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Mapped: Chicago Coworking Spaces

corporate america is no longer all about the traditional nine-to-five job in a lackluster office, divided both by cubicles and managerial hierarchies


Startup culture and entrepreneurs have long been disruptors of their industries, on top of years of ideological shifts and technological advancements, and have helped set higher standards for what a work environment should look like.

Professionals of today, overall, seek more from their employment than just a paycheck—more purpose, more collaboration, more work-life balance, and more flexibility. This is especially true for younger generations who have grown up alongside the technology that makes all of this possible. Coworking has gained popularity because service providers have focused on these preferences. As opposed to more conventional offices, coworking spaces offer a breath of fresh air. They often emphasize open floorplans, resources for telecommuting, and other perks that elevate morale, productivity, innovation, and work-life balance. Many offer multiple different plans for individuals and companies large and small—from on-demand desks and shared workspaces to remote offices and long-term rentable rooms and even entire floors, all with ancillary services that are shared among other members.

In Chicago, we are lucky to have lots of choices when it comes to coworking. International service providers, such as WeWork, have multiple locations throughout the city, and there are even more niche providers that tailor to specific groups and business models. No matter if you are a freelancer, early-stage venture, a traveling C-suiter (or aspiring C-suiter), or a more established organization, you're bound to find a plan and location that works just as hard for you as you work towards your goals.


shared workspaces, hot desks, and remote offices—oh my!

The Loop:

  • Bond Collective | 20 North Wacker Drive | info»

  • Carr Workplaces | 200 East Randolph Street | info»

  • Expansive | 73 West Monroe Street | info»

  • Expansive | 211 West Wacker Drive | info»

  • Industrious | 500 West Madison Street | info»

  • Industrious | 231 South Lasalle Street | info»

  • Industrious | 233 South Wacker Drive | info»

  • Studio | 227 West Monroe Street | info»

  • WeWork | 1 South Dearborn Street | info»

  • WeWork | 125 South Clark Street, Chicago | info»

  • WeWork | 332 South Michigan Avenue | info»

River North:

  • Coalition Space | 40 East Huron Street | info»

  • Expansive | 420 West Huron Street | info»

  • Expansive | 405 West Superior Street | info»

  • Rent24 | 444 North Wabash Avenue | info»

  • WeWork | 20 West Kinzie Street | info»

  • WeWork | 330 North Wabash Avenue | info»

  • WeWork | 515 North State Street | info»

West Loop/Fulton Market:

  • Art/Work | 1821 West Hubbard Street | info»

  • Coalition Space | 440 West Randolph Street | info»

  • Expansive | 318 West Adams Street | info»

  • Industrious | 171 North Aberdeen Street | info»

  • WeWork | 220 North Green Street | info»

  • WeWork | 625 West Adams Street | info»

  • Working From | 200/208 North Green Street | info»

South Loop/Near South Side:

  • Momentum Coffee & Coworking | 2119 South State Street | info»

  • Mox.E | 1449 South Michigan Avenue | info»

Wicker Park/Logan Square:

  • Desk606 | 3271 West Armitage Avenue | info»

  • Industrious | 1720 West Division Street | info»

  • Offix | 1200 North Ashland Avenue | info»

  • Platform | 1212 North Ashland Avenue | info»

  • Platform | 1286 North Milwaukee Avenue | info»

Pilsen:

  • Blue Lacuna | 2150 Canalport Avenue | info»

  • Offix | 917 West 18th Street | info»

North Side:

  • Creative Coworking | 5940 North Sheridan Road | info»

  • DeskLabs | 3033 North Clark Street | info»

  • Platform | 4422 North Ravenswood Avenue | info»

Suburbs:

  • Creative Coworking | 922 Davis Street | info»

  • CrossFunction | 1033 South Boulevard Avenue | info»

  • Dayhouse | 2057 Green Bay Road | info»

  • Industrious | 909 Davis Street | info»

  • LifeWorking | 717 Forest Avenue | info»

  • Offix | 7358 Lincoln Avenue | info»

  • The Nest | 820 SW Adams Street | info»

This fairly comprehensive list should help you in your search for the ideal coworking space in Chicago. A couple more options can be found on Deskpass. If you have any other recommendations that you think deserve some recognition or have any feedback on any of the companies or locations on our list, please keep us in the know via wearetheparttwo@gmail.com.


last updated: May 2021