Rob Gronkowski’s Super Bowl bar tab: an analysis

Published On February 14, 2013 | By Arielle Aronson

Remember that time Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, broken arm and all, wrestled a friend on stage at a club the day of the Super Bowl? Well, the folks over at Busted Coverage have recovered the bar tab charged to a Gronkowski that night, so obviously we have to analyze that.

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Gronkowski racked up a total bill of $9,615.40. Some of the more expensive items include three bottles of Grey Goose vodka at $525 per bottle and $2,845 worth of Perrier-Jouet champagne (in the Rose and Brut variations). Gronkowski also purchased two different types of Ciroc vodka for a total of $1,575.

We’d like to point out, however, that Gronk was sure to stay well-hydrated. He bought $154 worth of Fiji water (because when you’re a football star, why not spend over $150 on a freely available beverage?). It seems likely that Gronk was buying for more than just himself, so hats off to him for supplying the best in hydration for everyone.

Gronk was also generous with the staff as he included a $1,400.60 tip. Clearly, Gronk uses a calculator when figuring out tips, because $1,400.60 is exactly 20 percent of the subtotal ($7,003). We’d also like to congratulate him for going above the recommended 15-to-18 percent tip suggestion.

And while $10,000 surely seems like a lot of money to spend on drinks in just one night, Gronk does earn the most of any tight end in football thanks to his six-year, $54 million deal with the Patriots. Plus, this bill pales in comparison to that of the Bruins, who spent 15 times as much money after winning the Stanley Cup. The Bruins racked up a $156,679.74 bill at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut on June 18, 2011.

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Arielle Aronson is a sports writer and recent graduate from Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Print Journalism Magna Cum Laude. Arielle has a passion for sports cultivated from growing up with two older brothers. She also enjoys playing the piano, reading and traveling.