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.  Mobile users may have to press "more options."  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 (to 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 is a new year -- 2017 -- and with January, matches have been found in Los Angeles, California, at Chateau Marmont and Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and in Santa Monica at BOA Steakhouse and Miramar Hotel.  Both Tequila's and Vintage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have matches with their names.  We have heard that matches have been found in Las Vegas, Nevada, at Carmine's, Chandelier, The Cromwell, Flamingo, High Limit Lounge, Lavo, Mirage, O'Sheas, Treasure Island, and The Venetian.

December 2016 started with matches in New York City, New York, at Lavo and Pasquale Jones.  In Detroit, Michigan, Parc has matches and Peddler's Village in Lahaska, Pennsylvania, has matches with its name.  Congress Hall and Good Scents in Cape May, New Jersey, and The Clinton House in Clinton have matches and so does Caesars in Atlantic City.  In Illinois, matches were found in Chicago at Cherry Circle Room, Dick's Last Resort, Money Gun, and Untitled Supper Club and in Glencoe at Guildhall Restaurant.  Finally, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Pizzeria Lola and Young Joni have matches with their names.

It has been a slow start for November 2016 for matches but we can now report there are matches at Wm Mulherin's Sons in  PhiladelphiaPennsylvania.  In Miami Beach, Florida, Quality Meats Miami Beach and Regent Cocktail Club have matches with their names.  In New York City, New York, Zum Schneider and Le Turtle have matches as does Le Diplomate in Washington, District of Columbia.  The Harvest Moon Inn in RingoesNew Jersey, has matches with its name while in California, Hotel del Coronado in Coronado and Cuban Cigar Factory, Racine & Laramie, Searsucker, U.S. Grant Hotel, and Westgate Hotel in San Diego all have matches with their names.  In Chicago, Illinois, Alive One, Jack Schwartz Importer, and Prime and Provisions have matches.  And, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Constantine, Coup d'Etat Uptown, Mercury Dining Room and Rail, and Parlour and Borough have matches with their names.

In October 2016, it is a fast start with matches found in Michigan at Falcon Head Golf Club in Big Rapids, Firefly Links in Clare, Green Thumb in Rockford, and The Butler in Saugatuck.  In Feasterville, Pennsylvania, The Buck Hotel has matches with its name as do Lancaster Dispensing Co. in Lancaster, Buy Rite Beverages in Morgantown, and Cold Spring Beverages in Wrightstown while in Philadelphia, Chris' Jazz Cafe and Holt's Cigar Company have matches with their names.  Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, has matches, too.   

September 2016 started with matches at Charlie was a sinner in Philadelphia, and The Meadows in WashingtonPennsylvania, and Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.  In Springfield, Illinois, Maldaner's and Saputo's have matches with their names.  Rocky Gap Casino in Cumberland/Flintstone, Maryland, has matches, too, as do the Hotel Captain Cook and Chilkoot Charlie's in Anchorage, Alaska.  In Washington, District of Columbia, The Hamilton has matches with its name.

For August 2016, matches started with Good Dog Bar in Philadelphia, Mount Airy Casino and Stray Dog Edibles & Gifts, both in Mount Airy, and Mendanhall Inn in Mendenhall,  Pennsylvania.  Matches continued at D4 Irish Pub, The Allis, The Owl, and Longman & Eagle in Chicago, Illinois, and, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at Marvel Bar, Monello, and Anchor Fish & Chips.  August continued with matches in New York City, New York, at Indochine, Spotted Pig, Walker's, and Wolfgang's Steakhouse (Tribeca), and, in Brooklyn, at Maison Premiere.  In Newark, New Jersey, Fornos has matches with its name.  In Delaware, matches were found at The Starboard in Dewey Beach, Dos Locos in Rehoboth Beach, and Delaware Park in Wilmington

New York City, New York, began July 2017 with matches at Sant Ambroeus plus, in Brooklyn, matches at Cafe Colette and Five Leaves.  In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,there are matches at Dante and Luigi's.  The ITC Rajputana in Jaipur, India, has matches as well.  Matches have been found in Michigan at The Pretzel Bell and Scorekeepers in Ann Arbor, at Jim Brady's Detroit in Royal Oak,  and at Goodfellow's, Inn at Stonecliff, and Woods on Mackinac Island.

For June 2016, we have heard good reports about Dock's Oyster House in Atlantic City, New Jersey, The Kitchen Consigliere in Collingswood, Braddock's Tavern and Femmina in Medford, and Schellenger's in Wildwood.  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.  Baja Cantina, Lager Heads, and Rudee's in Virginia Beach, Virginia, have matches, too, as does Pink Pony in Mackinac Island, Michigan.  In New York, New York, there are matches at Bowery Meat Company and Cooper's Craft & Kitchen plus, in Brooklyn, at Black Rabbit.  Meanwhile, in Florida, we there are matches at Tri-City Motorcycle in Flagler Beach, Island Girl Cigar Bar in Jacksonville, Stogies and Trade Winds Lounge in St. Augustine., and Casey's, Corona Cigar Co., Frank & Steins , Mango's, Taverna Opa, and Tommy Bahama's in Orlando.  Finally, in Nashville, Tennessee, Acme Feed & Seed, Dick's Last Resort, and Third Man Records have matches with their names.

Our thanks to the bulletins of the Empire Matchcover Club, Maryland-Virginia Matchbook Club, and Liberty Bell Matchcover Club for printing articles mentioning places that have matchbooks or matchboxes with their names. 
































































































































































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