Customer Appreciation!

Our Commander and JJ’s Pub Customer Appreciation Hog Roast is coming up on Saturday, May 7th! We’ll have free pork sandwiches from noon until they’re gone, and lots of prizes to give away. Stop by and see us under the tent on the JJ’s Pub patio!

Happy Easter!

The Commander and JJ’s Pub will be closed on Easter Sunday so that our employees can celebrate the holiday with their families. But if you need to entertain some relatives Friday & Saturday we’re here to help! We’ve got live entertainment both nights, great food, and Bar Bingo on Saturday afternoon! Happy Easter!

St. Patrick’s Day!

You’ll have two chances to celebrate St. Patty’s Day this year at the Commander!

Join us on Saturday, March 12th, for Green Beer, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Stew, and $4 Irish Cow Shots. Enjoy “Platinum FM Acoustic” at JJ’s Pub from 5-9pm, and “Hitchville” at the Commander starting at 9:30pm.

Come back on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17th, for all the same specials, and enjoy an exciting round of Bar Bingo at 6:30pm. (Isn’t the green bingo dauber supposed to be lucky on March 17th?)

We hope to see you!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

If you and your Valentine are planning to dine out this weekend, the Commander has a couple of great specials on Friday and Saturday, February 13th & 14th! Try our Seafood Platter with broiled walleye, scallops and shrimp, lightly basted with lemon and white wine, and served with wild rice. Or, how about our Herb Encrusted Filet Mignon, flame broiled to perfection and served with your choice of potato. Each of these entrees includes a choice of soup or salad, dessert and champagne, all for $29.95. Call 218-562-4198 for reservations.

Ice Fest!

Get ready for a great Ice Fest Weekend this Friday thru Sunday, January 8th, 9th and 10th. Our Bikini Contest starts at 9pm on Saturday with a Grand Prize of $500! We’ve got “The Soupbones” at JJ’s Pub from 5-9pm Saturday, and “Them Pesky Kids” at the Commander both Friday and Saturday at 9:30pm. And be sure to check out our Blinkie Button specials – $1 off breakfast, $4 Rumplemintz shots, and 2-for-1 wings!

Merry Christmas

All of us at the Commander and JJ’s Pub want to wish you a very Happy Holiday. The Commander will be open until 6pm on Thursday and closed Christmas Day. JJ’s is closed on Thursday, but will open at 5pm on Christmas Day with entertainment by Todd Douglas from 8-11pm. Here’s hoping Santa brings you everything on your list this year!


If you’re a fan of bingo (and who isn’t?) stop by for Commander Bar Bingo this Thursday, November 5th at 6:30. The jackpot is up to $1600 in 58 numbers or less. And Saturday at JJ’s Pub, the Bar Bingo jackpot is at a near-record $1979 in 61 numbers or less! JJ’s Bingo starts at 2pm. Come out and try your luck while supporting the Pelican Lakes Conservation Club! And don’t forget, we’ll also be serving up our yummy $1 burgers and fries during Bingo. We hope to see you!

Football season is here!

JJ’s Pub will be open at 6pm on Sunday, August 9th, for the Vikings pre-season game #1 vs the Pittsburgh Steelers! Join us at JJ’s for all the Vikings football action this season all the way through the playoffs and Super Bowl!

Sweet Corn & Kielbasa Feed

The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club’s Annual Sweet Corn and Kielbasa Feed is coming up this Saturday, August 1st, at Noon on the JJ’s Pub patio! Just $7.00 gets you all the sweet corn you care to eat and a yummy grilled sausage. Come out and support the PLCC!

Happy July 4th!

The July 4th holiday weekend is almost here! Be sure to join us on Thursday, July 2nd, when we welcome Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak from WCCO as they broadcast during the 10pm news. They’ll be here during bar bingo too, so stop by and say hello!