Yes, it's very likely that you saw this pub in some magazine. It's one of the most well known and celebrated pubs in Dublin. It's really a landmark, even if it's not the oldest or most authentic Irish pub in the city.
And yes, I did paint the town quite red. Dublin is a very lively, happening town with many friendly pub patrons. The night before I shot this, I was treated to many rounds of drinks by some local blokes. It turned into a night of broad and lively topics of conversation, hopping from one pub to the next. What a fun town!