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):

Evanston, lllinois, began November 2019 with matches at The Barn plus, in River Grove, Hala Kahiki has matches, too.  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.  In addition, in Washington, District of Columbia, Tiki TNT has matches 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.

It is a new month -- September 2019 -- and matches have been found in East Lansing, Michigan, at Campbell's Smoke Shop.  In New Jersey, Inlet Cafe in Highlands and MOGO in Asbury Park have matches with their names while, in New Glarus, Wisconsin, Puempel's Olde Tavern has matches.  Motel Restaurant in Hamilton, Ontario, and Good Luck General Store in Sudbury are reported to have matches with their names, too.    

August 2019 started with matches in Detroit, Michigan, at Candy Bar, Grey Ghost, San Morello, and Shinola Hotel.  In Mesquite, Nevada, CasaBlanca Casino Resort has matches with its name.  Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club in Arcadia, Michigan, and the Candle Factory in Traverse City both have matches.

July 2019 finally started with matches at Woodcrest Country Club in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and, in Atlantic City, Robert's Steakhouse has matches, too.  In Colorado, West End Tavern in Boulder and Nicky's Resort in Estes Park have matches with their names.  Shute's Saloon in Calumet and Keweenaw Mountain Lodge in Copper Harbor, Michigan, have matches, too.    

In June 2019, it has been a good start.  Matches have been found in Newark, Delaware, at Deer Park Tavern.  In Maryland, Rye Street Tavern in Baltimore, Stadium Tavern in Hagerstown, and Rocky Gap Casino Resort near Cumberland have matches with their names.  In Washington, DC, Penn Quarter Sports Tavern has matches with its name and, in Arlington, Virginia, Crystal City Sports Bar has matches, too.  In Detroit, Michigan, there are matches at Detroit Club.  And, in Ahmedabad, India, the Crowne Plaza Hotel has matches with its name.

May 2019 started quickly with matches in Michigan in Detroit at MGM Grand Detroit and Motor City Casino.  In addition, Rail & Anchor, Ronin, and Scout in Royal Oak have matches with their names.  Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino and Washington Square Bar and Grill in Buffalo, New York, have matches as does Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, while in New York City, Al Pastor, The Archive, Bocce USQ, Bounce, Bryant Park Grill, Bubo, BXL Zoute, Chazz Palminteri (46th), Clock Tower, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, Eagle, Felice (FiDi) , Fraunces Tavern, George Washington Bar, Gramercy Park Hotel, The Junction, L'Amico, La Pecora, Merakia, Park Avenue Tavern, Pennsylvania 6, Plug Uglies, Rare, Recreation at Moxy Hotel, Rossini's, Sid Gold's, Simon & The Whale, Society Billiards, Txikito, and Wine 30 have matches and in Brooklyn, duckduck, High Dive and House of Wax do, too.  Matches have been found in Massachusetts at Wink & Nod and Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston and at Pammy's in Cambridge.  Brownie's Pub, Harry's Smoke Shop, and Jack's Firehouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have matches as does Otto's Tavern in Emlenton Hamilton Inn and Hamilton Pork in Jersey City, New Jersey, Rod's in Morristown, and Angelo's Fairmount Tavern and Harry's Oyster Bar in Atlantic City have matches with their names.

For April 2019, matches started with Clifton, New Jersey, at the Barrow House.  In New York, Hutch's in Buffalo has matches.  In Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland Bagel Co. and Mabel's BBQ have matches with their names and, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Franky Bradley's has matches while in Hershey, the Hotel Hershey has matches.  

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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