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!

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  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Commander and JJ’s Pub! We’ll be closed on Thursday so that everyone can enjoy the day with friends and family, but we look forward to seeing you this weekend!

  • Bingo!

    If you’re a fan of bingo (and who isn’t?) stop by for Commander Bar Bingo this Thursday, November 5th at 6:30. The jackpot is up to $1600 in 58 numbers or less. And Saturday at JJ’s Pub, the Bar Bingo jackpot is at a near-record $1979 in 61 numbers or less! JJ’s Bingo starts at 2pm. Come out and try your luck while supporting the Pelican Lakes Conservation Club! And don’t forget, we’ll also be serving up our yummy $1 burgers and fries during Bingo. We hope to see you!

  • Happy Halloween!

    Don’t miss our big Commander Halloween Party on Saturday, October 31st, with entertainment by “Audio Circus”! The costume contest will be judged around 11pm with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, so come dressed in your most awesome creation! And for our friends in the hospitality business who have to work that night (or anyone else who loves to have fun!), we’re having a pre-Halloween Bash at JJ’s Pub on Tuesday, October 27th! We’ll have a costume contest with cash prizes and music by “The Soupbones”. We hope to see you!

Breakfast at the Commander

The Commander is open daily at 6:30am, 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

11:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Upcoming Events

Fri 04


December 4 @ 9:30 pm - December 5 @ 1:30 am
The Commander Bar 218-562-4198
Sat 05

Mark Stary at JJ’s Pub

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
JJ’s Pub 2185624600
Fri 11


December 11 @ 9:30 pm - December 12 @ 1:30 am
The Commander Bar 218-562-4198
Sat 12

Jud Hailey at JJ’s Pub

December 12 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
JJ’s Pub 2185624600
Fri 18


December 18 @ 9:30 pm - December 19 @ 1:30 am
The Commander Bar 218-562-4198

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