Chicago Coffee Shops and Spots for Coworking

Updated June 20, 2017

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Click filter and select 'Work' to find coffee shops and other venues in Chicago for getting work done on a drop-in basis.

Pairing working, coworking, and business meetings/events in Chicago with coffee, beer, wine and cocktails - get things done with a drink in hand

Many worker bees lean on coffee throughout the day to stay energized and focused. If you don't go to an office on a daily basis, finding a quiet yet 'energized' spot to get things done can be a challenge if you aren't a member of one of Chicago's ever popular coworking communities. For telecommuters and business travelers, for example, finding a place to knock out a few emails may end at Starbucks more often than not. If you're looking for an alternative solution with power outlets, wifi, and other compelling work day vibes, read on. Whether you reach for a cuppa or the company keg, Bevver has vetted coffee shops, bars, and other venues in Chicago that are a great pairing for your work life.

Coworking and Business Meetings in Chicago

The coworking counter at Bru Chicago

While the Binny's Lincoln Park taproom may not have free wifi, the rotating craft beer list and availability of community seating is unmatched as far as beer + work pairings go. Don't be surprised when you see Bevver employees conducting field work here.

Next Door Cafe Chicago startup resources

Next Door Cafe is a StateFarm Insurance creation where everything is free except the coffee. This innovative cafe pairs learning and business with its Bowtruss coffee. Set up a session with a coach, use the venue's space for an event at no charge, or attend classes such as personal finance, wellness, or language.

Several Starbucks locations in Chicago also serve wine as part of the 'Starbucks Evenings' program.

Dark Matter's Star Lounge

Whether you prefer to sit inside or out, Dark Matter's Star Lounge has plenty of room for freelancers, artists, and locals to enjoy Dark Matter Coffee and free wifi. Some seats have access to outlets for those needing a recharge. The main draw of this coworking destination is an artsy place with a great back patio to get lots done in West Town.

Sip Coffee House Chicago outdoor patio

Sip Coffee House and Garden is another quiet coffee shop with plenty of nooks to get work done. Wifi is free with purchase (they serve Intelligentsia coffee), there are books to borrow if you need a literary break, and two outdoor patios to choose from. They are dog friendly for those wanting to bring the office dog along.

3 Greens Market is a popular spot to get some work done near the Merchandise Mart in River North: