Commander Bar Bingo is Back!

Great news — Commander Bar Bingo is starting again on Thursday, October 29th! The jackpot will be at $500 in 52 numbers or less, and there will be limited seating so get your spot early. Bingo starts at 6:30pm. Come out for some fun and support the Pelican Lakes Conservation Club!

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!! 🍺🍕🍔🍹

The Commander is Open for Takeout!

We’re happy to announce that the Commander will be open for takeout starting at noon on Thursday, May 14th! Our hours will be Monday through Weds from noon to 7:00pm, and Thursday through Sunday from noon to 11:00pm. Pickup will be through the front door only, a maximum of 5 people will be able to be inside at a time, and we ask everyone to practice safe social distancing. Many of your favorites are on our new takeout menu (click the button on the right), so if you’ve been craving a Commander Garbage Pizza, now’s your chance! Call 218-562-4198 to order.

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.