Matchbook Traveler
Restaurants with Matchbooks
MATCHBOOK COLLECTING - Just for the Fun of It

If you are traveling and want to remember where you ate or stayed, or if you just want that little souvenir of a special occasion, you should patronize restaurants that have matchbooks with their names on them and stay at hotels and motels that have matchbooks with their names. 

Matchbooks not out for the taking?  Be sure to ask if the place has matchbooks with its name.

On the left are states, provinces, and countries showing places we are aware of that have matchbooks or matchboxes (whether with matches, notepaper,  toothpicks, or mints) with their names.  Mobile users may have to press "more options."  If you know of additional places that have matchbooks with their names on them, whether from your travels or from the area where you live, please send us an e-mail (to jxw22000 at with their names and addresses. We would be glad to list them on this site. 

Planning a trip? We will be glad to help match the cities and towns listed with your itinerary. We might also be able to tell you what restaurants and hotels have had matchbooks with their names in the recent past (but not recent enough information to include them on this site).

Please visit us regularly. This Web site will change often as we travel and as you and others send us information about restaurants, hotels, casinos, etc., with matchbooks with their names on them.  If an establishment no longer has matches, let us know -- and, similarly, if a place still has matches with its name, let us know that , too.

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Here are monthly updates about restaurants with matches (and hotels, too):

It is a new month -- May 2020 -- and matches have been found in Fort WayneIndiana, at Rudy's and, in Lafayette, at Blind Pig.  

April 2020 started at the very end of the month with matches in Indiana -- Southside Cigars and Northside Cigars, both in Indianapolis, and at Riegel's Cigar in Fort Wayne.  

March 2020 has started with matches at Winvian Farm in Morris, Connecticutand, in Salisbury, The White Hart has matches, too.  In Odessa, Delaware, Cantwell's Tavern has matches.  Hall's Chophouse in Charleston, South Carolina, has matches with its name as do Highlander Motor Inn and Lyon Hall in Arlington, Virginia.  In addition, in Washington, District of Columbia, Tiki TNT has matches.  And, in Toronto, Ontario, Swan Dive has matches with its name.  

In February 2020, it has been a good start.  Matches have been found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at Morimoto and in Newtown at Sycamore Grill.  In Birmingham, Alabama, The Essential, The Garage, and Seasick Records have matches with their names.  Crown Shy and Harry's in New York City, New York, both have matches.  And, Barrel + Beam in Marquette, Michigan, has matches with its name. 

January 2020 started fairly quickly with matches in Pennsylvania at The Royal Inn in Ridgway as well as Ron's in Exton and the Langhorne Candle Company in Langhorne.  In Highland, Michigan, Smoker's Depot has matches with its name as do Etta and Phodega in Chicago, Illinois  Meanwhile, in Ohio, Fire in Cleveland and Havana House in Niles have matches, too.  Victor's Cafe in New York City, New York, also has matches with its name.  

For December 2019, matches started with Hey Betty! in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  In Chicago, Illinois, Big Star Wrigleyville, Carol's Pub, Easy Street Pizza, Mordecai, and The Whale have matches as does The Barn in Evanston.  Puempel's Olde Tavern in New GlarusWisconsin, and Bartaco in Madison both have matches.  Vincenzo's in Middlesex, New Jersey, has matches with its name while in Perth Amboy, The Barge has matches, and, in Clinton, the Clinton House has matches, too.  In Minneapolis, Minnesota, P.S. Steak has matches with its name.

River Grove, lllinois, began November 2019 with matches at Hala Kahiki.  In Pennsylvania, Wm Mulherin's Sons in Philadelphia and Isaac Newton's in Newtown have matches with their names.  The Roosevelt Room in Liberty Township and Boston Stoker Coffee Co. in Dayton, Ohio, have matches; and, MAWBY Winery in Suttons Bay, Michigan, plus Max's South Seas Hideaway in Grand Rapids both have matches with their names and so does Formosa in West Hollywood, California

With October 2019, matches have been found in PhiladelphiaPennsylvania, at Bar, Charlie was a Sinner, El Vez, Good Dog Bar, McGillin's Olde Ale House, Opa, and Time.  In New York City, New York, Al Pastor, American Two Shot, Bar Belly, Breslin, Cafe Bello, La Contenta, Feroce Ristorante, The Fleur Room, The Flower Shop, The Grand Daddy, La Grenouille,  Legasea Seafood Brasserie, Macao Trading, Mah Ze Dahr, The Modern, Olio e Piu Trattoria, Shoo Shoo, Socarrat (Chelsea), Socarrat (Mulberry), Sweet and Vicious, Ulivo, and Wolfgang's Steakhouse have matches with their names.  In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Hidden Harbor has matches with its name.

Our thanks to the bulletins of the Empire Matchcover Club, Trans-Canada Matchcover Club, and Liberty Bell Matchcover Club for printing articles mentioning places that have matchbooks or matchboxes with their names. 






























































































































































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