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 1 2019
| by Quizmaster Lauren Parker

It's always fun to recruit new players to trivia - like teams AZZ and Jimmy Johnson Jenkins who had fun turning in answers despite rarely receiving points. It's even more fun when teams have a fun time and return to play in the following weeks - like team My Wife who continues to show up and just narrowly misses the top 3.

Find The Connection proved to be one of the more difficult rounds this week - with only 1 team actually guessing the correct theme, and another team being very close. And while we were slim on the Double attempts in the first half of the game, the Double attempts in the second half of the game would go on to determine out top 3 finishers. Quiz Whalifa ended up on top after a few weeks not placing, with Daddy and Quiztopher Walken taking up the other two spots - no surprise there!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 17700 Quiz Whalifa 56 8 1.000
2 14110 Daddy 53 7 0.875
3 10015 Quiztopher Walken 48 6 0.750
4 10281 Team Plutonium 41 5 0.625
5 Three's Company 40 4 0.500
6 18055 R.I.P. Bill Paxton 35 3 0.375
7 22867 My Wife 31 2 0.250
8 AZZ 6 1 0.125
9 Jimmy Johnson Jenkins 5 0 0.000


Tue Sep 24 2019
| by Quizmaster Lauren Parker

It started as a quiet night with a few of our regular teams missing, we spiced things up a bit and offered many varieties of extra points for everyone. The first team to turn in an answer sheet each round would get a bonus point, then they would get to determine the dance move or weird sound each team would have to do in order for them to get their extra point. We heard monkey sounds, some Michael Jackson dance moves, and eventually - you guessed it, twerking!

During our Drinking Round of Failed Simon Says Turned Into Rock Paper Scissors, our winning team was I, the Quizmaster.... but they were kind enough to gift their pitcher of beer to RIP Bill Paxton, how nice! In the end, Quiztopher Walken took home 1st prize, beating out the best dancers RIP Bill Paxton by just ONE point. Team Plutonium also won 3rd prize by ONE point... what a close game for everyone!

It was fun and it got a little weird - hope you all enjoyed our wacky night of trivia!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10015 Quiztopher Walken 76 8 1.000
2 18055 R.I.P. Bill Paxton 75 7 0.875
3 10281 Team Plutonium 60 6 0.750
4 My Drinking Team Has a Trivia Problem 59 5 0.625
5 Man Bear Pig 45 4 0.500
6 22867 My Wife 42 3 0.375
7 22869 I, the Quizmaster, am buying everyone a drink 35 2 0.250
8 LIONS 16 1 0.125
9 Team Kathleen 14 0 0.000


Tue Sep 17 2019
| by Quizmaster Lauren Parker

We had a tough trivia start with only 1 team successfully Doubling up points in the first 4 Rounds. Round 5 is where we separated the winners from the losers as the teams who would later end up in 1st and 2nd place were able to Double their points and catapult ahead of the other teams.

In the end, Tru Dat would reclaim a 1st place victory with Daddy not far behind in 2nd, and Quiztopher Walken took home 3rd edging out the others aiming for a prize.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 18168 Tru Dat 57 9 1.000
2 14110 Jewish Team Name 54 8 0.889
3 10015 Quiztopher Walken 45 7 0.778
4 10281 Team Plutonium 42 6 0.667
5 Quiz Whalifa 37 5 0.556
6 18055 R.I.P. Bill Paxton 36 4 0.444
7 Gazapi 30 3 0.333
8 The "C" Word 29 2 0.222
9 B Team 26 1 0.111
10 21119 TheOtherBarWasFull 16 0 0.000