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 24

Wicked Garden at the Commander

August 24 @ 9:00 pm - August 25 @ 1:00 am
Sat 25

Joe McGown at JJ’s Pub

August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 31

Brat Pack Radio at the Commander

August 31 @ 9:00 pm - September 1 @ 1:00 am
Sep 01

Mark Stary at JJ’s Pub

September 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Latest

  • Happy July 4th!

    We’ve got 4 big nights of live music coming up at the Commander this holiday week! The Devon Worley Band is here Weds and Thursday, July 4th and 5th, and Skitzo Fonik will be rockin’ the Commander stage on Friday & Saturday, July 6th and 7th! And don’t miss Mark Stary at JJ’s Pub after Bar Bingo on Saturday!

    And we’re honored to have been nominated in several categories for the 2018 Best of the Brainerd Lakes contest! We’ve been nominated for Best Live Entertainment, Best Bar, Best Burger, Best Pizza, Best Pequot/Breezy Restaurant, and JJ’s Pub is nominated for Best Place to Watch the Big Game! Voting starts Monday, July 2nd and goes through August 21st at We’d love to get your votes!

  • Commander Sing Off

    Commander Restaurant & Bar PRESENTS


    Hosted by Freedom Entertainment

    1ST Prize – $300

     2ND Prize – $50

    3RD Prize – $25 Commander Gift Certificate

    Come on out to the Commander in Breezy Point to sing your heart out and win some moola!!  Karaoke is every Sunday at 7:00pm (Monday on Memorial weekend) and prior to the finals, you will need to qualify on one of the following nights: Sunday, May 20th, Monday, May 28th, or Sunday, June 3rd.  Finals will be held Sunday, June 10th.

    Bring all of your friends and family for support!  You must be 21 or older to participate in the contest, but if you’re under 21, you can cheer on your favorite contestant until 10PM.  Just a couple of rules: You must register on one of the qualifying nights, no instruments, you must use Commander’s Karaoke music, and most importantly – have fun!  If you have any questions call Matt Dobias 320-493-5779

    Hope to see you there!!!

  • Customer Appreciation Day

    Be sure to stop by on Saturday, May 5th for our Customer Appreciation Day! We’ll be giving away prizes and serving pork sandwiches starting at Noon. Stick around for JJ’s Pub Bar Bingo at 2pm, and music by Mark Stary at 5pm. And don’t forget to wear your hat for the Kentucky Derby! We hope to see you here!

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