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Dec. 5, 2019 11:35 am

A comprehensive 2020 guide to DC coworking spaces

This guide lists more than 25 shared workspace companies in the District, with some just opening this year and operating multiple locations.
A rendering of Convene’s Terrell Place location.

A rendering of Convene's Terrell Place location.

(Courtesy photo)

Editor's note: This guide was originally compiled by Technical.ly DC reporter Michelai Graham. This edition was updated by Graham with support from intern Hector Dávila.
If you need a space to work, your options for coworking and flex office space offerings in D.C. are not lacking.

This year alone, the nation’s capital welcomed Two Birds, a coworking space for working class parents; Convene’s first coworking venture in the area; the return of prominent incubator and coworking network 1776 in Lafayette Square; and more.

Offering everything from hot desks to shared office to private meeting rooms, the District has more than 20 coworking spaces. The list below includes coworking companies’ locations, short descriptions with a shoutout to cool amenities at each space, and pricing (when that information was available).

As the local coworking outlook continues to expand, we’re still watching to see whether any of WeWork’s many D.C.-area locations will be affected by the coworking giant’s failed IPO, CEO ousting and layoffs this year. Despite the international shakeups, WeWork looks to still have some new locations coming to D.C. soon.

The District can also expect new coworking offices from organizations like CoworkCafe, and we’re still waiting to see that Bond Collective office join H Street, which was suppose to open earlier this year. It’s website currently lists its upcoming address as 609 H St. NE, so maybe we’ll see it soon? Stay tuned.

As you work through this guide of the D.C. coworking scene, you can also check out all of our coverage on coworking here, which includes stories on shared office space in other regions of the DMV.

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1776 DC

740 15th St. NW

1776’s recently reopened its D.C. location at a new office situated in Lafayette Square through a partnership with New America. The prominent network of incubators and workspaces promoted its previous Director of Culinary Sam Johnson to lead the new space as campus manager. 1776 permanently closed its former D.C. location at the end of last year and shuttered its Crystal City location earlier this year. Members from its previous two locations transitioned into the comeback site. The incubator opened in 2013 and has since seen many changes since, including merging with Philadelphia-based Benjamin’s Desk in 2017 and launching its own accelerator program in 2018.

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Cool amenities: Gym access onsite (including showers and towel services), and members can work from any 1776 location

Price: Ranging from hot desk at $199/month to reserve workspace at $600/month, with private office rates upon request

AdvantEdge

2101 L St. NW, 5335 Wisconsin Ave NW #440

With two D.C. locations, AdvantEdge’s L Street location is in a Historically Underutilized Business Zone, aka HUBZone, under the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), meaning this location is SBA certified to gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. Both spaces offer Class-A office space that’s easily accessible with multiple transportation options in the area. AdvantEdge’s offices are equipped with fully furnished offices, kitchens, receptionists and more.

Cool amenities: Bike storage in underground parking garage open 24/7

Size: About 70,000 square feet (L Street) and 53,000 feet (Wisconsin Avenue)

Price: 24/7 community access at $279, and dedicated desk at $349

Alley DC powered by Verizon

2055 L St. NW, Suite 400

Alley powered by Verizon.

Telecom giant Verizon partnered with New York-based Alley to turn some old D.C. property into a creative space designed by Gensler. The coworking space opened in June 2017 with a mix of open workspaces and private offices, as well as mural art by D.C.-based artist Rose Jaffe.

Cool amenities: Private phone rooms; unlimited coffee, tea and cereal

Size: 13,000 square feet

Price: Side hustle at $20 or day pass for $25; for monthly; shared desk for $315, dedicated desk for $525, and private office for $675

Bureau

1800 Wyoming Ave. NW

Bureau is a boutique coworking space and event studio for women located near D.C.’s Adams Morgan neighborhood. The workspace isn’t currently accepting new members according to its website, but it hosts happy hours and workshops for the community. Members here will also have access to high-tech conference rooms and an atrium lounge.

Cool amenities: Unlimited coffee, tea, sparkling water, champagne and snacks, as well as access to sample design paint kits for interior design-focused members

Price: $50 for two days per month, $100 for five days per month, or $200 monthly for unlimited access

Carr Workplaces

Multiple locations, including 1717 K St. NW, Suite 900

Carr Workplaces has seven D.C. locations, including offices on K Street and Capitol Hill. Carr offers fully furnished workspaces, virtual offices, hot desks, private offices and more.

Cool amenities: Rooftop event space, fitness centers

Price: $25 day pass, $35/month cafe floor plan, $299/month touchdown desk (open), $440/month dedicated desk. Offices vary starting at $273

Convene

575 7th St. NW, 600 14th St. NW

Earlier this year, Convene moved into the District with two new coworking and meeting spaces, with its Terrell Place location offering its first flex workplace plan locally. The global network of flexible meeting and coworking space already had a prominent presence in Northern Virginia, and its 575 7t St. NW space features three floors of space. This location can accommodate private office suites for small and large teams at this time, ranging from 10 to 220 people, with individual membership offering coming soon.

Cool amenities: Private entrance, access to a roof deck and private cabanas for tenants and guests

Size: 72,370 square feet (Terrell Place) and 79,849 square feet (Hamilton Square)

cove

Multiple locations: 1624 14th St. NW

Inside cove's new Dupont Circle location. (Photo by James Cullum)

Inside cove.

cove’s 14th street location might be one of its most popular offices in the District, but the coworking company has four locations throughout D.C. The company prides itself on being “your neighborhood workplace” by offering open workspace, meeting rooms, community and networking events.

Cool amenities: Large windows, private call rooms

Price: $30 day pass, starting at $79/month for nights and weekends, and $229 all access

District Offices

Multiple locations, including 10 G St. NE, Suite 600

Fka DC Workspaces, District Offices has four D.C. locations that feature private offices, virtual offices, dedicated desks and coworking space. The company has a goal is to provide an office solution for tenants ranging from solopreneurs to Fortune 500 companies. The Farragut location is HUBZone qualified and locations feature Class A buildings.

Cool amenities: Social events, large work spaces (88-person training room at the Capitol Hill location

Flex Office Space

1415 H St NE

Flex Office Space is exclusive to the District and has flex desk, private office, coworking and virtual office membership options.

Cool amenities: Central location, Event access

Price: Daily pass $25, flex desk $99/month, dedicated desk $299/month

Hera Hub DC

5028 Wisconsin Ave. NW #100

Hera Hub DC is a coworking space and incubator exclusively for women in the District. The international female-focused coworking space and business accelerator also has locations in San Diego, Phoenix and elsewhere. Hera Hub was founded in 2011 for entrepreneurial women to create and collaborate in a professional, productive, spa-like environment.

Cool amenities: Business support, guest passes, writers’ lounge and a business book club

Size: About 4,400 square feet

Price: Community access plan for $89/month, memberships from $169/month to $429/month

The Hive 2.0

1231 Good Hope Road SE

The Hive 2.0 offers three levels of memberships with 24/7 access, flexible terms, meeting space and more. With the support of Capital One Bank and DC Department of Housing and Community Development, this coworking space hosts small business workshops and networking events that are free and open to the public.

Cool amenities: Access to the common areas of the Anacostia Arts Center, flexible lease terms

Price: Memberships fall under three categories — affiliate (open desk $110/month), associate (dedicated desk $375/month), executive (private office $725)

H Street Greenhouse

1341 H St. NE

Launched in 2008, H Street Greenhouse provides flexible workspace and support for professionals working in the creative, building arts and support services sectors. The space is managed by the Taurus Development Group, which also works out of the building. It currently accommodates about 40 people, but the company has plans to expand to fit up to 200 people by 2021.

Cool amenities: In June, H Street Greenhouse also launched its Experience Lab Incubator, an initiative for second-career entrepreneurs transitioning from working for someone else to working for themselves.

Price: Meeting memberships at $100, community memberships at $150, half-time desks available at $250 and full time desks at $350

Inclusive Innovation Incubator

2301 Georgia Ave. NW

Launched in April 2017, the Inclusive Innovation Incubator, commonly called In3DC, aims to host and support diverse entrepreneurs. The office space was designed by D.C.-based architecture firm Wingate Hughes and the incubator previously hosted Street Pitch, D.C.’s version of “Shark Tank.” The space, which is situated next to Howard University (HU), is a joint venture between D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, HU and In3DC. The incubator has more than 50 open seats with four conference rooms, open desk seating and private offices.

Cool amenities: A “Grow & Glow” programming series highlighting women entrepreneurs, technologists and creatives, a mission of diversity

Price: $15 day pass, $200/month for open desk, starting at $500/month for private office

Industrious

1 Thomas Circle NW, #700

The multi-city Industrious’ D.C. location is equipped with private offices, conference rooms, common areas and a wellness room. The office space has city views and light-filled interiors with a terrace and a newly renovated fitness center.

Cool amenities: Central location, parking garage, bike storage

Size: 21,000 square feet

Price: Flexible seating $450/month, dedicated desk $617/month, offices can range from $864 to $3641

MakeOffices

Multiple locations, including 1015 15th St. NW, #600

MakeOffices is another chain of coworking spaces with six D.C. locations spreading from K Street to Dupont Circle and the Wharf. The coworking space grants its members 24/7 access and has an extensive list of amenities including locker storage, parking, a recording room and more.

Cool amenities: Relaxation rooms with massage chairs, discounted gym memberships, unlimited craft beer on tap

Price: $35 day pass, $75/month virtual office, $325/month open desk, private offices from $700/month at the K Street location

Metro Offices

700 12th St. NW; 1250 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 700; 1725 I St. NW, Suite 300

Metro Offices has three D.C. locations with an array of amenities at each from 24/7 access to a rooftop terrace at the coworking space’s Farragut Square location. All are equipped with hot desks, conference centers and more.

Cool amenities: Onsite restaurant at Dupont Circle location, fitness centers, rooftop terrace

Price: $500/month dedicated desk, $800/month private office

Mindspace

1301 K St. NW

Tel Aviv-based coworking company Mindspace expanded to the U.S. in 2018 after growth in Europe and Israel, and landed one of its first two locations in D.C.

Situated in the same building as the Washington Post, Mindspace will definitely give you Harry Potter vibes as soon as you walk in. The roomy K Street location has a full kitchen, lounges, books on books, and chill-out areas (aka space for you to take a little nap).

Cool Amenities: Soda fountain, coffee bar, Mindspace app and a meditation room

Price: Open desk at $450, private offices for one to eight people range from $770 to $4,000 monthly

Open Gov Hub

1110 Vermont Ave. NW #500

Open Gov Hub.

Open Gov Hub is a coworking space for open government organizations using research, advocacy, media and technology to further these issues. The hub is part of a global network — but its D.C. location is currently at capacity, so expect to join a waiting list.

Cool amenities: Staffing support, billiards, ping pong, air hockey, shuffleboard, TVs, 4,000-square-foot event space and 24-person conference room

Premier Business Centers

2001 L St. NW, Suite 500; 601 13th St. NW, Suite 900 in the Homer Building

Premiere Business Centers has two District locations has private offices, day offices, meetings rooms and more. The coworking space has three different membership levels: startup, business and professional.

Cool amenities: Big windows, fitness centers

Size: 12,687-square-foot (Homer), 17,178 square foot (L Street)

Price: Memberships start at $29/month for startup, $149/month for business and $299/month for professional

Regus

Multiple locations, including 1441 L. St. NW

Regus is booming with about 10 D.C. locations in high-profile locations with flexible pay-as-you-go buying options. Prices vary by the location.

Cool amenities: Business lounges, fitness centers, terrace access

Price: Offices starting at $15/day at L Street site

Servcorp

1155 F St NW Suite 1050, 1717 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 1025

Servcorp is headquartered in Sydney, Australia, and offers office spaces, virtual offices, coworking and IT solutions in over 160 locations, including its two D.C. offices. The F Street office is designed with original art work created by international artist Ford Smith. With the $300 per month coworking package, members can get a secured phone number with a dedicated receptionist to answer all incoming calls.

Cool amenities: Tech support, dedicated receptionist, local business phone number

Size: About 5,600 square feet

Price: Virtual office at $229/month, hot desk at $300/month, dedicated desk at $450, private offices at $1,000/month

Spaces

1441 L St. NW, floors 10 to 12; 1140 3rd St. NE

Spaces originated in Amsterdam and now has two D.C. locations equipped with meeting space, dozens of dedicated desks and 24/7 access. The flexible coworking space has different membership options ranging from memberships for small companies with private office space to just renting out meeting rooms and event spaces.

Cool amenities: Networking lunches, meeting space

Price: Coworking membership $239/month, dedicated desk $386/month, office $623/month (at NoMa)

Two Birds

4001 Brandywine St. NW

Founded by two working parents, Two Birds was created to allow parents to cowork, and have a safe place to bring their children for childcare. The coworking space is completely separate from the childcare area, and the space features shared and dedicated desk options. Two Birds opened in April in Tenleytown.

Cool amenities: Full-time, monthly childcare for $2,300 or part-time for $1,250 monthly, plus conference rooms and private telephone rooms

Price: $250/month for shared desk, $400/month for dedicated desk

WeWork

Multiple locations, including 777 6th St. NW

At the entrance to WeWork's new space. (Photo by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier)

A D.C. WeWork.

WeWork has 13 D.C. locations — 10 currently operating and three coming soon. The international chain of coworking spaces has hot desks starting around $400 per month, though prices may vary depending on the location.

Cool amenities: Fruit water, space for large companies, unique common areas

Price: Hot desks from $390/month, dedicated desk from $530/month, private office from $950/month

The Wing

1056 Thomas Jefferson St. NW

Senator Gillibrand speaks at The Wing. (Photo via Twitter)

Senator Gillibrand speaks at The Wing. (Photo via Twitter)

The Wing is another work and community space designed just for women. Membership includes access to open-plan and private workspace plus amenities designed with women’s needs in mind. The coworking space has a full calendar of community events and workshops as well.

Cool amenities: Library, lactation room, shower, charging station

Price: Monthly memberships begin at $185

The Yard: Eastern Market

700 Pennsylvania Ave SE

The Yard Eastern Market is located in Capitol Hill’s Hine School Development and has been open for two years. This location is equipped with lounges, conference rooms and common areas to inspire collaborative conversation. Members have access to the space 24/7 and are able to book the rooftop event venue and boardrooms.

Cool amenities: Art gallery, ergonomic chairs from Knoll, key card access, wellness program

Size: 31,480 square feet

Price: $350 open floor, $495/month dedicated desk, $650/month private office

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