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):

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 has matches with its name 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 have matches with their names.  Dick's Last Resort in North Myrtle Beach and Tommy Condon's in Charleston, South Carolina, have matches with their names.  Blue Zoo, Corona Cigar Co., Charley's Steak House, High Tide Harry's, Kres Chop House, and Linda's La Cantina in the Orlando/Lake Buena Vista, Florida, area all have matches.  And, in Birmingham, Michigan, Market North End has matches with its name. 

February 2015 found matches in Pennsylvania at Burdick's Hatboro News in Hatboro and Zoto's Diner in Line Lexington.

It's 2015 and January started with matches at the Clinton House, Clinton, New Jersey.  In Sudbury, Ontario, Superior Auto Collision has matches with its name and in New York City, New York, Mogador has matches with its name, too.  We have received word that the following places in New Orleans, Louisiana, have matches:  Pat O'Brien's, Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse, Acme Oyster House, Molly's at the Market, Tobacco Exchange, Cigar Factory, Dauphine Orleans Hotel, Erin Rose NOLA, Pierre Maspero's, Sneaky Pete's, The Jimani, Rick's Caberet, Larry Flynt's Hustler Club, Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar, Emeril's, Cochon, Butcher, Tommy's Wine Bar, Peche, Herbsaint, Olde Nawlins Cookery, Cafe Maspero, Gumbo Shop, Napolean House, Chart Room, Mr. B's Bistro, Back Space Bar, Ole Saint, Crescent City Cigar Shop, Penthouse Club, and Crescent City Steaks.  In Newtown, Pennsylvania, Isaac Newton's has matches with its name.  In Las Vegas, Nevada, Planet Hollywood Resort, Koi, and Strip House have matches with their names. 

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.  In Nassau, Bahamas, Atlantis, Cafe Matisse, and Graycliff Hotel have matches while in New York City, New York, Anejo (Tribeca) also has matches with its name.  And, in Chicago, Illinois, Kitty O'Shea's, Franklin Room, and Exchequer have matches.

It's November 2014 and matches have been found at Ides Bar at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, New York.  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 TownshipMichigan.  In Lake Buena Vista, Florida, House of Blues and Sosa Cigars 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.

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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