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):

October 2015 began in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with matches at Bank & Bourbon.

With September 2015, there are matches at Szechuan East in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  In St. Pete Beach, Florida, 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.

August 2015 started quickly with matches at Public Kitchen + Bar in St. Paul, Minnesota.  In Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Wooden Match and Cigars International have matches with their names while in Wyandotte, Michigan, Belicoso has matches, too.  In Zurich, Switzerland, Hiltl, Peclard, and Razzia have matches with their names.

July 2015 is off to a nice start with matches at Isaac Newton's in Newtown, Baci in Buckingham, and Butcher and Singer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as Freeman's in New York City, New York, plus Mastro's and Pippin's Tavern in Chicago, Illinois.  In Detroit, Michigan, 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.  

It's June 2015 and matches have been found at Agozar, The Brooklyneer, Hecho en Dumbo, Raymi, and Schapiro's in New York City, New York while in Princeton, New Jersey, A Little Taste of Cuba Tobacconist has matches with its name.  In Bensalem, Pennsylvania, Parx Casino has matches as does Ham Bonz in Traverse City, and Biercamp Artisan Meats, in Ann ArborMichigan.

It has been a slow start for May 2015 but matches have been found at Sycamore Grill in NewtownPennsylvania, plus Escondido in Freehold, New Jersey.  The month finished  in New York City, New York, with matches at A Voce (Madison), Ace Hotel, Acme, Aqua Grill, Arturo's, Bar Primi, Bowery Meat Company, Carbone, Chez Sardine, Da Silvano, The Dutch, Dirty French, Flatiron Room, Flex Mussels(13th), Gato, Happiest Hour, Hotel on Rivington, Il Mulino, John Dory Oyster Bar, Lafayette, The Little Owl, Minetta Tavern, Morrison Hotel, Navy, New York Beer Company. Nitecap, No Fun Bar & Food, 151 Rivington, Pagani, Pala Pizza, Perla, Public, Rum House, Schiller's Liquor Bar, The Standard, Tavern on Jane, Tijuana Picnic, Tortilla Flats, and Westville in Manhattan and Black Swan, Clem's, Fushimi, Iona, and Smith & Vine in Brooklyn.  And, in Palm Beach, Aruba, Le Petit Cafe has matches with its name.

For April 2015, matches have been found at Osteria, Moorestown, New Jersey, and at The Jug Handle Inn in Cinnaminson.  In Boston, Massachusetts, Cheers, Citizen Public House, Coda, Dick's Last Resort, Eastern Standard, The Hawthorne, Local 149, Liberty Hotel, The Rattlesnack; Salty Pig, The Sevens, Silvertone Bar & Grill, Stanza dei Sigari, Tresca, Union Oyster House, and Wink & Nod have matches as do Brick & Mortar, Grafton Street Pub, Grendel's Den, Park, Red House, Russell House Tavern, Temple Bar, and Toad in Cambridge.  In Miami Beach, Florida, Delano Beach Club has matches with its name.  Aretsky's Patroon, Connolly's (45th St.), Nat Sherman, and Pig 'n' Whistle on 36th in New York City, New York, have matches, too. 

It has been a good March 2015 with matches found in Nashville, Tennessee, at Darfons, Dick's Last Resort, Ernest Tubb Record Shops, Gold Rush, Jimmy Kelly's, Third Man Records, and The Wheel Cigar Bar.  In Pennsylvania, Coaches in Essington and Eagle Diner in New Hope have matches with their names while in Virginia, Highlander Motor Inn and Crystal City Sports Pub in Arlington, Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel and Star-Lite in Richmond, and Theismann's in Alexandria all have matches with their names.  Dick's Last Resort in North Myrtle Beach and Tommy Condon's in Charleston, South Carolina, have matches.  Blue Zoo, Corona Cigar Co., Charley's Steak House, High Tide Harry's, Kres Chop House, Linda's La Cantina, and Sosa Cigars in the Orlando/Lake Buena Vista, Florida, area all have matches.  And, in Birmingham, Michigan, Market North End has matches with its name.  Finally, HoDo Lounge and The Old Broadway in Fargo, North Dakota, and Speak Easy in Morehead, Minnesota, have matches. 

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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