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 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 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:

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 Momo in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  

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.

Atlantic CityNew Jersey, began March 2017 with matches at A Time For Wine and Carmine's while in Princeton, The A&B has matches.  In Long Beach, California, Pike has matches with its name.  The month continues with matches at Club 185, El Camino Inn, Little Palace, Park Street Tavern, Philco Bar & Diner, and The Rossi in Columbus, Ohio, at Tinder Box in Dublin, and at Metropole, Pleasantry, and The Sandbar in Cincinnati.   In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Creperie Beau Monde has matches while the Golden Eagle Diner in Bristol also does.  Positive reports continue with Maduro's Cigar Bar in Sarasota, Columbia in St. Augustine, and Columbia, Maestro's, Metropolitan Cigars, and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Tampa, Florida.  Grand Regina, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, has matches with its name as do Grazie in Toronto, Ontario, plus Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, and Mr. Purple and Nitecap in New York CityNew York. In addition, there are matches at Cigar Factory, Cochon, and Pat O'Brien's in New Orleans, Louisiana.   

With February 2017, matches have been found in Marysville, Washington, at Quil Ceda Creek Casino and in Seattle at Dahlia Lounge, 5 Point Cafe, Lola, and Shorty's Seattle.  In Vancouver, British Columbia, Chambar, Dirty Apron, and Medina Cafe have matches with their names.  Stateside Urbancraft Vodka in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has matches with its name as do Blue Zoo, Shula's, and Sosa Cigars in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  In Cinnaminson, New Jersey, the Jug Handle Inn has matches with its name.

It is a new year -- 2017 -- and with January, matches have been found in Santa Monica, California, at BOA Steakhouse and Miramar Hotel.  Tequila's in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has  matches with its name as does The Temperance House in Newtown.  We have heard there are matches in Las Vegas, Nevada, at Carmine's, Chandelier, The Cromwell, Flamingo, High Limit Lounge, Lavo, Mirage, O'Sheas, Treasure Island, and The Venetian.  In Colorado, there are matches at Attic Bar & Bistro, Jax Fish House, Oak at Fourteenth, Pearl Street Pub & Cellar, West End Tavern, and Zolo Grill in Boulder, The Broadmoor, The Bar, and Summit in Colorado Springs, Ace, Black Eye, Brown Palace, Buckhorn Exchange, Jerri's Tobacco Shop, Linger, Ophelia's, Roo Bar, Root Down, Sobo 151, Sputnik, Steuben's, Subculture, Vesta, and Vital Root in Denver, Fish's Liquormart in Fort Collins, and Shotgun Willie's in Glendale.  Meanwhile, in Atlanta, Georgia, we have received word about matches at Barcelona, Bartaco, Beetlecat, Bread & Butterfly, Char, King & Duke, Nikolai's Roof, The Optimist, Red Phone Booth, and Trader Vic's plus The S.O.S. and Victory in Decatur.  And, in Apple Valley, Minnesota, Vivo Kitchen has matches with its name.

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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