Workbar: An Industry Lab Cambridge Alternative

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With an exciting community, 13,000 sq ft of open workspaces and offices, and full amenities, Workbar’s Central Square location is an ideal alternative to Industry Lab.

Ideal for independent professionals, remote teams, creatives, startups and enterprises, Workbar Cambridge is a two-level coworking space with unique features – ample windows, skylights, two roof decks and a large portfolio of conference rooms. The space is divided into a private 5th floor workspace and a street level members-only cafe area.

Workbar Cambridge stands between Harvard University and MIT, in the heart of Cambridge’s tech and innovation district and near the MBTA Red Line.

In addition to the modern features and convenient location, Workbar Cambridge is a members’ favorite for its strong community and engaging event programing. From entrepreneurship panels to sales and marketing workshops and from cooking demo classes to beer samplings, there is something fun for everyone at Workbar Cambridge.

Workbar Cambridge
45 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Workbar Cambridge Industry Lab
Regional Density - Access to 7 locations in Greater Boston
Our network of coworking spaces offers the flexibility and agility professionals and companies need to be successful. If you choose Workbar Cambridge as the home base for your team or for your personal business, you will have access to all Workbar spaces including our locations in Boston, Somerville, Arlington, Salem, Norwood and Burlington. Additionally, you have the option to work from any of our network partners – some of the best local coworking spaces across Massachusetts. With a membership at Industry Lab, on the other hand, you have to work from the same space every day.
Four Modern Neighborhoods to Support Different Work Styles
One of the key differentiators between Workbar and other coworking spaces in the area, including CIC Boston, is the layout of the space. Every Workbar was built to include four neighborhoods that support productivity, efficiency and interaction. We understand that not everyone works the same way, that’s why our spaces were designed to facilitate 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.

So whether you need to finish a proposal on deadline or you have to call prospective clients, Workbar has an ideal space to enhance your productivity.
Membership Options for Tailored to Your Needs
Whether you manage own a thriving business and need a new office or you are just establishing yourself as a freelancer, the last thing you want to do is overpay for workspace. So why pay a large monthly fee for a dedicated desk or office at Industry Lab if you only need to use the space a couple of times a month? At Workbar, we prioritize flexibility and help you take care of your budget. Our membership offerings include full-time and part-time access to accommodate you and your team’s unique needs.

Only planning on using the space a few times to get out of the house? Have a part-time employee that only comes in once a week? Then, no need to commit to a space full-time. At Workbar, you only pay for what you use.
Generous Meeting Room Hours & A Modern Booking System
Some coworking spaces in the area, including Industry Lab, offer a limited amount of conference rooms and private areas for members. At Workbar, we understand the value of having a private space to host your team gatherings, meet with clients, or give important presentations.

Workbar Cambridge offers six ample conference rooms equipped with modern technology available to all members. Our meeting rooms are bookable via the company’s members-only digital platform, and can be booked well in advance. 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.
All-Inclusive Amenities, Modern Technology and Ergonomic Furniture
When you sign up for a membership or an office space at Workbar, you get everything you need to start working and growing your career right away. We want you to focus on your productivity and work satisfaction, and leave the rest to us!

That’s why all our spaces include premium amenities like WiFi, a kitchen stocked with snacks, fruit and beverages, ergonomic furniture in offices, common areas and conference rooms, and modern technology such as shared computer monitors, AV system in conference rooms, adapters, chargers, and more.

On the other hand, many coworking spaces in the area including Industry Lab ask members to bring their own desks instead of providing a fully furnished, turnkey office, making the coworking experience less seamless for new members.
A Seamless Commute From Boston and Beyond
The location of the space is ideal for both Cambridge locals and commuters. The Red Line Central Square MBTA station is steps away from the space and there are many local and express bus lines for those travelling to and from Boston, Brighton, Allston, Somerville, Watertown, Waltham and more. With coworking spaces located away from the MBTA line, like Industry Lab, commuting gets a little longer and more tedious.

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?

“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

“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

Still looking for a convenient alternative to Industry Lab?

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