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.
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Here are monthly updates about restaurants with matches (and hotels, too):
December 2014 started quickly with word that Excellence Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, has matches with its name. In Washington, District of Columbia, Mr. Smith's, Bistrot Du Coin, Fado, and Zengo have matches. Tiffany's in Pine Brook, New Jersey, has matches, too, as do DiNardo's and Race Street Cafe in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
It's November 2014 and matches have been found at Ides Bar at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, New York, and at Star-lite in Richmond, Virginia. In Lahaska, Pennsylvania, there are matches at Peddler's Village. Paris Casino, Bally's, and Stack in Las Vegas, Nevada, have matches with their names. In Indiana, Hollyhock Hill and Elbow Room in Indianapolis have matches as do Warm Glow Candle Company in Centerville and Peterson's in Fishers. The Hard Rock Hotel in Sioux City, Iowa, has matches and so do Harvest Moon Inn in Ringoes, New Jersey, and MGM Grand Casino in Detroit, Michigan. In Chicago, Illinois, Iwan Ries & Co., Union Sushi & Barbeque Bar, Mastor's Steakhouse, CH Distillery, and The Redhead have matches while the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has matches, too.
A somewhat slow start for October 2014 but matches have been found at Cranberries Cafe in Goodrich and at Louis' Chop House in Chesterfield Township, Michigan. In Orlando, Florida, Blue Zoo, House of Blues, Sosa Cigars, and Corona Cigar Co., have matches with their names while, in New York City, New York, The Gutter in Brooklyn and New York Beer Company, Merchants NY Cigar Bar, The Junction, Rum House, Birdland, Glass House Tavern, Press Box, Cornerstone Tavern, and Sixth Ward in Manhattan also have matches. Freehouse in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and KC Prime in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, have matches with their names, too. Lancaster Dispensing Co. in Lancaster, Judy's on Cherry in Reading, Buy Rite Beverage in Morgantown, and Waynebrook Inn in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, have matches. In Key West, Florida, The Bull, Cigar City USA, Duffy's, El Meson de Pepe, Grand Cafe, Hog's Breath Saloon, Hot Tin Roof/Sunset Pier, JDL Big Ten Pub, McConnell's Irish Pub, Pepe's 1909 Cafe, Pier House, Point Break, Rick's/Durty Harry's, Sloppy Joe's, and Tattoos & Scars have matches. The Cloister Hotel in Sea Island, Georgia, has matches with its name, too. And, in the Cruise Line category, the Disney Magic has Disney Cruise Line matches.
Labor Day weekend started September 2014 with matches at House of Blues and Cuban Cigar Factory in San Diego, California. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Good Dog Bar has matches as do Vesta and Guard and Grace in Denver, Colorado. Cork'N Cleaver in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has matches with its name as do Le Diplomate in Washington, District of Columbia, plus Igby's, Cincinnati, and Hard Rock Rocksino, Northfield Park, Ohio, and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa, Oklahoma. In Michigan, Common Grill in Chelsea and Rail & Anchor in Royal Oak have matches. In Atlantic City, New Jersey, Bally's, Caesars, and Mia (slated to close around October 11) have matches with their names and so do Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel and Femmina in Medford. Matches were found at Flatiron Lounge, Flatiron Room, Westville, Flex Mussels, Strip House, and Quality Italian in New York City, New York.
In August 2014, matches have been found at Barcelona Wine Bar in Fairfield, Connecticut, and at Sycamore Grill in Newtown and at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In Powell, Ohio, Liberty Tavern has matches with its name. Richards Farm Restaurant in Casey, Illinois, has matches. In St. Louis, Missouri, Spiro's, Cunetto House of Pasta, Mike Shannon's, and Pueblo Solis have matches with their names. In Louisville, Kentucky, Molly Malone's has matches while in Snowshoe, West Virginia, Snowshoe Mountain and Foxfire Grille have matches with their names, too. Matches were found in Omaha, Nebraska, at Havana Garage Cigar Bar and in Denver, Colorado, at Steuben's.
July 2014 got off to a fast start with matches found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at Bank & Bourbon, The Continental, Creperie Beau Monde, Fork, and Brownie's Pub, and in Horsham, at Buona Via. Also, in Tecumseh, Ontario, there were matches at Torino. We have heard that Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida, has matches with its name. In California, the Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, Fish Market in Solana Beach, Pala Casino in Pala, and Seven Grand in Los Angeles have matches. In Arlington, Virginia, Liberty Tavern has matches. In China, Posto Pubblico and Peak Cafe Bar in Hong Kong and MGM Macau and Wynn Macau in Macau have matches with their names while in Narita, Japan, Hotel Nikko Narita does, too. Cafe Hoppe in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has matches as do Belmond Governor's Residence Hotel and Sule Shangri-La Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar. Also, in New York City, New York, Areo, Bridgeview Diner, Fushimi, and Sancho's in Brooklyn all have matches and in Washington, District of Columbia, Washington Plaza Hotel has matches as well.
Radegast Hall & Biergarten, and Catbird in Brooklyn, New York, started off June 2014. In Highlands, New Jersey, Inlet Cafe has matches with its name as does Resorts in Atlantic City. Poco's in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, has 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.