In 2017, Philadelphia snagged the number three spot on Innovation That Matters’ list of top cities in the United States for startups. And because of the budding entrepreneurial scene, the City of Brotherly Love has become the City of Coworking Spaces! When starting a small business or running one all by yourself, you need a place to work. And sometimes, coffee shops or public libraries don’t offer that communal feel that comes with having a shared office space.
Which is when people turn to coworking spaces — the modern-day solution to the boredom that comes with working alone.
We’ve gathered 15 of the best coworking spaces in Philadelphia to rescue you from going stir-crazy in your own apartment (or spending too much money at your local coffee shop).
CultureWorks could simply be your ordinary shared workspace — or it could become your new company support system. For 12 percent of your company’s monthly earned revenues, CultureWorks provides you with office space, expert counseling in your field, a legal and an HR staff, and basic insurance plans for you and your employees.
Location: 1315 Walnut St
Price: $40 basic monthly membership
Perks: Expert career counseling, complimentary locally roasted coffee, conference rooms, legal and HR staff for your small business, basic insurance plans, networking events
Old City Collective differs from other coworking spaces in that it allows you to reserve the entire 900-foot space for yourself. The space uses an easy and accessible online scheduling system to reserve your room — and you may use your time however you please! Either hosting an event, conducting a business meeting, or simply doing work at your desk.
Location: 222B Race St
Price: $350 per month
Perks: Powder room, kitchenette, basement storage area, business mailing address, one free event per year, discounts on hosting additional events, online scheduling
Whether you prefer working at a desk, on a couch, or at the kitchen table, Indy Hall has them all. The coworking space prides itself on creating not only a place for people to gather and work together, but an online community where members can reach out to each other to ask for career advice, resume help, problem-solving, and more. Indy Hall also sends out emails each week announcing potential job and networking opportunities for its members.
Location: 399 Market St
Price: $20 per month for an online membership; $120 per month for six day passes; $200 a month for 12 days; and $300 a month for an unlimited membership
Perks: Online community list and chat room, members-only announcements about career opportunities, interviews, mentors and more, weekly events, group field trips, conference rooms, lounges, common areas
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thrive calls itself “not your typical coworking space,” and we believe it. The shared office space comes furnished with Herman Miller Sayl chairs and adjustable sit-to-stand desks. Although the office is located in Philly’s growing technology community, Thrive is open to any and all professionals looking for a simple place to work. (Plus, you can even bring your dog!)
Location: 418 North 3rd St., Suite 401
Price: $410 per month for an individual workstation; $1640 a month for an office for a team of 4-6 people
Perks: Sit/stand desks, conference rooms with HD smart TVs, cafe, event space, complimentary coffee and tea, dog-friendly, ping pong table, on-site parking,
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The Fire Works welcomes professionals from any and all fields. The West Philadelphia workspace highlights their diversity in members’ professions, from cartographers to musicians to writers. They’re a 24-hour office space with a true community feel for members.
Location: 701 S. 50th St.
Price: $60 for five days each month; $100 for 10 days; $120 for full-time; $200 for private desk
Perks: Conference rooms, online conversation tools, 360-degree windows, networking events, happy hours
Coworking spot 1776 and former Philadelphia coworking place, Benjamin’s Desk, merged in 2017 and became the largest entrepreneurial coworking space in the Northeast. 1776 focuses on helping startups gain momentum in their industries. The company calls its offices a campus and offers members access to networking information from other 1776 members in cities around the world.
Location: 30 North 41st St., 5th floor
Price: $99 for regular coworking membership; $399 for a private desk; contact for private office rental prices
Perks: Conference rooms, locker storage, expert mentors, professional classes, member events, business mailing address
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 a.m. for basic members; 24/7 for private desk members
Founded due to the lack of studio spaces available in Philadelphia, The Loom offers rentable loft spaces to house entrepreneurs, artists, small businesses, startups, and more. The offices vary in size and price in order to meet each individual’s need.
Location: 3245 Amber St
Price: Spaces starting at $315 each month
Perks: On-site parking, full-time maintenance staff, full-time office staff, private security, electronic entry, video surveillance, basement storage available
WeWork is one of the most well-known coworking companies — and Philadelphia gives you four different WeWork locations to choose from. Enjoy the space’s complimentary coffee, beer, and snacks, as well as the outdoor patio, lounge areas, and wellness rooms.
Location: 1010 N Hancock St
Price: $300 for a regular coworking membership; $425 for an individual desk; $600 for a private office
Perks: Craft beers on draft, complimentary micro-roasted coffee, bike storage, mail and packaging services, IT support, office supplies, business-class printers, private phone booths, lounging area, outdoor patio
Just steps away from Avenue of the Arts lies Philadelphia’s Industrious location. The office space offers a regular coworking membership with a floating desk as well as private office rentals that can house over six people. Enjoy their craft coffee, artisanal pastries, and fresh fruit served each day.
Location: 230 S Broad St
Price: $428 for a regular coworking membership; $833 for a one-person private office; $1058 for a two-person private office
Perks: Complimentary craft coffee and snacks, common areas, phone booths, mother’s room, lounge areas, unlimited free printing, conference rooms, relaxation rooms, social gatherings
MakeOffices offers move-in-ready workspaces with membership options ranging from a day pass to a private office. While you’re there, enjoy the complimentary craft beer, member breakfasts, and the relaxation room with massage chairs.
Location: 2001 Market St
Price: $35 for a day pass; $300 basic coworking membership; $650 for a one-person private office
Perks: Bike storage, fully furnished workspaces, conference rooms, locker storage, premium coffee and tea, relaxation rooms, complimentary craft beer on tap, wellness room, private phone booths
Located inside the Steele Building, The Yard is much more than just a place to work. Check out their art gallery featuring new artists’ work every month. Relax at their rooftop lounge, or attend a health and wellness event. And as a final bonus, take advantage of discounts from local restaurants and retail stores.
Location: 21 S. 11th St.
Price: $35 for a day pass; $50 a month for a virtual membership; $295 for a regular coworking membership; $400 for an individual desk; $550 for a private office
Perks: Bike storage, full kitchen, complimentary coffee and tea, ergonomic chairs, on-site staff, media screen for presentations, meeting rooms, dog-friendly, 24/7 security, storage, wellness program
Directly across from City Hall, Pipeline brings convenient coworking to Center City. The office space was born out of its co-founders’ mutual frustration with working in coffee shops. Members can choose from several membership options meant to accommodate the individual entrepreneur to the small business owner.
Location: 30 South 15th St, 15th floor
Price: $99 for a virtual membership; $199 for a regular coworking membership; $499 for an individual desk; $649 for a private suite
Perks: Ergonomic chairs, organic coffee, specialty teas, conference rooms, business center, lounge areas, cafe, event spaces, full-time receptionist, mailboxes
CityCoHo is Philadelphia’s sustainability-focused coworking space. The shared workspace has partnered with the Sustainability Network to create an environmentally friendly office space for Philly residents. The soundproofed walls are made from 95 percent recycled material. They have floor-to-ceiling low energy windows; and their desks, tables, counters, and shelving are all made from reclaimed wood. They also offer member wellness programs like yoga and meditation classes.
Location: 2401 Walnut St
Price: $30 day pass; $100 five days each month; $300 full-time member
Perks: Full kitchenette with a fridge and dishwasher, printer, scanner, complimentary coffee and tea, ergonomic chairs, living space, discounted membership for all Sweat Fitness locations, five phone booths and nine conference rooms
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. for light memberships; 24/7 for full-time members
NextFab is Philadelphia’s “makerspace” — meaning it’s a coworking space for those who enjoy working with their hands. They provide the tools, the technology, education, events and services, and classes for makers of all kinds. From printing and photography to laser cutting and engraving to textiles and jewelry, NextFab has the tools for you.
Location: 2025 Washington Ave
Price: $49 for three days per month; $99 for eight days; $199 for unlimited days
Perks: Educational classes, provided tools, private training, support and guidance from professionals in your field, basic coworking areas as well as time in different studios and shops
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday through Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The Philadelphia Design Center is the city’s location for an artist-specific coworking space. They provide the latest technology and equipment as well as educational classes for all levels of experience in order to help their members succeed. A membership includes access to the textile and costume shop, the regular coworking offices, and the computer lab.
Location: 1313 South 33rd St
Price: $50 per month for a digital membership; $75 per month for 30 hours; $150 a month for 70 hours
Perks: Access to digital lab and textile studio, lounging area, meeting room, free off-street parking, community workshops and events, resource library, locker storage, free coffee and tea
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