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.  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 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):

For June 2016, we have heard there are matches at Dock's Oyster House in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  In Spain, there are matches at Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville, Hesperia Hotel in Cordoba, and, in Madrid, at Hotel Emperador, Restaurante Hegar, Cafe de Oriente, and Westin Palace Hotel.  In Washington, District of Columbia, B Too, Le Diplomate, and Hotel Tabard Inn have matches with their names.

With May 2016, matches have been found at Tahquamenon Falls Brewery in Paradise and at  Jim Brady's Detroit in Royal OakMichigan while in WashingtonDistrict of Columbia, The Dubliner also has matches.  In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Golden Nugget has matches with its name.  Word has been received about matches at Anejo (Tribeca), Baked, Balzem, Blue Ribbon, Cafe Luxembourg, Cafe Standard, Center Bar, Charlie Bird, The Blakely, Boulton & Watt, Circo, City Winery, Duplex, Egg Shop, Fig & Olive, Fred's, Jack's Wife Freda, Jams, Kingside, The Lambs Club, L'Artusi, Limani, Mamo, Mandarin Oriental, Marc Forgione, McHale's, The Mercer Hotel, The Modern, Musket Room, Near & Far, Nice Matin, Nurse Bettie, Pera SOHO, Pinks, The Plaza, Porter House, Quality Eats, Quality Italian, Schapiro's, Spur Tree, Standard East Village, Ten Bells, Top Hops, Ulysses', and Whiskey Ward in New York City, New York, plus Elbow Room and Uncle Barry's in Brooklyn, The National in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Angel of the Winds Casino in Arlington, Washington.  And, in Lisbon, Portugal, Ritz Four Seasons Hotel has matches.

April 2016 started quickly with matches in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at Bud & Marilyn's, Dante & Luigi, Garage, Charlie was a Sinner, and Parc.  In Ann Arbor, Michigan, Scorekeepers and Biercamp Artisan Meats have matches with their names.  Matches have been found in Denver, Colorado, at Ace, Atomic Cowboy, Brown Palace Hotel, Charlie Brown's, Denver Wrangler, Jax, Jerri's Tobacco Shop, Renegade Brewing Company, Sobo 151, Sputnik, Steuben's, and SubCulture.  In Tampa, Florida, there are matches at Acropolis, The Bricks, Nicahabana Cigars, and Tabanero Cigars.  Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, has matches with its name as does Lockeland Table in Nashville, Tennessee

It is a good start for March 2016 with matches at Poco's in Doylestown, Parx in Bensalem, and Szechuan East in PhiladelphiaPennsylvania.  In Goa, India, Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino has matches and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Grey/Salt in Tampa, Florida, and Scorpion Bar in Mashantucket, Connecticut, all have matches with their names, too.

In February 2016, matches have been found at Empire Steak House, Louie and Chan, Mission Chinese, Untitled, 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, Lola in Seattle, Washington, and J's Oyster in Portland, Oregon.  In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Creperie Beau Monde has matches with its name as do The Jug Handle Inn in Cinnaminson and Don Francisco Cigars in East Brunswick, New Jersey.  And, in Pune, India, the Hyatt Regency Hotel has matches.

2016 started quickly in January with matches in New York City, New York, at Bar Americain, and Connolly's (54th), plus Jake's in Flemington, Brickwall and MOGO in Asbury Park, and Brown's Smoke Shoppe in DunellenNew 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 BeachSouth Carolina.  And, in Dearborn, Michigan, Miller's has matches, too.

For December 2015, we started with matches at Peddler's Village in Lahaska 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.  Council Oak and Seminole Hard Rock Casino 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.

Miami, Florida, 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, Malaysia.  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, 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, Pennsylvania, Sycamore Grill has matches with its name.  Scout in Royal Oak, Michigan, has matches, too, as does Harvest Moon Inn in Ringoes, New Jersey.  And, in Tucson, Arizona, Hotel Congress has matches.  Finally, in Chicago, Illinois, there are matches at Big Star, Dove's Luncheonette, The Drinking Bird, Empty Bottle, Jefferson Tap & Grille, and Three Aces. 

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. 
































































































































































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