Workbar: A Oficio Boston Alternative

Looking for a Smart Workspace in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay?


Steps from the famous Public Garden and the Green Line’s Arlington MBTA station, Workbar’s location in Back Bay is the world’s first and only WELL-certified coworking space. Our wellness certification means that this space not only merges luxury and modern office amenities, but it also features health enhancing elements such as purified air, human-centric design and healthy, whole-food snacks.

After undergoing a meticulous process to become certified by the WELL Building Standard, a global community leading the movement to make buildings healthier and to use design to support wellness, Workbar Back Bay became a local destination for professionals and companies interested finding wellness in the workspace.

With ample windows and plenty of natural light, ergonomic furniture, professional development and social events, and an exciting member base made of our some of the region’s coolest startups, entrepreneurs and companies, Workbar Back Bay is a great alternative to Oficio Boston.

Located in the heart of Back Bay, Workbar is also extremely convenient for professionals looking for a centrally located workspace in the city. You will find yourself a quick walk from Boston’s best spots such as Copley Square, the Public Library, Newbury Street, Hynes Convention Center, many bars, restaurants, museums, and more.

Read on to learn how Workbar compares to Oficio.

Workbar Back Bay
399 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02111

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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?

“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

“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

Want to upgrade your workspace and join the only WELL-certified coworking space in the country?

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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