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 Oct 2 2018
| by Quizmaster Ryan Robbins

For some reason, you will rarely see a tie at Grunions. That means most tiebreakers come and go without ever being read aloud. For tonight's drinking round, our teams had enough and demanded we play the tiebreaker to decide who wins the beer.

The only problem with this plan was that there were TWO teams who correctly guessed that to be considered desert, an area must receive less than TEN inches of rain per year, so we needed a tiebreaker for the tiebreaker. It was like a snake eating its tail, but eventually, our resident Jewish team squeaked out the prize.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10927 Diggle Bicks 73 7 1.000
2 Jerry and the Jabronis 66 5 0.786
2* 10281 Team Plutonium 66 5 0.786
4 Beermaniacs 52 4 0.571
5 11005 Sparkling Dancing Unicorns 51 3 0.429
6 10015 Quiztopher Walken 48 2 0.286
7 15694 We're Fine, Everything's Fine 46 1 0.143
8 14110 One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Jewish 34 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker


Tue Sep 25 2018
| by Quizmaster Ryan Robbins

What an exciting night of trivia! So excited I accidentally dropped my phone and cracked the screen. I would be sad about this, but a true quizmaster knows any unfortunate even can be transformed into a challenge for our bonus round! Dropping a phone because I was careless/drunk is a common story, so I challenged teams to come up with a better story I could tell people when they asked me how I cracked my screen. Congrats to the Diggle Bicks who won themselves some free beer when they came up with my new story: I was eating taco bell, stuck my phone in my back pocket, and the power from my explosive taco bell farts was just too much for the screen to take.

A simple, yet believable story!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 15694 We're Fine, Everything's Fine 72 8 1.000
2 10927 Diggle Bicks 69 7 0.875
3 10281 Team Plutonium 56 6 0.750
4 10094 Know Worries 49 5 0.625
5 10015 Quiztopher Walken 46 4 0.500
6 13734 It’s an off night 37 3 0.375
7 Goodwill Humping 36 2 0.250
8 14110 Jew-N Jewneral Assembly Finds Jewmor in Trump's Speech 30 1 0.125
9 Marvin The Martians 29 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker


Tue Sep 18 2018
| by Quizmaster Ryan Robbins

Another W for QW tonight, but the real game was the bonus round for the beer. The challenge was, "What is the one new thing you should be allowed to do on your birthday?" Lots of interesting ideas (well some were interesting), but the winner was "Sex with no budget". This may sound crass at first, but instead of jumping to conclusions and thinking it's prostitute related, I took a more creative interpretation and realized it could mean many different things. Maybe you use your unlimited budget to have sex with an entire pro sports team? Got a crush on that boy/girl band? You now have the budget to make that happen. Maybe you use it to invent time travel and take your chances with hotties from the past? You could board the Titanic and find your own Jack or Rose and convince them to live life to the fullest. Any night can be your last, right? So many possibilities when your budget is UNLIMITED. This kind of big thinking was very much worthy of a pitcher of beer. The beer may not have been unlimited, but it was reported as still being good.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10015 Quiztopher Walken 82 10 1.000
2 10927 Diggle Bicks 70 9 0.900
3 15694 We're Fine, Everything's Fine 66 8 0.800
4 10281 Team Plutonium 63 7 0.700
5 Chaffing the Dream 53 6 0.600
6 14234 Win Or Lose We Still Booze 41 5 0.500
7 Getting Ziggy With It 39 4 0.400
8 Take Your Shirts Off Town 37 3 0.300
9 14110 Jewpanese Billionaire to Become First Jewrist to the Jewn 24 1 0.150
9 Martians the Marvin 24 1 0.150
11 12283 Globogym Purple Cobras 23 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker