In the Brainerd Lakes Area the Commander Bar & JJ’s Pub are the premier destination for dining and entertainment. Located in beautiful Breezy Point Minnesota, just a short drive from Brainerd, Baxter, Nisswa, and Crosslake, the Commander Bar has been serving area residents and visitors for over 40 years.

Recently renovated with a beautiful new bar and dining area with a more spacious and customer friendly atmosphere, the Commander Bar is set to serve up the area’s best music, events, and dining for another 40 years. Our menu features burgers, sandwiches, pizza, soups, salads, excellent dinners, and we even have lighter fare for those of you with a bit smaller appetites. Many know the Commander Bar as the home of the famous Commander Garbage Pizza! And we’re now open for breakfast at 6:30am seven days a week!

Looking for something to do?  Well then look no further.  Join us every Friday for our very popular meat raffle, Thursdays and Saturdays for bingo featuring a progressive jackpot, Karaoke every Sunday, and of course live music each weekend with a variety of excellent musicians and a large spacious dance floor.

Whether you come for the great ambiance and full menu of excellent food or the live music each weekend, the Commander Bar is sure to keep you coming back for more!  Those wanting a more sports bar feel can simply slip downstairs to JJ’s Pub, which features a large bar, tons of table seating, and ample screens for viewing the game. Be sure to come in for pull tabs and bingo, both of which offer an opportunity to win some great cash prizes.

Watch our site for more information about band schedules and upcoming special events, and stop by the Commander any day or night for great food and fun.  If you’re looking for a great restaurant or high energy nightlife in the Brainerd Lakes Area, the Commander Bar is the place to be!

The Latest

  • July 4th Weekend!

    Join us for 3 big nights of LIVE entertainment with “Hitfaced” at the Commander Friday through Sunday, July 1st, 2nd and 3rd! Jud Hailey will be appearing at JJ’s Pub on Saturday after Bar Bingo, and Commander Karaoke is coming up on Monday, July 4th at 7pm. And starting this week (June 30th), DJ Josh is here with Karaoke every Thursday night after Commander Bar Bingo.

    Have a fun and safe July 4th holiday! We hope to see you!

  • Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

    The first big holiday weekend of the summer is here! Don’t miss 3 nights of great live entertainment with “Sell Out Stereo” at the Commander Friday through Sunday, May 27th, 28th and 29th, and “The Hunyuckers” at JJ’s Pub on Saturday, May 28th! We’ll also have the JJ’s Pub Meat Raffle on Friday night, Bar Bingo (also at JJ’s) on Saturday at 2pm, and Commander Karaoke on Monday night at 7pm. Come join us for all the fun!

  • Customer Appreciation!

    Our Commander and JJ’s Pub Customer Appreciation Hog Roast is coming up on Saturday, May 7th! We’ll have free pork sandwiches from noon until they’re gone, and lots of prizes to give away. Stop by and see us under the tent on the JJ’s Pub patio!


Monday - Sunday

6:30 AM - 2:00 AM

Breakfast at the Commander

The Commander is serving breakfast daily from 6:30am until noon, with everything from basic breakfasts to platters, skillets and omelets that'll keep you satisfied until dinner! Stop by and try us out!

Upcoming Events

Fri 01


July 1 @ 9:30 pm - July 3 @ 1:30 am
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Sat 02

Jud Hailey

July 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon 04


July 4 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Thu 07


July 7 @ 8:30 pm
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Every week until September 1, 2016
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Fri 08

Audio Circus

July 8 @ 9:30 pm - July 9 @ 1:30 am
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