For freelance workers, finding a work zone that’s not Starbucks can be tough. The WeWork chain opened its third outpost here in December. But there are other options.


332 S. Michigan Ave.
Clientele Characters from The Office meet Portlandia
Pros Pretty views, hip decor
Cons Corporate vibe. WeWork is a $10 billion New York company.
Cost From $45 a month

Creative Coworking

922 Davis St., Evanston
Clientele Middle-aged consultants
Pros Onsite interns, free snacks
Cons Thin walls and busy meeting rooms
Cost From $50 a month

Writers WorkSpace

5443 N. Broadway
Clientele Serious writers (such as Aleksandar Hemon)
Pros Serenity now! It’s as quiet as a library.
Cons Impromptu brainstorming may earn you looks.
Cost From $85 a month