The silliest week of the Irish horse racing year. A time of big hats, bigger bets and ladies risking hypothermia to claim the coveted Best Dressed title.
What a time to be alive!
A fantastic week out by all standards, with some of the best craic County Kildare can offer anyone. As a born and bred Kildare filly myself, I've been to more Punchestown Festivals than I can count. Flat lands and flat accents, they've got it all.
But for afters?
There's only one place I'd ever head to after the big day...
Behold, Grace's Pub, Naas
A pub for the ages.
Grace's Pub has always been Naas' best feature, but they've only gone and done up the place to make it even better.
And let us tell you, she's a real beaut.
Classy, comfy and some of the best cocktails this side of The Pale - there's really nowhere better.
They won't say this themselves as they're too modest - but Grace's was actually nominated at the Sky Bar Of The Year Awards last year for 'Best Cocktail Bar.
Aaaaand... Their cocktail deals are perfect for Race Week - meaning that if you continue on until Sunday (no harm, howiya Bank Holiday Monday) you're in for a treat - as they serve up two MASSIVE cocktails for just €14.
And they look like this...
Oh, and they do food too.
Grace's have started serving some really cracking tapas dishes, five days the week upstairs in their beaut Tapas Bar. Their kitchen does it all - serving up some delicious burgers to feed the masses too!
A perfect supper to see you on to the night.
However, for after a big day of racing - their Late Bar is where it's at. The bar will be serving late every night of Punchestown, with a live saxophone player in on the Friday night. What a way to round off the night!
Oh, and the taxi rank and shuttle buses are on your doorstep - for when you're finally able to drag yourself home.
Good tunes, great drinks and one of the best atmospheres around. What more could you want?