Coworking is the future of work. As the gig economy grows, so does the concept of sharing office space. According to The 2018 Future Workforce Report commissioned by Upwork, U.S. hiring managers included in the report believe there will be a 168 percent increase in work completed by remote talent by 2028.
Remote workers, freelancers, consultants, subcontractors, and other individuals working with multiple employers use coworking environments to lower infrastructure and work-related costs, share ideas with others, and like being a part of a collaborative community. Coworking spaces are especially great for people who work independently but want to be in a social setting with shared values, equipment, and knowledge. Many coworking spaces are popular amongst startups and entrepreneurs, but small businesses, agencies, and other groups take advantage of these locations so they can easily scale their team members, lower costs, and launch a new project.
Like booking a stay at a hotel or Airbnb, your needs and wants for your space will vary. Many businesses and individuals will want to consider services and amenities like internet access and speed, conference room availability, parking spaces, and membership pricing. While many coworking spaces can be found throughout major cities in office buildings, hotels, and coffee shops, new and unconventional locations are popping up rapidly. In fact, it’s expected that coworking spaces will expand to retail properties like malls and street fronts at a 25 percent rate through 2023, as published in a study by JLL. To help you decide on what coworking space best works for you, we’ve gathered the best 20 coworking spaces across the United States to evaluate:
1. Workville – New York, NY
Workville is one of New York City’s most popular coworking spaces, providing private offices and open workspaces convenient to and from midtown Manhattan, Times Square Penn Station, Grand Central, and subway stations. Their main amenities include an easy commute, professional environment and hands-on management, beautiful modern-designed spaces, and all the services you need like WiFi, printing, conference rooms, and more.
Team offices can be reserved for 25-200 people, private offices start at $1,500 a month, and dedicated desks in a private office are priced starting at $700 per month. There are also options at Workville for open coworking, conference rooms, and virtual mail. Reviewers on Yelp have said that they were helped with last-minute requests from management, there are ample seating and a sunny outside terrace space.
2. NeueHouse – Hollywood, LA
NeueHouse supports entrepreneurs and creative leaders in their private workspace where quiet desks, permanent team offices, and communal desk spaces are available. There are many different spaces and ranges of accessibility for individuals and teams like Resident Studios, Atelier desks, and Gallery floors, all ranging from $150 to $4,500 per month depending on the team size and space need.
NeueHouse focuses their membership packages on the community, cultural programming, and convenient food and beverage options available in the building. Basic amenities are included in addition to screening rooms, private phone booths, in-house production services, a bike program, and more.
3. WeWork – Chicago, IL
Those looking for a shared office space with a sense of familiarity might opt for WeWork, a popular workspace option that has about 30 locations available in the United States. There are even more locations spread out across the world from Argentina to Vietnam, perfect for digital nomads. In Chicago, there are eight WeWork buildings throughout the city, offering a variety of services like private offices and hot desks, starting at $450 per person. While each location will vary in its offerings, Chicago’s River North coworking space has building amenities including onsite staff, cleaning services, phone booths, fruit water, and micro-roasted coffee. They also provide conference rooms, printers, high-speed internet and IT support, and unique lounges for living-room-style comfort.
4. The Work Lodge – Houston, TX
The Work Lodge has shared office spaces in Houston and Dallas that benefit startups and Fortune 500 companies. This purpose-driven workspace is flexible and combines coworking with private office suites for teams as small as one and as big as 100.
When you spend your time at The Work Lodge, you help contribute to feeding the hungry, fighting human trafficking, and building homes for orphans through organizations like HelpGabriel.org.
Small to mid-sized businesses, enterprises, solopreneurs, and startups can experience custom solutions and jumpstart their productivity with individual offices and meeting spaces. Pricing is not available online, but you can schedule a tour on their website, call directly, or email them.
5. Bok – Philadelphia, PA
Bok is a collaborative workspace that has tenants like Writtenhouse Records, Warrior Boxing, and Remark Glass. A little different from your typical shared office space, Bok is restoring an old historic vocational school into a center for creatives, small businesses, nonprofits, and more. Because the infrastructure is already there, the building is able to cater to architects, fashion designers, product designers, and even a daycare. Building amenities include 24/7 access throughout the week, an elevator, loading docs, a discounted event space, the ability to bring your dogs to work, and more. There is a seasonal rooftop bar as well as a private event space available. If you’re interested in getting some space at Bok long-term or short-term, you can fill out a leasing form online.
6. CO+HOOTS – Phoenix, AZ
Co+Hoots is Phoenix’s member-sustained, community-supported collaborative coworking space. Memberships include access to business development opportunities like their peer-to-peer mentorship program, Foundation free advisement days, networking happy hours, and industry-specific meetups.
There are four memberships available, all including access to the collaborative space, phone booths, and a stocked kitchen. Pricing runs as low as $35 a day per person (with your first day free) or $79 a month per person with a 1-year agreement. Depending on the plan you choose, you’ll get WiFi, free conference rooms, promotion on the website, and 24/7 access to space. There are many events planned for the month and available on the website, like Beer:30, which is a membership-only networking event that happens every Friday with free Wren House Brewing beer provided. Another recurring membership-only event includes Member Meetings, which highlights updates about the space and the opportunity to pitch ideas, meet fellow members, and learn about upcoming events.
7. Geekdom – San Antonio, TX
Known as “the heartbeat of the startup ecosystem” in San Antonio, Geekdom is a collaborative coworking space with secure 24/7 access, free and fast WiFi, plus good and free coffee. Additional amenities include seven conference rooms, unique common areas like cozy nooks and dedicated communal space, and a dedicated on-site staff committed to the community.
There are no contracts, deposits, or lease agreements– only month-to-month membership plans. The 44,000 sq. ft. coworking space has dedicated desks and offices for active military, veterans, and spouses as low as $25 a month thanks to the USAA. There is a package at $50 a month for general community members wanting to share a space and a larger package at $250 a month which includes a dedicated personal desk and mailing address.
8. Downtown Works – San Diego, CA
Downtown Works is a premium coworking community built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs who want to reach higher. Coworking plans include open desks, exclusive desks, private offices, virtual offices, and more. You can expect general coworking amenities like tea and coffee, local rotating craft beer, flexible meeting rooms, phone/skype/podcast rooms, video conferencing, and more.
The Downtown Works building is open 24/7 and can be accessed by a keycard or mobile app. Memberships are month-to-month and discounts are available for those wanting a long-term commitment. Their most basic plan starts at $55 a month which includes a meeting room, and internet access plus the ability to print, copy, and scan documents. Additional amenities are provided with five other plans available for those needing an open desk, exclusive desk, private office, or virtual office.
9.Common Desk – Dallas, TX
Deep Ellum is the name of the Common Desk location in Dallas. New users can tour the space, sip on a free cold brew, and get one free day of coworking at this location. The amenities worth mentioning include bottomless local coffee, fun activities like pingpong, and cold beer on tap. There’s also unlimited coffee room usage, shag carpet chat rooms, and locally sourced Fiber WiFi. Members will also be able to enjoy free workout classes, a competitive volleyball team, and a bikeshare program. Additional unique amenities include a nap room, outdoor patio, and access to a shower.
A virtual tour is available on the website, including a map of local BBQ places, breweries, and concert venues. Professionals can get a day pass, conference room, mailbox, or space for an event. They can also sign up for a month-to-month membership on nights and weekends for $150 a month or a dedicated desk for $450 a month. Additional memberships are available, including private offices, “offspitality” suites, and shared desks.
10.Spaces Works – San Jose, CA
Spaces By Santana Row is a creative office space in the heart of Silicon Valley. Individuals can stop by the business club to mind-map, meet, or collaborate at $330 per month. You can also get your own office space with flexible contracts from $825 per month. Those looking for a lower plan can consider a private desk in a shared space for $500 a month, allowing the ability to collaborate with others.
If you simply need a space to meet with your team, members and non-members can book a meeting room at $195 for half a day which includes audiovisual equipment, whiteboards, and food and beverage services. Spaces work with several partners in the community to run the coworking space, like Heineken, TedX, and Uber.
11. Speak Easy – Indianapolis, IN
The SpeakEasy opened in 2012 as the first collaborative workspace for entrepreneurs in Central Indiana. This membership-based club is designed for collaborative and idea-driven people and runs as an independent 501(C)3 non-profit. You can apply for a membership online and then schedule a test drive of the space with an Experience Manager. Membership includes common spaces, rooms for conferences, and private meetings. There’s fast WiFi, secure and monitored access, and entrepreneurial-focused programming along with semi-regular events. You can also expect cold local beer on tap and plenty of various locations around town to use your membership at.
12. Intelligent Office – Jacksonville, FL
The virtual office space provider, Intelligent Office, has locations in over 20 states across the U.S. The downtown Jacksonville, FL location, for instance, allows individuals and teams to set up shop on an hourly, weekly, or monthly basis. There are also long-term options available as needed. Users can expect to save money on their space, receive affordable support from staff, and focus on their work with a full-service office space. With Intelligent Office, there’s 24/7 access, executive office furniture, private offices, fully furnished kitchens, office equipment, and more. Professionals and small businesses can book online at an hourly rate and get a quote for longer stays. Promotions are frequently available for your first month free for rent.
13. Covo – San Francisco, CA
Covo is a coworking space where everyone is welcome. Newbies can try a free day or book a tour at one of their two locations in San Francisco or downtown St. Louis.
There are several coworking options available, like hourly, monthly, and virtual memberships.
Covo believes that the environment and people around you have a huge impact on productivity, happiness, and wellness. The San Francisco location in Soma has open seating, dedicated desks, and semi-private offices from $419 a month. Basic work features like 24/7 access, meeting rooms, and printing are included. There are additional amenities for professionals to enjoy, like a full-service cafe, coffee shop, and taproom. There’s also a bicycle room, day-use lockers, and a pet-friendly atmosphere. Members can even get their dry cleaning done at the space, take a nap in the cozy nap room, and get discounts on additional services.
14. Capital Factory – Austin
The Capital Factory’s mission is to meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to investors, employees, mentors, and customers. Members include entrepreneurs, startups, and partners who are interested in tech-focused events and mentors. The work environment is inspiring and has an onsite gym, stocked kitchen, cold brew, local beer on tap, and a VR lab.
There’s even a mentorship program available for industries like Transportation, Digital Health, Educational Technology, Big Data, and more. Members can expect a hot desk, dedicated desk, or dedicated office depending on the plan they choose. Private conference rooms are equipped with Apple Airplay and Video Conferencing and the lowest membership offers VR/AR Lab access at the Austin campus.
15. Craftwork Coffee Co. – Fort Worth, TX
Freelancers, small teams, and professionals looking for a workspace with great coffee in Fort Worth can explore the shops and spaces at Craftwork Coffee Co.
Members will experience basic amenities like 24/7 access, dedicated WiFi, conference rooms, and a private kitchen. There are also community work tables, member events, a mailing address, and perks like drink discounts and multiple location access.
Membership starts at $150 a month for a social package that provides a space at the community work tables. For $300 a month, you can reserve a single desk in the workspace, or upgrade to a solo suite or team office for $600-$900 per month. There are several locations throughout Fort Worth including Camp Bowie, Magnolia, and The Foundry.
16. The Park – Louisville-Jefferson
Creatives, entrepreneurs, and freelancers are welcome at Louisville’s coworking space, The Park. Members can expect introductions to other members in the physical space and virtual space through Slack. Members also get access to high-speed fiber internet, a business mailbox, private meeting rooms, storage lockers, gourmet beverages and snacks, and more. The open space provides access to members from 6 a.m to midnight every day, including the weekend. With a focus on sustainability, there’s natural lighting, repurposed floors, and ergonomic desks and chairs.
Prices start as low as $60 a month for part-timers and $100 a month for full-timers. Rooms and day passes can also be reserved for just $25 an hour. This forward coworking space also offers a 10% discount to those pay with cryptocurrency through the Coinbase app with Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin.
17. Hygge Coworking – Charlotte, NC
Hygge is a coworking space in Charlotte, NC, pronounced “hoo-ga”. They define coworking as “a community of badass people doing awesome things.”
There’s a meeting space, a podcast studio, WiFi, coffee, and more. Stay connected to other members on their Slack channel and use their simple Coworking Software. Your first day at the space is free, and bookings can be made online. On their website, you can find a blog, list of events, and other information to get connected. There are 4 locations around North Carolina, with a flexible, dedicated desk, and private office memberships starting at $124 per month.
18. Bamboo Detroit – Detroit, MI
The slogan for Bamboo Detroit is, “Detroit is for Doers. Do More Together.” Bamboo offers exceptional turnkey office spaces, an inclusive community, and support to help members succeed. Your standard environment includes options like private office spaces, private workstations with locked storage, and open spaces with unlimited conference room time. You can also use a virtual office membership which gets you a mail address and free access to events and business coaching.
Additional amenities include free tickets to annual workshops, Rocket Fiber Gigabit Business Internet, unlimited coffee and tea, and more. Office pricing is all inclusive ranging from $800 to $3,850 per month.
19. CoWork Oasis – El Paso, TX
El Paso’s innovation community offers resources and inspiration to put big ideas into action. Free events are frequently provided for animators, designers, creatives, techs, and artists. They also have a partnership with the El Paso Public Libraries in assisting individuals with informative workshops on starting a business or connecting with industry professionals.
You can schedule a tour and sign up for a risk-free community package for only $10 a month! This space is perfect for students, businesses, and engineers. Enjoy amenities like unlimited coffee and tea, weekly events and workshops, an entertainment lounge, conference rooms, and daily happy hour. Pricing starts as a little as $3 per hour for weekly shared space access all the way up to $450 for a full-time membership with a dedicated desk for 3-5 people.
20. Refinery Nashville – Nashville, TN
Independent businesses and entrepreneurs can grow their business at Nashville’s coworking space, Refinery. Individuals can try out space for free with amenities like fast WiFi, hassle-free bike and car parking, and more. Pricing starts at $99 a month and at a drop-in rate which includes 10 hours a week, weekly access, and print and copy services. There are also part-time, full-time, and reserved desk options with additional perks.
If you’re dropping in without a membership, you can book different meeting rooms for all team sizes. Most meeting rooms are available to members for free or at a discounted rate. Enjoy services from partnerships with companies like Squarespace, Moxie, and The Network Hub.
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