A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, the Colorado capital of Denver is one of America’s original Old West cities and is today a thriving commercial and cultural centre that has persuaded many to build their lives and careers here. Beautiful weather, top class restaurants and nightspots, and vibrant arts and music scenes add to the sense that this is a city on the up.
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 where freelancers, entrepreneurs and starts-ups can work communally using shared office facilities. Such venues usually offer membership packages and day passes suitable for transient visitors who don’t want to be tied into long term contracts. For anyone seeking this kind of arrangement, we’ve done some research and picked out 10 of the best coworking spaces in Denver.
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, or for a more flexible pay-as-you-go arrangement you can buy day passes for $25. The company also has strong environmental credentials, boasting B Corp Certification and net-zero carbon emissions since 2018.
LOCATIONS 383 Corona Avenue & 1001 Bannock Street WEBSITE 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.
LOCATIONS Capitol Hill, Uptown & Lone Tree WEBSITE www.creativedensity.com
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. Day passes are also available and are priced at $20 Monday-Thursday and only $5 on Fridays.
LOCATION Greenwood Village & WEBSITE 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 $265 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.
LOCATION 66 South Logan Street WEBSITE www.alchemycw.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 and currently has two locations: one in the mountain region of Winter Park and another in downtown Denver’s River North Art District. Coworking prices start at $150 per month for ‘Part-Time Lounge’ membership, which includes hot desking in the space’s Community Area for 10 days a month from Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, plus high-speed Internet and free coffee/tea. For those wanting to use the space on a more regular basis, ‘Full-Time Lounge membership costs $195 per month and includes unlimited access 24/7, as well as two hours conference room use per month. There are also dedicated pod desks available for $250 per month. 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.
LOCATION 2590 Walnut Street WEBSITE 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 $160 per month for 2-Day Floater membership, which includes access for 8 days a month and rises to $350 per month for fulltime hot desk access.
LOCATION 2626 West 32nd Avenue WEBSITE 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 under $200/month, day passes at $35/day and competitively priced Private Offices start at only $800/month for a large two to three-person space.
LOCATION 110 16th Street Mall WEBSITE 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. Members can enjoy lunch meetings on the attractive patio or bring clients in for larger meetings in shared conference rooms.
LOCATION 4045 North Pecos Street #210 WEBSITE www.forty45coworking.com
RISE Collaborative Workspace
Part of the growing rise of women-only spaces, RISE is a contemporary workspace housed within the US Bank Building in downtown Denver. Designed to help working women thrive in a close-knit community of like-minded professionals, the venue is ideal for freelancers seeking an inspiring, flexible place to work and collaborate. The open-plan space features a range of comfortable seating areas, dedicated desks, and flexible work surfaces, along with free and well-lit parking, easy building access, a kitchen, shower, coffee, tea and snack bar, and plenty of light-filled windows. Drop-in membership packages start at $160 per month for part-time access, rising up to $275 per month for unlimited access. Members can also opt into a dedicated mentorship program.
LOCATION 730 Colorado Boulevard Suite 200 WEBSITE www.riseworkspace.com
Situated in Denver’s RiNo Art District, Converge is a not-for-profit coworking space that has the aim of supporting people on the margins of our society. They have membership packages for solopreneurs, nonprofit startups, artists, and other creative professionals seeking a community setting in which to reach their potential. Pricing starts at $125 per month for a shared desk, including meeting room usage, printing/copying facilities, and a monthly home cooked lunch. Unlimited access to the space costs $225 per month and there’s also a special package for those wanting unlimited night and weekend access for $150 per month.
LOCATION 3327 Brighton Boulevard WEBSITE www.thecoworklab.com