Co-working, or spaces dedicated to brining remote workers together, has officially invaded D.C. WeWork now has multiple locations, while smaller-scale companies like Cove were ahead of the co-working curve with seven D.C. spots already.
Now even restaurants are getting into the game. Here’s the lowdown on three new co-working spaces nestled inside D.C.-area restaurants.
3512 Connecticut Ave. NW
Dubbed "Chai+Wifi," the new membership-based coffee shop and work space inside the Indian street food spot is open to all worker bees in Cleveland Park. The site is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a $35/month limited time offer to join.
One perk: unlimited masala chai, and lunch is served on Fridays. A four-visit pass is $25, while a one-week trial is $15 (they also offer free trial days).
The co-working pop-up is part of a year of big changes for Indique, which underwent a recent refresh.
2121 14th St. NW
Mulebone, which Eatonville at the corner of 14th and V streets this year, functions as a free co-working village by day and coverts to a restaurant by night.
Dubbed Share Space DC, workers can park it all day for a sampling of healthy dishes and drinks, with free wifi and color printing available. There's a ton of seating, too.
Open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the menu includes steel cut oats ($8), sandwiches and wraps, salads, a double pimiento cheeseburger with fries ($11), and brunch all day (that means $10 buttermilk sweet potato pancakes around the clock).
Boccato Gelato & Espresso
2719 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
Local startup Cowork Cafe planted itself inside the Clarendon cafe last year, where remote workers get perks for $150 a month: office amenities like printing and shredding, $50 in food and beverage credits, sound-proofed private phone booths, and lockers for storage (the price has been lowered from its $200 rate when it initially launched). There's also a $20-a-day option.
During the day, part of Boccato's lounge is partitioned for Cowork Cafe members. Pick from group and individual tables, standing-height desks, and couches and armchairs.