Coworking spaces are on the rise in the Hudson Valley. Freelancers flock to them for a structured space to work, side-giggers stop by to get their hustle on after regular business hours, and entrepreneurs settle in to focus on expanding passion projects. The ever-expanding trend is hardly a surprise. As remote work days become more common and solopreneurs command local markets, the need for communal spaces that accommodate a variety of workers grows.
The shared centers (we see you, WeWork) are a dream for independent workers who crave a community environment or for freelancers who need a break from the coffee shop lifestyle. Locally, the Hudson Valley boasts a number of cool, communal spots that are a dream for productive days out of office. Try one out and get your #sidehustle going strong.
418 Broadway, Albany
Rates: $25/day pass; monthly membership rates vary
An extension of the original Beahive in Beacon, the Albany location opened in 2012 in scenic downtown Albany. It’s in the heart of SUNY Albany territory, which means it’s an optimal base for graduates and entrepreneurs in the area. On Thursdays, take a break to stroll to the farmers market down the street or go on a walk along the Hudson River. Beahive Albany boasts many of the same perks as the Beacon original, which makes it one of the best coworking options in town.
150 State St, Albany
Rates: $25/day, $300/20 flex days, $350/month
Helmed by the owner of the Troy Innovation Garage coworking site in Troy, Bull Moose Club is another coworking space that calls Albany home. It’s right next to the State Capitol building and surrounded by an abundance of parks, museums, and restaurants. Whether you visit for a day or sign up for a monthly membership, you can tap into the lounge and meeting areas, the WiFi, the printing options, and, most importantly, the unlimited coffee.
320 Warren St and 359 Columbia St, Hudson
Rates: $50/day, monthly membership rates vary
Barnfox boasts not one, but two locations in Hudson. The first, Barnfox at the Factory Building, is a newer addition that’s located at the Cannonball Factory. It’s a must for lounge areas, private and shared desk areas, private offices, multiple meeting rooms, and more. Over on Warren Street, The Annex at Barnfox focuses on intimate gatherings, events, flexible workspaces and team retreats. Since both are ideally located near the abundance of shops and eateries in Hudson, they’re dream destinations for coworkers in Ulster County.
50 Hudson Ave, Chatham
Chatham Coworker is just as picturesque and cozy as you’d imagine a coworking space in Chatham would be. The airy spot blends colorful couches with smooth wood tables and eye-catching prints to create a zone that inspires. Members are guaranteed a dedicated space, a chair or standing desk, 24/7 access, and lockable storage.
95 Main St, Philmont
Rates: $25/day, $100/weekly, $200/month
Purpose Coworking’s ambient lighting and long wooden tables combine to create a minimalist charm. From sewing machines to 3D printing to podcast recording equipment, this office space offers just about anything for your next passion project. Purpose Coworking embraces individuals from all different career paths and aims to be a space that inspires everyone. It also has a Purpose Makerspace right down the street to which all members have access.
97 Hunns Lake Rd, Stanfordville
Rates: $30/day, community $50/month, part-time $175/month, full-time $250/month
With a rustic exterior and a sleek and stylish interior, Banagallworks prides itself on community building in an environment that is both peaceful and motivational. All members have access to a self-serve kitchenette, fireside lounge, outdoor seating, and much more. Bonus: if you sign up for the daily pass and become a full-time or part-time member by the end of the day, your day is on the house!
33 Academy St, Poughkeepsie
Rates: $50/day, monthly membership rates vary
Predicted to open sometime this summer, Barnfox’s Poughkeepsie location continues the tradition of providing the utmost luxury and comfort when it comes to your office space needs. This location is set to be housed under the same roof as The Academy, a live-work-play hotspot that features dining and an event space that matches the charm of Barnfox. Individuals can sign up today to secure a private office, dedicated desk, or flex membership for a discounted price that acts as a refundable deposit towards your first month.
6 Eliza St, Beacon
Rates: $25/day pass, monthly membership starts at $175/month
A leader in the Hudson Valley coworking world, Beahive opened back in May 2009 to cater to the artsy community that was fast flocking to town. Over a decade later, the community workspace continues to thrive. Recently, the business relocated from the 1907 Bell Telephone building into a 4,000-sq-ft open-concept space. The Soho House-style edifice charms with a medley of private and community spots and lounge areas that are scattered between exposed brick walls. In terms of benefits, members can make use of the WiFi, laser printers, kitchen, books and magazines, whiteboards, projector, and lockers. Arguably the best part of the Beahive, however, are the member networking opportunities and community event discounts. Coffee breaks and community drawing, anyone?
6571 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck
Rates: $30/day, part-time $150/month, full-time $250/month
With its open, conference room layout and colorful interior, CO is a welcoming retreat for lone workers or small startup groups. The cozy wood walls house ample space for coworking, meetings, and events for community members. As far as amenities go, CO has WiFi, phone booths, and a kitchen. Look out for business and networking meetings, which the business announces on its Facebook page, as well.
109 S. William St, Newburgh
Rates: $25/day pass; ask about customized plans
For prospective coworkers in Newburgh, this Beahive space is a one-stop solution. It’s located in the Wireworks building in the East End Historic District, which is in close proximity to Washington’s Headquarters and Atlas Studios. Members can use the open coworking spaces, resident desks, communal desks and tables, lounge areas, personal privacy booths, meeting rooms, event spaces, and more. Plus, this spot also features a courtyard, bike rack, elevator, smart lock access, and ADA accessibility.
7 West St, Warwick
Rates: $20/day, $96/eight flex days, $150/month
A 1,400-sq-ft loft, Dream Worx is a chic yet cozy establishment. This independently owned coworking space fosters creativity and innovation for individuals and businesses alike. It offers unlimited tea and coffee, printing, access to meeting rooms, and events like a sip and paint during which you can get to know other community members.
280 Rte 211 E, Middletown
Rates: start at $125/month
Although Orange County doesn’t have a ton of coworking options (yet), it has a go-to hub in the form of WorkPlace Club in Middletown. The colorful update on a traditional office setting has an attractive low monthly cost and plentiful desk options. Anyone who joins has access to the printer, copier, fax, conference room, lounge, and, most importantly, around-the-clock access to espresso.
6 Marion Ave, Cold Spring
Rates: Contact for Cold Spring pricing
Another extension of the Beahive coworking brand, the Cold Spring location opened in 2022 and focuses primarily on private offices. There are seven in total, and they work well for groups of one to four people. Not only do members have 24/7 access to the shared lounge, kitchen, equipment, and member benefits, but they can also make use of Beahive’s other locations if they want more of an open coworking setup.
30 3rd St, Troy
As the name suggests, Tech Valley is geared toward techy individuals, although makers and entrepreneurs of all backgrounds are welcome to visit. Coworkers can move between the main coworking room and the community room during the day or reserve the board room for private meetings. WiFi, laser printing, computer workstations, and a kitchen are included in the space, while an abundance of restaurants and coffee shops lie just outside of it. As an added bonus, the makerspace also houses spots for 3D printing, laser cutting, fiber arts, welding, and more. A prototyping center and the THINQubator are onsite for creative young makers as well.
24 4th St, Troy
Rates: $25/day, $350/month
Dubbed an “entrepreneurial ecosystem,” Troy Innovation Garage is a trendy, brick-walled locale designed with both working and networking in mind. The location offers 24/7 access to members, making it ideal for night owls and early birds. On a daily basis, users can take advantage of the fresh brewed coffee, WiFi, printing station, and on-tap beverages. Throughout the year, the Garage hosts member-only networking and development events, too. As an added perk, the building, which is right near the Hudson, is a hop, skip, and jump away from the oh so delectable Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.
1 Blue Hill Plaza, Pearl River
Rates: Shared workspace starts at $179/month, private office starts at $489/ month
With its proximity to New York City, Rockland is a top pick for coworking offices. Locals who don’t want to commute to the Big Apple everyday can find an office closer to home at Office Evolution’s Pearl River location. Equipped with a variety of conference spaces and even virtual office solutions, this spot is perfect for anyone looking for a simple yet effective working space. Members have access to an onsite café, free parking and printing, and much more.
291 Wall St, Kingston
Rates: $50/day, monthly membership rates vary
Conveniently located on Wall Street, Barnfox Kingston stuns with 30-ft arched ceilings in a 19th-century edifice. Members will love the open floor plan, multiple conference rooms, and dedicated desk areas. The venue boasts a thoughtful design with mid-century modern touches, making it the perfect place to cross all the items off your to-do list in Ulster County.
721 Broadway, Kingston
Rates: start at $149/month
Another member of the Hudson Valley’s coworking scene, Co @ Seven21 is an extension of Seven21 Media Center’s already ample office, studio, and facility space in Kingston. With three levels of membership, varying from virtual offices to a shared space to a dedicated desk, there’s something for every commitment level. All tiers include WiFi, conference room access, discounts on equipment rentals and studio use, common areas, and a medley of networking opportunities. For techpreneurs looking to find a coworking home in the Valley, Kingston is a sweet place to be.
8 N Front St, Kingston
Rates: $30/day, monthly membership starts at $200/month
This bright and airy space filled with calming colors of blues and whites is sure to provide you with a productive work environment. From desk space to phone booths to the lounge, there are a plethora of spots from which to choose. The venue offers amenities such as access to a podcast studio and Senate Garage, an event space for all your professional and non-professional needs, 3D printing, and complimentary kombucha, seltzer, and chocolate. Bonus: this hotspot is dog-friendly!