A Guide to Working Remotely in Boulder
Given Boulder is a major tech hub with a thriving startup scene and a top university, it’s no surprise we have an abundance of options for folks who want to work or study remotely. Whether you focus best in a bustling coffee shop (spoiler alert: we have more than 40 of 'em) or a quiet space where you can be alone with your thoughts, Boulder has options for every kind of digital nomad.
If you've been thinking of a workcation, Boulder is a place where you can send that last email of the day one minute and be relaxing on a sunny patio for happy hour or breathing in the fresh air on trails the next.
Boulder was named No. 14 in the Top Holiday Destinations for Remote Workers by Coworking Cafe.
Trident Booksellers & Cafe
Located downtown on Pearl Street, Trident is a longtime locals' favorite. Folks adore the cozy atmosphere of exposed brick and vintage wood ceilings. Grab a latte and a spot at one of the wood tables, or check out the tucked-away courtyard out back, and join the others working and reading in the artsy cafe and bookstore.
Alpine Modern on 29th Street Mall
There are two Alpine Modern locations — a small, cottage-like shop on the Hill, and a second location next to Twenty Ninth Street Mall. Both are excellent for remote working, however, their Twenty Ninth Street spot is especially bright, airy and spacious with ample parking and outlets, making it a fantastic place to roll up and get some quality work done with ease.
Adored by locals (including many chefs!), OZO is a Colorado roastery with four locations across town. Each has something special to offer, like the chill vibe and big garage doors that open on nice days on East Pearl, and the rustic Roastery and Lab that shares walls with a brewery in East Boulder. All locations have great Wi-Fi, plenty of outlets and space to spread out.
This roastery and coffee shop shares a space with Dedalus Wine Shop & Market, so in addition to all the caffeine, you'll also have tasty options for a lunch break, if needed. Boxcar is a popular downtown spot, so if you're looking for those quintessential coffee shop sounds to promote concentration, this might be your ideal work locale.
This newer, East Boulder location of The Laughing Goat, affectionately dubbed Baby Goat, is mellow, relaxed and popular with remote workers. Here you'll find reliable Wi-Fi, floor-to-ceiling windows lining a wall with plenty of outlets and an overall laid-back atmosphere and drink menu.
One of the few locally owned co-working spaces in Boulder, this bright and airy North Boulder spot offers monthly or daily co-working spaces. Day passes start at just $29 and include fiber optic Wi-Fi, showers, 24/7 access, free parking, kombucha, coffee, tea and more.
Book a shared or private office in this historic downtown co-working space. There are options for daily and monthly membership as well as 5- and 10-day passes. Amenities include direct fiber Wi-Fi, bike storage, a mother's room, private phone booths, a kitchen/lounge with free espresso and more.
Book a private office, dedicated desk or access to a shared space by the day or month at WeWork's central location, just off 28th and Canyon, central to the shopping at Twenty Ninth Street, the Dairy Arts Center and great eateries. Day passes start at $29 and include amenities like high-speed Wi-Fi, phone booths, printers and more.
The Studio (Boulder)
A shared workspace for digital workers and hands-on makers alike, you can rent a desk, office or "maker station" month to month or a conference room by the hour. All memberships come with OZO coffee, beer on tap, Wi-Fi, showers, dog-friendly, printers, 24/7 access and more.
Rent a private office or shared space monthly or a conference room by the hour at this clean, professional and convenient co-working space on the east side of town. Amenities include Wi-Fi, printers, coffee and tea, a community kitchen and more.
This stylish, boutique office space would work for folks who intend to be in town for more than a couple of months at a time. Month-to-month rentals are available with 60 days' notice. There are membership options for full studio spaces, private offices, desks and access to common areas. Membership includes luxurious amenities, like access to a podcast studio, treadmill desks, coffee/tea, showers, snacks and “deep work” rooms.
If you are a particularly health-conscious working nomad, this sweet spot on west Pearl Street is a popular locale for grabbing a juice or smoothie and getting some work done (and they do have great coffee if you find yourself in need of a caffeine jolt, too).
Movement Climbing & Fitness
Want to get a workout in between emails? Grab a daily or monthly pass for access to reliable Wi-Fi and table space, plus take advantage of climbing walls, a weight room, yoga classes and access to showers and lockers.
Boulder Recreation Centers
All Boulder recreation centers have free Wi-Fi in their facilities, so you can get some work done while also taking advantage of other amenities. Choose from three city rec centers (South, North and East) have pools and some have hot tubs and saunas, as well as various courts for basketball, volleyball and even pickleball. Daily passes are $12 for adult non-residents ($9 for seniors 60+, $7.25 for kids 3-18).
The Tune Up at Full Cycle
Snag a table at this espresso bar in Boulder's oldest bike shop that also offers Ampersand coffee, pastries, paninis and beer and cider on tap. Get your bike tuned up while you caffeinate and get some work done! Inside is very spacious and there's almost always room on the patio, too.
Capital One Cafe
Is it a bank or is it a cafe? Debatable. But we do know there is always great Wi-Fi, Peet's coffee (half off for Capital One cardholders), tons of bar and table space with electrical outlets, and huddle rooms in this clean, friendly space in a primo spot in the heart of Pearl Street.
The Boulder Public Library has free meeting and study rooms available at Main, George Reynolds and Meadows branches that can be reserved in advance. Free Wi-Fi is available at all locations as well as ample seating and shared desk space.