April Update

Hello everyone! As you most likely already know, our closure has been extended by the Governor until May 4th. Unfortunately that means that the Commander Golf Tournament, which was supposed to take place on April 25th, has been cancelled for this year. Sadly, we also have to cancel our Customer Appreciation Day on May 2nd. For the past couple years, this event has been on the same day as the Breezy Point Airport’s Aviation Day, and we’ve just heard that has been cancelled as well.

But here’s some good news to hopefully brighten your day! The band that was scheduled to play at the Commander this weekend is going to be steaming from our Facebook page this Friday night. That’s right – “Shirts & Skins” will be live-streaming a show on the Commander Facebook page at 8:30pm on Friday, April 10th! So grab a drink, move the living room furniture so you have plenty of dancing space and join us for a Friday night party with “Shirts & Skins”!

A Message to Our Customers

Thank you to all of our Loyal and Dedicated patrons! It is with great sadness that we must announce that by order of the Minnesota Governor’s Office, the Commander and JJ’s Pub will be closed beginning at 2pm on March 17th through at least March 27th (when State officials will likely re-evaluate the shut down timeframe).  Although we continue to evaluate what temporary services, such as carry out or delivery services, that we might be able to provide, we currently will need more time to determine possible safe and economically feasible ways to do so.  We will certainly reach out through social media to keep you informed.  We look forward to serving you again soon!

The Commander Ownership and Staff

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Join us on Saturday, March 14th for our St. Patrick’s Day celebration! We’ll have Corned Beef & Cabbage and Irish Stew on the menu, and plenty of green beer! The JJ’s Pub Bar Bingo jackpot will be $1300 in 55 numbers or less (bingo starts at 2pm) and you’ll enjoy music by Bruce Burniece after bingo! And “Dirt Road Dixie” is at the Commander both Friday & Saturday starting at 9pm! We hope to see you here!

Commander Golf Tournament

The 2020 Commander Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, April 25th! Start getting your teams together, then click on the golf ball for complete details and entry information. We hope you’ll join us for this fun event!

Happy Halloween!

Our annual Halloween Party and Costume Contest is on Saturday, October 26th at 9pm. There will be cash prizes for the best costumes and live music by “Shirts & Skins”!

And Friday, Oct 25th, be sure to check out “Pucktoberfest”, a fundraiser at the Commander from 6pm to 9pm in support of the Northern Lakes Lightning Girls Hockey Team. Tickets are $25.00 and are available from any Girls Hockey Player or at the door.

Happy July 4th!

Don’t miss any of the fun at the Commander and JJ’s Pub this week! At the Commander, we’ve got 4 nights of great LIVE music with “Critical Mass” on Weds & Thurs, and “Legacy of the Loud” on Friday & Saturday. At JJ’s Pub we’ve got our Friday night Meat Raffle at 5:30, and on Saturday Bar Bingo at 2pm, and 2-for-1 Happy Hour at 5pm with music by Mark Stary. And the kitchen will be open until midnight Weds through Saturday. Stop by and see us!

Super Bowl Party at JJ’s Pub

Don’t miss the big game at JJ’s Pub on Sunday February 3rd! Pre-game appetizers, a fabulous half-time buffet and lots of great prize drawings – all for $20.00 per person. And if you’ve collected weekly prize tickets during the Vikings games, don’t forget to bring them for your chance at the grand prize of a trip for two to Vegas! The fun starts at 3pm!

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 www.BrainerdDispatch.com/bestofbrainerdlakes. We’d love to get your votes!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is Wednesday, February 14th. Why not treat your sweetie to dinner at the Commander? Our Valentine’s Day dinner special is Steak and Lobster with a choice of baked potato or wild rice, soup or salad, plus dessert and champagne, all for $39.95!

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!