Denver is known as a huge technology innovation city with a vibrant startup and freelance career scene. Most of these technology companies start off as startups that need a space that will grow with them. This is where coworking spaces come in handy. Rather than spending your time in a coffee shop that most likely has spotty wifi and doesn’t have enough outlets to go around, more and more people are turning to coworking locations to get motivated.
Companies of all shapes and sizes utilize coworking spaces in popular industries such as telecommunications, law, management, trade, broadcast, healthcare, wellness, finance, and IT. And if you’re a freelancer, just looking for a Hot Desk in a vibrant space, you’re in the right place.
We’ve reviewed the best coworking spaces in Denver, and found three spaces that meet our high standards. We summarized the prices, neighborhoods, amenities, parking, and nearby surroundings of each space to make your decision easy. Out of the top three, WeWork took the cake by offering the most locations and most amenities.
A Full List of the Best Coworking Spaces in Denver, CO
The 3 best coworking spaces in Denver especially for freelancers:
WeWork - best locations and amenities
Shift Workplaces - best community atmosphere
Modworks Coworking - best value
The other coworking spaces we considered:
GRID Collaborative Workspaces
Alchemy Creative Workspace
Reviews of the Best Coworking Spaces in Denver
WeWork is the superior choice when it comes to coworking for many reasons. WeWork capitalizes on having multiple locations in different areas of each city. There are currently four locations open in Denver and six more opening soon. We’ve mapped these locations below.
This coworking giant tends to concentrate their office space in the downtown region as these are generally the most densely populated areas. Downtown office space facilitates easy commuting by being close to multiple public transportation hubs. Members can also take advantage of all that a downtown city atmosphere has to offer, such as a vibrant restaurant scene and live entertainment.
Wework currently operates four locations in Denver, and that number is expected to keep growing. Three of the four locations are located in downtown Denver. Their addresses are:
1700 Lincoln Street 17th Floor Denver, CO 80203 (Wells Fargo Center)
1200 17th Street Denver, CO 80202 (Tabor Center)
1550 Wewatta St Denver, CO 80202 (Triangle Building)
The other open location’s address is:
2420 17th St Denver, CO 80202 (The Lab)
Standard Amenities (All Wework Locations)
WeWork offered the widest variety of amenities out of all the coworking spaces we researched. They supply everything your business would ever need to efficiently function, saving you time and money. All WeWork sites come fully equipped with amenities like complimentary fruit water, fresh coffee, and tea and beer on tap. Each site also includes amenities like business-class printers, a friendly onsite staff, and an around the clock cleaning crew to keep your space looking its spiffiest. High speed internet, soundproofed phone booths for private calls and team video chats, and dedicated luxurious conference rooms are also a standard at every WeWork site. Each WeWork space hosts customized professional and social events to help cultivate a strong team environment.
All of these great features are customary at all 770 WeWork locations. Each individual WeWork location also features unique bonuses, which are addressed below.
You’d think all of those high-end amenities and bonuses would correlate to a sky-high price tag, right? Wrong. WeWork’s prices are comparable to its competitors, or in some locations, even less. By offering three different membership plans (hot desks, dedicated desks, and private offices), you can choose the plan that fits your team’s needs the best, so you don’t end up overpaying for space you don’t need. WeWork’s hot desks range from $360/month to $370/month, and dedicated desks range from $550/month to $590/month. Private offices are a little more expensive, however, they come fully furnished and move in ready. Prices range from $700/month to $760/month.
WeWork Location-specific Details in Denver
This WeWork location is two blocks away from the Civic Center Park and the Colorado State Capitol. The Downtown Denver YMCA is just one block away, and the historic Brown Palace Hotel tavern is just around the corner. This area also hosts a lively restaurant scene.
The Wells Fargo Center site has a secure and lockable wellness room on site for those who are nursing, need to destress after a meeting, or just need a break. It is also dog-friendly if you get your best work done next to your canine companion.
This location is situated in downtown Denver in the North Capitol Hill neighborhood. The Capitol Hill and City Park West neighborhoods are also in close proximity. Check out our map towards the end of this article to see exactly what other neighborhoods are near this coworking space.
LAZ Parking at Lincoln St/E 17th Ave is onsite, along with the Metroride. There are also several apps that assist in finding parking. WeWork recommends Spot, an app that allows users to rent out their unused parking spaces.
This 17th Street location is a foodie’s paradise. Enjoy a fresh dinner at The Kitchen, celebrate team successes at Jax Fish House, or have a beverage at the Skyline Beer Garden. The Colorado Convention Center is also just a few blocks away.
This site features an onsite fitness center to help keep you on track of your fitness goals. There is also bike storage if you prefer to commute to work via bike. Covered parking is available at this location, as well. There is a beautiful outdoor space to help you stay energized throughout the day. Like the Wells Fargo Center location, this site is dog-friendly.
The Tabor Center is nestled in the LoDo bustling downtown neighborhood. The North Capitol Hill and Auraria neighborhoods are also nearby.
This site features parking in the building at Tabor Center Garage or at LAZ parking, which is one block away. Union Station is four blocks away.
This WeWork location offers quick access to the Denver International Airport and is just steps away from Union Station. Commons Park and Confluence Park are also a short walk away, and Coors Field is just four blocks away. Impress clients at a large array of restaurants, bistros, and pubs in the area.
The interior design of this site really sets it apart from the others in Denver. The Triangle Building office space reflects Denver’s chill attitudes and outdoor influence in it’s ski lodge-inspired design. The main common space was modeled after German beer gardens and feels like a warm, inviting space to get work done. This location is also dog-friendly, so you can bring your best four-legged friend to work with you.
This LoDo site is located in the Ballpark area but is also walkable from the Auraria neighborhood.
There is on-site parking at this location from $12/hour or $250/month. Bicycle storage is also available.
The Lab features easy access to I-22, and the light rail, buses, and trains are a quick walk away at Union Station. Commons Park and Confluence Park are also right outside the front door, across the river. For the foodie, the Denver Beer Company is right downstairs, and member-favorite eatery Brider is across the street.
The Lab features design elements inspired from Denver’s easy-going attitude and stunning natural environment. There is also a small patio on the top floor that boasts beautiful views of Denver. Take your morning cup of joe up for a relaxing start to the work day.
Located in the Highland area, The Lab is walkable from the Lower Highlands neighborhood.
There is on-site parking at this location for $175/month. You can also park at Commons Park West for $175/month, $12/day, or $3/hour. Street metered parking is also available for $2/hour.
Shift currently has two convenient locations open. Their address are:
383 Corona St, Denver, CO 80218 (Corona Location)
1001 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204 (Bannock Location)
Shift Workspaces offer a plethora of amenities and bonuses. As far as your business needs go, this coworking space offers 24/7 access, phone service, ergonomic furniture, an on-site support team, private mailboxes, fast internet, lockable storage, a print center, and community events. Shift also focuses on making sure your personal needs are met by providing healthy snacks, massage therapy, a meditation room, coffee/tea/espresso, fitness and yoga classes, outdoor seating, and ski/camping trips. Be well, work well. This location is also dog-friendly.
Shift Workspaces has four different membership packages. You can purchase a virtual office from $50/month, general coworking from $279/month, a dedicated desk from $425/month, or a private office from $625/month. There are also fully equipped meeting rooms to rent out for $15/hour.
There is plenty of free neighborhood parking at this location, plus bike storage.
Shift Workspaces Denver Location-specific Details
Shift Location 1 - Corona
The Corona location is kitty corner to member-favorite Cafe Byblos Greek & Lebonese. It is also within walking distance to Alamo Placita Park, which boasts beautifully designed floral displays, as well as a picnic area. It is a quick 20-minute walk to Whole Foods, as well as the Cherry Creek Shopping Center.
This site is located in the Alamo Placita neighborhood. It is also walkable from the NW quadrant of the Country Club neighborhood.
Shift Location 2 - Bannock
The Bannock Street location is right across the river from Sunken Gardens Park and just 3 blocks from the Clyfford Still Museum and the Denver Art Museum. The Colorado State Capitol is five blocks away. Great restaurants like the 9th Door Capitol Hill, DiFranco’s, and Torchy’s Tacos are all a few blocks away.
This site is located in the Civic Center neighborhood, and could be walkable from the west side of the Lincoln Park neighborhood and the east side of the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Modworks Coworking is located in the heart of downtown Denver at 110 16th St Unit 1300, Denver, CO 80202.
Members can choose from five different membership options, so you can get exactly what you want. You can rent conference rooms for $35/hour, daily passes for $35/day, hot seats for $195/month, dedicated desks for $395/month, and private offices from $800/month.
Modworks is a quick two minute walk to Civic Center Park and the Texas State Capitol. It is two blocks from the Colorado Convention Center. Paramount Theater is around the corner and 16th street mall, which features over 40 outdoor cafes, is right down the road. Modworks recommends these eateries at the 16th Street Mall: City Grill, Poke World, Obento, and Illegal Pete’s.
Modworks offers free copying and printing services, complimentary food and beverages (including coffee), and unlimited conference room time. There is bicycle storage available and storage lockers. Public transportation is also conveniently located. There is high-speed internet and phone/conference rooms in this LEED certified building. 16th Street Mall is right down the road, and there are also cafes and restaurants in the lobby.
This location is located in downtown Denver in the Central Business District. The North Capitol Hill neighborhood is also within walking distance.
The Modworks building has no dedicated parking, but they recommend the SpotHero and Parker apps to help you find parking by offering real time spot availability and listing the price of the spot.
Map of Coworking Spaces in Denver
Location is key, so we mapped all of the coworking locations in Denver that we researched. Take a look to see where each is located.
Other Ways to Cowork in Denver
These are great alternatives to the coworking locations above.
These unique and quirky coffee shops have working in mind - wifi, outlets, comfortable seating are all taken care of.
Amethyst Coffee Co
Bardo Coffee House
Black Black Coffee
If you need a break from your normal working spot, be sure to check out these beautiful parks. Not all of these spaces have wifi, so be sure to keep that in mind.
Denver Botanic Gardens
Civic Center Park
Spaces with Free Wifi
Parks and coffee shops aren’t your groove? These spaces also have free wifi, but offer a unique spin on your typical workspace.
Barnes and Noble
Tattered Cover Bookstore
Your Alma Mater University if you’re from the Denver area. They sometimes offer free wifi to the public, but you could pick up a class or two to ensure access, not to mention gain valuable knowledge about your field
The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa
MUTINY Information Cafe
Libraries are known for their quiet atmosphere and wealth of resources. Check out these libraries if you need a quiet spot to focus.
Denver Public Library
Denver Central Library
Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library
Recap: 10 of the Best Spaces to Cowork in Denver, CO
Here are our top 10 choices for coworking in Denver in case you missed it.
GRID Collaborative Workspaces
Alchemy Creative Workspace