The Town Mouse courtyard, Carlton.
The Town Mouse courtyard, Carlton. Photo: Supplied

Frisky new alfresco spots have sprung this spring from Carlton's the Town Mouse and the city's Hare & Grace.

The former's new rear courtyard adds 16 seats, easing the squeeze at the popular Drummond Street restaurant.

In town, the just-clocked-off crowd will be able to relax in Raymond Capaldi's courtyard beer and cider bar in front of the restaurant on Thursday and Friday afternoons.