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Sighting: Patriots' Rob Gronkowski celebrates Fourth of July in Chicago

No matter how much fun you had over the Fourth of July holiday, Rob Gronkowski probably had more fun.

The New England Patriots star and self-proclaimed “fiesta” was spotted partying all around the city during the holiday weekend. Gronk hung out Friday at Castaways Bar and Grill at North Avenue Beach, The Cedar Hotel, Parliament’s rooftop bar, The Kensington, El Hefe and The Underground.

On Saturday, Gronk was spotted at Stout Barrel House and Galley and again at El Hefe, where he ran into new Patriots teammate and former Eastern Illinois star Jimmy Garoppolo, and The Underground.

"He came to visit me," said DJ Dante The Don, a Massachusetts native, by email. "He's never been to Chicago before and wanted to check it out and have one more fun weekend before training camp starts. He loved it here."

Gronk and Dante were joined by WWE developmental talent Mojo Rawley. For photos, check out Dante's Twitter page.

The Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews hung out June 26 at Parliament and dined June 27 at Frontier. The Bulls’ Doug McDermott dined Thursday at Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House. Teammate Taj Gibson was spotted Friday at Drumbar in the Raffaello Hotel. Former Bull Chris Duhon hung out Friday and Saturday at El Hefe. The Dallas Mavericks' Shawn Marion hit El Hefe Sunday.

The White Sox's Dayan Viciedo hung out at Cuvee in the early hours of Thursday. The Jacksonville Jaguars' Blake Bortles visited Cuvee June 28.

The Washington Nationals’ Ian Desmond and Jayson Werth had dinner June 28 at Homestead On The Roof, located above Roots Handmade Pizza.

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