SYP’s Favorite Meeting Spots!

Written by Lanie Whitaker on May 18th 2021.

Get your creative juices flowing by leaving the office to work! Finding a new workspace can be more productive for your mind than sitting in the same desk chair every day. So where can you find a local place to work while meeting with clients? Our Spartanburg Young Professionals board members wanted to share their favorite spots to get out of the office to get work done around Spartanburg. 


Starbucks
Amanda Cluney - Social Chair

Why is this spot your favorite?
 I like that it is within walking distance to work, and feeds my Starbucks addiction. It is also in a very pretty spot/building and is a quiet place to work!

Do you know of any deals they have for locals / young professionals?
Yes, BOGO! I think it’s every Thursday afternoon from like 2-5 p.m. Haha

What are their mask/safety guidelines?
Yes, masks are required indoors.

Do you meet your clients here, or is this a personal spot you like to do work in?
I have met with colleagues, and I have worked inside by myself (for a change of scenery). They generally have enough space to get a table and spread out (for safe social distancing).

What's the view like from where you sit?
The Main Street Starbucks location has a great view of Daniel Morgan Square since it is located right downtown!

 


 

Bar 1884
Sarah Butler - Chair-Elect

Why is this spot your favorite?
There isn’t an item on the menu that I don’t like. The food is original, delicious, and the prices are great.

Do you know of any deals they have for locals / young professionals?
Their happy hour during the week is the main reason why I continue to come back. It’s big on flavor and easy on the pockets.

What are their mask/safety guidelines?
Masks are required indoors, but they also have outdoor patio seating.

Do you meet your clients here, or is this a personal spot you like to do work in?
It’s a social getaway for me. It’s a great place to connect with former and current colleagues. I’ve also hosted quite a few birthday dinners here as well.

What's the view like from where you sit?
You can check out lots of Magnolia Street action—be it rain or shine

 


 

Barnet Park
John & Angela - Development Chair and Chair

Why is this spot your favorite?
Barnet Park is such a beautiful place to escape the indoors and soak in the sunshine. The park has a paved walking path so it makes for a wonderful break from work too. Barnet Park has many benches and picnic tables to allow for space to spread out. Bonus, the park is also pet-friendly!

Do you know of any deals they have for locals / young professionals?
Admission to the park is free for anyone! Barnet Park also hosts a variety of concerts and special events.

What are their mask/safety guidelines?
Did not see where masks are required since it is all outside, but Social Distancing Measures are definitely encouraged.

Do you meet your clients here, or is this a personal spot you like to do work in?
Currently still working from home and unable to meet with clients, but this is a nice spot to get work done or to take a break to get some fresh air.

What's the view like from where you sit?
Lots of green spaces and sunshine! The fountain and the pavilion are also within view.

 


 

The Coffee Bar in the Masonic Temple
Natalie Swift Bieber - Membership Chair

Why is this spot your favorite?
This spot is my favorite because I feel like it always has the perfect playlist to focus with, when I was there for this visit they had an instrumental version of “Beauty and the Beast” playing! I love the seating area by the window - it has great natural light and lets me pause during my workday to people-watch.

Do you know of any deals they have for locals / young professionals?
There are sometimes deals on social media, so definitely follow @lrrcoffeebar. They also have punch cards available at the register - every 11th cup of coffee is free!

What are their mask/safety guidelines?
Masks are required, except when seated or drinking coffee.

Do you meet your clients here, or is this a personal spot you like to do work in?
I come here by myself if I need a change of scenery from my work-from-home office, or if I want something other than the coffee I have at home. The avocado toast here is amazing, so I have to satisfy that constant craving every so often as well.

What's the view like from where you sit?
If I’m sitting inside, I can see Main Street. Outside seating has a lovely view of downtown Spartanburg on Main Street.

 


 

Willy Taco
Lanie Whitaker - Communications Chair

Why is this spot your favorite?
Just steps away from my office at Arrowhead Design Co., I can schedule a quick meeting or outdoor lunch and still get back to my team quickly!

Do you know of any deals they have for locals / young professionals?
During the week from 10am-5pm Willy offers a lunch combo: any two tacos with rice and beans for a discounted price and happy hour is from 4-7 for any after-hours meetings you may have!

What are their mask/safety guidelines?
Masks are required at this time unless outside on the patio or eating at your table.

Do you meet your clients here, or is this a personal spot you like to do work in?
This is a combination of both for me! I can walk down the street to meet with a client for a "chill" atmosphere and guaranteed good food, or I can go there on the weekend for brunch and drinks with family and friends!

What's the view like from where you sit?
If you're indoors, the place is filled with unique luchador decor, but outside on the covered porch, you're right on the east side of main street!

 


Cottonwood Trail
Greyson Furnas - Treasurer

Why is this spot your favorite?
I like this spot because it allows me to get some fresh air and exercise while I answer emails on my phone or to make work calls.

Do you know of any deals they have for locals / young professionals?
Best deal in town, 100% Free.

What are their mask/safety guidelines?
Social distancing is encouraged with signage, and there is plenty of room to keep your space from others.

Do you meet your clients here, or is this a personal spot you like to do work in?
This is definitely a personal spot where I like to get caught up on work. It allows me to get away from the noise of the office and focus on the things that I need to accomplish.

What's the view like from where you sit?
Although I am typically not sitting when I come here, the view from the trail is always beautiful.

 


 

If you’re interested in networking with like-minded young professionals, join SYP! By joining SYP you will be able to advance your career and grow your network while making your mark in Spartanburg. You’ll get to enjoy the perks of being a SYP member, such as social networking at SYP ‘n Socials, developing your skills at LeaderSYP, and connecting with Spartanburg’s movers and shakers at SYP’s signature events.

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