Finding a coworking offices in Washington DC is all about choosing the optimal location -- both for the way you work and in order to beat those infamous DC commute times. Choosing a coworking or flex office space at the right price and with the culture, space, and amenities you’re looking for can be a time-consuming task. Add to that the different ways you use space: networking and collaboration, wooing clients and colleagues, hosting events, and even looking for a spark for your creativity. A Google search just can’t help you choose among the possibilities.
In order to help you find the right coworking space, we combed through the options and visited the top contenders in order to narrow down our list of the 10 best coworking spaces in DC. Whether you’re running a team or you’re a solopreneur, you’re sure to find the right fit here.
Best for creatives: Creative Colony
Located in Silver Spring, MD’s Metropolitan Building, Creative Colony is designed specifically in order to foster collaboration and community. With an emphasis on meeting spaces as well as individual workspaces, you’ll be able to work with your team or meet with clients in a fun and friendly environment. Network with other creative professionals (or Colonists, as they’re called here) in the coworking space and grow your referral base.
Fellow Colonists include designers, filmmakers, and web developers, so you’ll get to know the people who make the DC creative community run. With furnished, secure spaces and 24/7 building access, you and your team can work when the inspiration strikes. Owner Shala Graham, a designer herself, understands the tools and resources creatives need in order to run their businesses -- and helps you get what you need to pursue your passions.
Best for events: AdvantEdge Downtown
Looking for customization options for your coworking space along with flexibility to create game-changing corporate events? You’ll find it all at AdvantEdge Downtown. With more than 30 years of experience, AdvantEdge is a leader in DC coworking, offering exceptional service and support and a variety of ways to do business on your terms.
AdvantEdge’s downtown event space atop a DC rooftop features a training facility, kitchen, and terrace, allowing you to create any event you can envision. The Chevy Chase space features two business centers, a training facility, and access to a cafe, lounge, and indoor patio with a view of the Chevy Chase Pavilion atrium. From multi-day training events to elegant social gatherings, you’ll love all of the possibilities AdvantEdge provides.
Best for solo entrepreneurs: MakeOffices
Offering flexibility and affordability along with an enviable Potomac waterfront location, MakeOffices location at the Wharf DC has everything you need to build and grow your business, including a fully equipped podcast studio and spectacular meeting and event spaces.
Here you’ll find a focus on wellness and relaxation, so that you can stay healthy and active as you pursue your goals. Build your brand and your content while developing your professional network through exclusive member events and professional development opportunities. Located near L’Enfant Plaza and Nationals Park, you’ll be close to all of the DC action.
Best for tech teams: WeWork - WeWork Penn Quarter
Your tech team needs the very best in equipment, infrastructure, and support in order to be as effective as possible. You’ll find it all at WeWork Penn Quarter, located in the heart of DC near Gallery Place-Chinatown. Featuring high-speed and secure Wi-fi and ethernet, business-class printers, and video conferencing phone booths, you and your team will be more productive and more collaborative than ever before.
Need to make an important pitch? You’ll have access to presentation rooms equipped with projectors and speakers so that you can show clients and investors your latest efforts. Grow your professional community through thought-leader panels and workshops or take a break in the fitness center or outdoor spaces.
Best for productivity: Industrious Tysons
Find everything you need to do your best work and save hours stuck in traffic when you make Industrious Tysons your base of operations. This coworking space located in the heart of Tysons’ world-class retail and hospitality district offers premium private offices and coworking spaces for individuals or teams of any size.
With all-inclusive community amenities, you are free to work the way you want to; your space will change as your business changes. The convenience of this Tyson’s Corner location offers you flexibility and access to a world of professional support, along with a sophisticated Northern Virginia address.
Best for professionals: Servcorp 1717 Pennsylvania Ave.
Centrally located in the Metro Center area of downtown DC, Servcorp offers sophisticated space for every step of your professional journey. From private offices to training suites to corporate boardrooms, and with services including dedicated receptionist services, you can bring your biggest professional dreams to life.
With an emphasis on technology and a massive global network of affiliated businesses, Servcorp offers top-of-the-line resources for your business, no matter what you do. High tech conference rooms, in-house IT support, and a $100 million global IT network means you’re always up and running, 24/7.
Best high-energy: WeWork 655 New York Ave
For DC movers and shakers in government relations, public affairs, and law, this prime DC location provides access to the center of the professional universe. Close to iconic DC landmarks like Old Ebbitt Grill, Lafayette Park, and McPherson Square, you’ll love the energy and the atmosphere you find here.
Offering a variety of outdoor and recreation spaces, fitness studio, and wellness center, you’ll keep productivity high and manage everyday stress. Common areas, meeting rooms, and presentation spaces allow you to connect with colleagues and clients, while the building’s spectacular architecture and design helps you make an extraordinary impression.
Best for startups: Industrious Downtown DC
From its iconic Logan Circle location to its access to the 14th Street corridor, Industrious Downtown DC’s Thomas Circle location brings the area’s youthful high energy to your DC coworking space. Find the support and infrastructure you need to make your startup successful and grow your business.
Ultra-fast WiFi, on-site printing and support, and a variety of space and membership options allow you to tailor your coworking space to match the changing needs of your startup. Networking events and an inspiring community of fellow entrepreneurs help you grow professionally.
Best hospitality: Serendipity Labs - Bethesda
Running a business requires a higher degree of service and commitment -- to clients, colleagues, and support staff. Who’s taking care of you? At Serendipity Labs, located near Bethesda Row, you’ll find a host of hospitality services designed to make your work life easier and more pleasant.
Offering guest reception and concierge services, a local, full-service hospitality staff, and even customized catering options, you’ll find an extraordinary level of support both in your day-to-day coworking life and for special events, collaborations, and training. All types of meetings can be facilitated with state-of-the-art audiovisual and conferencing infrastructure and dedicated visual studios.
Best for collaboration: ALXCommunity Founders Hall
Located on the waterfront just steps away from Alexandria’s iconic King Street, ALXCommunity’s Founders Hall location offers a variety of coworking spaces that are as individual and customizable as your business. From collaboration spaces to networking events, ALXCommunity believes in the power of community.
This pet-friendly space offers a home-away-from-home for entrepreneurs and teams, with a variety of networking opportunities including expert panels and happy hours. With 11 meeting spaces, including a podcast studio and conference center, you’ll enjoy both the opportunity for collaboration and the right space to make it happen.
Best for Finance/Legal/Political: Regus Thomas Square
Located near Logan and Dupont Circles and featuring a rooftop penthouse terrace, you’ll love this elegant and stylish space designed for maximum impact and convenience. High-tech conference rooms offer professionals in the financial, legal, and political communities the access you need for remote meetings, research projects, and collaborative working.
Close to Fannie Mae headquarters, the White House, and a variety of governmental office buildings, you’ll have the ideal home base for running your business and meeting with colleagues and clients. With a variety of membership plans, this space works for the way you work, whether as a full-time office or a DC base of operations.
Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it in DC’s best coworking spaces. Find the one that works for you and your team -- and let us help. Upsuite’s DC coworking offices are conveniently located throughout the metro DC area and offer budget-friendly workspaces on your terms. Better yet, when you book with Upsuite you’ll get exclusive discounts on your office space. If your needs change or you just don’t like the space, we’ll help you find a new one that truly fits.