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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

It’s 2019 and here in California’s own city of innovation, startups are “boldly going where no one has ever gone before” to find the perfect place to develop the tools (and services) needed to jumpstart America’s future.

From the funky and fresh We Work San Diego to the calm and collective Union Cowork San Diego, many startups are choosing to work in cooperative coworking spaces. For one, they provide many goods and services at a fraction of what traditional office spaces cost. Two, they also provide a warm welcoming atmosphere for even the most introverted entrepreneur to feel comfortable working in.

The best part about these coworking spaces is that each of them is unique in their own way. This way, regardless of your group’s specialty, there will always be a place for you and your team to make your business dreams come true.

So without further ado, here are the top 17 San Diego coworking spaces!

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! 🙂

PS: If you are an innovator ready to protect and bring to market your visionary idea! Please book a free consultation with one of our San Diego patent attorneys!

1. Ansir Innovation Center

Now located in the ScaleMatrix Life Science and Technology Launch Center, the Ansir Innovation Center offers affordable coworking and private office spaces for technology and/or startup-focused Meetups in a collaborative environment, mentorship and incubation of qualified companies.

In addition to San Diego startups in general, the center has also hosted a variety of meetup groups including iOS, Functional Programming, Python, Perl, Amazon Web Services, WordPress, UX/UI, and many more.

Because of this, Ansir Innovation Center is considered an ideal place for tech startups to work in.

Contact Information:

Phone: 858-381-0773


2. Venture Beach

Located in Pacific Beach, Venture Beach is a collaborative and affordable workspace that offers many benefits for entrepreneurs alike.

In addition to a “hybrid incubator coworking space”, Venture Beach also offers classroom and office spaces.

Clients do not need to deal with credit checks or long-term leases. They also do not need to deal with complicated contracts.

It’s no wonder that this San Diego coworking space is also known as an “office hotel.”

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Located north of San Diego BLOC offers a creative, open-spaced area for small business owners to refer to as “home.”

In addition to offering Kefir soda on tap, BLOC offers many other benefits such as business class internet speeds.

Altogether, these services help to foster a vast network of talented artists and entrepreneurs to work under one roof.

As of now, the company is located in Solana Beach, Leucadia, and Carlsbad Village.

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4. Ninthlink Co-Working Space

Created in sunny San Diego in 1999 by two ambitious brothers: Jeromy & Matt Stallings, Ninthlink was built to provide businesses of all types affordable coworking space with 24/7 access.

In addition to free parking and quick access to 3 major highways, Ninthlink offers a shared kitchen space, janitorial service, high-speed wifi, and many other benefits.

Contact information:

Phone : (858) 427 – 1470
Fax : (858) 244 – 7260

Email: and

5. Spaces

Located in the heart of San Diego’s most prestigious business district, Spaces offers convenient access to I-5 and I-805.

It even includes access to the University of California San Diego campus itself.

Because utilities and cleaning and included in one simple price, student-led businesses are especially fond of working in Spaces.

Contact information:

Phone: (619) 761-4203


6. Novel Coworking

Novel Coworking’s Sixth Ave building is located at the heart of San Diego’s bustling Financial District.

It offers amazing accessibility to many of the Gaslamp and Little Italy neighborhoods’ popular entertainment areas.

With fully furnished desks and chairs, Novel Coworking’s private offices are ideal for clients to work together in.

It even offers 500 Mbps direct fiber internet and WiFi at no additional cost.

As of now, Novel Coworking offers a fully-stocked kitchen with an espresso bar and local beer on tap.

It also has a rooftop deck and lounge area for people to relax and have group discussions in.

Contact information:


Telephone #: +1 312-561-5500
Main Line: (877) 301-6217


7. We Work

Located in the heart of Downtown San Diego, We Work is a unique coworking space that “blends the chill vibe of a beachside city with the bustle of an urban center.”

With a group of kind onsite staff and supportive Community Managers, We Work is an ideal place to work in.

For those who need to relax, We Work offers a sunlit terrace with a community bar and a wellness room.

Did we mention that We work also provides fruit water and coffee?

Contact information:

Phone #: 1-646-491-9060

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8. Moniker Commons

Tucked in the burgeoning Liberty Station, Moniker Commons is described as the “cool kid on the block.”

With beautifully designed furniture from the “retro-meets-modern leather chairs to the detail of the wood panels along the conference room doors”, there’s no doubt that most companies refer to it as their “work home away from home.”

Not to mention that the place offers additional perks like paddle boards, a concierge, mail service and many more.

“Our space is designed in house with a strong focus around inspiration and productivity, so our members are continuing to be motivated and inspired by the physical space AND each other. We are set apart by the amenities we offer, including free parking (!!), with amazing access to all of Liberty Station. We provide an inclusive, friendly environment created by our staff and members!” — McKenna at Moniker Commons

Contact information:

Phone: 619.786.0776


9. Ootbox

Located in Sorrento Valley, Ootbox offers a wide range of in-house tools for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

In addition to a 3D printing machine, Ootbox also has a die cutting machine, studio and box lighting, and sewing machines.

Contact information:

Phone: (858) 353-6511

10. DeskHub

Located in Little Italy, Desk Hub is an affordable workplace that offers unlimited conference room access and printing.

Not to mention that Desk Hub is also within walking distance to restaurants and shops.

Altogether, these attributes make it perfect for startups to officially launch their businesses in.

Contact information:

Phone: (858) 914-4897


11. Downtown Works

A 2018 winner of the Koolest Kospace award, Downtown Works offers more than just premium coffee and tea and open office space. It also has a podcast room, phone/skype rooms, virtual offices, and many other facilities that make it stand out in the San Diego area.

For those who enjoy sitting under the bright sunshine while watching the bay, Downtown Works offers a rooftop deck.

Contact information:

Phone: 619-535-9675 (WORK)


12. Co-mmunity

Located in Hillcrest and La Jolla, Co-mmunity offers a multitude of creative co-working spaces.

Not only does this place offer a podcast studio and a meeting and conference room, it also offers a “Single Parent Mentorship Program” to help single parents thrive in business.

Altogether, these services make Co-mmunity an ideal place for anyone looking to stand out from the startup crowd.

Contact information: and

13. Union Cowork

Located in Encinitas, North Park, East Village, San Marcos (with additional locations in Los Angeles County) and more locations in San Diego county opening in the near future, Union Cowork is a dog friendly, 24/7 shared office space facility that offers a full beverage bar with local craft beer and kombucha on tap for all members.

So if you or anyone you know would like to bring your dog to work, you can do so!

Besides, according to Project Manager Lindsey Kneeland, “We LOVE dogs at Union!” 😀

“Union Cowork is a neighborhood-centric, California-centric brand with locations throughout the state. We are the walkable, bikeable option for people who want to live near where they work.” — Jamie Miller, CEO of Union Cowork

Contact information:


14. Hera Hub

Founded in San Diego, CA by Felena Hanson in 2011, Herb Hub prides itself as the first international coworking and shared office space for women.

Because it provides a professional, productive, spa-like environment for entrepreneurial women of all different backgrounds to interact and work with one another, many of them find this to be an ideal place to work in.

They even offer multiple pathways for women to learn how to run a business.

Hera Hub has event received national media attention from publications such as Inc, the BBC, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine and the New York Times –

” Hera Hub is a coworking space and business accelerator where entrepreneurial women can create and collaborate in a professional, productive, spa-like environment. The platform provides members with connections to other business experts, access to educational workshops, and visibility within the community… thus giving them the support they need to be prosperous.

The company has been an early leader in the female-focused space segment – first to expand to multiple locations and first to go international. Hera Hub currently has communities in Southern California, Phoenix, AZ, Washington, DC, Atlanta, and Sweden, with several other cities in the works. Through licensing expansion, Hera Hub is on a mission to support over 20,000 women in the launch and growth of their business by the end of 2020. ” — Felena Hanson, Founder of Hera Hub

Contact information:

Phone: 1.855.437.2482

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15. BioLabs San Diego

Opened since Fall 2016, BioLabs San Diego is a premier coworking space geared for life science startups.

With fully-equipped open laboratories and private lab suites, it is an ideal place for anyone with a business and science background to interact with others of similar interests in a safe, innovative environment.

Contact information:

Phone: 1.858.257.0888

16. Enrich

Considered one of the few coworking spaces specifically tailored to attorneys and lawyers, Enrich offers a variety of programs on business development, practice management, health, wellness, leadership, and life.

Altogether, these services help fellow attorneys and lawyers to become the future business leaders (and not to mention, patent lawyers) of America. Want to swap startup horror stories with fellow entrepreneurs? Have some tried-and-true tips you don’t mind sharing with enthusiastic innovators? Curious about obtaining a patent application and filing it? The friendly environment Enrich fosters gives you – and other like-minded individuals – a safe space to talk shop without feeling overtly conscious.

“We are a coworking space specifically designed to meet the need to of lawyers. We provide the benefit of a big firm brain trust, smaller overhead, and professional workspace without the big firm culture. Solo and small firm lawyers can maintain and grow their practice with the support of Enrich.” — Amanda Allen, Founder and CEO of Enrich

Contact information:

Phone: (619) 363-6422


17. NEST

Located in downtown San Diego, NEST is a funky, fresh, friendly co-working space that offers a multitude of amazing amenities.

Some of these amenities include high-speed internet, spacious workspaces, and delicious, locally brewed Grind Coffee,

As such, NEST provides a warm, welcoming atmosphere for tech start-ups, entrepreneurial efforts, and non-profit organizations to work in.

Did we mention that they also have a 3D printer and private British style telephone booths(yup, THOSE red ones)?

Contact information:

Phone: +1-619-773-0378


So there you have it everyone, the top 17 unique San Diego coworking spaces:

  1. Ansir – Great for tech startups looking to collaborate in San Diego’s own Scale Matriz Life Science and Technology Launch Center
  2. Venture Beach – Great for those looking to work alongside the perfect Pacific Beach without having to deal with credit checks, long-term leases, or complicated contracts
  3. BLOC – Great for those who live in north San Diego and are looking for a coworking space that offers local craft coffee and Kefir soda on tap(among other benefits)
  4. Ninthlink – Great for those looking for an open office space that offers 24-hour access, free parking, and convenience to 3 major San Diego highways
  5. Spaces – Great for college students especially looking for a coworking space that’s close to the I-5, I-805, and the University of California San Diego campus itself
  6. Novel Coworking – Great for those looking for a coworking space that offers access to many of the Gaslamp and Little Italy neighborhoods’ popular restaurants, hotels, and nightlife, as well as a free espresso bar
  7. We Work – Great for those who want to work while drinking fruit under a sunlit terrace near the ocean
  8. Moniker Commons – Great for those looking for a funky and fresh coworking space tucked in the burgeoning Liberty Station
  9. Ootbox – Great for those looking to bring their fashion, film, and tech dreams to life in the Sorrento Valley
  10. Desk Hub – Great for those in Little Italy in need of unlimited conference room access and printing
  11. Downtown Works – Great for those looking for a cool space to work, create podcasts in and have skype calls across the world while drinking premium coffee and tea
  12. Co-mmunity – Great for single parents and creative types to make their business dreams (and ideas) a reality
  13. Union Cowork – Great for those who enjoy spending time with their dog(s) while working and drinking local craft beer on tap
  14. Hera Hub – Great for women-led business owners looking for a safe, relaxing coworking space to start in
  15. BioLabs San Diego – Great for tech and medical startups looking for a place to practice their experiments at a reasonable price
  16. Enrich – Great for attorneys and lawyers looking to become the business leaders of tomorrow
  17. NEST – Great for those looking for a funky and fresh coworking space that offers locally brewed Grind Coffee and traditional, red, British telephone booths

In the meantime, what did you think of our list of coworking spaces? Are there any others that you would recommend? Which of these coworking spaces are you thinking of renting for you and your company?

PS: If you are an innovator ready to protect and bring to market your visionary idea! Please book a free consultation with one of our San Diego patent attorneys!

About the Author
J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at