The Way We Work: How Atlantans are Ditching the 9-to-5

7 of our favorite Atlanta coworking spaces

The Way We Work: Community Property
Illustration by Sam Island

As chains like WeWork and Industrious become ubiquitous, boutique coworking spaces are popping up all over the city. The buzzword is “community,” and places are drawing like-minded folks from techies to solopreneurs. Soon, two women-focused spots, the Riveter and the Lola, will set up shop here. If you’re looking for a collaborative place to work beyond your local coffee shop, here are a few of our favorites.

Alkaloid Networks
Neighborhood: Old Fourth Ward
Vibe: Imagine your office is a shabby-chic cafe, tucked in a 130-year-old former cotton mill
Who’ll you see: Urbanite CPAs, graphic designers, solopreneurs, even a chiropractor
Cool perks: Fun BeltLine views and terrace, showers on-site, and indoor bike storage
Monthly pricing: Flex desks starting at $40 for three days. Private offices, $650+

Atlanta Tech Village (ATV)
Neighborhood: Buckhead
Vibe: Lively, lots of glass. Future-forward tech hub
Who’ll you see: B2B and enterprise software startups. Seasoned mentors and potential investors on site
Cool perks: Free weekly lunch (and pitch practice!) for members; swanky rooftop deck
Monthly pricing: “Hot desks” (unassigned seating) start at $300

Neighborhood: Sweet Auburn
Vibe: Posh boutique hotel: gold hardware, rich navy interiors
Who’ll you see: Civic-minded professionals, social justice groups, nonprofits, and artists
Cool perks: Podcasting studio, free New Orleans chicory coffee, fresh-baked cookies, and author talks in the library
Monthly pricing: Coworking memberships from $350

Roam Interactive Workplace
Neighborhood: Buckhead, Alpharetta, Dunwoody, Galleria, and Perimeter Center
Vibe: Warm, organic wood decor with wrought-iron touches and cheery quotes. Like a corporate office, but cooler
Who’ll you see: Baby boomers to Gen Z; small biz owners; and larger firms’ satellite shops
Cool perks: Insta-worthy cappuccinos; access to all five locations with membership; guest passes; themed member goodies (e.g., popcorn bar, popsicle days)
Monthly pricing: Starting at $139 for individuals; $499+ for larger teams or private offices

Strongbox West
Neighborhood: Howell Station
Vibe: No-nonsense and chill: about 50,000 square feet, much of it open, enlivened with color and whimsical art
Who’ll you see: All types—from sole proprietors to tech firms to indie clothing designers
Cool perks: Bring your dog to work, abundant free parking
Monthly pricing: Day passes $15; private desks from $250

Switchyards Downtown Club
Neighborhood: Downtown
Vibe: Startup-in-an-airy-garage feels, elevated by neon signage and an espresso bar
Who’ll you see: Tribe of consumer and design-focused companies; photographers; multimedia types
Cool perks: Ping-pong; 24/7 access; regular showcases in the 250-seat theater
Monthly pricing: Coffee shop access $50; “hot desks” from $150