When the urge strikes to take my singing out of the shower and onto the stage, under Galaxy KTV’s karaoke lights is where I shine brightest.
Venturing into the heart of AsiaTown, the $10 cover is a steal, as it comes with a complimentary drink — exactly what I need for that extra kick of liquid courage and to loosen up those vocal cords.
In the middle of a Cleveland blizzard in 2018, I storm the stage. The room is mostly empty, other than the welcoming staff and the one friend brave enough to join me that night. Still, I belt Rihanna’s “B**** Better Have My Money” like the light-up coffee tables and pleather couches owe me. The friendly employees cheer me on like the rock star I am — no matter how out of tune things get. If RiRi’s not your thing, there are over 150,000 songs to choose from.
And while the main room is closed due to COVID protocols, Galaxy has four different sizes of private rooms for groups of four to 20 people with a two-hour minimum and a complimentary fruit plate to round out the menu of beers, shots and snacks such as edamame.
But for me, there’s no better rush than the bright lights of the big stage at Galaxy KTV. 1593 E. 30th St, Cleveland, 216-203-2222, galaxyktv88.com