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):

January 2018 started quickly with matches in Ontario, at Free Times Café and Union Restaurant, Toronto, plus Restaurant at Pearl Morissette, Jordan Station, while in Vancouver, British Columbia, matches were found in Parq Casino.  In New Jersey, Rod's in Morristown and The Annex in Burlington have matches with their names as do Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, and both Good Dog Bar and Time in Philadelphia.  In Nevada, The Gin Mill in Henderson, plus B&B Ristorante, Bar Masa, Beauty & Essex, Bellagio, Binion's, Blue Ribbon, Bond, Caesar's Palace, Casa Fuente, Chandelier, Clique, Cosmopolitan, The Cromwell, The D, Dorsey, El Cortez, Excalibur, Flamingo, Golden Gate, Golden Nugget, Hard Rock Hotel, Hennessey's Tavern, High Limit Lounge, Hooters Casino Hotel, Jean Georges Steakhouse, Harrah's, Jewel, Koi, Lavo, Le Cirque, The Linq, Luxor, Montecristo Cigar Bar, Paris, Planet Hollywood, Plaza Hotel, Prime Steakhouse, Rhumbar, Sage, Strip House, Sushi Roku, Talon Bar, Tao, Treasure Island, Tropicana, Vista, and Zuma in Las Vegas have matches.  In New York City, New York, matches have been found at El Vez, Estancia, Evening Bar, Happiest Hour, Slowly Shirley, Socarrat, Standard Hotel, Via Carota, Warren 77, and While You Were Young.  

For December 2017, matches started with Las Vegas, Nevada, with matches at Davidoff, Mirage, Vesper Bar, MGM Grand, Gordon Ramsey Steak, and Wynn.  Joso's in Toronto, Ontario, has matches as does Urban Farmer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Clinton House in Clinton, New Jersey.   In Los Angeles, California, Tropicana (Hotel Roosevelt) has matches, too.  Matches have also been found at Hunan Garden in St. Paul, Minnesota, and at Deadbolt, Lottie's, Pink Squirrel, and Revival Food Hall in Chicago, Illinois.  And, in Pune, India, Fort JadhavGADH Hotel has matches with its name. 

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 Kakkasan and Joel Robuchon.  Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, Szechuan East in Philadelphia, and Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, have matches with their names.   

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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