Workbar: An Idea Space Boston Alternative

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Merging luxury, convenience and wellness, Workbar’s location in Back Bay is the world’s first and only WELL-certified coworking space.

Featuring ample windows, ergonomic furniture, plenty of natural light, and an exciting member base made of our some of the city’s coolest startups, Workbar Back Bay is a great alternative to Idea Space Boston.

Soon after opening its doors in January 2018, Workbar Back Bay became certified by the WELL Building Standard, a global community leading the movement to make buildings healthier and to use design to support wellness. Our WELL certification guarantees that every corner of this modern space was carefully crafted to ensure you feel better at work.

Located right in the heart of Back Bay, Workbar stands steps from the Public Garden and the Green Line’s Arlington MBTA station, surrounded by some of the city’s top attractions and business centers including Copley Square, the Public Library, Newbury Street, Hynes Convention Center, the Boston Common, and more.

Workbar Back Bay
399 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02111

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Regional Density - Access to Other Locations in Greater Boston
One of the main reasons coworking has become a global trend in commercial real estate is because it allows for flexibility and agility. When you work from Workbar Back Bay, and you have the opportunity to visit other Workbar locations when you need to – our network includes spaces in Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Salem, Norwood and Burlington. Additionally, you get access to our network partners – some of the best local coworking spaces across Massachusetts.

On the other hand, when you sign up for a membership, desk or office at Idea Space Boston, you must work from that location every day.
Four Modern Neighborhoods to Support Different Work Styles
One of the aspects that sets Workbar apart from other coworking spaces in the area, like Idea Space Boston, is the layout of our locations.

At Workbar, we understand that not everyone works the same way, that is why we designed our spaces in neighborhoods that support different work styles.

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.

Whether you choose to take a call in the switchboard, or tackle a writing assignment in the study, you can be sure that every Workbar is designed to support productivity, efficiency and interaction.
A Space Designed to Enhance Health and Wellness
No other coworking space in Boston offers the wellness-enhancing benefits you can find at Workbar Back Bay. Our space is the world’s first WELL-certified coworking space, which means that every corner of 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.
Generous Meeting Room Hours & Communal Areas
Many coworking spaces in the city limit conference room hours included in each membership – some, like Idea Space Boston, offer a maximum of 4 hours of conference room time include in the most expensive membership of option and 6 hours for office space members.

At Workbar, we understand the value of having a private space to meet with your team or host a client. That’s why we give our members a generous allotment of meeting room hours included in every 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
If you have visited multiple coworking spaces in the area, such as Idea Space Boston, you probably know that most spaces have a large inventory of private office spaces and only few common areas open to all members.

At Workbar, on the other hand, we prioritize those shared spaces.
Why? Because community is at the forefront of our mission. Our spaces, including Workbar Back Bay, were designed to help you achieve more, and we believe that by nurturing connections with other members we can help you expand your network, grow your business and develop your career.
Numerous Members-Only Community Events
Coworking usually comes with a fair share of events, however, most coworking companies, like Idea Space Boston, have a primary focus on hosting public events that attract non-members to the space, instead of prioritizing community-building, 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 that include professional events such as workshops on a variety of topics like sales and marketing tactics, and panel discussions as well as social happenings like birthday celebrations, game nights, paint classes, cooking demos, yoga and meditation session 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 love that there are a lot of windows in the space, bringing in tons of natural light. I really like the variety of communal workspaces that are available to members, both within the Back Bay location as well as at some of the other locations I occasionally visit. It's nice to have that variety, because a change of scenery can really spark creativity.”
– Lulu Young, Workbar Back Bay Member

“Our team enjoys being able to seat on the different environments depending on what the tasks they are looking to complete – they find it increases their productivity. For those of us who have to meet with clients frequently, it is very convenient to have the opportunity to work from different Workbars located in different parts of the city. This is one of the selling points that got us into Workbar. In other states where we have employees, we are members of a different coworking company, but we are waiting for Workbar to go national!”
— Ludovico Fontana, Workbar Back Bay Member

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Stop by Workbar Back Bay today to meet our community and see why companies of all sizes and across multiple industries, freelancers, startups and remote workers have chosen to build their business from our space.

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