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):

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, began March 2019 with matches at Opa and Twin Smoke Shoppe followed by Cigar Barn in Yardley.  In Goa, India, Cidade de Goa has matches with its name.  Connolly's (54th) in New York City, New York, also has matches. 

With February 2019, matches have been found in Las Vegas, Nevada, at Palms Casino, Apex Social Club, Camden, Scotch 80 Prime, Unknown, and Piero's.  In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Creperie Beau Monde and Liberty Smokes have matches while The Ginger Man, Top Hops, Vandal, and The Wooley Public in New York City, New York, also have matches with their names.  In Florida, Big Mike's Island Smoke Shop in Merritt Island has matches.  And, in Sarasota, matches were found at Smokin' Joe's Cigars and Total Wine & More.  In Ahmedabad, India, Courtyard Marriott has matches with its name. 

It is a new month and a new year -- January 2019 -- and matches have been found in New York City, New York, at Lotte New York Palace Hotel, Pig 'N' Whistle (48th St.), La Goulue, and Soho Cigar Bar.  In Dunellen, New Jersey, there are matches at Brown's Cigar Store and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at Bank & Bourbon.  

December 2018 started with matches in New York City, New York, at Employees Only, Harwood on Hudson, and 10 Corso Como plus Tiny's & the Bar Upstairs.  In Somerville, New Jersey, matches were found at Wolfgang's Steakhouse and, in Clinton, at The Clinton House.  Bigg's, City Mouse, Lone Wolf, The Promontory, and sushiDOKKU in Chicago, Illinois, have matches as does San Morello in Detroit, Michigan.  And, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Beauty & Essex has matches with its name.

November 2018 started with a find in Ghandhidham, India, at Quality Hotel Palms.  In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, The Bowery has matches with its name and, in Ringoes, New Jersey, The Harvest Moon Inn has matches, too.  In Toronto, Ontario, matches have been found at Cat's Meow, Free Times Café, Glassbox Barbershop, Grazie, Harbour Sixty Steakhouse, Joso's, La Casa del Habano, Reds, Relish, Scotland Yard, Shameful Tiki Room, Sneaky Dee's, Swan Dive, Ted's Collision, Union, and Wish.  Meanwhile, in New York City, New York, J.G. Melon in Manhattan and, in Brooklyn, Lilia and Misi have matches.  November finished with finds in Chicago, Illinois -- Easy Cocktail Bar, Estelle's Café, and Remedy Delicious Beverages -- and St. Paul, Minnesota -- Parlour Bar.   

In October 2018, it has been a good start.  Matches have been found in Williamsburg, Virginia, at the Williamsburg Inn and Havana Connections.  In Newtown, Pennsylvania, Isaac Newton's has matches with its name as does P.J. Clarke's in Philadelphia, Ron's in Exton, Old Candle Barn in Intercourse, and Buy-Rite Beverage in Morgantown.  In Flemington, New Jersey, Jake's has matches with its name.  In Detroit, Michigan, both The Siren Hotel and Candy Bar have matches with their names and so does Cork 'n Cleaver in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  And, in San Bernardino, California, Alfredo's has matches with its name.

September 2018 started quickly with matches in British Columbia in Tofino at Wickaninnish Inn.  In Luzern, Switzerland, Grand Casino Luzern has matches with its name.  The Crown, Le Coucou, Manhatta, and The Polynesian in New York City, New York, have matches and so does Brothers and Sisters in Washington, District of Columbia.  Florez Tobacconist in Summit, New Jersey, has matches with its name.  Foxy's in Treasure Island, Florida, has matches, too. 

For August 2018, matches started with New York City, New York, with matches at Ben & Jack's Steakhouse, Ophelia, and Upstairs at the Kimberly.  Matches have been located in PortlandOregon, at Ava Gene's, Bamboo Sushi, El Gaucho, and Renata's.  In California, matches have been found in Coronado at Hotel del Coronado, Crown City Cigars, and McP's Irish Pub; in Palm Springs at Agua Caliente, Spa Resort Casino, and Trio; and, in San Diego, at Cuban Cigar Factory, The Field, Keating Hotel, La Valencia Hotel, Pendry, Racine & Laramie Tobacconist, The Shores, and U.S. Grant.  Fateh Prakesh Palace in Udaipur, India, has matches with its name, too.  Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has matches as does Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa.  In addition, KC Prime in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, has matches. 

Our thanks to the bulletins of the Empire Matchcover Club, Maryland-Virginia Matchbook 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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