When you don’t want to commit to an office and sign a lease right away, or if you just need a space for meetings each month, you might consider a coworking space. Coworking spaces offer you the ability to rent a desk or private office and get things done while surrounding yourself with like-minded entrepreneurs and creatives (or the sweet sound of silence, if you prefer).
The best coworking spaces in Texas combine work with community to create an atmosphere that feels productive yet fun. We found the top-rated coworking spaces in Texas to help you make a decision on which space to try first!
10 Best Coworking Spaces in Texas
In no particular order, here are the best coworking spaces in Texas. We used the top-rated spaces according to online reviews from a variety of websites to create our list. All the spaces are located in either Austin or Dallas (some may have locations in both cities).
Common Desk (Dallas)
Common Desk appeals to a wide variety of coworkers–entrepreneurs, small business owners, freelancers, startup teams, and artists. They regularly host happy hours, ping pong tournaments, and “lunch and learns” where members give presentations and talk about their projects.
The space features a coffee shop, dedicated desks, and private offices.
Dallas Cowork (Dallas)
The Dallas Cowork office offers a no-contract membership that gives 24/7 access to the facility. The facility boasts conference, event, and team rooms along with private offices with great views of the Dallas area.
Booking is done in advance online, making it simple to start coworking. There’s free, covered parking for members, complimentary Keurig coffee, plenty of restaurants nearby, and a ton of in-house amenities that you can find by checking out their website.
Capital Factory (Austin)
Capital Factory is about entrepreneurship and building things. They want coworkers who are working on side projects, who only need an office occasionally, or who just need somewhere nice to have meetings. They offer membership month-to-month.
Their pricing structure is a bit unique: They bill you for the first and last month upfront. You won’t owe anything the last month. You must apply online for membership.
The Grove (Dallas)
The Grove is about making professional social. The space attracts entrepreneurs, freelancers, executives, and small business owners around Dallas. The atmosphere encourages you to interact with other coworkers and collaborate to grow and strengthen each others’ ideas.
The Grove offers day passes and monthly memberships ranging in access levels and price. Whether you’re looking for a dedicated desk 5 days per month or a full time private office, they’ve got an option for you.
Orange Coworking (Austin)
Orange is located in a friendly neighborhood and offers a giant free parking lot. You can become a member to get a business mailing address, meeting space, private offices, or a dedicated desk.
You’ll be working alongside what the owner calls “Nice Humans:” driven entrepreneurs, startup founders, life coaches, freelancers, consultants–you name it, you might find them at Orange. The coworking space also offers classes and hosts fun events weekly.
GeniusDen is nestled in a great, out-of-the-way location and is designed to be modern and comfortable. There’s a large common area for true coworking along with several conference rooms and private office spaces in the building for meetings and serious productivity time.
Reviews say Joe, the owner, is always hanging around the space somewhere and very friendly.
Dallas Fort Work (Dallas)
Dallas Fort Work prides itself on its accessible pricing and downtown location. They offer a few options for becoming a member: A low-cost punch card offers 10 days of access, or you can sign up full time for $100 more each month. If it’s a dedicated office and mailing address you need, they have options for you as well.
This coworking space is unique because it’s not staffed–it’s run by members only. The owners expect members to clean up after each visit to care for the space.
Yelp reviewers rave about the atmosphere and amenities offered at Fibercove. Owners JP and Felicity are known for going out of their way to be great hosts–one reviewer said they’ll make you a latte or pour you a beer while you’re hard at work.
The space features an event space, a community kitchen, and fast gigabit internet.
Link Coworking (Austin)
This spot has been described as being run like a “tight ship” in online reviews. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing–any time you’re paying a fee to use a service, you expect the other patrons to follow the same basic set of rules that you do.
Link isn’t for people that are looking for an amenity-filled experience–it’s for people that genuinely want to work and get things done.
If boosting productivity and strict rules about stealing sandwiches sound like your cup of tea, give Link a try.
Sharespace opened in 2013 to offer a place for people to work together. Soon, it was clear that people wanted to host events at the coworking space, and ever since, they’ve been hosts to both coworkers and event goers.
It’s a highly recommended space and also offers space for parties, art shows, concerts, showers, reunions, lock-ins, and more.
*This article has been updated for accuracy