The coworking joint Brü in Chicago is actually more of a café than your traditional coworking space. They do feature a coworking area in the back, but when I visited it was kind of messy and unkempt; didn’t come through as a very ambitious enterprise.
The café part of the space though, was really decent. Good menu items, wicked free as well as coffee for purchase (coworkers enjoy 15% off). The space was quite empty up until lunch but did fill up quite nicely in the afternoon – mostly single individuals working their laptops but also a few smaller groups debating projects… I also noticed a study group working on a project.
Comfortable background music at a reasonable volume, various chairs, tables and couches to suit different individuals. A pretty nice alternative to the bigger, more “focused” coworking spaces.
1562 N Milwaukee Ave