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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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):
In May 2013, Washington, District of Columbia, began with matches at Adour, Bobby Van's, Camelot Show Bar, The Jefferson, Kellari Taverna, Ozio, Park Hyatt Washington, Topaz Bar, and Hotel Tabard Inn. In Las Vegas, Nevada, Stack, Bare, and Marquee have matches with their names as do Zingerman's Roadhouse in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Motor City Casino and Iridescence in Detroit. In Cincinnati, Ohio, we have heard that The Sandbar, The Lackman, aliveOne, The Stand, The Righteous Room, and Igby's have matches with their names. The Starboard in Dewey Beach and Dos Locos in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, both have matches as do SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia and Sycamore Grill and Ned's Cigar Store in Newtown, Pennsylvania. In Miami Beach, Florida, matches have been reported at A Fish Called Avalon, The Betsy Hotel, Caffe Milano, Carlyle Cafe, Chesterfield Hotel, Clevelander, Florida Cookery, Kent Hotel, News Cafe, Pelican Hotel, The Tides, Hotel Victor, and Whitelaw Lounge.
Matches were found at Temple Bar Pub in Dublin, Ireland, and at Whaler's Catch in Paducah, Kentucky, to get April 2013 started. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mitchell's, Rivers Casino, Hey Betty!, Tiki Lounge, and Cioppino have matches with their names as does Jernigan's in Mount Lebanon. Tiffany's in Pine Brook, New Jersey, has matches with its name. In Port Allen, Louisiana, LA 1 South Casino/Truck Stop and in Osceola, Iowa, Lakeside Hotel/Casino have matches.
March 2013 got off to a quick start with matches at The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., Pod, McGillin's Olde Ale House, City Garden, Jones, and Szechuan East in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida, 101 Ocean has matches with its name as do Gigi's in St. Pete Beach, Harry's in Longboat Key, Linksters and The Lobster Pot in Sarasota, Spanky's in Naples, Lazy Gecko, Cigar City USA, El Meson de Pepe, and Mr. Cheapee's Liquor in Key West, The Little Bar in Goodland, and Rookies in Marco Island. Matches were found at Mari Vanna, Arcadiana, Rocklands, President Cigars and Matchbox (Capitol Hill and U Street) in Washington, District of Columbia. In Indiana, Hollyhock Hill in Indianapolis and Peterson's in Fishers have matches. Atlantic City, New Jersey, brought matches from House of Blues and Angelo's Farimount Tavern. Also in New Jersey, Crystal Diner in Lawrenceville and Iberia Peninsula in Newark both have matches with their names. In Detroit, Michigan, Joe Muer Seafood has matches while in Las Vegas, Nevada, the D Casino has matches, too. In addition, J Shepherd Cigars in Louisville, Kentucky, has matches. And, in Massachusetts, Union Oyster House, Anthony's Pier 4, Cheers, Silvertone Bar & Grill, Summer Shack, and Stanzi dei Sigari in Boston and Russell House Tavern in Cambridge all have matches with their names.
February 2013 -- Isaac Newton's in Newtown, Pennsylvania, have matches with their names. In Cinnaminson, New Jersey, the Jug Handle Inn has matches. In Baltimore, Maryland, Cat's Eye Pub and La Scala have matches as do Cantler's in Annapolis and Fado Irish Pub, Buffalo Billiards, i Ricchi, DGS Delicatessen, Mackey's Public House, Dupont Italian Kitchen, Churchkey/Birch & Barley, The Hamilton, Finemondo, Elisir Grill, M&S Grill, Carmine's, Graffiato, Sixth Engine, Murphy's, District Commons, Shelly's Back Room, Matchbox, Zengo and Ted's Bulletin in Washington, District of Columbia. In Florida, Hogfish Bar & Grill in Stock Island and in Key West, Hog's Breath Saloon, Sloppy Joe's, and Durty Harry's have matches. Gibsons Steakhouse, Hugo's Frog Bar, Hilton Chicago Tower, Giordano's, and Pizano's in Chicago, Illinois, have matches with their names. And, in Snowshoe, West Virginia, Foxfire Grille has matches.
After a late start for January 2013, we have learned about restaurants in New York City, New York, that have matches with their names. These include Michael's, Meson Sevilla, Zuni, Landmark Tavern, Maloney & Porcelli, the Alex Hotel, Docks Oyster Bar, Pera, Benjamin Steak House, Wolfgang's, Duo, Penelope, Park Avenue Winter, Vino, Bond St., Great Jones Cafe, La Palapa, Mogador, Brooklyneer, Jeffrey's Grocery, Fedora, Kettle of Fish, the Jane Hotel, Bar and Books, la Esquina, Fanelli's, Henry's, Tap a Keg, and Le Rivage. In New Jersey, Clinton House in Clinton and Wharfside in Point Pleasant Beach both have matches. And, in Pennsylvania, Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono has matches with its name, too.
December 2012 brought us to Parc in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the Hotel Fiesole in Skippack for matches. In Traverse City, Michigan, the Candle Factory has matches with its name.
Our thanks to the bulletins of the San Diego Matchcover Club, Empire Matchcover Club, Maryland-Virginia Matchbook Club, Rathkamp Matchcover Society, and Liberty Bell Matchcover Club for printing articles mentioning places that have matchbooks or matchboxes with their names.