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11 Great Chicago Coworking Spaces
The Best of Chicago Coworking
With world-class tech companies and upstart start-ups operating all over the Windy City, it’s no surprise that Chicago’s coworking spaces are thriving and growing alongside Chi-town’s hungry young creative class. Here are 11 inspiring Chicago coworking spaces where you can create the next Groupon.
Catering towards the uptown professionals of Buena Park, the mixture of open-seating and private meeting rooms in The Shift’s coworking space offers a productivity boost on par with its gratis coffee. (Naturally its slogan is #getshiftdone)
More than just the first Chicago coworking space, decade-old city mainstay Technexus also bills itself as a collaborative hub, fostering a self-proclaimed venture ecosystem inside downtown’s Civic Opera Building.
An assemblage of thriving digital creatives, 1871 is not only as an open-plan shared working environment, but also a world-class tech incubator that hosts Friday night mixers populated with must-know innovative designers, engineers, and other die-hards.
Offering West Loop and Old Town locations, Assemble features 24-hour access, complimentary coffee, and free printing. Its luxe digs also host weekly networking soirees.
With four Chicago locations, Level Office boasts fiber internet, an espresso bar, tap beer, company mailboxes, and many other hip amenities in a comfortable and contemporary work setting.
Billed as an industrial yet casual office whose slogan is “enjoy work,” Chicago coworking space Onward is a clean, well-lit, open-plan West Loop space for professional creatives to input free coffee in order to output big projects.
Housed in a former art gallery, Lakeview’s Desklabs has expansive indoor and outdoor workspace, member happy hours, free java, and an inspirational environment that turns worker bees into entrepreneurs.
Situated just north of the Chicago River, Space aims to connect like-minded freelancers and expanding start-uppers by supplying a collaborative space that boasts quirky yet modern design, informative workshops, and 24/7 office access.
Earning top marks for infusing a relaxed gallery environment with a bit of coffee-shop bustle, the complimentary coffee and quaint feel of Homiey make it a more-productive home away from home.
Free Range Office
Offering 24/7 access and a full kitchen with free coffee in Wicker Park, Free Range Office provides a spacious and beautifully-furnished co-working space for bustling freelancers and future tech mavens.
Located in River North, the naturally-lit 14,000 square foot Coalition Impact provides conference rooms, private desks, or flex space to accommodate coworking needs from code-binges to start-up launches.
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