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

  • Former Viking Matt Blair at JJ’s Pub!

    Stop by JJ’s Pub on Monday night, September 14th, when we welcome former Viking Matt Blair. He’ll be here signing autographs from 7-9pm, and join us to cheer on the Vikes when they meet the 49ers on Monday Night Football!

  • Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Join us this weekend for 3 big nights of Live Entertainment with The Todd Douglas Band, appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Commander! Don’t miss JJ’s Pub Bar Bingo at 2pm on Saturday, with music by Mark Stary following bingo. And Commander Karaoke rounds out the weekend at 7pm on Monday night. Enjoy!

  • Football season is here!

    JJ’s Pub will be open at 6pm on Sunday, August 9th, for the Vikings pre-season game #1 vs the Pittsburgh Steelers! Join us at JJ’s for all the Vikings football action this season all the way through the playoffs and Super Bowl!

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 16

The Mixx

October 16 @ 9:30 pm - October 17 @ 1:30 am
The Commander Bar 218-562-4198
Sat 17

Jud Hailey at JJ’s Pub

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
JJ’s Pub 2185624600
Sat 24

Trinity Jaymes

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
JJ’s Pub 2185624600
Fri 30

Audio Circus

October 30 @ 9:30 pm - October 31 @ 1:30 am
The Commander Bar 218-562-4198
Sat 31

Lee Bone at JJ’s Pub

October 31 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
JJ’s Pub 2185624600

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