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, 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

  • Happy July 4th!

    Don’t miss the return of live music to JJ’s Pub when we welcome the Mark Stary Duo this Saturday from 5pm to 9pm! We hope to see you and we wish everyone a happy and safe July 4th holiday!

  • Commander & JJ’s Pub Updated Hours

    Thank you to everyone for a great return to some indoor seating this past week! It was great to see so many friends inside the restaurant again, and we also thank you for being patient with us during this transitional time. While we recognized before that we could not return with meat raffles, bingo, or bands, at only 50% occupancy and under all of the other current rules ordered by the Governor, we failed to predict how difficult it would be to continue with our late night business under those circumstances. The fact is, we cannot expect customers that are out specifically to socialize and have fun, to instead follow all the government mandated rules. And for that very reason, we have decided to return to an 11pm closing time, at least until the current rules change allowing us to operate more normally. We simply do not want our late night staff trying to argue about social distancing rules while people are out trying to have fun, especially when it’s over mandated rules that we do not agree with ourselves. Thank you for understanding. We hope to be open late, with the live entertainment that you’ve come to expect, very soon. So for now, the Commander will be open until 10pm every day, and JJ’s will be open until 11pm Mon-Sat. We look forward to seeing you!

  • The Commander & JJ’s are Open!

    The Commander will be open for breakfast at 6:30am daily starting Weds, June 10th! 😁 We’ll be open Mon-Thurs until 10pm, Fri-Sat until 11pm, and Sunday until 2am. The kitchen is open every night until 10pm, and take-out is still available too. Commander Happy Hours are back again on Fridays from 1pm to 4pm! And JJ’s Pub is open Mon-Fri 4pm to 2am, and Saturday from noon to 2am! We are limited to 50% occupancy, so bar bingo, meat raffles and live music are still postponed for a while until we’re allowed to be at 100%, but we’re open for food and drink and we hope to see you soon!! 🍺🍕🍔🍹

Commander Menu

218-562-4198
Kitchen open daily until 10pm

food-menu

Upcoming Events

Sat 11

Kelly Peterson at JJ’s Pub

July 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pequot Lakes
United States
Organizer: JJ’s Pub
218-562-4600
Sat 18

Bruce Burniece at JJ’s Pub

July 18 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pequot Lakes
United States
Organizer: JJ’s Pub
218-562-4600
Sat 25

2 Right Brains at JJ’s Pub

July 25 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pequot Lakes
United States
Organizer: JJ’s Pub
218-562-4600
Jun 04

JJ’s Bar Bingo

June 4, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pequot Lakes
United States
Organizer: JJ’s Pub
218-562-4600
Jun 11

JJ’s Bar Bingo

June 11, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pequot Lakes
United States
Organizer: JJ’s Pub
218-562-4600

Breakfast at the Commander

Our Breakfast service is currently not available until we are able to open fully to dine-in customers. Be sure to watch for updates here or on our Facebook page.

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!

Hours

Monday - Sunday

6:30 AM - 2:00 AM

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