Why is The Highland Tap in Holyoke the best new bar? "It's a nice friendly, place. Lotta friends, a lotta laughs, lotta fun," says owner Rene Delude. A no-frills sports bar with beer, wine and liquor, the Tap has eight big-screen TVs, all the sports packages and a different game on every television. Munch chicken wings or brick oven pizza with "whatever you want on top of it" at the cozy, comfortable bar and take in occasional live music by solo acoustic singers.
2nd place, Place for tapas
3rd place, New restaurant