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 Apr 23 2019
| by Quizmaster Lauren Parker

After 2 weeks at the top, We're Fine fell to their demise (a.k.a. 5th place). For our top place finishers, the always strong and steady Quiztopher Walken ended the game in 3rd place. Meanwhile Daddy got their groove back with several successful Double attempts - as well as several successful NON Double attempts - which are equally as important! 😉 This allowed them to have a massive lead nearly the entire game until the resilient Team Plutonium made a large stride in the final round causing a tie between the two for 1st place! In the end, the final winner would prove to be Team Plutonium! Kudos to B Team for winning the Drinking Round by successfully coming closest to guessing the total run time (in seconds) of my favorite movie, Back to the Future Part II! They go to the past AND the future - what's not to love?! 🙂

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1* 10281 Team Plutonium 79 7 1.000
2 14110 Daddy 78 6 0.857
3 10015 Quiztopher Walken 77 5 0.714
4 10927 Diggle Bicks 68 4 0.571
5 RIP Bill Paxton 44 3 0.429
6 B Team 42 1 0.214
6 15694 We're Fine 42 1 0.214
8 So We Have A Chance 12 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker


Tue Apr 16 2019
| by Quizmaster Lauren Parker

After a couple weeks of me hounding team Daddy for their poor Doubling strategy, they decided to lean in and Double for EVERY. SINGLE. ROUND. Making them Daddy Always Doubles. The only round in which they could not Double was the Guess Who? Round (which happened to be their most successful Round - getting the answer on the first clue!). Every other round, however, would further solidify their demise... They missed only 1 or sometimes 2 answers each round but that doesn't matter when you're risking it all for Double the points! It was a ballsy move and I commend them for taking the risk - even if it put them in last place for the evening. Better luck next week!

For our drinking round we had each team select an Easter egg from the Easter basket - and while only 1 team got the lucky egg, everyone else received a lotto ticket in theirs! (They all ended up being losing tickets but hey, it's fun to play scratch offs, right?!)

Congrats to We're Fine Everything's Fine for taking home the top prize for a 2nd week in a row!!! And to Team Plutonium for ending in second place again! Big kudos to RIP Bill Paxton who were FINALLY able to place in the top 3 after many weeks of chasing. Thanks to all of our new teams who came out this week - y'all were a blast and I hope to see you next time!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 15694 We're Fine, Everything's Fine 49 10 1.000
2 10281 Team Plutonium 48 9 0.900
3 18055 R.I.P. Bill Paxton 40 8 0.800
4 Turd Fergason 34 7 0.700
5 Futher Muckers 32 6 0.600
6 B Team 29 5 0.500
7 10015 Quiztopher Walken 27 4 0.400
8 Shoe Dogs 24 2 0.250
8 Lucky Charms 24 2 0.250
10 15096 Raiders Redemption 16 1 0.100
11 14110 Daddy Always Doubles 10 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker


Tue Apr 9 2019
| by Quizmaster Lauren Parker

This game just goes to show that anyone can win it or lose it all based off strategy alone. Thinking about Doubling? Better be confident in all your answers! Daddy went for 3 Doubles, none of them successful. Meanwhile, We're Fine and Quiztopher Walken had successful Double attempts, making all the difference. After many weeks of chasing the top 3, We're Fine not only landed in the top 3 but took home the gold! Congrats our top 3 teams!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 15694 We're Fine, Everything's Fine 61 5 1.000
2 10015 Quiztopher Walken 54 4 0.800
3 10281 Team Plutonium 39 3 0.600
4 RIP Bill Paxton 31 2 0.400
5 B Team 30 1 0.200
6 14110 Daddy 20 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker