Space Cowboys: Bay Area Co-Working Spaces
Millennials, baby boomers, empty nesters, freelancers and entrepreneurs are changing the way — and where — they work. For many, co-working spaces offer flexibility, resources, variety, and more fun than a permanent office. Here are some local shared spots worth checking out.
Studio 333/ Creative Lounge
Vibe SoHo-style loft with high ceilings, lounge areas and locally made art.
Cost $300 per month
Perks Access to 25-plus unique workstations, ping-pong and pool tables and a full kitchen. studio333.info/creative-lounge
The Writers’ Nest
Where Corte Madera
Vibe Modern with shabby chic accents, for literary professionals.
Cost $35 per day, drop-in
Perks High-speed Wi-Fi, free parking, discounts on literary events hosted. firstname.lastname@example.org; twitter.com/MarinWriterNest
Where Marina District, San Francisco
Vibe High-tech, upscale, boutique space.
Cost Per month: $550 floating desk; $800 private desk; $1,950 private office
Perks 24/7 access, tech support, HD videoconferencing and cultural events. avant.space
The Indie Alley
Vibe Cozy, eclectic living-room feel.
Cost Membership $30– $250/per month; $25 day passes
Perks Wellness room, outside seating, workshops and a conference room. theindiealley.com
Where Mill Valley
Vibe Light-filled, stylish space for women.
Cost $100–$395 per month; $40 per day, drop-in
Perks Workshops, events, mixers, education and mentorships. thehivery.com
Where 16 Bay Area offices
Vibe Teams of artists, designers and engineers custom-build every space.
Cost $190–$450 per month
Perks Thought-leader panels, cheese tastings, in-house events, bike storage and office supplies. wework.com
Where 1,043 locations, one in Sausalito
Vibe Professional setting to maximize productivity.
Cost $4.70–$16.63 per person/day
Perks Office furniture, networking events, global lounge access. regus.com/coworking-space
Mind Tank Work Club
Where Larkspur and Ross
Vibe A modern, brickwalled chic hotel
Cost $95–$395 per month
Perks Kitchen stocked with healthy snacks, gourmet coffees and teas, Wi-Fi printing. mindtank.com