A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, Denver, Colorado’s capital city, one of America’s original Old West cities, has become a thriving commercial and cultural center that has convinced many to build their lives and businesses here. The beautiful weather, great restaurants and nightclubs, and vibrant art and music scene make it feel like a city on the rise.
Consistent with its reputation as an up-and-coming place to live and work, Denver also has an abundance of co-working spaces where freelancers, entrepreneurs and startups can use shared office facilities to work together. Such venues usually offer membership packages and day passes for temporary visitors who don’t want to be tied down to a long-term contract. For anyone seeking this arrangement, we did some research and picked out the 10 best co-working spaces in Denver.
With two venues in Denver and another opening soon, Shift Workspaces is designed to optimize workplace well-being and well-being through its thoughtful use of space and light, and outdoor access. Priding themselves on offering an experience similar to a hotel or resort, their venue is used by a group of like-minded people seeking personal and professional enrichment. Super-fast WiFi and a dedicated concierge staff, among other amenities and perks, include free neighborhood parking, bike storage, fitness center, meditation room, healthy snacks, free tea/coffee, yoga classes and other community activities. Co-worker memberships start at $299 per month, and if you want a more flexible pay-as-you-go arrangement, you can purchase a $25 day pass. The company also has strong environmental credentials, and since 2018, the company boasts B Corp certification and net zero carbon emissions.
With three locations in Denver since 2011, Creative Density has been a friendly hub for remote workers and small businesses. It was started by Craig Baute, who was tired of working from home and just wanted a place to share ideas and do projects with friends in addition to his friends. He created the idea at their first location in Uptown. From there, they expanded to Capitol Hill and Lone Tree in Colorado. They have private offices, open workspaces, and even a podcast studio. Each co-location and office plan is all-inclusive, on a monthly basis, providing great flexibility. In terms of pricing, hot desking memberships start at $75 for the Part-Timer package (4 days per week) and $199 per month for the Full Timer package (unlimited days). Office prices start at $550.
With one in Denver’s River North Arts District and one in Greenwood Village, about 20 miles south, Enterprise Coworking serves businesses of all sizes, from solo operations to large teams. Services and facilities include fibre optic broadband, print access, meeting rooms, telephone booths, bike storage, on-site parking, on-site café, free beer, coffee and tea, and regular events including webinars and educational seminars. There are two monthly rates for hot table members (or “floaters,” as the space calls them), starting with a limited floater membership for $99/month, 8:00-5:00 Monday through Friday, or an all-pass floater membership for $199/month, available 24/7. There are also day passes available for $20 Monday through Thursday and only $5 on Friday.
Alchemy Creative Workspace
Located in Denver’s West Wash Park & Baker district, Alchemy Creative Workspace combines all the amenities of an urban office space with the charm of a community setting away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. The grounds are filled with natural light and offer a range of private offices, co-working spaces and dedicated desks, with meeting and conference spaces available for hire. Membership fees start at $265 per month and include 24/7 access to all facilities in the building, two hours of free meeting room time per month, access to a phone booth, and member networking events. There are also day passes available for $25/day.
A sustainable hub for entrepreneurs, freelancers, digital nomads, remote professionals, innovators, designers, engineers and other creatives, Green Spaces is one of Denver’s first co-working spaces and currently has two locations: one in the mountains of Winter Park and the other in downtown Denver’s River North Arts District.Coworking prices start at $150/month for a “part-time lounge” membership that includes a hot desk in the community area 10 days a month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, plus high-speed internet and free coffee/tea. For those who want to use the space more often, a “full time lounge” membership is $195 per month and includes unlimited access 24/7, as well as two hours of meeting room use per month. There is also a dedicated desk for $250 per month. As for its environmental credentials, the space operates on a 0-waste-use model, powered 100% by solar power, and it’s also full of live plants.
Furniture Creative Co-Op
Located in the former Denver Fine Furniture building in the city’s Highland neighborhood, Furniture Creative Coworking is a public space for a variety of creatives, including graphic designers, interactive designers, software developers and video producers. The space offers a Floater (flexible) workspace and dedicated desk, and offers high-speed internet, reservation meeting rooms, phone booths, security systems and 24/7 service. Benefits include indoor bike parking, a kitchen with free Novo coffee and Teatulia tea, free on-site parking, printer access, and proximity to some of Denver’s best restaurants.Prices for a 2-day Floater membership start at $160 per month, including access for 8 days per month, and rise to $350 per month for full-time hot desk access.
Modworks is a 25,000 square foot collaborative office space in downtown Denver. Created with the original intent of increasing productivity, the space focuses on creating a quiet, sophisticated environment where anyone can find space and time to get work done.Modworks isn’t just another startup social club that creates false hype, they welcome anyone, from corporate-sized entities to individual remote workers.Modworks takes an all-inclusive approach, with full time services starting at under $200/month and day passes at $35/day, while competitively priced private offices start at just $800/month and large spaces for two or three people.
Named for its address at 4045 Pecos Street, Block Forty45 is located in Sunnyside’s up-and-coming neighborhood, where a variety of professionals, from lawyers and architects to consultants, gather. Touted as an idyllic commuter environment with no downtown hassles and close proximity to public transportation and bike paths, this is a professional work environment. As for hardware amenities, the space puts flexibility at its core, offering short-term rentals and the ability to expand or reduce membership as your needs change. There are 8 hot tables and the same number of dedicated tables in the venue. Members can enjoy lunch meetings on the charming patio or bring clients to larger meetings in the shared meeting room.
RISE co-working space
As part of the growing rise of women-only spaces, RISE is a modern workspace located in the Bank of America building in downtown Denver. The space is designed to help professional women thrive in a tight-knit community of like-minded professionals, and is an ideal place for freelancers looking for inspiration and flexible places to work and collaborate. The open-plan space features a range of comfortable seating areas, dedicated desks, flexible work surfaces, free parking, well-lit parking, easy access to the building, kitchen, shower room, coffee, tea and snack bar and ample lighted windows. The complimentary membership package starts at $160/month for part-time use and goes up to $275/month for unlimited use. Members also have the option to join a dedicated mentorship program.
Located in Denver’s RiNo Arts District, Converge is a nonprofit co-working space designed to support people on the margins of society. They offer membership packages for mavericks, nonprofit startups, artists and other creative professionals seeking a community environment to reach their potential. Prices start at $125 per month for a shared desk, which includes conference room access, printing/copying facilities and a monthly home-cooked lunch. Unlimited use of the space costs $225 per month, and there is a special package for those who want unlimited night and weekend use for $150 per month.