Workbar: The Yard Boston Alternative

Looking for a Smart Workspace in the heart of Boston?


Looking for a smart, modern workspace in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood? If so, you won’t regret taking a moment to visit Workbar Back Bay.

Workbar’s location in Back Bay is the world’s first and only WELL-certified coworking space, which means it not only offers its members luxurious and modern office amenities, but it also features health and wellness enhancing elements such as purified air and water, human-centric designs and healthy snacks.

Upon opening in early 2018, Workbar Back Bay underwent 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. Because of this, our team can guarantee that every corner of this space has been carefully created to ensure you feel great at work!

With ample windows and plenty of natural light, ergonomic furniture, modern conference rooms and an exciting calendar of member-exclusive events, Workbar Back Bay is a great alternative to The Yard Boston and The Yard Back Bay.

Located steps from the Public Garden and the Green Line’s Arlington MBTA station, Workbar Back Bay is extremely convenient for professionals looking for a workspace in the city. At Workbar you will find yourself within walking distance from Boston’s best spots such as Copley Square, the Public Library, Newbury Street, Hynes Convention Center, 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 is a growing trend in the commercial real estate world is because it offers users the flexibility and agility to design how and where they want to work.

As a Workbar Back Bay member, you can also access all other Workbar locations in Greater Boston – our growing network includes spaces in Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Norwood, Salem and Burlington. Additionally, if you find yourself outside of the city, you can visit our network partners – some of the best local coworking spaces across Massachusetts.
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.

This smart layout focused on productivity is one of the main aspects that makes Workbar different from other coworking spaces in the area, like The Yard Boston.
A Space Designed to Enhance Health and Wellness
Whether you work in sales as part of a remote team, or you are working to get funding for your first startup, at Workbar Back, you and your team will not only achieve great productivity, but you will feel great.

Workbar Back Bay is the world’s first and only 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.
Membership Options for Tailored to Your Needs
If you have been shopping for coworking and office spaces in the area, you probably know that many operators, such as The Yard Back Bay, offer a ‘one-size fits all’ approach with limited membership options.

Only need to visit your coworking space a couple of times a month? We got you covered with our part-time plans. Why pay a large monthly fee for a hot desk or The Yard office space if you only need to use it a few times?

At Workbar, we are excited to offer our members multiple options to suit their workspace needs – from virtual offices with 1 day a month access, part-time memberships with 5 days included to full-time plans with 24/7 access.
Generous Meeting Room Hours & Communal Areas
Part of having a smart, modern, trendy workspace for you and your team is having access to smart, tech-enabled conference rooms. Unfortunately, many coworking operators in the area, like The Yard Back Bay, limit the number of conference room hours included in each membership or in some cases they even charge members additional fees for hosting meetings.

We understand the importance 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 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
Most companies offering coworking options in the city, including The Yard Boston and The Yard Back Bay, have a large inventory of private office spaces.

Having a lot more The Yard office space also means there is very little space left to build common areas open to all members. At Workbar, on the other hand, we prioritize creating shared spaces that facilitate engagement and networking.
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 develop your career, grow your business, and make your time at work even more enjoyable.
Numerous Members-Only Community Events
Many coworking companies are known for their fun and interesting events, but you should know that not all events are created equal. Most coworking spaces in the area, including The Yard Boston organize events, yet they primarily focus on hosting public events that attract non-members to the space.

At Workbar, we have developed an events calendar highlighting both public and members-only events each month. Our exclusive members-only events are crucial for our community building goals, since they help us nurture connections and develop a sense of belonging among members. We have also worked very hard to find the right balance between fun, creative events and interesting, professional development events. On any given month, our community managers organize cool and useful happenings including workshops and panel discussions, lunch outings, cocktail hours, craft nights, bagel breakfasts, yoga classes 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
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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

Is it time to upgrade your workspace?

Take a moment to stop by Workbar Back Bay, the only WELL-certified coworking space in the country, 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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