house again now that the baby has popped out. After a failed reality show question early in the evening, they stormed back and would have medalled had the controversial Southern vs Antarctic ocean not come in to play. I think it's safe to say that it was all +1/2 Melanie's fault. They did win the chili cheese fries though, so wasn't a total bust.

Speaking of bust, Wallets of El Segundo in the house! Well just two of them (am I talking about the team or the bust?) Chris only scored a 3/10 on grumpiness scale, but I'm sure he'll make up the points next week. Also, Tiffany, please keep drunkenly writing suggestions to the King Trivia team.

Sarah from Cohort apologized in advance for their poor performance tonight. School has started up again and apparently literature Masters/PHDs use up a lot of brain power. PS: I also tried to run Tyson over with my car.

E=MC Hammer thought that by not showing up they would not be included in this week's recap, but they were incorrect.

I think that's all for this week kids!

See you all next time!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 Oompa Loompas 71 9 1.000
2 Jesse Can't Wait 68 8 0.889
3 Trump Lochte 2016 65 7 0.778
4 10243 The Wallets of El Segundo 64 5 0.611
4 Locals Only 64 5 0.611
6 The Cohort 63 4 0.444
7 10399 Year of the Rat 61 3 0.333
8 10015 Quiz Bros 59 2 0.222
9 Wednesdays Are For The Boys 54 1 0.111
10 2 Pawls Make A Right 52 0 0.000


Wed Aug 24 2016
| by Quizmaster John Alexander

So apparently there are not 1, not 2, but 3 Lorelei Gilmores on Gilmore Girls. After rephrasing the question 2 or 3 times, we decided on "Name the Actress who played the Lorelei Gilmore who is approximately 40 years old".... I say "we" because all the losers who know so much about Gilmore Girls knew exactly which Lorelei Gilmore I was asking about after the first question, but kept making me clarify.

Also, it turns out that several teams at OB's actually read these posts that I write. Feedback has included "It's weird" "You're creepy" and "I like chicken nuggets too."

This is precisely the fine line I'm attempting to traverse.

So what happened at trivia tonight? Well Rachel and Megan showed up late because they were at "pilates" class. I believe both of them were also drunk. But the Greens and the Grants were in full swing. And maybe, just maybe, I had a 60 year old man show me his nipples. He is also from Iowa, so was very certain about the "corn" question. Year of the Rat crushed everyone tonight. Lisa and Michelle and Dad were in tonight. Once Lisa stormed out and didn't come back for 3 weeks because I asked a question about Disneyland rides and she disagreed with the very specific source of information that I was quoting. It was hilarious. Also, last week Sean asked if I would accept the answer "boner"... it doesn't even matter what the question is, the answer is yes. Sean also went to Oxford and has a Phd.

It's hammer time:

Courtney! Sheepishly answering my questions about how lame lawyers are, never once mentioning that she has read my horrendous trivia recaps where I talk about her playing water polo. Side bar: I watched women's water polo at the Olympics, and those people are terrifying.  Courtney is going to New York next week and I will miss her. But fear not! The hammers will roll on! Maynaykyo has informed me that there are no a's or y's or u's in her name. I'm calling this bluff. Munuku went to school with Disneyland Lisa, who is married to Boner Sean, whose dad showed me his nipples. They're not even on the same teams. Boom-- 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon if I've ever seen it.

Where was I? Oh yeah, Sabeen (Arabic, not German) assures me that they will be here next week, even though they will be terrible. Unclear whether or not her and Andre are dating, but we all think they might be. Wouldn't it be awkward if I wrote that on a post knowing both of them were going to read it?

Wallets of El Segundo in third place?! Aaaaaand Kitty Kat and Shannon showed up too? It's like the 4th of July and Thanksgiving in one. However, I celebrate neither of those holidays. Shannon has been MIA from trivia due to a dodgeball related pinky finger injury (I couldn't make that up if I tried)... and Kitty Kat has blamed "summer" for her absence.

After round 3 I was handed a folded up napkin that I hoped was a treasure map, but it wasn't. It simply said "The college kids in the corner are cheating"...

The college kids then turned in their answer sheet for the round and asked me, "Do those old people think we're cheating? Because we're not, we're just playing Pokemon GO"

Grown ups playing trivia are funny.

Jesse Can't Wait in da house. Someone's gotta come 4th place. Womp womp.

Plan B back from the dead! Although might be a while until we see them again. They were truly miserable handing in their truly miserable answer sheets round after round. I would make a music round just for them, but their attendance is too fickle. Say what you want about Stir Fry guy, but he gives me the least amount of grief out of all of them. I regularly get booed, but Plan B are one of only three teams to actively give me the middle finger throughout the evening.

Hmmm... I suppose that's all I remember from this glorious night of trivia madness. As always, I hope I've made you all feel very uncomfortable.

See you next week!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10399 Year of the Rat 76 8 1.000
2 10193 E=MC Hammer 61 7 0.875
3 10243 The Wallets of El Segundo 52 6 0.750
4 Jesse Can't Wait 47 5 0.625
5 Plan B 43 4 0.500
6 We Robbed Ryan Lochte 40 3 0.375
7 OB's Sluts 30 2 0.250
8 Turbo Jebus 22 1 0.125
9 I mean, It's Not Brain Surgery 17 0 0.000