Press Release

A Must-Try: Scallywags Grub & Spirits, Derby’s Favorite Nautical Escape and Hidden Gem

Buffalo, NY (January 18, 2012) – Local, family-owned small businesses are really what the American Dream is all about, and one of our favorite success stories is the amazing Scallywags Grubs and Spirits in Derby, New York.

The brain-child of Deebe Brown and her brother, David, Scallywags was truly a labor of love from the moment it first opened its doors in September 2010. Deebe and David spent years planning for the opening of the nautical-themed restaurant, which Deebe owned and David managed.

The duo worked together to take what had for two years been a vacant biker bar and turn it into a fun, nautical escape. When a deadly motorcycle crash took David’s life in July 2011, Deebe felt like the only option was to hang a “For Sale” sign outside of the restaurant. But, once things calmed down, Deebe decided that the best thing to do would be to keep the dream she and David had shared alive.

The restaurant had already undergone major renovations prior to its opening, but Deebe saw the potential for Scallywags to become even better. After putting in months of work and her entire life savings, Deebe transformed Scallywags Grubs and Spirits into Derby’s favorite nautical escape and hidden gem.

"Walking in the front doors is like walking into a pirate ship," says Deebe. "Every surface has been changed to fit our theme."

Serving the best wings in Buffalo and a diverse and delicious menu of hand-crafted Pirate-themed dishes, such as Manko Shark Bites and a daily Fish Fry, as well as more traditional fare such as burgers, steaks and the like, Scallywags’ is known for its fabulous food and friendly, warm service.

We at are proud to support businesses like Scallywags Grubs and Spirits – resilient, hardworking and All-American through and through. We hope you’ll show your support by giving this small local business a try; and for a limited time you can dine at Scallywags at 50% off only on