Bob Peters, Head Mixologist
Cocktail artisan Bob Peters is renowned for his creative and inspired libations, and for his enthusiastic and vocal Instagram following of beverage aficionados from around the world. The popular lifelong resident of Charlotte is driven by his palate and by an innate desire to entertain. He is the winner of multiple Best Of reader and critics’ choice awards from Creative Loafing Charlotte, including Best Bartender, Best Mixologist, Best Cocktail and Best Cocktail List. He has also been honored multiple times by the influential QCExclusive, Charlotte’s Guide to the Good Life.
As lead mixologist for The Punch Room, Peters creates spectacular punches and cocktails, and he also provides a lively, irresistible service experience like no other. His specialty is in engaging closely with and listening to each guest, so as to deliver truly one-of-a-kind hand-crafted cocktails. This delivers not only the exact drink guests have been dreaming of, but also an extraordinarily personal mixology interaction like none other in the beverage world. “Mixology is my passion, and to be able to take it to its creative limits at The Punch Room is a challenge and a thrill,” says Peters. “From enjoying expanded access to fruits, herbs and vegetables for craft beverages, to designing complex yet seamless cocktails that innovate and inspire each individual guest, I love sharing this passion with them. I really hope they enjoy the ride!”
Bob Peters joined The Punch Room from Pisces Sushi Bar & Lounge, where he built a national craft cocktail program which achieved national recognition, and he preceded that high-profile position with five years as bartender for the city’s award-winning Soul Gastrolounge.
Leah Pippin, Mixologist Protégé
Apprentice Mixologist Leah Pippin is settling into Charlotte’s craft cocktail scene. A Florida native, Pippin is a fresh face in the industry, and is applying her three years of experience to the world of mixology. Her passion is rivaled only by her excitement in creating unique experiences for guests at The Punch Room.