Sonic Happy Hour

If you’re craving something sweet (and cheap), head to the nearest Sonic restaurant for Happy Hour. The fast-food chain doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to offering customers crazy-good deals, discounts, and specials every single day. Let’s take a look at all the best deals on the Sonic menu, from Happy Hour specials to discounts on classic burgers, sides, and desserts.

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Sonic Happy Hour Deals in 2020

Sonic Happy HourSometimes, fast food restaurants are pretty hush-hush about their happy hour deals (cough, cough Starbucks), but Sonic is an open book when it comes to Happy Hour.

According to the website, Happy Hour takes place at participating locations from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Specials include half-price drinks and slushes – and sometimes, select locations will serve another menu item during Sonic Happy Hour, like 99 cent corn dogs.

Slush flavors include Cherry Slush, Blue Raspberry Slush, Blue Coconut Slush, and Powerade Mountain Berry Blast Slush. Lemonades and Limeades that you can order during Happy Hour are Cherry Limeade, All Natural Lemonade, Diet Cherry Limeade, Strawberry Limeade, Cranberry Limeade, Limeade, and Diet Lemonade. You can also order half-price soft drinks, which include Coke products.

So, what if you miss Happy Hour one day but you’re desperate for a Blue Raspberry Slush? If you download the Sonic app and place your order for pickup, you are able to receive half-price Slushes and drinks at any time, day or night.

What time is Sonic Happy Hour in the morning?

At participating Sonic restaurants, Happy Hour rolls around in the morning, as well. Some morning happy hours sell 99 cent drinks up until 10 a.m.

Is Sonic half-price after 8 p.m.?

Sonic is not currently running its half-price after 8 p.m. deal. However, the restaurant usually offers this promotion throughout the calendar year. For instance, Sonic sold half-price shakes after 8 p.m. in early spring into the summer of last year. This is the most common time of year that they will offer this deal because of the warmer weather. (Who doesn’t love summer nights?)

The restaurant tends to get crowded around this time, so it is a good idea to download the Sonic mobile app to order online for pickup.

Are shakes at Sonic half-price?

Shakes are not a part of the daily Happy Hour at Sonic Drive-in, but the restaurant chain has a history of offering this discount at certain times throughout the year.

Half-price shakes at Sonic are as hard to come by as half-price frappuccinos at Starbucks. While neither deal comes around frequently, they do appear on the menu from time to time. The month of December is a common time for Sonic to run a half-price promo on milkshakes, as well as the days leading up to other holidays. Sonic Hand-Mixed Master Shakes include:

  • Oreo Peanut Butter
  • Oreo Chocolate Shake
  • Oreo Cheesecake Shake
  • Strawberry Cheesecake Shake
  • Cheesecake Shake

Bonus: Sonic Drive-in Shakes are made with real ice cream! Be sure to check back with us in the future to see if Sonic Drive-in is running half-price shake deals.

What are Sonic’s specials?

In addition to Sonic Happy Hour, the fast-food chain offers customers even more limited-time menu deals. One of the most popular ones is the Family Night discount, which takes place every Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. to close. During Family Night, customers can get Cheeseburgers for half-price. According to the website, the offer does not include double cheeseburgers, Signature Slingers, Jr. Deluxe Cheeseburgers, Quarter Pound Double Cheeseburgers, and Jr. cheeseburgers. This promotion has been around for years and is still active at participating restaurants.

Other specials include:

  • Free Medium Red Bull Slush with any mobile app purchase
  • 1/2 price Sonic Cheeseburgers on Tuesdays after 5 p.m. when you order with the app
  • 2 cans of Red Bull for $4.99 (original or Summer Edition)
  • $2.49 Chicken Slingers

If you download the Sonic app, you can also receive an order of free Medium Tots. You can sign up for text deals by sending DRIVEIN to 876642. You can also sign up by visiting the Sonic website.

Curious about what else you can order at Sonic? Check out our Sonic Secret Menu page.

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  1. Mari Almanza says:

    That’s a LIE because Everytime we go to SOINC DRIVE IN The ICE CREAM machine is always down or not working for something is Always wrong with it. The need to IMPROVE THEIR SERVICE AND the Sonic on Cesar Chavez and Zarmora. Them people over their, they don’t pay attention to you always something is wrong with the ice cream machine or they don’t have onion rings. Stuff like that is a low score on EVERYTHING.. ????????????

  2. Carol Lee says:

    PLEASE ! Keep the car hop classic ???????????? on your menu!!!!! At this day and time , it would be a life saver for us lovers of your restaurant. You won’t lose money! We, daughter and myself do so enjoy going to our Sonic in Oak Ridge,Tn. I beg of you PLEASE give us our chc back! Thank you, Carol

  3. Barbara Warren says:

    hello sonic people, im barbara from ormond beach & i visit the sonic here often, ridgewood ave (nw corner) & calle grande. Now, the problem im having is that i am RECENTLY ADDICTED to your pickle slushieS & IM WONDERING who can help me with this?! PLEASE get it on your secret menu so that im able 2 enjoy it all year long…PLEASE!

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