McGrundy's Brew Pub is a bar mentioned in "The Daria Diaries", and a place Mystik Spiral have been known to play. The book's map locates it in the south-west of the town, in the shopping district, and Daria Morgendorffer records: "Live music nightly. Beer goggles available for a nominal charge."
Their flyer in the book mentions various bands coming up: Ted O'Shaunessy and his Songs of Starvation; Sons of Morris, a Doors tribute band; Jagger Meister, doing a Rolling Stones cover; a motown dance night with DJ Jimmy Jumps ("women drink tropical drinks free before 10"); Opal, "plaintive longings". Open mike is on Thursdays ("take your chances").
McGrundy's warns: "No lame fake ID's please - we've seen them all."
A Mystik Spiral gig at McGrundy's on 16th April was reviewed by Muck & Rage, where mid-review Mike Z complains "this arty chikc at the bar wouldn't talk to me" and "the bartender was stingy with the shots and gave me this dirty look when I lit up my cigar."
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McGrundy's makes irregular appearances in fanfiction as a Spiral hangout.
Outside of that:
- In "SOS" by Princess-Pasta, a despairing post-canon Jake Morgendorffer and Antony DeMartino connect while they're both there facing rock bottom. (Here, the pub is an outdated Irish one)
- In "Reunited and it Feels So Good" by Person, a post canon Daria/Trent shipfic, the two catch up while eating at McGrundy's.