Dog-Friendly Places with WiFi in Chicago

Your pup’s prayers were answered when working from home became a thing. Even now, many jobs and businesses are being more flexible about where you’re working from. But after all this time, maybe you’re tired of the same views in your studio apartment (or maybe “working remote” has somehow turned into “get the remote to watch more Grey’s Anatomy”). Take advantage and explore the city by turning these dog-friendly places with WiFi in Chicago into your new office for the day! 

1. WeWork 

WeWork is known for their coworking spaces, but did you know that some also allow your favorite four-legged coworker? With locations all over the city, plenty of Chicago’s WeWork buildings allow dogs and have amenities you need to call them HQ for the day, like telephone booths for your meetings, strong WiFi, and a fully stocked kitchen for snackies and coffee. Check online for each location’s dog policy and day-pass pricing!

2. Drink Happy Thoughts

Golden Retriever in front of a mural laying near a cup
Closing my eyes and wishing it was Friday. | @simcoe.thegolden

Uptown’s Drink Happy Thoughts is a sentiment both humans and dogs can get behind, and this spot is the perfect place to do so. With a robust coffee menu made from Happy Monday Coffee Roasters beans and delicious treats (all vegetarian or vegan!), this is the perfect place for you and your co-woofer to power through that quarterly report that was due two quarters ago. Plus, they even sell branded pup bandanas from local business Chicago Dog Co. so your doggo can rep his favorite office away from home.

3. Elevate Coffee

It may be in good Boystown, but everypawdy is welcome! Elevate Coffee has all the coffee and food you’ll need, and you’re even able to reserve a table for 2 hours—because nothing derails a good working session like not being able to find a seat. Reservations are $10 and can be used towards your purchases during your stay.

4. Midwest Coast Brewing Company

Happy Hour can start a little early with a working afternoon at Midwest Coast Brewing Company. With a dog-friendly taproom and plenty of WiFi to go around, this is the perfect spot to meet coworkers to go from work to play. The taproom may not be the quietest for a call, but a delicious pint of beer may help turn the hustle and bustle into the perfect white noise for working.

5. Working From_Fulton Market

Indoor workspace featuring comfortable seating
Your coworkers will be asking you when you redecorated your home on your next webcall. | Working From_

Located inside The Hoxton Hotel, this is a little treat yourself experience while also working in the gorgeous coworking space. A day pass is $30 and includes AYCD tea and coffee from the help-yourself pantries on each floor, along with other office resources like free printing. Working From_ also offers other options, like an evening pass for the night owl who does their best work after 5:30pm and a monthly member rate, too. 

Which of these dog-friendly places with WiFi in Chicago is your go-to when work from home starts to feel a bit mundane? Woof at us in the comments and tag us with #SidewalkDog on Instagram of all the pics of your co-woofer slacking off on the job!

Featured photo: MarlyneArt

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