Workbar: A WeWork Cambridge Alternative

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A large, state-of-the-art coworking space with exciting community events and all-inclusive amenities, Workbar’s Central Square location is an ideal alternative to WeWork Cambridge (WeWork Mass Ave).

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.

Additionally to the modern layout and design features, this space is members’ favorite for its strong community and engaging event programing. From discussion panels with some of Boston’s top entrepreneurs to personal finance workshops and from yoga sessions to sushi rolling classes, there is always something going on 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 discover how Workbar Cambridge compares to WeWork Mass Ave.

Workbar Cambridge
45 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Regional Density - Access to Other Locations in Greater Boston
Coworking is all about flexibility and agility, so we make that a priority at Workbar. When you sign up for a coworking membership, dedicated desk or office space, you automatically get access to other Workbar locations – including our spaces in Boston, Somerville, Arlington, Burlington and Salem, and to our network partners – some of the best local coworking spaces across Massachusetts. When you book a desk at WeWork Mass Ave., on the other and, you must work from that WeWork Cambridge location every day, without having the flexibility to go where work takes you.
Four Modern Neighborhoods to Support Different Workstyles
While other coworking spaces in the area, such as WeWork Cambridge in Central Square,, have few common areas for coworkers to share, at Workbar we have taken our ample open coworking areas to the next level by separating them by noise level. We understand that not everyone works the same way, that’s we offer four different neighborhoods within our spaces designed to support different workstyles.

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.
Membership Options for Tailored to Your Needs
Whether you are a full-time freelancer or the founder of a growth-stage startup, the last thing you want to do with your budget is overpay for workspace. So why pay a large monthly fee for a hot desk at WeWork Central Square if you only need to use it a couple of times a month? At Workbar, our membership offerings include full-time and part-time access to accommodate you and your team’s needs. Only planning on using the space a few times? Have a part-time employee that only comes in once a week? No need to commit full-time; here you only pay for the time you are using the space.
Generous Meeting Room Hours & A Modern Booking System
It is not uncommon for big coworking chains to limit the conference room hours included in a membership or an office – some, like WeWork Cambridge (WeWork Central Square), even aim to charge members extra to use meeting rooms at peak hours. At Workbar, we know that having a private room to discuss team priority or meeting with a client makes all the difference, so we give our members generous allotment of meeting room hours included in a membership. Workbar Cambridge has six ample meeting room with flat screens, AV tech, conference phones, and white board walls for brainstorming. 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
While coworking has evolved to become a key term in commercial real estate, it was born as a community, collaborative solution, and at Workbar we stay true to that concept. When you visit a Workbar, you can see each space includes plenty of communal areas, and that’s because it was designed to foster community engagement and facilitate member interactions. While most companies offering coworking options in the city, like WeWork Mass Ave in Cambridge, have mostly private office spaces and very few common areas open to all members, at Workbar we consider those shared spaces the heart of our coworking network. Our locations were built to help you achieve more, and we wholeheartedly 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
While the majority of coworking spaces in the area, including WeWork Cambridge, organize events, many of them have a primarily focused on hosting public events that attract non-members to the space. The Workbar events calendar, on the other hand, includes public and members-only events each month, with a focus on professional and social events in the areas our members have expressed interest. Some of our members only happenings include professional development workshops and panel discussions, birthday celebrations, community breakfast, happy hours, paint classes, yoga and meditation sessions and more.
A Local Space with Insider Knowledge of the Community
The Workbar network started in Boston in 2009 and our team is proud to be part of the city’s original coworking space. As a company born-and-bred in the region, we know the ins and outs of the Boston’s and Cambridge’s tech and innovation scene, and that is part of 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

Looking for a convenient alternative to WeWork Cambridge?

Stop by Workbar Central Square – Cambridge to meet our community team and stay for a free day! You will see why startups, small business, enterprises of all sizes, freelancers, and remote workers are choosing Workbar as a home base for their businesses.

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