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 16 2018
| by Quizmaster Ryan Robbins

October typically means two things: Halloween and playoff baseball! We got our fill of both tonight as we went to silent trivia during the Dodger game, but the non-baseball folk seemed to really enjoy our spooky bonus round. The challenge was to take the letters from "Happy Halloween" and rearrange them in any way possible to make a new sentence. A tough challenge, for sure, but a few teams rose to the occasion. Both "Play a new hole", "Whale hole", "Yellow PP haha", and "Owl pee ahn yeh lap" were fine entries, but congrats to team We're Fine for their winning entry of "Naw, ho, leap!"

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10015 Quiztopher Walken 79 5 1.000
2 10094 Know Worries 58 4 0.800
3 We Put the Fun in Grunions 49 3 0.600
4 Chaffing the Dream 39 2 0.400
5 15694 We're Fine, Everything's Fine 38 1 0.200
6 14110 Self Jewbricating Condoms 31 0 0.000


Tue Oct 9 2018
| by Quizmaster Ryan Robbins

Every time we do a number based game, someone always asks me "Is it Price Is Right Rules?" I typically don't like to make things even harder on folks, but tonight's bonus round was begging for an added level of difficulty. The challenge was to guess how many pens were inside the quizmaster's backpack. Closest to the correct answer without going over wins! It was a riveting time as I slowly pulled 21 pens from the backpack and awarded the Diggle Bicks (who guessed 18) with the beer as well as the first place victory in the quiz!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10927 Diggle Bicks 68 7 1.000
2 10919 Zach Attack 64 6 0.857
3 Mom's Here 54 5 0.714
4 We Drank Beer, I Liked Beer, I Still Like Beer 53 4 0.571
5 10281 Team Plutonium 52 3 0.429
6 15694 We're Fine, Everything's Fine 43 2 0.286
7 10015 Quiztopher Walken 37 1 0.143
8 14110 Jewmes Gunn to Write Jewicide Squad Sequel 29 0 0.000


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