Workbar: An Alley Coworking Alternative

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One of the original coworking spaces in the Cambridge area, Workbar is a large, state-of-the-art workspace with exciting community events, and all-inclusive amenities.

With a private 5th floor workspace and a street level members-only cafe area, Workbar Cambridge – Central Square features ample windows, skylights, two roof decks and a large portfolio of conference rooms and event space.

Because of its central location and engaged community, Workbar Central Square is an ideal alternative to Alley Coworking.

Additionally to the modern layout and design features, Workbar Cambridge is members’ favorite for its strong community and engaging event programing. From discussion panels with some of Boston’s most successful startup leaders to marketing and branding workshops and from meditation sessions to baking competitions, there is always something fun happening at Workbar Cambridge.

Located steps from the Red Line Central Square MBTA station and many express bus lines, right between Harvard University and MIT, the space is in the heart of Cambridge’s tech and innovation district.

Read on to learn how Workbar compares to Alley workspace.

Workbar Cambridge
45 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Regional Density - Access to Other Locations in Greater Boston
Flexibility and agility are probably the biggest selling points coworking spaces have over traditional offices. As a Workbar Back Bay member, you will have access to every other Workbar location in Greater Boston – our network includes spaces in Cambridge, Somerville, Norwood, Arlington and Burlington. And even if work takes your further, you have the option to work from any of our network partners – some of the best local coworking spaces across Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

On the other hand, when you sign up for a membership at Oficio Boston, MA, you do not get access to such a vast network of spaces.
Four Modern Neighborhoods to Support Different Work Styles
One of the main aspects that makes Workbar different from other coworking provides in Greater Boston, like Oficio, is the layout of our spaces.

Our team is made up of agile professionals of diverse backgrounds, therefore, we understand very well that not everyone works the same way and that no workday is the same as the previous one.

This is why we designed our spaces in neighborhoods that support different workstyles and help you efficiently tackled a variety of tasks.
1) The Cafe - A conversation-friendly area with ambient music
2) The Commons - A space designed for team collaboration, no phones allowed!
3) The Switchboard - Phone-friendly area, great for conference calls and sales teams
4) The Study - Think of this space like a library, a completely quiet are for heads-down work.
A Space Designed to Enhance Health and Wellness
At Workbar Back Bay, you and your team will not be efficient and productive, but you will feel great.

Workbar Back Bay is the world’s first and only WELL-certified coworking space, which means that our office was carefully designed to support your wellbeing. Factors contributing to the WELL Certification of our Back Bay coworking space include our cutting-edge smart-lighting systems, WELL-managed energy efficiency and water conservation, and smart heating and cooling sensors that adjust room temperatures based upon the number of occupants in the room.

In short, this means that we can assure you every corner of our space has been crafted to make you feel great at work!
Generous Meeting Room Hours & Communal Areas
For many professionals, one of the most important features of having a professional workspace outside of their home is having access to modern meeting rooms. Unfortunately, many coworking operators in the area, like Oficio Boston, do not offer members any meeting rooms hours included in their plans. Instead, Oficio members are asked to pay for meeting rooms per hour of use.

At Workbar, we see the value of having a private space to meet with your team, have a conference call or host a client, so we give our members a generous allotment of meeting room hours included in a membership. Part-time members get 5 hours/month, full-time and office space members get 10 hours/month and groups get up to 40 hours/month.
Common Areas that Facilitate Community Engagement and Interaction
Because of the size of the spaces and the design of their offices, many companies offering coworking options in the city, including Oficio Boston, have very few common areas open to all members. At Workbar, on the other hand, we design with one priority – offering members common spaces to work, interact and grow.

Why? Because community is at the forefront of our mission and we want to ensure our space layout is testimony to that. Our locations were designed to help you achieve more, and we believe that by nurturing connections with other members we can help you expand your network, develop your career and grow your business.
Numerous Members-Only Community Events
If you have been looking for a coworking space for a while, you probably know what most coworking companies include events in their offering, however, most coworking spaces in Boston, such as Oficio Boston, offer a very limited amount of members-only events.

At Workbar, we have developed an events calendar highlighting both public and members-only events each month. Our community managers put on exclusive members-only events on a weekly basis. These include both professional events such as lunch and learn activities and panel discussions as well as social happenings like lunch club outings, happy hours, board game nights, craft hours, yoga and meditation session and more.
A Local Space with Insider Knowledge of the Community
Workbar was founded in Boston in 2009 and our team is proud to be part of the city’s original coworking space. As a local born-and-bred company, we know the ins and outs of the city’s tech and innovation scene and that reflects on every aspect of our business, including our events programming, our partnerships, our perk partners program and more.

Features Included in Every Workbar Membership

  • Modern Meeting Room and Community Spaces
  • Engaging Events
  • Fast and Secure WiFi
  • Free Coffee, Tea and Water
  • Complimentary Fruit and Snacks
  • Access to Other Workbar Spaces in Greater Boston
  • Access Workbar’s Members-Only Digital Platform

Why Coworking Users have Chosen Workbar?

“I've been working remotely for 6 years, and Workbar has been my homebase the entire time. I've stayed a member for this long because they continue to focus on building a strong and local community, all the while providing a beautiful and functional coworking space. I cannot recommend Workbar enough to anyone who is working remotely.”
– Steph Yiu, Workbar Cambridge Member

“When the company I was working for decided to relocate from Cambridge to the burbs, I thought it was time to start looking for another job. Fortunately, I was able to show them it would be worthwhile to cover my membership at Workbar and let me work remote. It was a win for both of us. I still walk to "the office" and get to work among a great community of people.”
– Paul Beltrani, Workbar Cambridge Member

Are you looking for a convenient alternative to Alley workspace?

Stop by Workbar Central Square – Cambridge to meet our community team and stay for a free day! We are happy to show you around, introduce you to current members and ensure you have all the tools to have a productive day.

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We are happy to answer any questions about coworking, renting a meeting rooms, or attending or hosting and event. Get in touch today and one of our community team members will get back to you!

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