Thanks be to Columbus' craft beer culture. Even if ales aren't your thing, the brew boom has seen that slick tap handles (and plenty of keg space below) have become the standard at most restaurants and drinkeries around the city. But, in 2014, we weren't just ordering beer and wine on draft. We were ordering soda and cocktails and coffee, too.

Thanks be to Columbus' craft beer culture. Even if ales aren't your thing, the brew boom has seen that slick tap handles (and plenty of keg space below) have become the standard at most restaurants and drinkeries around the city. But, in 2014, we weren't just ordering beer and wine on draft. We were ordering soda and cocktails and coffee, too.

Two driving forces are behind the tap-it trend: convenience and experimentation. Pre-batching drinks is not a cheap ploy; it ensures service runs smoothly, says Logan Demmy, bar manager at Mouton, where gangbuster cocktails, like the Moscow mule, were first offered on draft last spring. Nitrogen-pressurized tap lines can also lend a head and consistency otherwise unattainable to a beverage like coffee, says Brandon Bir, who started kegging cold brews last summer at Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea.

No matter your drink of choice-there's a tap for that. So grab a stool at one of these local spots and sip on something fresh.

Wine

Wine has been claiming more tap handles around the city, notably at Cameron Mitchell's Hudson 29. One of the restaurant's most popular offerings is Hess Collection's lightly French-oaked chardonnay-poured straight from a nitrogen-tapped, stainless-steel keg. hudson29.com

Coffee

After putting their Ethiopian cold brew on tap last summer, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea unveiled their first coffee-disguised-as-a-stout at their Clintonville cafe this fall, by dry-hopping and nitrogen-infusing cold brew. Coffee specialist Brandon Bir-who recently dreamed up a cinnamon- and citrus peel-spiked Hopped Holiday coffee-says we can expect more creative concoctions in coming months. crimsoncup.com

Beer

Last year, The Bottle and Barrel in the North Market added a bar with eight tap lines; Land Grant Brewing, at last, got off the ground in Franklinton; and Zauber Brewing upgraded to their airy Grandview beer hall and a 20-barrel brewing system-meaning the well of banana-leaning Vertigo won't run dry anytime soon. northmarket.com, landgrantbrewing.com, zbeers.com

Cocktails

Travis Owens and his crack-shot team at Curio kegged their first draft cocktails this fall, and they plan to continue offering them in coming months. The boozy Dapper Dan ($11)-a balanced recipe of Watershed bourbon, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Cynar and house root beer bitters-is just what the doctor ordered for taking off winter's edge. curioatharvest.com

Soda

John Lynch's all-natural Rambling House sodas are as refreshing neat as they are when mixed into cocktails. Order a glass at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza & Live Music, The Ohio Taproom, The Crest or Bodega. Or visit Rambling House's hip Old North speakeasy for a Relentless Mule, made with Watershed bourbon, honey and Lynch's zesty ginger beer. theramblinghouse.com