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 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):
In February 2016, matches have been found at Empire Steak House and Victor's Cafe, in New York City, New York, Union Oyster House in Boston, Massachusetts, Bluestem in San Francisco, California, Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, and J's Oyster in Portland, Oregon.
2016 started quickly in January with matches in New York City, New York, at Bar Americain, Circo, and Connolly's (54th), plus Jake's in Flemington, Brickwall and MOGO in Asbury Park, and Brown's Smoke Shoppe in Dunellen, New Jersey. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Cigar Company has matches with its name. The Rattlesnake in Boston, Massachusetts, has matches with its name. Bar Bar, Savannah Cigars, and Vic's on the River in Savannah, Georgia, have matches. Matches have been found at Bill's Liquors in Beaufort, Candlefish, Charleston Grill, Coast Bar & Grill, Fulton Five, The Griffon, Halls Chophouse, Parlor Deluxe, The Rarebit, Tattooed Moose, 39 Rue de Jean, Thoroughbred Club, Tommy Condon's, and Warehouse in Charleston, Salty Dog Cafe in Hilton Head Island, plus Angelo's and Dick's Last Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. And, in Dearborn, Michigan, Miller's has matches, too.
For December 2015, we started with matches at Peddler's Village in Lahaska, Parx in Bensalem, and The Continental in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In New York City, New York, Bounce has matches with it name while in Brooklyn, Monro Pub has matches. Acropolis, Council Oak, Grey/Salt, Nicahabana Cigars, Seminole Hard Rock Casino, and Tabanero Cigars in Tampa and FDR at Delano in Miami Beach, Florida, have matches with their names, too. And, in Clinton, New Jersey, Clinton House has matches while in Detroit, Michigan, Ottava Via has matches with its name as do Dyseck's Board and Beer, Jimmy's, Punch House, and Tack Room in Chicago, Illinois. In Las Vegas, Nevada, Carbone, Casa Fuente, Davidoff; LAVO, Paris, Searsucker, Vesper Bar, and Vista Lounge have matches.
, began November 2015
with matches found at Batch Gastropub, Perricone's Marketplace, and Balans. Word has been received of matches at Rasa Sayang Resort and Paradise Sandy Beach Resort in Penang
. In Ontario
, Brassaii and The Keg in Toronto
have matches as does Baci in Hamilton
while in New York
, Two Goats Brewing in Hector
, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse
, Buon Amici in White Plains
, and Babbo, Birdland, Keen's, Kingside, Lambs Club, Landmark Tavern, Lucky Strike Bistro, New York Beer Company, NoMad, Pagani, Rue 57, and Tony's di Napoli in New York City
have matches with their names. In Myrtle Beach
, South Carolina
, Angelo's has matches and in Newtown
, Sycamore Grill has matches with its name. Scout in Royal Oak
, has matches, too, as does Harvest Moon Inn in Ringoes
, New Jersey
. And, in Tucson
, Hotel Congress has matches. Finally, in Chicago
, there are matches at Big Star, Dove's Luncheonette, The Drinking Bird, Empty Bottle, Jefferson Tap & Grille, and Three Aces.
began in Philadelphia
, with matches at Bank & Bourbon and followed later in the month with matches at Ron's in Exton
, Lancaster Cigar Bar in Lancaster
, Old Candle Barn in Intercourse
, and Buy Rite Beverage in Morgantown
. In Rochester Hills
, Goodfellas Cigars has matches with it name, too.
With September 2015
, there are matches at Szechuan East in Philadelphia
. In St. Pete Beach
, Gigi's has matches with its name and in Providence
, Rhode Island
, Figidini Wood Fire Eatery has matches. Five Points and Cafe Gitane in New York City
, New York
, have matches with their names.
started quickly with matches at Public Kitchen + Bar in St. Paul
. In Bethlehem
, Wooden Match and Cigars International have matches with their names while in Wyandotte
, Belicoso has matches, too. In Zurich
, Hiltl, Peclard, and Razzia have matches with their names.
is off to a nice start with matches at Isaac Newton's in Newtown
, Baci in Buckingham
, and Butcher and Singer in Philadelphia
, as well as Freeman's in New York City
, New York
, plus Mastro's and Pippin's Tavern in Chicago
. In Detroit
, The Traffic Jam and Snug has matches with its name. In China
, the Intercontinental Hotel in Chongqing
, Ritan Hotel in Beijing
, Tangdi Boutique Hotel and Xi'an Tooyo Hotel in Xi'an
, Suzhou Friendship Hotel in Suzhou
, and the Radisson Blu Hotel in Shanghai
have matches with their names. And, in Germany
, Bierhaus en d'r Salzgass in Koln
and Casa Prima in Wurzburg
have matches as do V Kolkovne, Hotel Maximilian, Hergetova Cihelna, and Casino Kartac - Savarin in Prague
, Czech Republic
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.