a.k.a. Internet cafe -or- Net bar -or- wangba

A public eating and drinking establishment, in the real world, where the principal form of entertainment is online access to the Net, via computer terminals at individual tables. The appeal of cybercafes has been half-jokingly compared with getting hooked on drugs: Many people who go to a Net bar and get online for the first time become "addicted" to the experience and wind up regular users. This term also refers to a chat room, which is designed to emulate a cafe.

See also : cybercad  cyberspace  
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon