I mean it when I say skip South Beach. I’ve lived in Florida almost my entire adult life and I can vouch that most people that live here tend to skip the South Beach night life. The parking is a nightmare even during the day.
A good place to stay if your in South Florida is Delray Beach. A wonderful restaurant to eat in is DADA. It was named after Literary and Artistic movement that took place from 1916-1923. Food is fantastic and the atmosphere is pretty relaxed even on busy nights. Eat the brie and crab cake appetizers. It will change your life.