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 14

Branded at the Commander

December 14 @ 9:00 pm - December 15 @ 11:59 pm
Sat 15

Dave Burkart at JJ’s Pub

December 15 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 21

Hit Faced at the Commander

December 21 @ 9:00 pm - December 22 @ 11:59 pm
Sat 22

Soupbones at JJ’s Pub

December 22 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 28

Legacy of the Loud at the Commander

December 28 @ 9:00 pm - December 29 @ 11:59 pm

The Latest

  • Happy Holidays!

    Be sure to join us for all the awesome music and fun coming up at the Commander this holiday season!  “HitFaced” will be here December 21st and 22nd at the Commander, and don’t miss “The Soupbones” at JJ’s after Bar Bingo on the 22nd.  The Commander will be closing at 4pm on Christmas Eve (kitchen closes at 1pm), and both JJ’s and the Commander will be closed on Christmas Day.  New Year’s weekend we’ve got 4 big nights of great live music starting with “Legacy of the Loud” at the Commander December 28th and 29th, and Bruce Berniece at JJ’s after Bar Bingo on the 29th. And “Vintage Raggs” will be here on December 30th and 31st to ring in the new year right!  Make plans now to join us on New Year’s Eve for some great dinner specials, including champagne and party favors, and the best live music in the area!

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    The Commander will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd, and there will be no Commander Bar Bingo this week, but JJ’s Pub will be opening at 6pm Thursday night. Stop by after your Thanksgiving dinner for a cold one! Whatever your plans are, we hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Kraut Fest 2018!

    Join us at JJ’s Pub for the Pelican Lakes Conservation Club’s 11th Annual Kraut Fest on Saturday, September 22nd! The PLCC will be serving up pork sandwiches, beans, German potato salad and SAUERKRAUT for just $6.00 per person. Come out and support this great organization. The fun starts at noon in front of JJ’s Pub. We hope to see you there!

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