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):

New York City
, New York, began November 2017 with matches at Avra Madison Estiatorio,  BLT Prime, Clock Work Bar, Famous Sammy's Romanian Steak House, Le Cou Cou, Le Turtle, Louie and Chan, Mala Project, Match 65, Motel Morris, Mr. Purple, Nello, NoMad, Pasquale Jones, Sel et Poivre, Slainte, Tiki Tabu, Upland, and Vandal while in Brooklyn, Battery Harris, Catbird, Clem's, Dokebi, Extra Fancy, Goldie's, Humboldt & Jackson, In God We Trust, Iona, Lake Street Bar, Land of Barbers, Llama Inn, Maison Premiere, Meat Hook, Night of Joy, Northern Liquors, Radegast Hall, Skinny Dennis, Walter Foods, and Westlight all have matches with their names.  In New Jersey, Olde Mill Inn/Grain House Restaurant in Basking Ridge, Jake's in Flemington, The Frog and The Peach in New Brunswick, and Harvest Moon Inn in Ringoes, have matches with their names.  Parc in Philadelphia, and Triumph Brewing Co. in New Hope, Pennsylvania, also have matches as does Pechanga Casino in Temecula, California.  Matches have been found in Kalamazoo, Michigan, at Kalamazoo Candle Company, in Chicago, Illinois, at Off Color Mousetrap, in Madison, Wisconsin, at Knuckleheads Tobacco & Gifts and at The Pipefitter Madison, and in Mashantucket, Connecticut, Foxwoods Casino. 

With October 2017, matches have been found in New York City, New York, at Café Gitane.  In Des Plaines, Illinois, Log Cabin has matches with its name as does A&L Wine Castle in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  We have just heard that there are matches at Tousey House in Burlington and Greyhound Tavern in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky.  In Pennsylvania, there are matches at John Hay Cigars in Intercourse, Buy Rite Beverage in Morgantown, and Judy's on Cherry in Reading.

It is a new month -- September 2017 -- and matches have been found in New York City, New York, at Jack's Wife Freda and Park Avenue Tavern.  In Jersey City, New Jersey, Greene Hook has matches while in Atlantic City, A Time For Wine, Carmine's, and The Palm have matches, too.  Essentials, Fanizzi's, Glass Half Full, People's Bar, The Red Inn, Strangers & Saints, and Victor's P-town in Provincetown, Massachusetts, have matches with their names.  And, in Seattle, Washington, Aqua by El Gaucho and Etta's have matches, too.  Goodfellow's, Grand Hotel, Mary's Bistro, and Seabiscuit Café in Mackinac Island, Michigan, also have matches with their names.
August 2017 started with matches in Highlands, New Jersey, at Bahrs Landing.  In Minnesota, Black Sheep in Minneapolis and, in St. Paul, Bottle Rocket and Commodore Bar have matches with their names.  Coles, Golden Gopher, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, and Philippe's in Los Angeles and Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, California, have matches.  Bellagio, Dorsey, and Hakkasan in Las Vegas, Nevada, have matches as do La Palma in Toronto, Ontario, and both Momo and Van Puffelen in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  In Maryland, Cat's Eye Pub, Cross Street Tobacco, and Rec Pier Chophouse in Baltimore have matches with their names as do Brewer's Alley in Frederick and Stadium Tavern in Hagerstown, while in Boston, Massachusetts, Salty Pig has matches, too.  

It has been a good start for July 2017 with finds in Seattle, Washington, at Big Mario's, Bitterroot, Cha Cha Lounge, Comet Tavern, Garage, King's Hardware, 9lb Hammer, Ray's, Soi, and Star Brass Lounge.  In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bar, El Vez, Harry's Smoke Shop, and Varga have matches with their names while in Feasterville, Buck Hotel has matches and in Harrisburg, Zembies has matches.  And, Prime Hotel, Prime Italian, and Prime One Twelve in Miami Beach, Florida, have matches with their names.

In June 2017, it is a fast start with matches found in Florida at The Bull, El Meson de Pepe, Hog's Breath Saloon, Hogfish Bar & Grill, Rick's/Durty Harry's, Sloppy Joes, and Tattoos and Scars in Key West.  In New York City, New York, Tiny's & The Bar Upstairs in Manhattan and Five Leaves in Brooklyn both have matches with their names while in Corning, Brown's Cigar Store and in Ithaca John Thomas Steakhouse have matches, too.  In Chicago, Illinois, Drinking Bird has matches while Knuckleheads in Madison, Wisconsin, also has matches.  In Las Vegas, Nevada, there are matches at Beauty & Essex, Clique, Dorsey, Kakkasan, Joel Robuchon, and Zuma.  Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, Szechuan East in Philadelphia, and Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, have matches with their names.   

May 2017 started quickly with matches at The Starboard in Dewey Beach, Delaware, and at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington.  In Washington, District of Columbia, matches were found at Dubliner and Shelly's Back Room.  Signature Cigars in Bethesda, Maryland, has matches with its name as do Fish Tales, Marina Deck, and Senor Cigar's in Ocean City.  In Skippack, Pennsylvania, Hotel Fiesole has matches while in Philadelphia, matches have been found at Bank & Bourbon, Bud & Marilyn's, Charlie was a Sinner, Craftsman Row Saloon, Garage, Heritage, Jerry's Bar, Morimoto, Opa, Philadelphia Brewing Company, Time, and Vintage.  In New Jersey, Brickwall Tavern in Asbury Park, Angelo's Fairmount Tavern, Atlantic City Bar & Grill, Bally's, Dock's Oyster House, Harry's Oyster Bar, and Resorts in Atlantic City, Shore Diner in Egg Harbor Township, and Avenue in Long Branch all have matches with their names.  McP's in Coronado, California, also has matches.  In Virginia, Hard Times Café and Theismann's in Alexandria, and Ted's Bulletin in Fairfax have matches with their names.  Both Café Hoppe and The Duchess in Amsterdam, Netherlands, have matches.  Meanwhile, in Michigan, Churchill's Bistro Cigar Bar in Grosse Pointe Woods and Motor City Casino in Detroit have matches with their names.  And, in South Carolina, 5 Church in Charleston has matches, too.  The Modern, Untitled, and Vandal in New York City, New York, also have matches with their names. In Florida, matches have been found in Miami Beach at A Fish Called Avalon, Balans, The Betsy Hotel, Clevelander, 11th Street Diner, Joe's Stone Crab, Juvia, Lost Weekend, Meat Market, News Café, Quality Meats, Spris, and Twist.

For April 2017, matches started with The Barrow House in CliftonNew Jersey, and Isaac Newton's in Newtown,  Pennsylvania.  In New York City, New York, Chazz Palminteri and Pig & Whistle (48th St.) have matches with their names.  Both Drake 150 and STK in Toronto, Ontario, have matches.  In Chicago, Illinois, matches were found at Big Star, Billy Goat Tavern, Butch McGuire's, Cherry Circle Room, Chicago Athletic Hotel, Dove's, Gene & Georgetti, Gibsons Steakhouse, Goorin Bros., Iwan Ries, Joe's Seafood, The Lodge, Money Gun, Mother's Too, Saint Lou's Assembly, Simon's Tavern, Sophie's, Tortoise Supper Club, Twin Anchors, and Up Down Cigar.  El Club, Detroit, Michigan, has matches with its name, too, as does Clay Pipe in Uncasville, Connecticut.

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






























































































































































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