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.  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 (at jxw22000 at yahoo.com) 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 establishement 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):

July 2014 got off to a fast start with matches found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at Bank & Bourbon, The Continental, Creperie Beau Monde, Fork, and Brownie's Pub, and in Horsham, at Buona Via.  Also, in Tecumseh, Ontario, there were matches at Torino.  We have heard that Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida, and Warm Glow Candle Company in Centerville, Indiana, have matches with their names.  In California, the Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, Fish Market in Solana Beach, Pala Casino in Pala, and Seven Grand in Los Angeles have matches.  In Arlington, Virginia, Liberty Tavern has matches.   In China, Posto Pubblico and Peak Cafe Bar in Hong Kong and MGM Macau and Wynn Macau in Macau have matches with their names while in Narita, Japan, Hotel Nikko Narita does, too.  Cafe Hoppe in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has matches as do Belmond Governor's Residence Hotel and Sule Shangri-La Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar.  Also, in New York City, New York, Areo, Bridgeview Diner, Fushimi, and Sancho's in Brooklyn all have matches and in Washington, District of Columbia, Washington Plaza Hotel has matches as well.

Ides Bar at the Wythe Hotel, Radegast Hall & Biergarten, and Catbird in Brooklyn, New York, started off June 2014.  In Highlands, New Jersey, Inlet Cafe has matches with its name as do Ameican Cut and Resorts in Atlantic City.  Poco's in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, has matches, too.

For May 2014, there are matches at Buck Hotel in Feasterville, Pennsylvania.  In New York City, New York, Anejo, Bar and Books, Cowgirl, Caliente Cab Co., Buvette, Harry's Cafe, Angelo of Mulberry Street, Pig 'N' Whistle on 36th, Marea, Blaue Gans, Mr. Chow (Hudson St.), Pig & Whistle, Smoke Zone, Lavo, Crosby Street Hotel, Elmo, Flatiron, Cafeteria, The House, Ai Fiori, Measure; Three of Cups, Craft, and A Voce (Madison) have matches with their names.  In Aruba, Madame Janette, Chalet Suisse, Salt & Pepper Tapas Bar, and El Gaucho have matches with their names.  Moore's Tavern and Escondido's in Freehold, Bahrs Landing in Highlands, and Alchemist & Barrister in PrincetonNew Jersey, have matches with their names.

It's April 2014 and another fast start for finding places with matches with their names.  The Freight House in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Coaches Bar & Grill in Essington, Baci in Buckingham, and Ned's Cigar Store in Newtown have matches as do Good Dog Bar, Parc, Varga, Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., Sweeney's Saloon, Harry's Smoke Shop, Holt's Cigar Company, Twin Smoke Shoppe, Race Street Cafe, the Plough and the Stars, Chris' Jazz Cafe, McGillin's Olde Ale House, L'etage, and SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia.  In Brimley, Michigan, Bay Mills Resort & Casino has matches while in Royal Oak, Rail & Anchor does, too.  Rossini's in New York City, New York, has matches as do Harborside in Ocean City, Maryland and La Scala and Cross Street Tobacco in Baltimore.  In Uncasville, Connecticut, Ballo has matches, in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, The Jug Handle Inn has matches with its name, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Uhles Cigars has matches, and in Washington, District of Columbia, Zest, Sixth Engine, The Jefferson, and Rose Luxury have matches, too.

March 2014 started quickly.  In Auburn Hills, Michigan, O'Malley's has matches with its name.  In California, we found matches in San Francisco at Brazen Head, Gary Danko, Bus Stop, and Zeitgeist, while in Millbrae, the Millwood Inn & Suites has matches and, in Belmont, The Van's has matches, too.  Imperial Hotel, Palace Hotel Tokyo, Park Hyatt Tokyo, and Hotel JAL City in Tokyo, Japan, have matches with their names.  And, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Boi Na Braza has matches; in Tucson, Arizona, Frog & Firkin and Hotel Congress have matches; and, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Salty Dog Cafe has matches.

February 2014 started even slower than January -- must be the weather.  We have received word of matches at Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth, Texas, and Dusk in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Add to the mix DiPescara in Northbrook, Illinois.  In Buffalo, New York, Hatch's and Virgil Avenue Tobacconist have matches with their names as do Fallsview Casino and Falls Manor in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

January 2014 started slowly.  Sycamore Grill in Newtown, Pennsylvania, has matches with its name.  Then came word that Segafredo Espresso, Quattro, Balans Cafe, Spris, TiramesU, Rosinella, Yuca, Pelican Hotel, Caffe Milano, Mango's, Clevelander, Carlyle Cafe, Twist, 11th Street Diner, Chesterfield Hotel, Kent Hotel, The Tides, Betsy Hotel, Setai, A Fish Called Avalon, Fontainbleau, Delano, Bianca, Meat Market, Juvia, Prime Italian, Prime One Twelve, The Room, Joe's Stone Crab, South Shore, Lost Weekend, Spiga, Sylvano, La Locanda, Red The Steakhouse, Prime Hotel, Florida Cookery and Purdy Lounge in Miami Beach, Florida, have matches with their names.  In Miami, Toscana Divino, Perricone's Marketplace, Soyka, and Kukaramakara have matches.   

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

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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