The vibrant metropolis of Houston is Texas’ biggest city and the fourth largest in the whole of the United States. Big in size, it is also big when it comes to culture, character and commerce, with numerous world class museums, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues powered in large part by the region’s famously vast oil wealth.
Like in all of the world’s major cities, Houston’s community of remote workers is growing by the year. If you’re planning to spend any length of time in Houston and would like to have access to a communal office where you can be productive and meet other freelancers during your stay, we’ve picked out 12 of the best coworking spaces currently located in the city.
Spread across two Houston locations, Worklodge provides professional workspace options for freelancers and entrepreneurs in a setting designed to inspire and engage. Their flagship location in Northwest Houston is nestled in the Vintage Park shopping centre, surrounded by dozens of restaurants and shops. Amenities include free on-site parking, professionally trained concierge, meeting & conference rooms, and printing equipment. Pricing starts from $250 per month including 24/7 access under an open seating plan.
A Texas-inspired coworking space, Ranch Office is situated halfway between downtown and the city’s business district (also known as the Houston Energy Corridor). Self-styled as combining the comforts of home and a fast-paced working environment, the venue is packed full of services and amenities designed to facilitate a productive setting for remote workers and small businesses to thrive. Among the facilities here are conference rooms, free parking, a patio, phone rooms, printing equipment, and – last but by no means least – local beer. As for pricing, hot desks start at $249 per month with a rolling monthly contract and there are also day passes that cost $35 per day.
Washington Office Co.
Located just west of Downtown Houston on historic Washington Ave on the 2nd floor of Julep Bar, this buzzing neighborhood coworking community offers a choice of private offices or hot desk packages, with no need to commit to a long term lease. All members gain access to free parking, fibre optics WiFi, a hospitality coffee bar, meeting rooms, phone booths, and networking events. Flexible memberships start at $195 per month for part-time access (3 days a week, 7am-11pm) or $300 for full-time access (7 days a week, 7am-11pm).
Located in a converted home, Wicowork has retained its ‘homely’ layout while incorporating both private and shared office areas, private telephone booths, conference rooms and a fully equipped kitchen. Membership plans are tailored to fit every budget, required level of access, and preferred working setup, with Local Membership packages starting at $120 per month. These packages include one hour’s daily conference room access, as well as the option to add 24/7 venue access for an extra $60 per month. Other amenities include a common area, fresh Colombian coffee, free printing, bike racks, free wine, a snack market, and networking events.
The Work Well
Positioned on the 3rd floor of a commercial building, The Work Well offers a boutique service that invites freelance professionals, entrepreneurs, consultants and start-ups across a range of industry sectors to enjoy the benefits of its modern, fully furnished and functionally designed workspace. More than just a place to work, the venue also plays host to a variety of activities such as Lunch & Learns, networking events, freshly brewed Katz coffee daily, brand enhancement seminars, and monthly growth celebrations. Membership rates start at $199 per month for open coworking, and there are also day passes priced at $25. Conference rooms can be rented by non-members at a rate of $30/hour for a 6-person room, and there are also hourly and monthly memberships for a dedicated on-site Podcast Studio.
A modern, shared workspace for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and solo practitioners, Local Office has been offering stylishly designed private offices and open coworking to the Houstn community since 2017. A variety of desk and private office solutions, including fun and functional furniture, help to get your creative juices flowing, while a multitude of amenities including a relaxed lounge area, an open kitchen with free tea & coffee add to the experience. Full-time coworking memberships start at $249 per month and include access Monday through Friday 8am-5pm, 5 hours of meeting space per month, monthly printing allowance, and phone booths for private calls. Day passes are available for $25 per day too.
Located on the third floor of a commercial tower block in the heart of Houston’s CBD, Anchor Workplace combines private offices, collaborative areas, meeting and training rooms, food service areas and a private patio for event use. If you want to work for an hour a day, a few hours a day, or all day, every day, there’s a package that will suit your needs – without locking you into a long-term agreement. Memberships operate on a month-to-month basis, and you can change or cancel your package with a 30-day notice. Prices start at $150 per month for 60 hours’ access per month, or you can pay-as-you-go for $35 per day.
One of the most recent additions to Houston’s vibrant coworking landscape, Workplace 1919 is housed in a beautifully restored historic building in the heart of the Old Sixth Ward, near the city’s downtown district. The space has been thoughtfully renovated and includes modern amenities such as high-speed fibre optic internet, a fully equipped kitchen and free coffee, and there’s also 24-hour secured access available, two conference rooms, scanner/photocopier, and ample free parking adjacent to the building. Membership prices start at $250 per month for a hot desk.
The Annex HTX
Situated in East Downtown Houston, The Annex is a place where freelancers, designers, writers, artists, small business owners and other entrepreneurs come to work, be inspired and collaborate in a bright and modern workspace. Open Monday to Friday, the venue offers a range of membership deals, with rates starting at $125 per month for a flex desk, including 150 prints and 3 hours a month of meeting room time. There are also day passes priced at $10 on weekdays for 4 hours or $15 for the full day. Weekend passes are available at a cheaper ate of $5 per day. As for on-site services and amenities, there are conference rooms, unlimited coffee & tea, and a well-equipped kitchen where food can be stored.
The Cowork Lab
A coworking space for freelancers, startups and entrepreneurs, The Cowork Lab features an impressive assortment of facilities that make communal working life a breeze. Among them are high speed WiFi, standing desks and ergonomic chairs, printer/scanner/photocopier equipment, a modern kitchen, and free tea & coffee. The venue also runs a busy programme of community events designed to facilitate learning, growth and networking. Opening hours are restricted to midweek, with membership rates starting at $99 per month for hot desk usage.
Adding to the growing number of female-oriented spaces across society, Sesh Coworking is designed for the modern-day working woman, many of whom are required to juggle a career with a family life. Aimed at providing maximum flexibility for such people, the venue offers a range of membership packages, including unlimited monthly membership priced at $199 per month, 8-pass membership for $139 per month, and one-off day passes for $15 per day. Services and amenities include visitor privileges for members, super-fast WiFi, free tea & coffee, and regular events such as wellness programs, lifestyle support, work/life balance workshops, and tech/digital workshops
Spread across three city locations, The Cannon’s growing network of innovation hubs each offer community-driven spaces that reflect the neighbourhoods they’re in. Freelancers along with aspiring entrepreneurs, start-up founders, mentors, business advisors, service providers, corporate innovators and investors all gather to work communally and benefit from complimentary access to events, seminars and meet-ups. Flexible month-to-month membership options start at $250 per month for 30 days monthly open desk access, including 24/7 access to meeting rooms, mail boxes and printing services, and free parking for all.