As the U.S. remote workforce has grown steadily larger, there has been an increasing demand for sustainable remote workspaces. While plenty of folks still opt for working from home or the neighborhood coffee shop, there are many reasons why these spaces may not provide a healthy, productive work environment.
Coworking organizations like WeWork have filled the need for dedicated remote workspaces by creating beautiful offices across the country (and around the globe). These spaces, which are currently being leveraged by companies like Facebook and Microsoft, also create opportunities for remote workers to network and foster community with other like-minded individuals.
In this guide, we’ll go over the top 7 coworking spaces in Chicago, including each organization’s pricing model, coworking locations, and more.
WeWork is perhaps the fastest-growing coworking network in existence today. Their competitive prices, beautiful office spaces, and generous amenities make them our top choice for coworking in Chicago.
WeWork advertises fast internet, daily cleaning, IT support, 24/7 building access, office supplies, craft beer on draft, bike storage, business-class printers, micro-roasted coffee, private phone booths, and mail and package handling at all of their Chicago locations.
WeWork’s pricing is divided into three categories: hot desks, dedicated desks and private offices. Below is the price range for each (depending on location). Note that not all categories are available in each location:
Industrious is another large coworking organization with offices in dozens of cities across the nation. Like WeWork, they have a variety of beautiful, comfortable coworking spaces in Chicago.
Industrious offers fast internet, unlimited free printing, conference rooms, local treats, relaxation rooms, and access to a coffee bar and lounge at all of their Chicago offices.
Industrious does not include exact prices on their website, but they do list their starting rates for each of their locations. Below are the ranges of starting rates for coworking and private offices across all of Industrious’ Chicago locations:
Novel Coworking has several locations in some of Chicago’s most sought-after areas, and it offers a number of coworking options at competitive prices.
Novel offers conference space, event areas, direct fiber internet, an espresso bar, and mail services. Private office membership includes company logos displayed at reception and on office doors.
Ampersand has one location in Logan Square, just a short walk from bus lines and the Logan Square CTA station. Its airy, loft-style space includes a 2,000 square foot rooftop deck and a variety of seating options.
Ampersand advertises high-speed internet, printing and mail services, conference facilities, and a rotating art exhibition helps keep the atmosphere fresh year-round.
Platform has three locations, with one dedicated to private offices and the other two offering a variety of coworking options, all with 24/7 secured access available.
Each of Platform’s locations offers wired and wireless internet, conference rooms, and free coffee, with their Ravenswood and Wicker Park buildings also featuring outdoor patio space.
MakeOffices, which also operates in Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, has three locations in Chicago. They advertise features such as semi-frosted glass doors and soundproof walls.
Membership also includes unlimited coffee and beer, printing services, conference rooms, and 24/7 access to the offices.
A former art gallery, DeskLabs’ single location boasts a variety of unique workspaces, including a 3600 square foot deck and a large garage door that can be opened during pleasant weather.
DeskLabs offers a variety of traditional office amenities, including mail services, conference room access, and printing. Members also receive discounted event space rates.
Whether you work in graphic design, software development, or any other field that calls for a remote workspace, we trust that WeWork will have an office in Chicago that suits your needs.
That said, if you’re looking for the least expensive coworking space possible, or perhaps an office in a specific part of town, there are many other worthwhile options on this list. We encourage you to compare prices, locations, amenities and other important factors before deciding which coworking space is right for you.