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January 05, 2017

Jose Garces shares his favorite drinks in Philadelphia

Daily Beast chooses the Philly chef for its "Three Drinks" series

Looking for a new place to grab a drink?

Jose Garces, a Food Network Iron Chef who owns eight Philadelphia restaurants, including Amada, Volver, Village Whiskey and Garces Trading Company, was featured in the Daily Beast's "Three Drinks" travel guide Thursday, a series that shares the best places to drink in cities across the United States.

New Orleans, San Francisco and Seattle have been featured in the series in the recent past, but Garces shows off what Philly has to offer.

Warning: His picks might make you thirsty.

They were:

The Library Bar, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square: Papi Collins, a gin-based cocktail with cucumber, lemon and sparkling wine.

(Bonus: A how-to tutorial)

Cherry Street Tavern, 129 N. 22nd St.: The classic and local Yards Golden Hop IPA, a 6 percent alcohol by volume American IPA-style beer.

Hop Sing Laundromat, 1029 Race St.: Garces said he trusts the bartender to whip him up anything with Gosling's Family Reserve Old Rum.

The Chicago-born chef announced in August that the Garces Group would open a second Buena Onda, the Baja-themed taqueria, in Rittenhouse. Its original location is found in Spring Garden.

Garces is also actively involved in the Philly community. He's on the board of directors for the Garces Foundation, a nonprofit that helps the city's immigrant community get access to health care and educational services. 

Read his full commentary on the Daily Beast's site here or check out his 2008 defeat against Bobby Flay below.