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 May 15 2018
| by Quizmaster Ryan Robbins

Tonight's podium featured some usual suspects in Quiztopher Walken and Team Plutonium, but joining them was none other than MOM! She was here 2 and she really made the difference, helping vault her team into third place.

Although it was Tuesday, we gave away some free beer in our bonus round themed to Saturday Night Live. With 107 present or previous full time cast members to choose from, it should have been easy to keep naming more names. You'd be surprised, however, how quickly folks drop out of this sort of round. It certainly didn't help that although Steve Martin was featured in 27 episodes as either a host or guest appearance, he was never an official cast member. Very confusing!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10015 Quiztopher Walken 89 7 1.000
2 10281 Team Plutonium 79 6 0.857
3 Mom's Here 2 65 5 0.714
4 We're Fine, Everything's Fine 51 4 0.571
5 11410 Jewffrey the Giraffe 49 3 0.429
6 Houstonian Abroad 47 2 0.286
7 14468 Whiskeypedia 43 1 0.143
8 Out of Towers 23 0 0.000


Tue May 8 2018
| by Quizmaster Ryan Robbins

Tonight was quite the night for Quiztopher Walken. First they pulled off a crucial double down on one of the hardest connection rounds I've seen as they were the only team to figure out all the answers had to do with hawks. I believe one of them mentioned dating a falconer at one point.

Then in our paper airplane bonus round, they went on to craft a plane of an unusual design. Something unique and yet it looked so familiar...

It wasn't enough to win the beer, however, as Sparkling Dancing Unicorns folded an origami crane. It didn't fly very well, but it was most impressive!



Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10015 Quiztopher Walken 76 7 1.000
2 10927 Diggle Bicks 56 6 0.857
3 10281 Team Plutonium 52 5 0.714
4 11410 Iran Jewclear Deal 45 4 0.571
5 Cheesey McGoos 40 3 0.429
6 14468 Whiskeypedia 39 2 0.286
7 11005 Sparkling Dancing Unicorns 36 1 0.143
8 Hungry Hungry Hipsters 31 0 0.000


Tue May 1 2018
| by Quizmaster Lauren Parker

Wow! What a bunch of professional trivia teams we have here! Every team turned in their rounds promptly, cheered for their correct answers, quieted down for new questions, told me they liked my playlist, and most importantly: there were more successful Doubles than this QuizMaster has ever seen!

Tonight was so successful, in fact, that the top 2 teams tied on account of THE PEN RULE! Who would have thought that forgetting to return a borrowed pen could cost the top team their lead, whilst the second place team actually remembered to return their borrowed pen.... Throwing them both in to a tiebreaker round!!! That is a rare occurrence, folks.

But don't worry, the formerly 1st place team was able to successfully answer the tiebreaker question and reclaim their top spot on the leader board. Awesome job, Jewclear Disarmament! Better luck next time, Team Plutonium.

Thank you to everyone for coming out - especially teams like:

-Kanye's Tweet, whose answers gave me a chuckle

-Sheesh, who never remembered to turn in their answers but were always having fun

-Touched By An Uncle who joined in round 4 and miraculously didn't end up in last place

-Diggle Bicks for their fun spirit

....And every single team who made the night as much fun for me as it was for you!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 11410 Jewclear Disarmament 95 11 1.000
2 10281 Team Plutonium 94 10 0.909
3 14234 Win Or Lose We Still Booze 85 9 0.818
4 10015 Quiztopher Walken 83 7 0.682
4 10927 Diggle Bicks 83 7 0.682
6 11005 Sparkling Dancing Unicorns 73 6 0.545
7 Touched By An Uncle 48 5 0.455
8 Sheesh 42 4 0.364
9 Justice for Ant-Man 40 3 0.273
10 Kanye's Tweet 29 2 0.182
11 E&D 27 1 0.091
12 No Future In Yo' Fronting 12 0 0.000