In keeping with its reputation as an up-and-coming place to live and work, Denver is also home to a large number of coworking spaces.
One of America’s original Old West cities, the Colorado capital is today a thriving commercial and cultural centre that entices many to build their lives and careers here. Beautiful weather and a burgeoning choice of restaurants, nightspots, and vibrant arts and music scenes add to the sense that this is a city on the up. For its community of freelancers, entrepreneurs and starts-ups there are a wide choice of coworking spaces to pick from – and below are 12 of the best.
With two venues in Denver and another due to open, Shift Workspaces has been designed to optimise workplace happiness and well-being through its thoughtful use of space and light, as well as outdoor access. Self-styled as offering an experience akin to a hotel or resort, their venues are used by a community of like-minded folk seeking personal and professional enrichment. Super-fast WiFi and dedicated concierge staff are augmented by other amenities and perks including free neighbourhood parking, bike storage, a fitness centre, meditation room, healthy snacks, free tea/coffee, yoga classes and other community events. Monthly coworking membership starts at $299 per month for unlimited access to their open workspaces. The company also has strong environmental credentials, boasting B Corp Certification and net-zero carbon emissions since 2018.
Two Denver venues / www.shiftworkspaces.com
Creative Density’s three locations dotted across Denver have been a friendly hub for remote workers and small businesses since 2011. It was started by Craig Baute, who was tired of working from home and just wanted a place to come and work besides friends to share ideas and work on projects with. He created just that at their first location in Uptown. Since then they have expanded to Capitol Hill and Lone Tree, Colorado. They have private offices, open work spaces, and even a podcasting studio. Each coworking and office plan is all-inclusive and month-to-month to provide ultimate flexibility. As for pricing, hot desking memberships start at $75 for a Part-Timer package (4 days per week), with a Full Timer package (unlimited days) costing $199 per month. Office start at $550.
Capitol Hill, Uptown & Lone Tree / www.creativedensity.com
The Alliance Center
The Alliance Center is a mission-driven coworking space and event venue in the heart of Lower Downtown Denver. Built in 1908, The Alliance Center is where historic preservation meets cutting edge sustainable design, earning seven LEED certifications and most recently, Colorado Green Business Network’s 24-Karat Gold Award. As the hub for Colorado’s sustainability community, half of The Alliance Center’s square footage is dedicated to common areas, with offices and meeting rooms available for when you need them. You can also catch a yoga class or happy hour to expand your network. Coworking day passes start at $35 per day, or monthly passes start at $250 per month.
1536 Wynkoop Street / www.thealliancecenter.org
With one coworking space in Denver’s River North Art District and another in Greenwood Village, about 20 miles south, Enterprise Coworking caters to businesses of all sizes from one-person operations to large-scale teams. Services and amenities include fiber optic broadband, printing access, conference rooms, phone booths, bike storage, on-site parking, an on-site café, free beer, coffee and tea, and a regular program of events including networking sessions and educational workshops. There are two monthly rates for hot desk members (or ‘floaters’ as the space refers to them), starting at $99 per month for Limited Floater membership that allows access Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, or $199/month Full-Access Floater Membership with 24/7 access.
Two Denver venues / www.enterprisecoworking.com
Alchemy Creative Workspace
Situated in Denver’s West Wash Park & Baker area, Alchemy Creative Workspace combines all the amenities of an urban coworking space but with the charm of a neighbourhood setting away from the main hustle and bustle of downtown. Flooded with natural light, the venue offers a range of private offices, coworking space and dedicated desks, along with conference rooms and meeting spaces available for rent. Membership starts at $285 per month, including 24/7 access, use of all building amenities, two free conference room hours a month, phone booth access, and member networking events. There are also day passes available for $25 per day.
66 South Logan Street / www.alchemycw.com
Regus have more than 15 venues dotted across Denver. Many of them boast dedicated business lounges, making them popular with business travellers requiring somewhere to host on-site meetings, and there are custom Business Plan memberships that include unlimited access to any Regus business lounge. All Regus venues also offer open-plan spaces or shared offices, with prices varying by location. In Denver rates start at €149 per month for full-time use of their Market Square space. All membership packages include access to amenities and facilities including printers, scanners and photocopiers, plus invites to regular networking and community events. Contracts are available on a monthly rolling basis, or you can ease your monthly payments by locking into a long-term contract up to 24 months.
Venues across Denver / www.regus.com
Mile High Coworking
An industrial coworking space in Denver’s western suburbs, close to the Empower Field American Football stadium, Mile High offer a choice of open, collaborative work areas and private offices. Open 24/7, the venue has several on-site facilities including a phone booth, conference rooms and printing equipment. There are also roll-up garage doors, bike parking, showers, a stocked kitchen, complimentary coffee and tea, and fun games like shuffleboard. Unlimited hotdesking rates start at $200 per month.
1616 Federal Boulevard / www.milehighcoworking.com
Set in the historic Baur’s building in the heart of Denver’s centrally located Theatre District, Candy Factory Coworking offers an assortment of premium amenities for teams of all sizes, individuals, and solopreneurs. Flexible membership terms allow you to scale up or down depending on your needs, so you’re never locked into a long-term lease. Full-time hotdesking membership starts at $200 per month and includes access to state-of-the-art equipment, including printers, scanners, and projectors, comfortable furniture that lets you work for hours without fatigue; inviting common areas where you can relax, socialize and recharge; private meeting rooms for when you need quiet; bottomless tea/coffee, and bike storage. All members can also benefit from networking opportunities with like-minded professionals in your industry.
1514 Curtis Street Suite 200 / www.candyfactorycoworking.com
A sustainable hub for entrepreneurs, freelancers, digital nomads, remote professionals, innovators, designers, engineers, and other creatives, Green Spaces was one of Denver’s first coworking spaces. Located in downtown Denver’s River North Art District, coworking prices start at $119 per month for ‘Tree Club’ membership, which includes hot desking with limited access. For those wanting to use the space on a more regular basis, ‘Jungle Club’ membership costs $149 per month and includes unlimited daytime access. There are also day passes available for $25 per day. As for its eco-credentials, the space operates on a 0 waste model and are 100% solar powered, while it is also brimming with live plants.
2590 Walnut Street / www.greenspaces.com
Furniture Creative Coworking
Located in the former Denver Fine Furniture building in the city’s Highland neighbourhood, Furniture Creative Coworking serves as a communal workspace for a wide range of creatives including graphic designers, interactive designers, software developers, and video producers. The space offers Floater (flexible) workspaces and Dedicated Desks with high-speed internet, a reservation-based conference room, phone booths, a security system and 24/7 access. Perks include indoor bicycle parking, a kitchen with free Novo Coffee & Teatulia Tea, free on-site parking, printer access and close proximity to some of Denver’s best restaurants. Pricing starts at $175 per month for 2-Day Floater membership, which includes access for a total of 8 days a month and rises to $400 per month for full-time hot desk access.
2626 West 32nd Avenue / www.furniturecoworking.com
Modworks is a 25,000 square foot collaborative workspace located in downtown Denver. Founded out of a desire to increase productivity, the space focuses on creating a quiet and refined environment where anyone can find the space and time to get work done. Modworks isn’t just another entrepreneurial social club creating fake hype, they welcome anyone from established enterprise sized entities to individual remote workers. With an all-inclusive amenity approach, full time access starts at $199 per month, day passes at $25 per day and competitively priced Private Offices start at only $649 per month for a large two to three-person space.
110 16th Street Mall / www.modworks.com
Named after their address on 4045 Pecos Street, Block Forty45 is nestled in the up-and-coming neighbourhood of Sunnyside and host a diverse assortment of professionals from attorneys to architects to consultants. Billed as a professional work environment without the downtown hassle, its proximity to public transport and bike trails makes for an idyllic commute. As for the nuts and bolts, the space puts flexibility at the heart of its offering, with short term leases and the ability to expand or scale down your membership based on your changing needs. The venue has a total of 8 hot desks along with the same number of dedicated desks, with hot desking membership starting at $150 per month for daytime access and rising to $199 for 24/7 access. Members can enjoy lunch meetings on the attractive patio or bring clients in for larger meetings in shared conference rooms.
4045 North Pecos Street #210 / www.forty45coworking.com