For those of us who don’t have a traditional office job, wouldn’t it be amazing to work from chic workspaces in Los Angeles that is more like a community than an office space? I set out to discover such communities and social clubs. Here’s Your Guide to the Chicest Work Communities in Los Angeles.
Living in Los Angeles, I meet so many people who are freelancers and work from home or workspaces. Bloggers. Influencers. Social media managers. Producers. Writers. Photographers. Startups. Nutritionists. Stylists. Working from home has so many advantages but yet comes with many distractions. Also, meeting with clients is not ideal at home. Some turn to coffee shops, and others invest in workspaces. Workspaces don’t have to look and feel like an office – that’s why we didn’t choose an office job. There are chic workspaces that feel like a community.
The Chicest Workspaces in LA
Soho House is a workspace for creatives. It’s more than a workspace, though. It’s an exclusive social club. This spot is a trendy workspace for Hollywood creatives during the day and a social scene at night. You can only become a member if work in the creative field and have two proposers who are existing members.
Amenities: The West Hollywood (WeHo) location has three dining options, screening rooms, a bar with nightly live music, roof garden, and incredible views of Hollywood. Nightly events from Hollywood screenings to concerts.
Membership Options: Local WeHo location for $2,160 & $1,080 for those under 27. Global access (all location except Malibu) for $3,300, and $1,650 for those under 27. There is an additional free for Little Beach House Malibu membership.
Originally, I didn’t include WeWork in this guide since it seemed more like an office than a community. Then I visited the Design Center location and realized WeWork has more to offer than just office space. WeWork has it all. They offer dedicated desks, communal lounges, office suites and private studios that are designed by the clients. The lounge area in the Green building at the Design Center is super chic with tons of fashionable people collaborating throughout the day. It even has podcast studios. This location has a killer view with chic office decor that has an LA vibe. It’s ideal for anyone in entertainment, fashion or influencer marketing.
Amenities: Foodie and networking events. They got all the Instagrammable national holidays covered. Phone booths. New mom’s room. There’s a gym in the building and a Wolfgang restaurant. Sweetfin lunch delivery. Micro-roasted coffee with your choice of oat or almond milk and kombucha.
Membership Options: Hot desk (communal areas) starting at $370, dedicated desk starting at $470, and office suites starting at $700. You can even design your own office from the ground up. They offer pay-as-you-go membership as well as global ones. WeWork has locations all over the world including Tokyo and Tel Aviv.
The Wing – West Hollywood
It’s a work community for women by women. It is women-focused, but men can join too. It is very Instaworthy. The Wing is an excellent place to network, find your next business partner or book club. They have an app that allows the members to discover shared interests.
Amenities: A cafe with patio seating with an amazing view and vegan options, showers & lockers as if you’re in a spa with Chanel perfumes and Glossier’s beauty products, phone call booths, free coffee and drinks for members, a conference room, a lending library, and a calendar full of members-only events including a chance to win tickets to BeautyCon. The Little Wing offers classes for children from 6 months to 6 years old.
Membership Options: It’s $215 per month or $2,350 annually for the West Hollywood location. Access to all locations is $250 per month or $2,700 annually.
Rita House – West Hollywood
You know the Rita House is for you when you walk in and feel like you’re home. Although it was never a home, nevertheless it feels very homey. This is the place where everyone knows each other’s name and they all collaborate together. Rita House sees itself as a sanctuary for all creatives. Rita House used to be a Prop Design Studio then a violin factory then a studio by Costume Designer Rita Riggs for her works. The influence of Rita can be seen all over this space. Rita House has Hollywood history written all over it.
Amenities: The charm of Rita House is the space and its super friendly members. Sara is so sweet, she
Membership Options: Local membership is $250 per month (access to community space and events). Social membership is $100 per month (access to events only) and Resident membership is $650 per month (your own office or studio).
The Jane Club – Larchmont
The Jane Club is for the mommies … and daddies. The members are called Janes. It is the first and only work community with onsite childcare called the Nest. It’s probably the only workspace with a gorgeous pool. Children have a separate entrance into The Nest, where they provide enriching activities. Children are not allowed in the communal workspaces except for breastfeeding babies. The Jane Club wants to build a community for working moms and help them cut down on errands by providing various services at the club.
Amenities: Access to all communal workspaces and the Nest ($20/ hour), community programmings such as meditation, concierge to assist with bookings, 5 hours a month of bookable private space for meetings and phone calls, complimentary beverages and snacks and access to EveryTable refrigerator where Janes can purchase healthy, chef-prepared soups, salads, and protein bowls.
Membership Options: The Jane Club is $250 to $499 per month. Additional cost for workouts, car washes, healthcare providers, and events.
Spring Place – Beverly Hills
Spring Place is another exclusive coworking space / social club located in Beverly Hills. Spring Place sees itself as an open community for international creatives. It’s very spacious with modern designs. What makes this club attractive, is all of its perks.
Amenities: Executive boardrooms, meeting rooms, lounges,
Membership Options: Community Membership (access to social club spaces) is $2,500 per year or $1,600 per year for under-30, Local membership (access to shared co-workspace) is $750 per month or $500 per month for under-30 and Resident Membership (a dedicated desk) is $1,250 per month.
Room Service at The Beverly Center
A small and chic co-working space inside The Beverly Center for stylists, creatives and VIP service for high-net-worth customers.
Amenities: Free snacks and beverages and valet parking.
Membership Options: Contact the Beverly Center.
NeueHouse is a private cultural and collaborative space for creatives, artists, and entrepreneurs. It’s on the pricier side for all access.
Amenities: Screening Room, Private Phone Booths, Happy Hour & Cocktail Program, Cultural Programming & Off-sites, Private Event Spaces, In-house Production Services, Aesop Bathroom Products, In-house Art Exhibition Programming, Custom Noise-cancelling Headphones, Charging Packs by Mophie Artisan Roasted Coffee and Linus Bike.
Membership Options: Noir (access after 5 pm & weekends ONLY) is $150 per month, Reserve (access to the communal spaces for five business days per month, and at evenings and weekends) is $400, Gallery (unlimited access to our Gallery floors and all communal work, social and event spaces) is $600, Atelier (dedicated desk) is $1,250 and Studio is $5,000.
Sand House – Hollywood
Sandhouse is a boutique co-working and community space for entrepreneurs and creatives. It’s a great space to collaborate and network. The
Amenities: complimentary coffee and tea, a ping-pong paddle table, happy hours, pleasant lounge sections, conference and classroom reservations, meeting and event facilities and communal kitchens.
Membership Options: Contact SandHouse for details.
Studio is a versatile workspace for a like-minded community of entrepreneurs and innovators.
Amenities: Enjoy concierge service and fresh fruit, as well as package handling and daily cleaning.
Membership Options: From $400 (single desk) to $5,720 (multiple desk)
CTRL Collective – Playa Vista
A collaborate co-working space for young entrepreneurs with innovative space designs and photo studios.
Amenities: 24/7 access, bike storage, cleaning services, local coffee, meeting rooms, social & professional events, concierge, and unique amenities per club.
Membership Options: Full-Time Collaborative is $349 per month, Part-Time Collaborative is $199, and Private Dedicated Desk is $500.
I hope you find this list helpful. If you’re not ready to invest in a workspace, check out this blog post for a list of coffee shops with free Wifi and the best latte art.
Wishing you success in whatever workspace you find yourself in.
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