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

  • 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!

  • Sweet Corn & Kielbasa Feed

    The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club’s Annual Sweet Corn and Kielbasa Feed is coming up this Saturday, August 1st, at Noon on the JJ’s Pub patio! Just $7.00 gets you all the sweet corn you care to eat and a yummy grilled sausage. Come out and support the PLCC!

  • Happy July 4th!

    The July 4th holiday weekend is almost here! Be sure to join us on Thursday, July 2nd, when we welcome Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak from WCCO as they broadcast during the 10pm news. They’ll be here during bar bingo too, so stop by and say hello!


Join us for a Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce BusinessNOW lunch at the Commander on May 20th. Click for more information.


Monday - Sunday

11:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Upcoming Events

Fri 28


August 28 @ 9:30 pm - August 29 @ 1:30 am
The Commander Bar 218-562-4198
Sat 29

Joel Edwin

August 29 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
JJ’s Pub 2185624600
Fri 04

Todd Douglas Band

September 4 @ 9:30 pm - September 6 @ 1:30 am
The Commander Bar 218-562-4198
Sat 05

Mark Stary at JJ’s Pub

September 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
JJ’s Pub 2185624600
Mon 07


September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Commander Bar 218-562-4198

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