Even in a city that is more recognized for its cowboy culture than its grit-n-grind culture, having a 9 to 5 job is no longer a means of having long-term financial stability. That is why for many inventors and entrepreneurs especially, coworking spaces are the “go-to” place for making connections and gaining entrepreneurial skills. After all, what’s not to love about sipping bottomless cups of your favorite beverage in a quiet, relaxing environment while getting work done?
Here in one of America’s most charming Southern cities of innovation, Dallas offers a plethora of coworking spaces for fellow entrepreneurs to choose from the ever-popular Genius Den to the underrated Business Lounge. While some such as Her.HQ offer childcare services, others such as Genius Den offer free parking and many other amenities needed. Today, we’ll be looking at the top 17 co-working spaces in Dallas.
So without further ado, let’s begin!
The image gives you a geographic understanding and a small summary of each location. Below, I have provided a more in-depth analysis along with our featured co-working spaces, including one dedicated to attorneys!
As one of Dallas’s top community and non-profit based coworking spaces and incubators, Dallas offers its members a place to get work done while getting down to the root of poverty.
Located in Deep Ellum, Genius Den offers its members long-term coworking space, speakers, workshops, a Tesla car charging station, free parking, and many other amenities to help them thrive in a world where the underdog business owner doesn’t garner as much respect as their alpha counterparts.
While most coworking spaces offer short-term services, Genius Den goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that even the most novice innovator gets his or her chance to shine!
For those looking to make the most out of their experience at Genius Den, at this time, they are currently offering a year-long workshop titled “CEO Mastermind.”
Located off I-75 in the heart of the city’s commerce and culture, Industrious – Dallas is an artistic-based, business in boutique coworking space that provides its members with a wellness room, on-site staff, color printing, and many other high-end amenities guaranteed to help them get through the workday.
With close proximity to many of Dallas’s finest restaurants, museums, and art galleries, Industrious has been regarded as a work home-away-from-home for many creative entrepreneurs since it first opened in 2017.
For those who are looking to build their work organizational skills, Industrious will be offering an Agile and Scrum Bootcamp on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at [10:00] AM.
GoodWork is a local, woman-owned coworking space that “celebrates sustainability, inclusivity, and impact, all in the heart of Dallas” by offering its members a plethora of amenities such as a nap room, a parent room, collaboration lounges, and many others in its green living facility.
Originally a 1950s warehouse, the space has since worked on gaining its LEED & WELL Certifications in order to provide its members with a place that is both sustainable and productive to work in.
While GoodWork is geared mainly towards women (both binanry and non-binary), men can also join too. Members can also bring their dog to work too, if they want to.
At this time, they are currently offering its potential members with a free one day trial. For those looking to see if GoodWork is right for them, they can have the opportunity to do so.
Opened since 2012, Common Desk has provided its members with an energetic, artistic productive environment to work, collaborate, and thrive in.
From its on-demand craft coffee and bites service to its complementary wellness desks, Common Desk provides its members with the very best of Southern-style hospitality while exposing them to local artists in the area. As such, these features make Common Desk for both independent businesses like RedFin and Fortune 500 companies like Walmart a popular place to work in.
Speaking of coffee, on the third Wednesday of every month, Common Desk hosts a free coffee cupping session. For those looking to collaborate over cups of coffee while learning more about this practice, the next session will be held on January 15th, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm CDT.
Imagine walking into a building where game developers and other creatives are seen walking and collaborating with one another across the hallways. While some are grabbing coffee or tea while discussing some bugs in a specific program in the kitchen, some are testing out games on a giant monitor in the meeting room. Everywhere you turn, there is not a cubicle in sight. Basically, what you see here is a typical sight at NōD Coworking.
While some people would imagine the “ideal game developer” as someone who stays shut inside his or her room all day tinkering with massive amounts of code and hardware devices, here at NōD Coworking, anyone who is interested in creating the life-changing games of tomorrow (including software patent attorneys) is seen collaborating in open environments.
After all, even gamers need to go out for some fresh air every once in a while. Why pay so much money just to be stifled in a room from 9 to 5 (and perhaps beyond)?
As one of downtown Dallas’s very own Generation Startup friendly coworking spaces, Venture X provides its members with all of the bare necessities (unlimited coffee and snacks, meeting rooms, mail service, and so on) for as little as $40 a month.
From startups to Fortune 500 companies, many businesses find Venture X their ultimate work-home-away-from-home because of its affordability and the fact that you don’t need to sign long term contracts. It even has a nap room for those who need a little extra time to catch up on some missed zzzzz.
At this time, they are currently offering free day passes for those who want to give the place a try before buying.
Originally home to the Dixie Wax Paper Company, Wax Space is an artistic, health and wellness-based coworking space that offers free weekly yoga classes to their members and serves single-origin coffee from Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters from 8 am to 5 pm every single day.
Complete with an abundance of natural light, live plants, curated books, charging stations, a “historic yet modern vibe,” lo-fi beats throughout the space, a sound-proof podcasting room, and many other amenities, Wax Space is an ideal place for millennial and Gen Z entrepreneurs especially to get work done.
Every month, the space features guest speakers such as photographer and entrepreneur Temi Coker to come and discuss the creative process and how it can be used to help fellow creatives market themselves in a competitive environment. For those looking to get work done in a creative, relaxing, innovative environment, Wax Space is considered an excellent starting point.
In the meantime, for those looking to learn more about the ancient art of tea making, Wax Space currently offers tea workshops, which are hosted by Wax Space’s very own Zakei.
While it’s one thing to give a fellow entrepreneur a quiet office filled with never-ending amounts of coffee and beer, it’s another to teach that fellow entrepreneur how to use that office in order to help him or her create a sustainable business for generations to come.
Founded by the Town of Addison and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (aka The DEC), the Addison TreeHouse is a non-profit coworking space that is most noted for its top-notch mentorship program, monthly speakers, and startup-related events.
In this program, budding entrepreneurs connect with seasoned mentors in order to better understand how to run a business from creating a lean canvas to figuring out when and how to pay for patent maintenance fees (for most people, anyway). This way, by the time that they return to their desks, they know exactly as to what their next steps are.
For those who are looking to gather funding but don’t know where to start, Addison Treehouse will be hosting an Investors’ Roundtable event around that subject on Friday, January 24th, 2020 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm CDT.
As one of the few coworking spaces in Dallas to offer mentorship programs to aspiring entrepreneurs, the Dallas Entrepreneur Centre (DEC) acts as both a coworking space and an incubator for fresh startups looking to become the next Fortune 500 companies of America.
Since 2013, the DEC has helped startups get themselves off the ground by “blending valuable online and offline [entrepreneurial] resources and events/programs in a much-needed physical presence” from providing businesses with mentors to hosting lunch-n-learn events. As such, they are the predecessor of coworking spaces such as Addison Treehouse and continue to be one of the prime examples as to how a Dallas coworking space should treat their members.
For those who are interested in learning more about company agreements and how they work, the DEC will be hosting a Legal Clinic Lunch N’ Learn on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm CDT.
More than just a place for artists to get free local coffee and beer during work hours, Serendipity Labs is an artistic boutique coworking space that offers customizable office and coworking for the artist looking to get out of that 9 to 5 job rut and into the wonderful world of freelancing once and for all.
Complete with large boardrooms, event spaces, ample on-site parking options, and many other amenities, Serendipity Labs is considered one of the “the most sought after coworking space in Dallas.”
According to their website, as of December 2019, the space has a full-service boutique hotel. In addition, the HALL Arts Residences will be opening in spring 2020. For those looking for a place to pursue their dreams of becoming a full-time artist in a relaxing, professional environment, Serendipity Labs is considered one of the most ideal coworking spaces to go to.
While there are certainly many different types in startups here in Dallas, by the end of the day, there can only be one Business Lounge Dallas.
Opened since 2018, the Business Lounge Dallas is a black-owned coworking space in Dallas that strives to help minority-owned startups (especially) jumpstart their business(es) by providing them with both a comfortable place to work in and a plethora of tools to utilize.
From workshops to branding shoots, the Business Lounge ensures that regardless of whoever enters its doors gets the treatment and knowledge that they deserve to thrive in Dallas’s competitive environment.
On the second Thursday of every month, the Business Lounge hosts a workshop on how to plan an event. For those looking to build their image from the ground up, this is an excellent resource to use.
When it comes to starting a firm, there’s no doubt that networking is one of the main key components to doing so! Here at Engage, attorneys can not only launch their own firms without dealing with the typical law firm drawbacks, but they also have access to exclusive networking events and a community of partner-level peers 24/7.
In addition, thanks to its community of strategic vendors, members get exclusive offers such as discounted Lexis Nexis packages, IT support, and custom law firm website packages. This way, lawyers and attorneys could spend more time building relationships with their clients as opposed to taking care of an office.
They even have an in-house CLE for those looking to broaden their education outside of law school.
As one of Dallas’s very first female-focused coworking spaces, Her.HQ is a health & wellness, community-based coworking that offers its clients the opportunity to officially have a work-life balance without being judged.
From private conference rooms to washrooms stocked with clean beauty products, Her.HQ provides all its members with the amenities needed to start a business and raise a family at the same time. They even have a mother’s room for those looking to take care of their child in a private setting.
Looking to gain some additional business skills while interacting with other entrepreneurial mothers? In that case, stop by the space’s very own book club meet-up of 2020! They’ll be reading Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown, which will be discussed on Thursday, Jan. 30th from 6:30 pm 8:00 pm.
Situated in Dallas’ thriving arts district, Spaces McKinney Avenue offers its clients a state-of-the-art creative and inspiring work environment that caters to everyone from local artists to nature lovers.
From its state-of-the-art office decor to its comfortable and productive meeting rooms, Spaces provides its members with all of the amenities that they need 24/7 at no extra charge! Speaking of meeting rooms, did we mention that they are open to both members and non-members?
Looking to break free from the hustle and bustle of work? In that case, stop by Dallas’s very own Klyde Warren Park and relax in the refreshing outdoor courtyard located within walking distance of Spaces. You’ll be glad that you did.
Can’t decide between a dedicated desk area or a business club? In that case, Spaces is currently offering a free trial, along with a tour to all of its potential members. No strings attached!
Founded by two sisters looking to bring inspiration and innovation into the Dallas Design District, The Slate is a “business-in-boutique,” artistic coworking space that also happens to be a digital studio for anyone looking to make it into the news and entertainment industry.
Opened since 2019, The Slate offers its members everything that they would possibly need in order to become the future media stars of tomorrow from a studio to a podcast room.
Want to make the most out of your time at The Slate? In that case, for only $200 a year, members and non-members can come to listen to guest speakers on issues pertaining to growing your brand. This pass includes free access to each month’s Friends of The Slate program. No strings attached!
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, LIFT Office is an energetic, community-based coworking space that not only provides its members with basic amenities such as private phone rooms and a kitchen stocked with bottomless coffee but also a plethora of events such as the LIFT book review and Monday morning LIFT Off, where a member shares one business idea.
Located five minutes from DFW International Airport, LIFT Office grants each of its members not only a place to work and interact with one another, but also to learn more about what the city has to offer for its fellow innovators.
Want to make your time at LIFT Office even more worthwhile? In that case, look no further than the Lunch at LIFT series meetups, where you can enjoy a catered lunch with authors, travelers, seekers, entrepreneurs, consultants, and many other fellow innovators looking to share their stories. If you’re lucky, you might even get a chance to learn about the different types of patents available. Guests are welcome!
Located in the heart of Denton off East Hickory Street, Stoke offers coworking and private office spaces for startups, entrepreneurs, remote workers, freelancers, small businesses, and tech-enabled companies looking to pursue their dreams while giving back to the Dallas community.
From exclusive events to private mentorship sessions, members can take advantage of everything that Stoke has to offer 24/7.
Speaking of which, since tax season is just around the corner, members have free access to Stoke’s Learn + Learn: Small Business Taxes session. This session will take place on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from [12:00] PM to [1:00] PM CDT. Space is limited!
As of now, for only $150 a month, members get access to coworking space, which equates to $20 a day for drop-in. Not bad!
There you have it, everyone! The top 17 coworking spaces in Phoenix:
Genius Den – Great for those looking for a collaborative workspace to work in while solving poverty
Industrious-Dallas – Great for those looking for an artistic-based, business in boutique coworking space that also has a wellness room
GoodWork – Great for environmentalists looking for a space where they can bring their dog to
Common Desk – Deep Ellum – Great for those looking for a space that provides good Southern hospitality
NōD Coworking – Great for gamers looking for a place to call their “work-home-away-from-home”
Venture X Dallas by the Galleria – Great for beginning startups looking for a basic coworking complete with the bare necessities for as little as $40 a month
Wax Space – Great for those looking for an artistic, health and wellness-based coworking space that offers free weekly yoga classes and local coffee
Addison TreeHouse – Great for those looking for a coworking space that also has a top-notch mentor program in Dallas
Dallas Entrepreneur Centre – Great for those looking for a coworking space that is also an incubator
Serendipity Labs – Great for those looking for an artistic boutique coworking space that offers customization
Business Lounge Dallas – Great for minority-owned startups looking for a chic, professional place to work and collaborate in
Engage – Workspace for Lawyers – Great for attorneys looking for a private, affordable office space to work in without having to deal with all of the administrative hassles that comes with it
Her.HQ – Great for those looking to become their own bosses and raise a family at the same time
Spaces McKinney Avenue – Great for those looking for a space that is located within walking distance of Dallas’s very own Klyde Warren Park
The Slate – Great for those looking to become the next greatest social media influencers
LIFT Office – Great for those looking for an inspiring space to work in that is located near DFW International Airport
Stoke Denton – Great for those looking to become their own bosses while giving back to the Dallas community
In the meantime, are they any others that we missed that you think deserve a mention? Let us know in the comments below!
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