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

  • Decade 7 Tonight!

    Due to a cancellation, we’re excited to have Decade 7 at the Commander tonight (July 23rd) at 8:30!

  • Happy Weekend!

    Just a quick note to let you know that the Commander will be closing at Noon on Saturday, July 16th, for a wedding reception (congratulations to the happy couple!).  We will be open again at 9:30pm for “Vintage Raggs”!  JJ’s Pub is open at Noon on Saturday, so be sure to join us there for Bar Bingo at 2pm, Two-for-One Happy Hour from 5 to 7pm, and Live Entertainment from 5 to 9pm with “Platinum FM”.  Have a great weekend!

  • July 4th Weekend!

    Join us for 3 big nights of LIVE entertainment with “Hitfaced” at the Commander Friday through Sunday, July 1st, 2nd and 3rd! Jud Hailey will be appearing at JJ’s Pub on Saturday after Bar Bingo, and Commander Karaoke is coming up on Monday, July 4th at 7pm. And starting this week (June 30th), DJ Josh is here with Karaoke every Thursday night after Commander Bar Bingo.

    Have a fun and safe July 4th holiday! 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

Thu 28


July 28 @ 8:30 pm
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Every week until September 1, 2016
The Commander Bar 218-562-4198
Fri 29

Audio Circus

July 29 @ 9:30 pm - July 30 @ 1:30 am
The Commander Bar 218-562-4198
Sat 30

Dave Burkart

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
JJ’s Pub 2185624600
Fri 05

Red Dot Garage

August 5 @ 9:30 pm - August 6 @ 1:30 am
The Commander Bar 218-562-4198
Sat 06

Mark Stary at JJ’s Pub

August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
JJ’s Pub 2185624600

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