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, or toothpicks) 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 with their names and addresses. We would be glad to list them on this site.

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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 establishement no longer has matches, let us know -- and, similarly, if a place still has matches with its name, let us know that , too.

Here are monthly updates about restaurants with matches (and hotels, too):

It's April 2014 and another fast start for finding places with matches with their names.  The Freight House in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and Coaches Bar & Grill in Essington, have matches as do Good Dog Bar, Parc, Varga, Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., Sweeney's Saloon, Harry's Smoke Shop, Holt's Cigar Company, Twin Smoke Shoppe, Race Street Cafe, the Plough and the Stars, Chris' Jazz Cafe, Brownie's Pub, McGillin's Olde Ale House, L'etage, and SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia.  In Brimley, Michigan, Bay Mills Resort & Casino has matches.  Rossini's in New York City, New York, has matches as does Harborside in Ocean City, Maryland.  In Uncasville, Connecticut, Ballo has matches, in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, The Jug Handle Inn has matches with its name, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Uhles Cigars has matches, and in Washington, District of Columbia, Zest, Sixth Engine, and The Jefferson have matches, too.

March 2014 started quickly.  In Auburn Hills, Michigan, O'Malley's has matches with its name.  In California, we found matches in San Francisco at Brazen Head, Gary Danko, Bus Stop, and Zeitgeist, while in Millbrae, the Millwood Inn & Suites has matches.  Imperial Hotel, Palace Hotel Tokyo, Park Hyatt Tokyo, and Hotel JAL City in Tokyo, Japan, have matches with their names.  And, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Boi Na Braza has matches; in Tucson, Arizona, Frog & Firkin and Hotel Congress have matches; and, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Salty Dog Cafe has matches.

February 2014 started even slower than January -- must be the weather.  We have received word of matches at Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth, Texas, and Dusk in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Add to the mix DiPescara in Northbrook, Illinois.  In Buffalo, New York, Hatch's and Virgil Avenue Tobacconist have matches with their names as do Fallsview Casino and Falls Manor in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

January 2014 started slowly.  Sycamore Grill in Newtown, Pennsylvania, has matches with its name.  Then came word that Segafredo Espresso, Quattro, Balans Cafe, Spris, TiramesU, Rosinella, Yuca, Pelican Hotel, Caffe Milano, Mango's, Clevelander, Carlyle Cafe, Twist, 11th Street Diner, Chesterfield Hotel, Kent Hotel, The Tides, Betsy Hotel, Setai, A Fish Called Avalon, Fontainbleau, Delano, Bianca, Meat Market, Juvia, Prime Italian, Prime One Twelve, The Room, Joe's Stone Crab, South Shore, Lost Weekend, Spiga, Sylvano, La Locanda, Red The Steakhouse, Prime Hotel, Florida Cookery and Purdy Lounge in Miami Beach, Florida, have matches with their names.  In Miami, Toscana Divino, Perricone's Marketplace, Soyka, and Kukaramakara have matches.   

Public House in Ferndale, Michigan, began December 2013.  In Key West, Florida, Sloppy Joe's, Hog's Breath Saloon, Lazy Gecko, The Bull/Garden of Eden, Pier House, Grand Cafe, Bare Assets, El Meson de Pepe, Rick's/Durty Harry's, Hot Tin Roof/Sunset Pier, Tattoos & Scars; Louie's Backyard/Afterdeck Bar, Key West Cigar Club, and Point Break have matches while in Miami Beach, News Cafe and Marlin also have matches and in Miami, Miccosukee Resort does, too.  Wonderland Ballroom in Washington, District of Columbia, also has matches as does The Barge in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  In Pennsylvania, Parx Casino in Bensalem has matches with its name.  In Middleton, Wisconsin, Capital Brewery has matches and so do The Freehouse and Tony Jaros River Garden in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Matches have been found at Jenuwine Cigar Lounge in Royal Oak, Michigan, to start November 2013.  In Cincinnati, Ohio, we have heard that The Lackman, The Stand, The Righteous Room, and Igby's have matches with their names as do Liberty Tavern, Powell, and House of Cigar and Barclay Pipe Tobacco & Cigar in Columbus.  In Kentucky, Hofbrauhaus in Newport has matches, too.  In New York City, New York, MexiBBQ, Quality Meats, Russian Tea Room, Arriba Arriba!, House of Brews, Tap A Keg, Henry's, Cafe Lalo, Hi Life, Chez Josephine, De La Concha Tobacconist and Davidoff Cigars have matches with their names while Garden City Hotel, Garden City, Hendricks Tavern and The Jolly Fisherman, Roslyn, Matador Cigars, Roslyn Heights, and Emiliani in Saugerties also have matches.  In Atlantic City, New Jersey, Atlantic City Bar & Grill, Resorts, Wolfgang Puck American Grille, Bobby Flay Steak, and Mur.Mur have matches, as does Harvest Moon in Ringoes.  GT Fish & Oyster and Jolly Inn in Chicago, Illinois, have matches plus Genna's Lounge in Madison, Wisconsin, and Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit in Minneapolis, Minnesota, have matches with their names, too.

October 2013 started with matches at Freddie's Tavern, Ewing, New Jersey, at Isaac Newton's and Ned's Cigar Store in Newtown, Pennsylvania, and Waynebrook Inn in Honey Brook.  In Monterey, California, the Sandbar & Grill has matches with its name.  In Michigan, Wigwam Bar in Indian River, Sea Biscuit Cafe and Cawthorne's Village Inn on Mackanac Island, and The Galley in St. Ignace have matches, too.

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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