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

  • 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!

  • Happy Easter!

    The Commander and JJ’s Pub will be closed on Easter Sunday so that our employees can celebrate the holiday with their families. But if you need to entertain some relatives Friday & Saturday we’re here to help! We’ve got live entertainment both nights, great food, and Bar Bingo on Saturday afternoon! Happy Easter!

  • St. Patrick’s Day!

    You’ll have two chances to celebrate St. Patty’s Day this year at the Commander!

    Join us on Saturday, March 12th, for Green Beer, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Stew, and $4 Irish Cow Shots. Enjoy “Platinum FM Acoustic” at JJ’s Pub from 5-9pm, and “Hitchville” at the Commander starting at 9:30pm.

    Come back on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17th, for all the same specials, and enjoy an exciting round of Bar Bingo at 6:30pm. (Isn’t the green bingo dauber supposed to be lucky on March 17th?)

    We hope to see you!


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 06

Skitzo Fonik

May 6 @ 9:30 pm - May 7 @ 1:30 am
The Commander Bar 218-562-4198
Sat 07

Mark Stary

May 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
JJ’s Pub 2185624600
Fri 13

The Mixx

May 13 @ 8:30 pm - May 14 @ 1:30 am
The Commander Bar 218-562-4198
Sat 14

Chris Dobson

May 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
JJ’s Pub 2185624600
Fri 20


May 20 @ 9:30 pm - May 21 @ 1:30 am
The Commander Bar 218-562-4198

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