Grunions Sports Bar & Grill

1501 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Manhattan Beach CA 90266
(310) 545-9910
  • PUB QUIZ—Tuesdays @ 8:00pm
About Grunions Sports Bar & Grill

Grunions Sports Bar & Grill is a South Bay local landmark. It’s been a local’s favorite spot to watch any major (and even minor) sporting event while eating the best pub food around. It all started in 1974 when Grunions Sports Bar & Grill opened its doors in Manhattan Beach, CA. The mission then, as it is today, was to provide a place where people can go and enjoy great food and drinks while cheering on their favorite sports teams, in a comfortable (and family friendly) environment where everyone is treated like a regular even if it’s their first visit. Whether you live in the area or just visiting, we have what you are looking for…guaranteed!



Tue Aug 13 2019
| by Quizmaster Lauren Parker

We had many new, small teams tonight who put up great scores in the first half, but in the end it came down to our 3 regular teams fighting for the top spot. Tru Dat landed in their familiar 3rd place, with Quiztopher Walken in 2nd, and Team Plutonium taking home the top prize thanks to a riiiiiisky Double in Round 6 that paid off. If they hadn't Doubled, they would not have won the game!

While QW landed in 2nd overall, they DID win a pitcher of beer for their team by being the first to accurately solve a math problem using the proper Order of Operations... Otherwise known as Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally..... or is it My "Dumb" Aunt Sally? 😉

Also, big thanks to the awesome staff at Grunions for supplying their QuizMaster with a delicious cookie and even more delicious glass of wine! Love working with that lovely group of people!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10281 Team Plutonium 64 9 1.000
2 10015 Quiztopher Walken 61 8 0.889
3 18168 Tru Dat 48 7 0.778
4 The Bitch is Back 46 6 0.667
5 Beastie & the Beaut 35 5 0.556
6 Wokka Wokka 28 4 0.444
7 Trivia Newton John 26 3 0.333
8 The Hesitations 22 2 0.222
9 Courtney and Gerson 20 1 0.111
10 Loaded 12 0 0.000


Tue Aug 6 2019
| by Quizmaster Lauren Parker

We had quite the even start to the game, with no real front runners until we hit round 5, when 2 teams successfully Doubled their points... Then again when 4 teams Doubled their points, opening the point gap. But it all came down to the final round, where Go Cougs! barely inched out first place over Team Plutonium, with Daddy following closely behind in 3rd. And congrats to our winner of the Drinking Round Challenge who accurately guessed all the wild animal noises we played -- always a fun one!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 21813 Go Cougs! 68 9 1.000
2 10281 Team Plutonium 67 8 0.889
3 14110 Daddy 63 7 0.778
4 10015 Quiztopher Walken 59 6 0.667
5 Jack & The Questioning Catholics 57 5 0.556
6 18168 Tru Dat 55 4 0.444
7 18055 R.I.P. Bill Paxton 51 3 0.333
8 21632 Tu Madre 46 2 0.222
9 Newbies 43 1 0.111
10 Chafing the Dream 17 0 0.000


Tue Jul 30 2019
| by Quizmaster Lauren Parker

W O W !

What a dramatic turn of events we had this evening! We had our normal cast of characters, including Daddy, but also taking the stage was a new troupe ready to take on Daddy.... and their name was Tu Madre. Yes, that's right - the girls from Daddy split off to make their own team and have their very own Battle of the Sexes. I am proud to report that Tu Madre held the lead throughout the entire game... and not just over Daddy, but over ALL other teams! They successfully Double 2x, and correctly Guessed Who on the first clue.

At the end of the game it actually came down to not one, but TWO tiebreakers to decide both the 1st place and 3rd place teams. Tru Dat was able to win the 3rd place tiebreaker thus extending their Top 3 position streak for another week.... Meanwhile Quiztopher Walken were sad to learn the whole reason they were in the tiebreaker scenario was because they FORGOT TO TURN IN THEIR PEN for the extra bonus point! Sad day.

And back to our 1st place tiebreaker, you guessed it, it came down to Daddy and Tu Madre! And while the girls crushed it the entire night, I am sad to report they lost their final match point to the boys, leaving them in second place behind the guys. Ah, they were so close! Please try again next week girls, I'll be rooting for ya!!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1* 14110 Daddy 61 9 1.000
2 21632 Tu Madre 60 8 0.889
3* 18168 Tru Dat 52 7 0.778
4 10015 Quiztopher Walken 51 6 0.667
5 18760 Kuddelmuddel 39 5 0.556
6 Grillz Pay the Bills! 36 4 0.444
7 Drama Mama 34 3 0.333
8 Space Boys 28 2 0.222
9 3 Blind Mice 26 1 0.111
10 UTM 18 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker