The Complete Guide To Coworking Spaces In LA
For when working out of coffee shops all day just won’t cut it anymore…
With the freelance economy on the rise, coworking spaces have been sprouting up in different cities around the globe. Swayed by the flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and sense of community that these spaces provide, freelancers and businesses have started to opt out of traditional office leases. According to JLL’s Global Market Perspective report, coworking spaces have grown by more than 200% over the past five years.
By 2022, the number of coworking members is predicted to rise to 5.1 million.
In addition, coworking spaces are known to cultivate environments that are favorable to productivity and innovation. The growing presence of Silicon Beach has also turned Los Angeles into a tech hub, becoming a hotbed for digital nomads and up-and-coming startups in the past few years. That being said, I’ve created a list of 37 coworking spaces in Los Angeles, breaking them down into different categories, ranging from large international corporate chains to smaller ones that are niche-oriented.
The granddaddy of them all — WeWork offers coworking spaces and a variety of different resources to help both individuals and companies grow. Initially founded in NYC in 2010, WeWork has grown exponentially with over 400 office locations in more than 80 cities worldwide. Whether you’re trying to work on your business or pursue creative projects, WeWork provides flexible plans to cater to your custom needs.
Originating from Amsterdam, Spaces provides an international network of coworking spaces with a unique entrepreneurial spirit. Built on the idea that success breeds more success, they’ve worked to cultivate a community of thinkers, achievers, and imagineers. Members enjoy global access to any Spaces business clubs during office hours, as well as regular networking lunches and speaker events. Some well-known members of their community include GitHub, GoPro, and Oracle.
Sandhouse is on a mission to provide budding entrepreneurs and creatives with the necessary tools and environment for them to thrive. With a location in Hollywood and another in Miami, some of their amenities include a ping-pong table, monthly happy hours and comfy lounge sections for you to relax and unwind.
Industrious offers workspaces that can accommodate a team of 1–100 people. With four convenient locations in LA and 53 locations nationwide, you can find yourself surrounded by a vibrant professional community, ranging from freelancers to Fortune 500 companies.
The Satellite Centers is a community of shared workspaces with locations throughout California. Pricing starts from $36/month for a virtual office and $1675/month for their private office plans at their Santa Monica location.
With locations in Manhattan and Hollywood, this upscale coworking space provides its community with perks such as their cultural programming, which gives members inside access to the biggest names in art, fashion, music, politics and a range of other industries. Offering a full restaurant and bar, members can also enjoy the convenience of having their meals freshly prepared for them.
7. OnePiece Work
Newly opened in Santa Monica with other locations across California, OnePiece Work provides office space for startups and acts more like an accelerator than a coworking place. They host OnePitch, a monthly pitch event where entrepreneurs and investors can connect in a fun, competitive environment.
8. Serendipity Labs
With two locations in LA and multiple branches nationwide, Serendipity Labs aims to deliver premium, hospitality-based workplace experiences. They cater towards companies looking to extend their real-estate platform as well as professionals who want to unlock their full potential.
9. CTRL Collective
Housing individuals and companies at every stage of the entrepreneurial life cycle, CTRL Collective strives to bring together a mix of various industries under one roof. With locations in Playa Vista, Manhattan Beach, Pasadena, and Denver, their innovative coworking spaces are designed to bring out your creative energy.
10. The Muse Rooms
With locations in North Hollywood and Burbank, the Muse Rooms offer 24/7 open memberships from $250/month while office memberships start at $550/month. Their Burbank location even has an antique bar from the 1800s where you can play vinyl records.
11. Cross Campus
Cross Campus is focused on creating an environment where you can foster meaningful relationships and find work-life balance. Some of their amenities include meditation rooms, engaging events, as well as kombucha and craft beer on tap. With locations in Pasadena, Santa Monica, DTLA, and South Bay, a membership at Cross Campus will connect you with LA’s most engaged coworking community.
12. The Collection
Situated inside a beautifully restored historic building in the midst of the hustle and bustle of DTLA, The Collection offers traditional lease terms as well as shared coworking spaces for rent. Combining both luxury and tech-savvy perks, they aim to empower entrepreneurs pursuing their business endeavors.
As part of the growing tech scene presence in DTLA, multiple startups including LootCrate, VRLA, and Mindshow were born from this coworking space. They cater to budding entrepreneurs as well as freelancers from any industry and offer a variety of different membership plans ranging from weekly passes to shared and dedicated desks.
14. LAX Coworking
Conveniently located near the airport, LAX Coworking is perfect for travelers who need a place to get some work done before they catch their next flight. A day pass goes for $20 while their membership runs $159 a month.
A live/work community with over 200 locations scattered across Los Angeles, Podshare is on a mission to create access points throughout the city for people to work, shower, take a nap, charge their phones, and meet other friendly podestrians! The future is “access not ownership” hence a membership pass at Podshare grants you access to all of the hubs available throughout LA. Each pod consists of either a twin or queen-sized bed and a 22inch flat screen TV equipped with Netflix and Hulu. This co-living space for millennials starts off at $50/night, $280/week and $1,000/month and is a great way to get the comforts of an Airbnb with the social vibe of a hostel.
16. The Park
Although individuals from any industry are welcomed, The Park specializes in helping those in the fashion industry by equipping them with the tools and environment they need to succeed. Offering turnkey office space solutions, their mission is to create a community that fosters collaboration, innovation, and imagination.
17. Epiphany Space
Epiphany Space offers coworking, room rental, and gallery space to artists and creative professionals. Since the creative lifestyle and working in Hollywood can lead some to feel lonely, rejected, and disappointed, they aim to create a nurturing community where artists and other like-minded individuals can support one another.
18. Village Workspaces
With two locations in Los Angeles — one in Santa Monica and the other in West LA, Village Workspaces offers exclusive boutique coworking spaces that are designed to enhance your productivity and help your business flourish. Amenities include a complimentary weekly breakfast, beer on tap from the local brewery 🍻 and a professional sound recording studio at their West LA location.
19. Maker City LA
Placing a heavy emphasis on fostering creative energy, Maker City LA is a space for movers and shakers across different industries. Some of their unique amenities include a podcast sound studio for all of your recording needs and a textile studio for designers.
With locations in El Segundo and Marina del Ray, BizHaus highly values flexibility, community, and connections. This coworking space aims to create an environment where members support one another and thrive off the energy that comes from sharing space, resources and ideas. Some of their members include Chick-fil-A and Two Guns Espresso.
Nestled in the heart of Little Tokyo, Opodz has various monthly desk plans to meet your needs as well as a $20 daytime access pass for those who want to scope out the place.
22. oFis Cowork
Located in Mar Vista, oFis is a coworking space offering a variety of membership plans ranging from virtual office plans where you can get a dedicated receptionist to answer your calls, to hot desk plans where you get your own working station at a communal desk.
Since launching in 2008, BLANKSPACES strives to build a community of entrepreneurs and freelancers who share a collaborative workspace. They have locations in Santa Monica, DTLA, Culver City, Pasadena and one in Long Beach coming soon.
24. Phase Two
Phase Two in Culver City aims to cultivate an environment where the converging areas of tech, media, and entertainment can meet and create. They have a unique range of amenities including phone booths, showers and a 1,000square foot green room that can be used for immersive technology shoots as well as TV/film production.
25. BeachHouse CoWork
As the saying goes, life is better at the beach 🌴. Just steps away from the ocean, this coworking space located in the heart of Silicon Beach aims to help you increase your productivity by creating an atmosphere where you feel most comfortable. Check out their website to redeem a free day at BeachHouse by subscribing!
26. dots Space
With locations in Culver City and Beverly Hills, provides a mix of executive offices and communal workspaces. Their amenities include a yoga studio and a meditation room.
27. Rita House
What once was a costume house in the 1970s, this Spanish Colonial-style building hosts a communal working space where individuals can build authentic connections with other like-minded creators and innovators. Rita House also hosts a series of events at their space ranging from informational workshops to live musical performances. They have three different membership plans — social, local, and resident — depending on your needs.
A coworking space and studio concept, IgnitedSpaces cater towards creators through their content creation resources and environment that fosters artistic growth. Its location in the central creative hubs of the city (Hollywood and DTLA’s Fashion District) makes this the perfect place to ideate and create.
Providing a great alternative to corporate coworking spaces, Procolo.Co is the perfect place for local startups, creators and new satellite teams to grow. The 15,000 square feet space also offers six unique suites to those looking for more. Well-designed and just a stone’s throw away from The Platform, Hayden Tract and the Metro Expo Line, Procolo.co’s prime location makes it one of the most coveted coworking spaces in LA.
30. Glitch City
Catered towards indie artists and game developers, Glitch City provides a space for multi-disciplined creators to come together and collaborate. They focus on building a strong, tight-knit community of members, hence aren’t open for drop-in visits. Those who feel they’d be a great fit are welcome to apply to become a member on their website.
31. Kleverdog Coworking
A dog lover’s paradise 🐶 — Kleverdog Coworking welcomes you to bring your furry friends with you to work! They have various membership plans ranging from part-time flexible desks to 3 permanent designated desks in an office with a locking door for you and your colleagues to share.
32. The Hub LA
The Hub LA is an impact-focus coworking space catered towards socially conscious entrepreneurs, civic leaders, non-profit leaders and others working to build a sustainable economy. It’s part of Impact Hub, a global network focused on creating entrepreneurial communities to come up with solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.
33. The Hatchery Press
A coworking space dedicated to writers, the Hatchery Press provides a quiet place away from the commotion of city life for you to sit down and work on your craft. Some membership perks include 45% off the pro version of WriterDuet (a collaborative screenwriting software) and free waffles every Wednesday! Whether you’re a published novelist or aspiring blogger, the Hatchery Press welcomes writers from all fields and backgrounds.
34. Metro Co-Lab
Metro Co-Lab is a coworking space driven by Christian values. Located inside Metropolis, a donation-based cafe in Santa Monica just a few blocks away from Third Street Promenade and the beach, the place also hosts a weekly Sunday service. I used to work right down the street from this coffee shop and absolutely love the natural lighting and overall ambiance. They also have the friendliest baristas in town — s/o to Donny and Jack! :)
35. Paragon Spaces
Paragon Spaces was conceived out of the consistent lack of coworking spaces available to people working in the cannabis industry. Despite the legalization of recreational marijuana, use of the substance is still very much in a grey area, which prevents many startups from being able to rent out a place to work. Created by Paragon, a blockchain technology company focused on bringing transparency to the cannabis industry, this coworking space is currently taking applications and will only be accepting payments through their own cryptocurrency.
36. Thymele Arts
A performing arts incubator in East Hollywood, Thymele Arts caters towards artists who are looking to come together and create new work. They have multiple rehearsal rooms and a dance studio, in addition to their shared workspaces and offices.
37. Biz Babez
I was lucky to get the chance to visit Biz Babez a few weeks ago! One of the co-founders, Dani, who runs her own sustainable clothing line Dazey LA, started Biz Babez with her friend Taryn, a fellow entrepreneur who also has her own vegan-themed clothing brand Vegetaryn. As small business owners, both women missed having coworkers and the social interactions that came along with it, which is how the idea of Biz Babez came about. Located in the heart of DTLA, the coworking space caters to young, female creative entrepreneurs and focuses on fostering a tight-knit community of women working to inspire, support, and collaborate with one another.
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