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

Commander Golf Tournament 2018

Upcoming Events

Fri 27

Brat Pack Radio

April 27 @ 9:00 pm - April 28 @ 1:00 am
Sat 28

Jud Hailey at JJ’s Pub

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
May 04

Face for Radio

May 4 @ 9:00 pm - May 5 @ 9:00 pm
May 05

Mark Stary at JJ’s Pub

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
May 11

Skitzo Fonik at the Commander

May 11 @ 9:00 pm - May 12 @ 9:00 pm

The Latest

  • Commander Golf Tournament

     Attention Commander Golfers: Due to the very late start to Spring, we’re sorry to say that our tournament on April 28th is cancelled. The golf course manager at Breezy has let us know that the course will not be able to be prepped and ready in time for play on the 28th. Any of you who have already paid your entry fees will be receiving refunds. If you have any questions, please call Paul at the Commander at 218-562-4198. See you next year!! 

  • Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Valentine’s Day is Wednesday, February 14th. Why not treat your sweetie to dinner at the Commander? Our Valentine’s Day dinner special is Steak and Lobster with a choice of baked potato or wild rice, soup or salad, plus dessert and champagne, all for $39.95!

  • Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

    We’ve got a couple of fun holiday weekends coming up here at the Commander and JJ’s Pub! Stop by for JJ’s Bar Bingo on Saturday, December 23rd for your chance at the $1669 jackpot. Bingo starts at 2pm. Enjoy the music of Joel Edwin after bingo and watch the Vikings take on the Packers at 7:30pm. On Friday & Saturday party with “Music Junkies” at the Commander starting at 9pm. On Sunday, Christmas Eve, JJ’s will be closed, but the Commander will be open until 4pm (the kitchen closes at 1pm), and both JJ’s and the Commander will be closed on Christmas Day.

    New Year’s weekend we’ve got Lisa Wenger playing at JJ’s after Bar Bingo on Saturday. and three nights of great entertainment at the Commander with “Vintage Raggs” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday — New Year’s Eve! Our New Year’s Eve dinner special are Osso Bucco with mashed potatoes, 5oz Tenderloin & Shrimp Scampi with choice of potato or wild rice, and 8oz Sirloin & Lobster Tail with choice of potato or wild rice. All dinners come with salad, rolls, dessert, champagne and party favors. Call 218-562-4198 for reservations. We hope you can spend part of your holiday with us, but whatever you do we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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