It’s the most hassle-free place in Dallas to get a drink if you are a tired convention center attendee…and even if you’re not. The WXYZ bar in the brand new Picture 14Aloft Hotel is strategically placed across the street from City Hall and the convention center, which makes for some surefire meet-ups with travelers at the bar.

With its colorful lighting and comfy lounge couches, WXYZ might have a nightclub look, but the bartenders are low-key and personable and you don’t have to yell over anyone to order a drink. This is truly a spot to get away from the traditional “see and be seen” crowd and have a quiet conversation and a delicious cocktail. And hey, if you happen to have one too many, you can always check in to one of the hotel’s affordable rooms for close to the same price you might spend on a cab to get home.