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

  • Live Music is Back at the Commander!

    Live Music is back at the Commander every weekend starting July 2nd! Start off the holiday weekend with Coconut Tiger opening for Cherry Bomb (A tribute to Joan Jett) on Friday and Saturday, July 2nd and 3rd from 8:30 to 12:30. And to keep the holiday weekend party going, Legacy of the Loud will be here Sunday, July 4th! We hope to see you!

  • Live Music, Bingo and Meat Raffles are back!

    Good News — Live music is back again at JJ’s Pub every Saturday 5-9pm! Commander Bar Bingo starts again on Thursday, April 15th at 6:30pm, and the JJ’s Pub Friday Night Meat Raffles will be back starting on April 23rd at 5:30pm! Come see us!

  • We’re Back on January 11th!

    Hey everyone, we’ll be open again at 6:30am on Monday! Our hours at the Commander will be Sunday 6:30am to 10:00pm & Weds thru Saturday 6:30am to 10:00pm (Kitchen closes at 9pm) and Mon-Tues 6:30am to 2:00pm (Kitchen closes at 1pm). JJ’s Pub hours will be Mon-Tues 2:00pm to 10:00pm (Kitchen is closed, but Heggies pizza is available). Weds thru Friday 4:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturday Noon to 10:00pm, and closed on Sunday. The same rules regarding social distancing and mask wearing are still in place, but we will be able to have limited bar seating. Unfortunately, no Bar Bingo, Meat Raffles, or live music for a while yet, but we hope to have those back soon. We’ve missed you and can’t wait to see you! 😁

Commander Menu

218-562-4198
Kitchen open daily until 10pm

food-menu

Upcoming Events

Thu 28

Commander Bar Bingo

October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Pequot Lakes MN
United States
Organizer: The Commander Bar
218-562-4198
Fri 29

JJ’s Pub Meat Raffle

October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pequot Lakes
United States
Organizer: JJ’s Pub
218-562-4600
Fri 29

Audio Circus at the Commander

October 29 @ 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Pequot Lakes MN
United States
Organizer: Commander Entertaiment
218-562-4198
Sat 30

Dave Burkart at JJ’s Pub

October 30 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pequot Lakes
United States
Organizer: JJ’s Pub
218-562-4600
Sat 30

Halloween Party with Audio Circus

October 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Pequot Lakes MN
United States
Organizer: Commander Entertaiment
218-562-4198

Breakfast at the Commander

Due to a lack of proper staffing, we’ve recently had to suspend our breakfast service. We will reopen for breakfast as soon as we are able to, but in the meantime, the Commander is open every day at 11am.

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

11:00 AM - 2:00 AM

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