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!

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!


Monday - Sunday

6:30 AM - 2:00 AM

Upcoming Events

Fri 22

Music Junkies at the Commander

December 22 @ 9:00 pm - December 23 @ 1:00 am
Sat 23

Joel Edwin at JJ’s Pub

December 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 29

Vintage Raggs at the Commander

December 29 @ 9:00 pm - December 30 @ 1:00 am
Sat 30

Lisa Wenger at JJ’s Pub

December 30 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun 31

New Year’s Eve with Vintage Raggs

December 31 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm

The Latest

  • Commander Halloween Party!

    Get your most awesome costume ready and join us on Saturday, October 28th for our big Commander Halloween Bash! We went completely over the top with the decorations this year, so we hope to see you dressed up and ready to party when Audio Circus takes the stage at 9pm! Cash prizes for the best costumes!

  • Kraut Fest!

    Don’t miss the Pelican Lakes Conservation Club’s 10th Annual Kraut Fest coming up this Saturday, September 23rd! They’ll be serving up pork sandwiches, beans, German potato salad, and sauerkraut, all for only $6.00! And be sure to try a slice of Kraut cake for an extra dollar. The fun starts at noon in front of JJ’s Pub!

  • Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Join us at the Commander and JJ’s Pub for the last big holiday weekend of the summer!  We’ll have 3 nights of great live music with “Pandemic” when they return to rock the Commander Friday, Saturday and Sunday nites.  Enjoy music by the fabulous Mark Stary at JJ’s after Bingo on Saturday from 5-9pm.  And speaking of Bingo, the jackpot for Saturday is up to $1482 in 56 numbers or less! (Are you feeling lucky?) Bar Bingo begins at 2pm.  And end a perfect holiday weekend on Monday night with a little Commander Karaoke starting at 7pm!  There’s alot going on, so don’t miss a minute of it!

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