However, this didn’t stop the Penny Farthing from other endeavours like hosting art events like body painting and allowing hippies to get married by the pool. According to a menu from the summer of 1968, the Penny Farthing served hot and cold beverages, as well as their signature drink consisting of coffee, iced cream and whipped cream in a glass. Food options included sandwiches, pastries and a salad plate served only when "the lady boss feels constructive".
Jim McHugh sold the property in 1968 when he perceived the biggest draw to the venue as being when he played The Beatles' White Album on the turntable five days prior to its commercial release. McHugh saw this as a sign of changing times and decided to stop the Penny Farthing's wheels on a high note.