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

  • Happy Halloween

    Don’t miss our spooktacular Commander Halloween Party coming up on Saturday, October 29th, featuring “Audio Circus”! And if you have to work that night (or you just love Halloween!) we’ve got a Pre-Halloween Bash on Tuesday, October 25th at JJ’s Pub, with music by Mark Stary. Costume contests with cash prizes both nights!

  • Kraut Fest!

    Don’t miss the 9th annual Pelican Lakes Conservation Club’s Kraut Fest this Saturday, September 17th, starting at Noon on the JJ’s Pub patio! They’ll be serving up pork sandwiches, German potato salad, Kraut Cake, and the star of the show — Sauerkraut!! Only $7.00 per person.

  • Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    It’s the last big holiday weekend of the summer, but don’t worry — we’ve got lots of fun planned for the month of September here at the Commander and JJ’s Pub!  Start it off with some great live music over Labor Day weekend as we welcome “5 Minute Major” on Friday and Saturday nights, and “Them Pesky Kids” on Sunday night at the Commander.  And don’t miss Mark Stary at JJ’s Pub after Bar Bingo on Saturday!  JJ’s will be open on Sundays starting September 11th for Vikings games.  And you won’t want to miss the Pelican Lakes Conservation Club’s 9th Annual Kraut Fest at JJ’s on Saturday, September 17th!  Check our calendar of events and our Facebook page for all the details.  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 09


December 9 @ 9:30 pm - December 10 @ 1:30 am
Sat 10

Lisa Wenger

December 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 15

Chad Edwards Band

December 15 @ 9:30 pm - December 17 @ 1:30 am
Sat 17

Lee Bone

December 17 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 30

Vintage Raggs

December 30 @ 9:30 pm - December 31 @ 1:30 am

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