I met my Husband in this Bar. So did my best friend, and at least 7 other couples.
The Half Penny is a narrow Irish bar with a backyard smoker-friendly patio, darts, and and ATM
This place is on Main St just about a block East of Fifth Avenue. (convenient for ferry travellers). It's the first of about 7-10 bars downtown. This is not a dance club, although there is a Jukebox. This is not a Sports bar, although there are 2 TVs that games are shown on. There isn't a kitchen, but there is PLENTY of popcorn (and chips). And of course, the beer/liquor selection is impressive. You WILL find the hard to order liquor drinks here and there IS a mug night (Mondays).
The people are generally mid-20s to mid-thirties (no fake ids accepted here!), friendly, easy to laugh, and the bartenders are great! One of them, Sean will pour your Guiness with a shamrock.
You will enjoy your evenings here, but watch out, you also might find your future spouse ;)