Workbar: An Industrious Boston Alternative

Looking for a Smart Workspace in the heart of Boston?


Workbar’s location in Back Bay is the world’s first and only WELL-certified coworking space, meaning that it not only merges luxury and modern office amenities, but it also features health and wellness enhancing elements such as purified air, human-centric design 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. That means we can guarantee that every corner of our spaces has been carefully created to ensure you feel great at work!

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

Located in the heart of Back Bay, 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. You will find yourself a quick walk from Boston’s best spots such as Copley Square, the Public Library, Newbury Street, Hynes Convention Center, and more.

Read on to learn how Workbar compares to Industrious coworking.

Workbar Back Bay
399 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02111

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Regional Density - Access to Other Locations in Greater Boston
Coworking is a growing trend in the commercial real estate world because it allows for flexibility and agility. As a Workbar Back Bay member, you have access to every other Workbar location in Greater Boston – our network includes spaces in Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington and Burlington. Additionally, if you find yourself out of the city, you can visit our network partners – some of the best local coworking spaces across Massachusetts.

On the other hand, when you sign up for an Industrious office or Industrious coworking plan you must work from Industrious Boston every day.
Four Modern Neighborhoods to Support Different Work Styles
One of the main aspects that differentiators Workbar from other coworking spaces in the area, like Industrious Boston, is the layout of our locations.

Our team is made up of agile professionals of diverse backgrounds, therefore, we understand very well that not everyone works the same way or has the same needs. This is why we designed our spaces in neighborhoods that 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.
A Space Designed to Enhance Health and Wellness
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
While many coworking and office spaces in the area, such as Industrious Boston offer a ‘one-size fits all’ approach when it comes to coworking memberships, at Workbar we take pride in giving our customers multiple options to suit their workspace needs.

Only need to visit your coworking space a couple of times a month? We got you covered with our part-time planes. Why pay a large monthly fee for a hot desk or an Industrious office if you only need to use it a few times? At Workbar, we know that no matter if you are startup founder or a full-time consultant, the last thing you want to do with your budget is overpay for workspace.
Generous Meeting Room Hours & Communal Areas
For many professionals, one of the most important features of having a coworking membership is having access to modern meeting rooms. Unfortunately, many coworking operators in the area, like Industrious coworking, limit the number of conference room hours included in each membership.

At Workbar, we understand 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
Most companies offering coworking options in the city, including Industrious Boston, have a large inventory of private office spaces and very few common areas open to all members. Industrious offices largely outnumber Industries coworking memberships. At Workbar, on the other hand, we prioritize those shared spaces.

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.
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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