20+ Best Coworking Spaces in Chicago

20+ Best Coworking Spaces in Chicago

Good news to all freelancers, remote workers, digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and startups! Coworking is absolutely booming in Chicago. With a lot of choices at hand, there may be a lot of indecision when it comes to choosing a place to work. We visited and gathered a list of Chicago’s best coworking spaces and our verdict on why they are great.

Next time you want to head to the noisy coffee shop to get some work done, consider one of these extraordinary spaces & communities instead! 

 

1871

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If you're wondering that the name means -- it is in homage to the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 as a testament to what happened after the fire. The collaboration of great minds to rebuild a city better than it was before. This vibrant space is a magnificent grandiose open space with member access to valuable educational seminars and events. 1871 is home to over 1000 members that are a combination of creatives, entrepreneurs, technologist, and much more.

Location:

  • 224 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 1212 Chicago, IL 60654 (Loop)

Pricing: $175 - $350/mo

 

2112 Inc

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2112 is Chicago's first and only incubator focused on entrepreneurs and the disruption of music, video, and film. Events and services are all focused around helping further businesses and startups in these industries. The space is located within the 160,000 sq ft B2B creative industry ecosystem of Fort Knox Studios. 

Location:

  • 4242 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL 60641 (Old Irving Park)

Pricing: By application only

 

25N Coworking

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25N was founded by Mara Hauser, an Interior designer entrepreneur and mother of 2. For over 20 years she's been transforming evolving workspaces into optimal business environments. Through her experience and vision she created 25N coworking, which is the ideal coworking space for the worker without an office. 25N is the perfect mix of professional and social setting.

Locations:

  • 35 N. River Lane, Geneva, IL 60134
  • 3400 W. Stonegate Blvd., #101 Arlington Heights 60005

Pricing:

  • Coworking $265-415/mo

 

Assemble

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A dog friendly space with great community of tenants. Dominated by natural light and great views of the city, all locations all have great amenities and reasonable prices. One membership gets you access to three locations, all in key Chicago neighborhoods, with a few more coming soon in Wicker Park and beyond.

Locations:

  • 600 W Jackson Blvd (West Loop)
  • 1165 N Clark St (Wicker Park)
  • 1720 Division (Wicker Park - coming soon)

Pricing:

  • Coworking: $350/mo
  • Private Offices: starting at $600/mo

 

BeOffice

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Located on the prestigious Magnificent Mile, it is across the street from plenty of restaurants and shopping. The staff is friendly and knowledgable, and a great space that offers a variety of additional services to help run your business, like marketing, concierge, legal, and accounting. This is a one stop shop for any size business.

Location:

  • 444 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60611 (Logan Square)

Pricing:

  • Coworking $100- $350/mo

 

Beta @ Brooklyn Boulders

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The concept is simple-- workspace for bouldering fanatics. When you're finished climbing some walls and sweating it out, you can plug into the wifi and get to work right away without making a commute. Open 7 days a week this 25,000 sq ft space has lockers, showers, fitness facility, and a comfy workspace. This is a perfect destination coworking space for those looking for something different and active.

Location:

  • 100 South Morgan Street Chicago, IL 60607 (West Loop)

Pricing: $145 (for climbing and workspace)

 

BLUE1647

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For creative professionals, freelancers, and entrepreneurs of all industries and stages of their business, Blue1647 is a supportive and vibrant environment for getting work done. There is a great event calendar, with educational workshops, classes, and business accelerators -- giving coworkers a chance to learn and grow.

Location:

  • 2100 S. Canalport Ave. Chicago, IL. 2nd Floor. (Chinatown)

Pricing: Not available online

 

The Bronzeville Incubator

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This space is designed to be more of an incubator than a coworking spaces. The Incubator brings together ambitious entrepreneurs in the culinary, creative, and sustainability industries who share a commitment to community development and who value being a part of an enterprise wherein peers and mentors, education, and networking in these arenas converge. Members of the Incubator are innovators in their fields and share a mission to establish holistic approaches to community development and wealth creation. Every aspect of the environment at the Incubator is designed to facilitate organic exchange with thought leaders and introduction of complementary resources.

Location:

  • 300 E 51st Street Chicago IL, 60615 (Washington Park)

Pricing: not available online

 

CARR Aon Center

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Chicago's AON Center is an iconic, prestigious class A building located directly across the street from Millennium Park. This Carr location is located on the 51st floor with unobstructed, impressive views of Lake Michigan. What an inspiring view for your daily work! Elegant and cool design, definitely for the more corporate or professional types.

Location:

200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100 Chicago, IL 60601 (New East Side)

Pricing:

  • Not available online -- inquire directly
  • Hourly coworking available via Croissant

 

Co-Optim

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Co-Optim is an elegant lavish workspace that provides high-end amenities & networking events. The design is aimed to be cool and inspirational- from a lodge-y common area with a moose head hanging from the wall to conference rooms decorated with umbrellas hanging from the ceiling.  You can have it all at Co-Optim including fitness and wellness. The fitness area with treadmills and boxing bags hanging from the ceiling. They just opened their West Loop location which is bound to be a big hit.

Locations:

  • 11660 W Field Parkway, Deer Park, IL 60010
  • 550 W Washington Street, Chicago, IL (West Loop)

Pricing: $33 - $200

 

Coalition

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A coworking community of entrepreneurs, non-profits, companies and individuals striving to make the world a better place. As Chicago’s Social Impact hub, Coalition Impact offers two floors of 14,400 sq. ft of coworking space in the bustling River North neighborhood of Chicago. Their second Chicago location is situated in the heart of Chicago’s Loop, Coalition Energy occupies the penthouse suite of the historic Gage Building on Michigan Avenue

Location:

  • 405 West Superior Street Chicago, IL 60654 (River North)
  • 122 W 27th Street, Fl 10, New York, NY 10001 (Loop)

Pricing:

  • Coworking: $175/mo
  • Hourly coworking available via Croissant

 

Coco

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Coco opened its doors in the West Loop in May of 2016, in the same space that used to be known as Enerspace. Located in a sunny loft-style building, Coco is surrounded by cool restaurants, bars, and art galleries. As a member of Coco you’ll have access to all their locations located through out Minneapolis and St. Paul- perfect solution for travelers between those cities.

Address:

  • 1046 W Kinzie Street, Chicago Illinois 60642 (West Loop)

Pricing:

  • Coworking: $440/mo 

 

CoLab Evanston

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CoLab is a friendly place to be productive. The environment is prime for collaboration with other freelancers, remote workers, developers, designers, startup founders, and more in the community. The packages are also super flexible, with a Floater Coworking package for one visit per week for those who don't need to cowork every day.

Location:

  • 900 Chicago Avenue, Suite 204, Evanston, IL 60202 (Downtown)

Pricing:

  • Day pass: $25/day
  • Coworking: $250/mo

 

Forum

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A community of thinkers, doers, startups, and designers, the driving force behind Forum has been the creative, social, entrepreneurial energy. Amazing amenities range from a relaxing massage chair to IT and everything in-between. If you're looking for a space with creatives... Forum is it. Find them at the Fulton Market district.

Location:

  • 1030 W Lake Street, Chicago, IL, 60607 (West Loop)

Pricing:

  • Coworking $249-$399

 

Free Range Office

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Free coworking Fridays are available once a month at Free Range Office. Located in trendy Wicker Park, this space is a cool and simple coworking spot with friendly community and staff. This is a perfect place to hold your next meetup or next workshop. An events calendar is also convenient located smack dab on their home page so you can see all upcoming activities. Coworking, semi-private, and private offices are available here.

Location:

  • 2141 W. North Ave., 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 6064 (Wicker Park)

Pricing:

  • Coworking: $95-$285
  • Hourly coworking available via Croissant

 

homiey

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Internet cafe meets coworking - this hip space has a hammock and serves Dark Matter coffee. There's ton of bright natural light and you can drop by for just an hour of coworking if you want. It's especially amazing for casual meetings with clients, job interviews, or getting work done alongside a couple of friends.

Location:

  • 3450 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (West Loop)

Pricing:

  • Coworking $5/hr, $100/mo
  • Day pass $15/day
  • Hourly coworking available via Croissant

 

Level Office

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With 17 locations across the US and 4 of them in Chicago, Level is a great coworking space for those looking for a professional but friendly environment. They host amazing development seminars and lunch and learns. Did we mention there's beer on tap in the breakroom? Level has everything your business needs to grow.

Location:

  • 211 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, 60606 (Wicker Park)
  • 73 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL, 60603 (The Loop)
  • 420 W Huron St, Chicago, IL, 60654 (River North)
  • 318 W Adams St, Chicago, IL, 60606 (West Loop)

Pricing:

Coworking $99 - $199

 

The Logan Share

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A curated community of up and coming creative companies and professionals, Logan Share prides itself on the focus of no distractions and getting work done. 14 foot ceilings, white washed walls and floors with plenty of open space, with bright environment that's welcoming and professional. You won't find any foosball or ping pong tables in this space, just dedicated creatives working on their passion projects.

Location:

  • 2864 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 (Wicker Park)

Pricing:

  • Coworking: $340 with 3-month minimum

 

Lost Arts

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Lost Arts is at the intersection of four different types of spaces; design studio, prototype lab, workshop, and event space. The members are highly curated to ensure culture fit, and must go through an application process. This space is mostly used and coveted by artists. If you are looking for a more workshop-esque space with table saws & soldering irons to 3-D printers, then this space is for you.

Location:

  • 1000 North Branch Street Chicago, IL 60642 (Goose Island)

Pricing:

  • Coworking $145 - $390

 

MakeOffices

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Coffee, beer, lightning speed wifi, 24/7 access, and a wonderful inspiring community. What more could you want in a coworking space? MakeOffices is available in three Chicago spots, as well as Philly and DC too. Whether you want to network the night away at regular events, or just need a comfortable spot to focus on your next big idea, MakeOffices is one of Chicago's best workspaces for getting it done.

Locations:

  • 1 N State St #1500, Chicago, IL 60602 (Loop)
  • 350 N Orleans St #9000n, Chicago, IL 60654 (River North)

Pricing:

  • Open Desk: $250/mo
  • Private Office: starting at $600/mo

 

mHUB

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This one on the list is not only a coworking space but also an innovation center for physical product development and manufacturing. The state-of-the-art 63,000 sq ft facility provides an impressive $2,000,000+ in resources including a metal shop, 3D printing lab, electronics lab, and an onsite micro-factory for low volume productions. This space is perfect for anyone working on a physical product in need of a space to develop and build prototypes.

Location:

  • 965 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60642 (Lincoln Park)

Pricing:

  • Coworking: $300
  • Reserved Desk: $410

 

Office Evolution (Chicago O'Hare)

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Styled in the traditional fashion business center design, this coworking space has an onsite fitness center. Conveniently located near Rosemont Convention District and you won't even have to leave the building for lunch or a haircut. It is conveniently located for drivers and mass transit travelers alike.

Location:

  • 8744 W Higgins Rd #110, Chicago, IL 60631 (O'Hare Ave)

Pricing: $99-$249

 

Office Port

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Great and convenient location near lots of public transportation. Huge variety of amenities and led by a great team who has a focus on member support. Some consider Office Port a the "hidden gem" of Chicago's massive coworking scene. They have found a great balance between the vibe of not-too-crazy and not-too-serious. Dedicated desks, offices, and coworking desks are available here -- so there's something for everyone.

Location:

  • 2 W. Washington Street Chicago, IL 60602 (Loop)

Pricing:

  • Dedicated $350-$500/mo
  • Coworking $250/mo

 

Platform Coworking

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One of the original coworking spaces in Chicago. Platform Coworking offers 2 clean, modern, and convenient locations to help you get productive and grow your business, whether that means helping you meet like-minded people or just having a quiet place to go focus on your next big ideas. Amenities range from free coffee to dual-monitor desks. There's also a new location coming soon to Wicker Park!

Location:

  • 4422 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 (Ravenswood)

Pricing:

  • Coworking: $225-390/mo

 

Rev3 Innovation Center

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Known in the Chicago startup and tech scene for its great event space for meetups and networking events, REV3 Innovation Center is the perfect place for entrepreneurs just starting out. Located in Chicago's Western suburbs, this is a perfect place for anyone in the area who needs to get out of the apartment and focus for a very affordable price. The two owners Nic & John are known to be helpful and accommodating.

Location:

  • 1120 East Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60560

Pricing:

  • Coworking $150/mo

 

The Roof Crop

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The only coworking space in Chicago (or even in the world!?) that is nestled under an urban roof top farm. Surrounded by greenery and immersed in natural light, this space is perfect for collaborating, meeting clients, or just hanging out. One of the amazing perks of being under an urban roof top is that there is the occasional fresh produce onsite, where you can buy and taste some goodies.

Location:

  • 1516 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL (Gold Coast)

Pricing:

  • Day pass: $30/day
  • Coworking: $300/mo

 

Serendipity Labs

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Serendipity Labs is a well-known brand with high-end coworking space locations all across the US. Their Chicago location is centrally located in the Financial District and a couple blocks from major transportation hubs both for those coming from the city center and suburbs. The space features plenty of natural light and has a sleek, modern look. In the immediate neighborhood, you'll find many options for restaurant and entertainment.

Location:

  • 1 S Wacker Dr #200, Chicago, IL 60606, USA (Greek Town)

Pricing:

  • Coworking: $249-499
  • Dedicated Workstation: $699
  • Hourly coworking available via Croissant

 

Signature Offices

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If you're looking for a professional coworking space without all the edge and hipness, but with great views, then Signature Offices is for you. The membership has a dedicated phone number for your business, an on-site gym for pumping iron, and access to educational seminars and lunch & learns.

Location:

  • CNA Center, 333 S. Wabash Ave #2700, Chicago, IL 60604

Pricing:

  • Coworking: $399/mo
  • Hourly coworking available via Croissant

 

Space

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Young, hip, cool, and creative are just some of the words that come to mind to describe Space. Powered by innovation lab and design center Doejo, the founders have certainly created an inspiring environment for creatives to call home. The loft is centrally located with convenient access to the CTA, and you'll never have boring evenings again with the regular schedules events and speakers.

Location:

  • 440 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 (North Side)

Pricing:

  • Coworking: $199 - $399/mo

 

The Study

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An cozy indy type of coworking space that's serene and peaceful. Ran by a low-key single owner and operator named Andy. The Study is probably one of the most affordable coworking spaces in Chicago. If you're looking for a quiet place to focus, get our of the house, get some writing done, or have heads down time, while still saving money... we'd highly recommend The Study.

Location:

  • 837 W Fulton Street Chicago, IL 60615(Downtown)

Pricing:

  • Coworking: $50/mo with 6 months minimum

 

Suite Spotte

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The real special thing about Suite Spotte (aside from its facilities) are the member & its owner. The Suite Spotte has a motivating and friendly membership base where you'll feel like everyone is on your team and willing to help. If you're looking for great facilities, great atmosphere, and great people then Suite Spotte is the Spotte for you.

Location:

  • 21 S. La Grange Road, Suite 200 La Grange, IL 60525

Pricing:

  • Coworking: $275-375/mo
  • Day Pass: $35/day

 

Tech Nexus

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Tech Nexus is an impressive 65,000 sqft facility that's a mixture of coworking, incubator, and accelerator. They pride themselves on being a curated community of investors, entrepreneurs, advisors, industry specialists, and entrepreneurs. The facility has everything from a game room (with PacMan!) to a Fitness Center and a Professional Podcast studio. This space is sure to impress anyone that comes through.

Locations:

  • 20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200, Chicago, IL 60606 (Lincoln Park)

Pricing: By application only

 

Work Better

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Located on the 84th floor of one of the most recognizable building in America- The Willis Tower. This is probably the highest coworking facility in the country. A very prestigious vibe, with marble interior decor and gorgeous floor to ceiling windows. This place will inspire and awe even the toughest coworking naysayers. Flexible plans for coworking start at 5 days a month.

Location:

  • 233 S. Wacker Dr (River West)

Pricing:

  • Coworking: $150 - $450/mo

 

Workspace 230

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Considered the oldest coworking space in Chicago, Workspace 230 is a friendly space for all different types of digital workers. The decor is fun and there is plenty of bike storage. Convenient public transportation options for the elevated train and bus make it a convenient choice.

Location:

  • 230 W Superior St, Suite 200, Chicago, IL (River North)

Pricing:

  • Coworking: $250/mo
  • Hourly coworking available via Croissant

 

workVAULT

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Workvault is a beautiful and spacious space with high ceilings with inspirational decor and layout. And if you are the type to get hungry during the day, plenty of snack and drinks are available here. Conveniently located just a 10 minute walk from the park and the lakefront. No wonder this space got all 5 stars on Facebook.

Location:

  • 1420 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 (South Loop)

Pricing:

  • Coworking $90 - $350/mo
  • Dedicated Desk $500/mo
  • Hourly coworking available via Croissant

 

The Writer's Workspace

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Are you a writer who's looking for a community of other writers? Look no further. This coworking space is an application only enrollment for fiction and non-fiction writers. It's affordable, quiet, cozy, and a most important -- a great community for beginner and intermediate writers.

Location:

  • 5443 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60640 (Downtown)

Pricing:

  • Coworking: $140/mo + $65 initiation fee

 

There you have it! Are we missing a coworking space from the list? Let us know in the comments! Otherwise, we'll see you around Chicago!

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