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):

For August 2018, matches started with New York City, New York, with matches at Ben & Jack's Steakhouse, Ophelia, and Upstairs at the Kimberly.  Matches have been located in PortlandOregon, at Ava Gene's, Bamboo Sushi, El Gaucho, and Renata's. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, began July 2018 with matches at Urban Farmer and ended with matches at Felice 83 in New York City, New York, and at Buon Amici in White Plains.  

With June 2018, matches have been found in Jacksonville, Florida, at Cowford Chophouse.  In Tucson, Arizona, Hotel Congress, The Maverick, and Pockets Pool & Pub have matches with their names.  Peachy's, Ward III, and Westville in New York City, New York, have matches with their names.  In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Brownie's Pub, Race Street Café, and Szechuan East have matches as does Triumph Brewing Co. in New Hope.  Kostamar Beach Resort in Dui, India, has matches with its name while in New Orleans, Louisiana, Bayou Beer Garden, Chartres House Café, Cigar Factory, Dickie Brennan's, GW Fins, Mayan Import Company, Mr. B's Bistro, Parkway, Pat O's Courtyard, Pierre Maspero's, Rick's Saloon, and Tiki Tolteca have matches. 

It is a new month -- May 2018 -- and matches have been found in Detroit, Michigan, at Harpos.  In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, there are matches at Heritage, Jerry's, SugarHouse Casino, and Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House.  
April 2018 started with matches in Davison, Michigan, at Whitey's.  In Gangtok, Sikkim, India, Royal Plaza Hotel has matches with its name as does Radisson Blu Hotel in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.  Tabanero Cigars in Tampa, Florida, also has matches.  Matches have been found in Minnesota at Constantine, Eastlake Brewery & Taproom, Glueks, Jax, Murray's, O'Donovan's, and Pizzeria Lola in Minneapolis and at Commodore Bar, Hunan Garden, Mancini's/Char House, and St. Paul Grill in St. Paul.  In Chicago, Illinois, Bloodshot Records has matches and in Waupaca, Wisconsin, Little Fat Gretchens has matches, too.  In New York City, New York, Docks and Strip House (44th St.) have matches as does Catbird in Brooklyn, while in Buffalo, Hutch's has matches.  In Niagara Falls, Seneca Niagara Casino has matches with its name and so does Seneca Allegheny Casino in Salamanca.  In Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, The Penn Wells Hotel has matches with its name.  In Toronto, Ontario, matches were found at Free Times Café, Joso's, Metro Cigar, Reds, and Wish.  And, in France, matches were found at Fouquet's in Cannes, Le Negresco Hotel in Nice, and in Paris, at Four Seasons George V and at Le George Restaurant.

March 2018 started with a find in Brighton, Michigan, at Downtown Main Martini Bar/Cellar Cigar Lounge.  In Montego Bay, Jamaica, Secrets Resort has matches with its name.  Both Escondido's and Moore's in Freehold, New Jersey, have matches as does Swiftwater Cellars in both Bellevue and Cle Elum, Washington.  The Liberty Tavern, Arlington, Virginia, also has matches with its name.  In Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the Sands Casino has matches, too.  And, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Blue Zoo and Sosa Cigars have matches. 

In February 2018, it has been a slow start.  Matches have been found in New Jersey at Jug Handle Inn in Cinnaminson and at Montecristo in Whippany.  In Colorado Springs, Colorado, the Broadmoor has matches with its name.  And, in Visakhapatnam, India, the Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach Hotel has matches while in Gandhidham, Holiday Village Resort has matches, too.   

January 2018 started quickly with matches in Ontario, at Union Restaurant, Toronto, plus Restaurant at Pearl Morissette, Jordan Station, while in Vancouver, British Columbia, matches were found in Parq Casino.  In New Jersey, Rod's in Morristown and The Annex in Burlington have matches with their names as do Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, and both Good Dog Bar and Time in Philadelphia.  In Nevada, The Gin Mill in Henderson, plus B&B Ristorante, Bar Masa, Beauty & Essex, Bellagio, Binion's, Blue Ribbon, Bond, Caesar's Palace, Casa Fuente, Chandelier, Clique, Cosmopolitan, The Cromwell, The D, Dorsey, El Cortez, Excalibur, Flamingo, Golden Gate, Golden Nugget, Hard Rock Hotel, Hennessey's Tavern, High Limit Lounge, Hooters Casino Hotel, Jean Georges Steakhouse, Harrah's, Jewel, Koi, Lavo, Le Cirque, The Linq, Luxor, Montecristo Cigar Bar, Paris, Planet Hollywood, Plaza Hotel, Prime Steakhouse, Rhumbar, Sage, Strip House, Sushi Roku, Talon Bar, Tao, Treasure Island, Tropicana, Vista, and Zuma in Las Vegas have matches.  In New York City, New York, matches have been found at El Vez, Estancia, Evening Bar, Happiest Hour, Slowly Shirley, Socarrat, Standard Hotel, Via Carota, Warren 77, and While You Were Young.  

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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