Seattle’s Co-Working Spaces Increasingly Cater to Different Crowds

Local co-working outfits are specializing to bring together people and ideas.

By Megan Lamb

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January 1, 2018

This article originally appeared in the January 2018 issue of Seattle Magazine.

Check out the rest of Seattle’s Best Places to Work from our January issue.

With the growth of co-working spaces over the past decade (from 14 in the entire country to more than 11,000 today, according to Forbes), it’s not surprising that quite a few—including the two dozen or so in Seattle—are fine-tuning what they offer. Many of these spaces align closely with the tech industry, but others, including a number of those below, cater to unique audiences and businesses, helping to connect like-minded workers.

The Riveter
Capitol Hill, 1517 12th Ave., Suite 101, 206.486.5793
Fremont, 1300 N Northlake Way, Suite 200, 206.552.0543

Amenities: High-speed internet, desk space, conference rooms, print/copy/scan, locker rental and mail/package handling

Special perks:  Wellness and professional programs; fitness classes and speakers

Member focus:  Women

Membership and pricing: $180–$1,250/month; $25-$50/daily pass 

The Inc.
Green Lake, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, lower level, 111 NE 80th St.; 206.659.5978

Amenities: High-speed internet, desk space, free parking, print/copy/scan, free coffee and tea, and break room space

Special perks: Preschool/toddler rooms with dedicated caregivers or co-working/co-play rooms (where parents can supervise their children at their desks)

Member focus: New parents, returning to the workplace

Membership and pricing: $35/3 months; up to $850 for child care packages; $50/daily pass

Coterie Worklounge
Downtown, 1414 Fourth Ave.; 206.693.4570

Amenities: High-speed internet, individual workspaces, print/copy/scan, meeting rooms

Special perks: Lounge, bar and café/restaurant that also functions as a workspace

Member focus: All industries; especially those looking for a space with the feel of a prestigious and stylish office

Membership and pricing: $105–$315/month; $30/daily pass

Extra Slice
Bellevue, 3600 136th Place SE, Suite 300; 425.243.9447

Amenities: High-speed internet, individual workspaces, conference rooms, HD projectors and mail service

Special perks: 24-hour access

Member focus: Tech-industry workers

Membership and pricing:  $220–$449/month; $45/daily pass

The Cloud Room
Capitol Hill, 1424 11th Ave., Suite 400; 206.739.9004

Amenities: High-speed internet, individual workspaces, print/copy/scan, member tab at the Cloud Room bar, mail delivery and pickup

Special perks: Workspace doubles as a social club (lounge, bar and rooftop deck); discounts to health and wellness companies in Seattle (i.e., Juicebox and Barre3); monthly membership mixers and luncheons

Member focus: All industries, especially those looking for a social club environment for inspiring and accomplished Seattleites

Membership and pricing: $125–$600/month; $35/daily pass

Thinkspace
Lake Union, 1700 Westlake Ave. N, Suite 200

Amenities: High-speed internet, conference rooms, private phone booths and virtual office (i.e., professionally staffed reception for clients, business address, lobby directory listing and mail drop-off/pickup)

Special perks: Recruiting services to help members find employees for their startup; weekly events, such as potlucks and guest speakers

Member focus: Tech-industry workers, particularly startups

Membership and pricing: Membership: $300–$4,700/month

 

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