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!

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!


Monday - Sunday

6:30 AM - 2:00 AM

Upcoming Events

Fri 22

Shotgun Wedding at Commander

September 22 @ 9:00 pm - September 23 @ 1:00 am
Sat 23

Steven & Abby at JJ’s Pub

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 29
Sat 30

Trinity Jaymes at JJ’s Pub

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 30

The Latest

  • Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Join us at the Commander and JJ’s Pub for the last big holiday weekend of the summer!  We’ll have 3 nights of great live music with “Pandemic” when they return to rock the Commander Friday, Saturday and Sunday nites.  Enjoy music by the fabulous Mark Stary at JJ’s after Bingo on Saturday from 5-9pm.  And speaking of Bingo, the jackpot for Saturday is up to $1482 in 56 numbers or less! (Are you feeling lucky?) Bar Bingo begins at 2pm.  And end a perfect holiday weekend on Monday night with a little Commander Karaoke starting at 7pm!  There’s alot going on, so don’t miss a minute of it!

  • Live Entertainment at the Commander and JJ’s Pub

    July is HOT here at the Commander and JJ’s Pub. We’ve always got great live music every Friday and Saturday, but this week don’t miss Steven and Abby at JJ’s Pub Monday through Wednesday, July 10th, 11th and 12th at 7:30pm.  And if you’re a Sinatra fan, you’ll want to be at the Commander on Sunday, July 16th and July 30th for a “Tribute to Sinatra” starting at 5:30pm. We hope to see you!

  • Super Bowl Party

    Don’t miss our big Super Bowl Party at JJ’s Pub on Sunday, February 5th! Just $10 gets you yummy pre-game appetizers, a fabulous half-time buffet, and tons of great prize drawings. And if you’ve collected weekly drawing tickets from our Vikings parties don’t forget to bring them for the grand prize drawing of a trip to Vegas! We hope to see you here!

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