Located at Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street, the Roth Bar is a specially-crafted liquor and coffee bar made from locally sourced salvaged materials, designed by Björn, Oddur and Einar Roth, son and grandsons of German-born Swiss artist Dieter Roth. Roth Bar serves a rotating selection of cocktails and seasonal fare based on ingredients sourced from local farms.
The gallery’s current temporary home in Chelsea is a beautiful four-story masonry structure that hosted Dia Art Foundation’s exhibitions from 1987 to 2004. Alongside multiple exhibition spaces and the Roth Bar, the site houses Hauser & Wirth Publishers’ first dedicated bookshop, offering an extensive collection of monographs, artists’ books, historic exhibition catalogues, collections of artists’ writings, and catalogues raisonnés.
Focused on a core belief in conservation, education, community and sustainability, food comprises a central element to the experience of Hauser & Wirth’s galleries. The art centers in Los Angeles and Somerset both comprise a restaurant – the Roth Bar & Grill in Somerset combines gastronomy with contemporary art and serving honest, simple and seasonal food, and Manuela restaurant in DTLA offers a menu influenced by Chef Wes Whitsell’s culinary roots and upbringing in rural North Texas, highlighting artisanal techniques including in-house smoking, fermenting, preserving and pickling.